With Windows 8 out of the closet, we were expecting a Windows 8 heavy CES announcement cycle and expectedly Toshiba has kicked off CES 2013 with two new Windows 8 laptops, the Satellite U845t and the Qosmio X875.
The Satellite U845t is a budget UltraBook, which has a 14-inch capacitive touch panel with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Under the hood it comes in Intel i3 and i5 flavors and users can configure with up to 6GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, tied in with a 32GB SSD for fast boot time. The laptop is also very light and is 0.8-inches thin and weighs 1.8 kg. The announced price is $800 (Rs 43,472), but this is the US price and the device is yet be announced in India so, we can expect the price to be slightly different.
The Qosmio X875 is Toshiba’s desktop replacement laptop and it’s one real behemoth. The new model includes a 1TB hard drive running at 7,200 RPM that works in tandem with a 8GB flash chip for fast boot time. Toshiba claims this 3.6 times faster than the 2012 model. Additionally, it can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and will have an Nvidia GTX 670M GPU with 3GB of memory. Toshiba will offer an optional 3D display powered by Nvidia 3D Vision 2. No details regarding processor and display have been revealed but it’s safe to expect an Intel Ivy Bridge chipset. The Qosmio X875 has a starting price of $1,480 (Rs 80,423), but again it also has not been announced for India, so the pricing and configuration can vary when it is launched here.
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