Toshiba's gaming laptop: the Satellite P105-S921

Toshiba's gaming laptop: the Satellite P105-S921

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Toshiba has delivered a late-night torrent of new and updated laptops, the most notable of which is the Satellite P105, the company's first serious attempt at a gaming system since the ill-fated Satellite P35. Coming with considerably more bad-ass components this time, the $1,999 Satellite P105-S921 may be the first laptop on the market to feature Nvidia's GeForce Go 7900 GS GPU (if it hits Toshiba's promised April 2 shipping date)--an exciting development in light of the fact that Toshiba's terrific, superbright displays are usually hamstrung by crappy graphics engines.

Otherwise, the Satellite P105-S921 is packing an Intel Core Duo T2400 processor, a 160GB SATA hard drive, a miniature remote, the wacky/ingenious dual-mode touch pad that we first saw on the Qosmio G35-AV600 and--hooray!--LED lights. The Satellite P105 series includes two other models as well, the P105-S6014 and the P105-S6004, which are more entertainment focused (read: Windows Media Center) and less game focused (read: integrated graphics).

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The Satellite M105 series, which supplants the Satellite M50/M55 series, features a 14.1-inch display, weighs in at 5.5 pounds, and starts at $1,149, with biometric security included on higher-end models.

The Satellite A105, starting at $899, also gets some new features and components, including the dual-mode touch pad and Toshiba's Express Media Player, which lets you play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media without bothering to boot up Windows.

We're expecting our Satellite P105 to come in the mail next week, so be on the lookout for our review a few days after that. All of Toshiba's new models are expected to begin shipping on April 2, 2006.