Toshiba’s Windows 8 PCs include ‘laptablet,’ ultrawidescreen notebook, Ultrabooks

Toshiba Satellite U925t laptop tablet laptabletToshiba has shown that it’s prepared for Windows 8 by revealing five launch products. The most revolutionary of these is the Satellite U925t “laptablet,” which we’ve already had hands-on time with, but the company has also announced four other products.

Toshiba Satellite U845W widescreen laptopOne is a familiar but unusual sight – the Satellite U845W. Toshiba’s ultra-wide laptop will be largely the same as before. It will have the same 1792 x 768 display and the same internal hardware. Toshiba claims it makes a particularly good laptop for Windows 8 because of its extra-wide display and large touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support.


Toshiba Satellite U925 media laptop windows 8This older product is joined by the Satellite U945, a previously announced Ultrabook. It will pack a 14-inch display, low-voltage Intel Core processors and a 32GB solid state drive backed up by a 500GB mechanical unit. Thickness comes in at .78 inches and weight is a bit under four pounds. As with the U845W, the U945 will have full Windows 8 gesture support.

Another new laptop in the pipe is the Satellite P845t. This 14-inch model is not an Ultrabook, but a standard multimedia laptop. As such, it offers a Core i5 processor instead of a slower, low-voltage version. Other features include Windows 8 gesture support, a 750GB hard drive and Harman/Kardon stereo speakers.

toshiba LX825 all in one desktop windows 8 pcLast and least portable is the LX835. This all-in-one computer boasts a 23-inch 1080p touchscreen with full gesture support. It also has an optional TV tuner, Onkyo surround sound speakers, HDMI-In (useful for connecting a console or tablet) and third-generation Intel processors. This new entry will compete head-to-head with HP’s TouchSmart and Lenovo’s IdeaCentre all-in-ones.

All of these new products will be hitting store shelves the day Windows 8 launches – October 26. Pricing is unannounced.

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