Apparently, small business is big business. Merely a week after Dell announced that it wasof laptops for very small businesses, Toshiba has unveiled its expanded range of Satellite Pro laptops.
Granted, the Satellite Pros are pitched toward students and government as well as small businesses, but many of the features are the same: starting prices below $1,100, processor options that include AMD, and crapware-free out of the box. These characteristics help distinguish the Satellite Pro from the company's. (Meanwhile large businesses can still look to Toshiba's Tecra line for longer product life cycles and more robust security features.)
Today's announcement includes four new Satellite Pro models, most of which share model numbers with their consumer counterparts. The 13.3-inch Satellite Pro U400 starts at $1,049; the 14.1-inch Satellite Pro M300 starts at $999; the 15.4-inch L300 and L300D (the latter incorporates an AMD processor) starts at $699; and the 17-inch Satellite Pro L350 starts at $1,099.
All the additions to the line incorporate dual-core processors, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, and the company's TruBrite displays; the U400 adds a Bluetooth radio, fingerprint reader, and hard drive accelerometer. The new models are available immediately at resellers and through Toshiba Direct; more information and full spec lists can be found at the company's Satellite Pro page.