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Toshiba has just announced several new models of laptops, I was thinking of combining the PR, but they’re totally different computers, so we’ll go separately with them.. We’ll start off with the new budget line of Satellite C600 Series laptops. You can get a choice of AMD of Intel CPUS, along with DDR3 ram, and from 250gb up to 320gb hard drives in them. the displays are 720P with the HD TruBrite widescreen. Prices start under $500, so that’s not too bad for a full fledged laptop..

Fully encased in Toshiba’s durable Trax textured finish in Black that helps resist fingerprints, the Satellite C600 Series comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal display options. The laptops are equipped with standout features like HD TruBrite widescreen displays, fast DDR3 RAM and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 320GB. Well-equipped with built-in high-speed Wireless-N connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drives, multi-touch TouchPads™ and a choice of Intel or AMD processors, the laptops are a cinch to use and are ideal for powering the essentials.

Additional features of Satellite C600 Series laptops include:

  • High Definition Displays: HD TruBrite widescreen displays feature 16:9 aspect ratios and native 720p resolution, well-suited for enjoying digital entertainment, powering through spreadsheets or managing home finances.
  • Toshiba PC Health Monitor: A system utility that proactively checks the laptop’s critical components for problematic conditions, such as battery performance, heat and hard drive movement. The software helps users diagnose potential problems before they occur in order to protect from data loss.
  • Toshiba Power-Saving Eco Utility™: A utility that allows users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time. The utility also provides daily, weekly and monthly analysis reports that show accumulated power savings.
  • Toshiba Bulletin Board: Gives users fast access to day-to-day activities, tasks and projects in a simple and visual way. Bulletin Board makes organizing disparately stored files easier with the ability to drag and drop links, documents, photos, videos and applications into one place. Bulletin Board also includes several built-in gadgets such as labels, calendars, a clock and a to-do list.
  • Toshiba ReelTime™: Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. Quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.
  • Ten-Key Keypad: The 15.6-inch Satellite C655 features a built-in numeric 10-key keypad.

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Sustainable and Eco-Conscious

The Satellite C600 Series laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieving industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status. The Satellite C640 also features a power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit display. Both are RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. In addition, the laptops also are equipped with Toshiba’s power-saving eco Utility™, which enables users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time.

Pricing and Availability

The Satellite C600 Series starts at $449.99 MSRP4 and will be available on June 20, 2010, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite C640 laptop can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/C640.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite C650 laptop can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/C650.