Toshiba gave its Satellite line a bit of a makeover today and while the finer details of the refresh may have been lost in the whirlwind of E3 news, one model made a big splash: the A665.
The A665 is Toshiba's first 3D notebook for the U.S. Powered by Nvidia’s Vision technology the Satellite A665 features Intel's Core i7 quad-core CPU with TurboBoost technology, Nvidia’s GeForce GTS 350M (with 1GB of GDDR3 VRAM), a 15.6-inch diagonal TruBrite display, LED backlighting (which goes really nice with the LED backlit keyboard), 120Hz refresh rate, a rewriteable Blu-ray drive and Dolby Advanced Audio with Harman/Kardon speakers.
Of course, you'll also get a pair of 3D Vision active shutter glasses too, so you can take watch all those 3D movies you've got lying around. If you don't happen to have any handy, Toshiba says those of you forking over cash for the A665 will also avail of pre-installed 3D games also allows users to enjoy next-generation entertainment as soon as the PC is first switched on.
Starting at $1,600, the A665 will hit stores on June 20.
Toshiba is also launching a version of the A665 without the 3D technology and an entertainment laptop called the M645. Gizmodo reports that both of these include options for Core i3 through to Core i7, as well as AMD's Phenom II Quad Core and discrete graphics. They also come with Nvidia's graphics switching Optimus technology. They'll be available on June 20, too, and will start at $800 and $730 respectively.
Toshiba also launched a new budget line called the C Series. According to CNet this line starts at under $500 for 14- and 15-inch C600s but warns that these machines are likely to boast lower-end budget CPUs that won't offer the same speeds as Core i3 laptops in the $500. Toshiba also gave the super thin T135 and T115 cosmetic makeovers, making them sleeker and adding raised keyboards. With AMD's Athlon II Neo, Turion II Neo or Intel Pentium dual-core CPUs, it's not clear if these babies are getting any under the hood updates.