updated 01:40 pm EST, Fri January 26, 2007
Toshiba laptops for Japan
Japan is receiving five new laptops from Toshiba, all of which are in lineups also available in North America. The Qosmio F30-78AW comes equipped with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, as well as 2GB of RAM, a Multi DL DVD burner, and a GeForce GO 7300 videocard. The 15.4-inch screen is capable of resolutions up to 1280x800, which may prove useful, since a Regza digital TV tuner is built-in. Battery life is said to be 2.7 hours.
The remaining four laptops are in the Satellite series. The Satellite CXW is a lower-end model, shipping with just a Celeron M 430 processor, 512MB to 1GB of RAM, a Multi DL burner, and Windows Vista Home Basic. Likewise, its hard drive holds 80GB. The Satellite TXW 66AW is nearly identical, but has a larger screen (15.4 inches versus 14.1), and ups the RAM to as much as 2GB. The TXW 67AW adds a Core 2 Duo T5500, a GeForce 7600, and a 100GB hard drive; the 69AW is closest in performance to the Qosmio meanwhile, sharing its Core 2 Duo T7200 and a 120GB hard drive. No prices have been published. [Via Akihabara News]