22 May 2007 ? Toshiba today updated its range of consumer notebooks to include the latest technology for mobile computing in the home, including the new Microsoft Windows Vista? operating system, Kedron n wireless and a web camera.

In addition, Toshiba has redesigned the casework of its consumer models, the Satellite series, to incorporate a glossy new finish with larger Toshiba branding on the lid and stylised blue lights on the front panel.  The chassis has also been resized to be wider but shorter in length to accommodate for widescreen resolution, and be more comfortable for airline travellers.

Toshiba?s Satellite series offers an extensive range of consumer notebooks, from entry-level desktop replacements through to high-end gaming powerhouses.  The Satellite range consists of the Satellite A200 (previously the A100) and the Satellite P200 (previously the P100). The new range includes models that feature a 1.3MP built-in webcam for live video chatting, as well as the latest Intel 802.11n wireless standard, Kendron n wireless, for enhanced wireless connectivity (see below specs for details of which models).

Toshiba?s Qosmio notebooks, the G30 and F30, are the latest additions to Toshiba?s AV notebook PC series.  As part of this refresh, the Qosmio G30 is the world?s first notebook to offer a HD DVD-R drive for recording data on HD DVD media. Users can now play and burn HD DVDs similar to playing or burning a standard DVD or CD. The Qosmio F30 remains unchanged.

The updated notebooks come pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home / Vista Home Premium and include:  the Satellite A200, Satellite P200 and Qosmio G30.

Models and specifications

Satellite A200: 15.4-inch desktop replacement ($1,099 – $2,299 including GST)

  • Available in seven models: three with Intel Core 2 Duo, three with Intel Core Duo, one entry-level Core Solo model
  • 15.4-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA
  • 80GB, 120BG or 160GB hard drive; 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB memory
  • 1.3MP with mic in higher-end models

Satellite P200: High-end multimedia notebook for gamers ($2,799 or $3,699 including GST)

  • Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo T7200 / T7400
  • 17-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA+
  • 200GB or 320GB hard drive; 2GB memory
  • nVidia GeForce Go 7600 video card
  • 1.3MP with mic

Qosmio G30: Four-in-one mobile entertainment unit with integrated HD-DVD drive ($5,499 including GST)

  • Intel Core2 Duo T7400 processor
  • 17.1-inch TruBrite Widescreen UXGA
  • 320GB hard drive; 2GB memory
  • HD DVD-R/ SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive

The retail range comes with one year international parts and labour warranty, including complimentary courier pick-up and return service (Australia and New Zealand).

The Satellite range is available through Toshiba authorised retailers (MobileLife business partners).

The Qosmio F30 and G30 are available at Dick Smith Powerhouse, selected Harvey Norman, David Jones, MYER, Domayne & Clive Peeters stores.

Source: Toshiba Australia