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Toshiba launches new range of Satellite laptops for Asia

The updated Satellite C, L, and P notebooks from Toshiba are set to make their debut in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

The Satellite P50t is a 4K premium laptop. Sarah Tew

Toshiba's updated Satellite notebooks, the C, L, and P series are all set to hit Asia in the coming months. Already available in Thailand and the Philippines, these new notebooks are set for a July launch in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

The C series has seen a revamp to its design -- it's now as slim as the L series at 24mm, and notebooks from both lineups check in at 1.9kg. The C series comes in two flavours, one powered by AMD and the other by Intel.

The C40 comes with a 14-inch HD display with a 1,366x768 resolution, while the C50 has a larger 15.6-inch display with the same resolution. Both versions will have 500GB of storage, up to 8GB of memory and will run Windows 8. The notebooks will have a starting price of $409 in Indonesia, RM$1,099 ($340) in Malaysia, 22,499 pesos ($512) in the Philippines, 14,990 Thai Baht ($462) in Thailand and S$659 ($527) in Singapore.

The Satellite C50. Toshiba

As for the L series, the L40 and L50's will have Skullcandy-powered speakers. Having heard the difference between the L and C series during a demo, I can say the tuning does help with the treble, but the bass is still very muddy and soft.

Like the C range, the L40 (14-inch) and L50 (15.6-inch) notebooks will sport a HD display with a 1,366x768 resolution. Both laptops will support up to 1TB of storage, as well as up to 16GB of onboard storage. The L40 notebooks will have a more expensive starting price of $769 in Indonesia, RM1,999 ($620) in Malaysia, 29,999 pesos ($512) in the Philippines and 25,990 Thai Baht ($802) in Thailand. The L40 will not be sold in Singapore.

The L50 will not be sold in Indonesia, but will retail in Malaysia for RM$2,399 ($744), 49,999 ($1,139) pesos in the Philippines, a strangely cheaper price in Thailand than the L40 at 19,590 Thai Baht ($605) and S$1,349 ($1,078) in Singapore.

The Satellite L50. Toshiba

Lastly, the 4K capable Satellite P50t is the cream of the crop. The 15.6-inch display has a super-sharp 3,840x2,160 resolution. It's powered by a quad-core Intel i7 processor, has discrete graphics in the form of an AMD Radeon R9 M265X, a hybrid 1TB HDD with 8GB SSD and weighs just 2.35kg.

Compared with the L range which has Skullcandy-powered speakers, the P50t uses a much beefier Harman Kardon stereo speakers. The sound quality was a few notches above the Skullcandy-powered ones, and if you want an entertainment powerhouse, the P50t is probably it.

The Satellite P50t will only be sold in Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. As you can expect, it won't be cheap. The P50t has a starting price of 57,990 Thai Baht ($1,790), $2,799 ($2,238) and 109,999 pesos ($2,508) respectively.