Toshiba Notebooks Pick Up Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Processors

Computer and electronics giant Toshiba has rolled out a spate of new Satellite, Qosmio, and Tecra notebooks featuring Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. The systems run the gamut from budget-friendly systems aimed at both consumers and business to high-performance, media-savvy rigs clearly aimed at the digital entertainment and gaming crowd. And the new systems are coming soon, with Core i7-equipped models landing at retailers as early as January 12, and the Core i3 and i5 models landing on January 17.

Toshiba Satellite M505 (CES 2010)

“This new family of smart processors will optimize laptop performance by automatically adapting to whatever task you are performing on your PC,” said Toshiba America Information Systems marketing VP Ron Smith, in a statement. “With the addition of Intel’s new processors throughout our line, Toshiba can continue to provide consumers with their choice of the right laptop across an ever widening range of performance levels.”

At the high end, the new Qosmio X505 will be available with either Core i7 or i5 CPUs, Nvidia GeForce 360M graphics, and will support options like multiple 7200 rpm hard drives, a Blu-ray disc drive, “ultrafast” memory, and a top-notch audio system from Harmon Kardon. And then there’s the 18.4-inch LED backlit display with a native 1,920 by 1,080 for full appreciation of high-definition content and games. Toshiba plans to introduce teh Qosmio M505 at just $1,199.99—although, of course, adding options and cranking the horsepower will also increase the price.

Toshib’a Tecra A11 series aims at businesses, and will be available with either Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs, a 15.6-inch display, optional Nvidia graphics, and Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology to help prevent damage from bumps and spills. Pricing on the Tecra A11s should start at $879.99.

Toshiba’s Satellite U505s aim to be portable, stylish, and powerful, with a 13-inch display, Core i3 or i5 processors, and options including a touch screen and WiMax 4G mobile connectivity—although the units still weigh in at nearly 5 pounds. Expect to see the Satellite U505s starting at $649.99. If a larger screen is more appealing, the Satellite M505s will sport Core i3 processors and a 14-inch display starting at $699.99.

Toshiba notebook with Intel Core i(x) CPU (CES 2010)

Folks looking for a larger screen might check out the Satellite P505: it sports another 18.4-inch display with either a Core i3 or Core i7 processor, plus Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics, 500 GB of hard drive storage, 4 GB of RAM, and a starting price of $799.99.

toshiba’s new Satellite L505 and L55 series are designed to be all-purpose workhorses, offering Core i3 or i5 processors, large displays (15.6 inches in the L505 and 17.3 inches in the L555) and friendly price tags: the L505s will start at $459.99 and the L555s will start at $649.99. Finally, folks looking for a variety of configuration options might check out the Satellite A505 series, which will be available with a 16-inch display, Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, and Nvidia GeForce graphics options, and an optional Blu-ray drive. Pricing on the A505s will start at $769.99—and, although Toshiba isn’t saying it in a spate of announcements about bringing Intel processors to its notebook lines, the A505 will also be available with AMD Turion Ultra M620 CPUs.

Toshiba notebook with Intel Core i(x) CPU (CES 2010)
Computing

I tried an LTE laptop for a month, and I wasn’t really convinced

LTE laptops offer up plenty of benefits and are becoming more common. After spending one month with one in my daily life in New York City, I really wondered if it is something that consumers really need in their lives.
Computing

If Core i5 CPUs are great for most, do you really need the extra power of an i7?

This guide is designed to help you decide whether you need the extra technological enhancements provided by the i7 core, or if the more affordable Core i5 will suit your needs. In the i5 vs. i7 battle, which is best for you?
Computing

Intel’s 2019 NUC may get even more powerful, thanks to 9th-Gen Core i9 processor

Intel may be looking at adding even more performance to its compact desktop range. The company's 2019 line of NUC PCs could be refreshed with the latest 9th-Generation processor, which packs in eight cores and 16 threads.
Deals

Here are the best laptop deals for December 2018

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some holiday shopping for a special someone, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Computing

Snatch Apple’s 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro for up to $1,200 off at B&H

The latest deal at B&H is offering up 2017 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros, in space gray and silver, with Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, 16GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 560 GPUs with up to 2TB of SSD storage.
Computing

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser may be adding your Chrome extensions

Fans sticking to Google Chrome because due to its vast extension library might be able to switch over to Microsoft's latest iteration of Edge, as a project manager confirms that the company has its eyes on Chrome extensions.
Emerging Tech

An A.I. cracks the internet’s squiggly letter bot test in 0.5 seconds

How do you prove that you’re a human when communicating on the internet? The answer used to be by solving a CAPTCHA puzzle. But maybe not for too much longer. Here is the reason why.
Gaming

Apple Mac users should take a bite out of these awesome games

Contrary to popular belief, there exists a bevy of popular A-list games compatible for Mac computers. Take a look at our picks for the best Mac games available for Apple fans.
Computing

Qualcomm’s dual-screen PC concept looks like two connected Surface Go tablets

In Qualcomm's video teaser, we got a glimpse of the company's vision for how a dual-screen ARM PC should work. The internet reacted to Qualcomm's video, calling the device in question merely a mashup of two Surface Go tablets.
Deals

Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance of finding a great deal. We're talking about Green Monday, of course, and it falls on December 10.
Computing

Hololens 2 could give the Always Connected PC a new, ‘aggressive’ form

Microsoft is said to be leaning on Qualcomm to power its Hololens 2 headset. Instead of Intel CPUs, the next Hololens could use a Snapdragon 850 processor, allowing it to benefit from the always-connected features.
Computing

Chrome’s dark mode may cast its shadow over Macs by early 2019

By early 2019 Google may release a version of Chrome for Mac users that offers a Dark Mode feature to match MacOS Mojave's recent darkening.
Computing

These laptop bags will keep your notebook secure wherever you go

Choosing the right laptop bag is no easy feat -- after all, no one likes to second-guess themselves. Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market, from backpacks to sleeves, so you can get it right the first time around.
Home Theater

Step aside set-top boxes, the best streaming sticks are tiny and just as powerful

Which streaming stick reigns supreme? We pit the Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra against the Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming Stick+, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K to help you decide which one will be the best fit in your living room.