With approximately one week ahead of the much-anticipated launch of Microsoft's next-generation Windows 7 operating system, the industry's major PC vendors are updating their product portfolios with new models that have been optimized for said OS.
Such is the case with Toshiba, which has just announced a major update for its line of portable PCs, including the company's Satellite, Qosmio and netbook families, to feature the new OS.
Slated to debut on October 22, when the operating system is scheduled for an official launch, Toshiba's new laptop portfolio offers a wide range of choices for almost every customer.
“From faster performance and extended battery life to simplified navigation and connectivity to new ways to share media, Windows 7 greatly enhances the PC experience,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.
“With Windows 7 and our new laptops, people can get exactly what they want, innovations they can see and touch, at prices they can afford.” Kicking off with the company's Mini NB205 netbook, which will be featured with Windows 7 Starter and going all the way up to the 18.4-inch Satellite P500 model or the 18.4-inch Qosmio X500, users will be able to enjoy the performance of these new laptops, enhanced by the features enabled in Microsoft's Windows 7.
The low-end NB205 netbook comes at a US9.99 MSRP and offers a choice for 160GB or 250GB hard drive configuration and up to five color options, including Sable Brown, Frost White, Indigo Blue, Posh Pink and Onyx Black.
A laptop, often called a notebook or "notebook computer", is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, an alphanumeric keyboard on the lower part of the "clamshell" and a thin LCD or LED computer screen on the upper portion, which is opened up to use the computer.
Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia and home computer use.A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs, and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, small speakers, a keyboard, pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad), a processor, and memory into a single unit.The mid-range Satellite U500, M500, A500 and L500-series have also been featured with said OS and are expected to provide users with a bunch of configuration options, ranging from display size to hardware configuration and more.As expected, all of these new models are planned to become available on October 22.
Most 2016-era laptops also have integrated webcams and built-in microphones. Laptops can be powered either from an internal battery or by an external power supply from an AC adapter.Hardware specifications, such as the processor speed and memory capacity, significantly vary between different types, makes, models and price points.