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Toshiba launches new L-series and P-series laptops

Seth Barton
6 Apr 2011
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New models from laptop giant

Toshiba launched two new Satellite laptop ranges at its Toshiba World event. The L-series and P-series cover a huge variety of screen sizes and specifications, and these two designs alone should cover all of Toshiba's consumer range for the foreseeable future. Stand out points include some nice textures on the chassis and wide support for 3D.

The Satellite L775 comes in two screen sizes with both 17.3in and 15.6in displays with 1,600x900 and 1,366x768 resolutions respectively. They will be available with both Intel and AMD processors. Some models will have Nvidia graphics and Blu-ray will be an option. Both models will have a single USB3 port, alongside three standard ports, and all use Onkyo branded speakers and Dolby's Advanced Audio processing technology, so they should sound pretty good.

Also in this range is the more portable 13.3in Satellite L735. This comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, uses shared Intel graphics and is, frankly, massively unremarkable except for a rather nice finish consisting of lots of little dots under the outer coating.

Dotty finish

The P-series is the premium model, but again specs vary immensely and specific models aren't confirmed yet. They certainly will be using Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, though. And here you get Harmon Kardon speakers instead of the Onkyo ones - though we didn't get a chance to demo these. We were particularly taken with the black textured finish and backlit keyboard, but even the latter isn't going to ship with all models in the range.

backlit keyboard

Fancier options here include a 3D screen and active shutter glasses, plus 2D-to-3D upscaling of 2D content for output either on the screen or over HDMI 1.4 for those models with standard displays.

It's far too early to say much more about these laptops, but we should start to see review models and pricing in late April and Early May. See the gallery for more pics.

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