Toshiba has launched two new families of notebook and ultrabook for the back-to-school season – U-Series Satellite and Satellite M-Series , featuring the latest processors and design for those looking for a slim notebook that is also lightweight and feature rich at a competitive price. All models combine practicality and offer high performance in an elegant slim design, that makes them ideal for both home use and for travel. The chassis has brushed aluminum silver finish with stripes effect. The pattern ensures maximum resistance for mobile computing.
Toshiba Satellite U50T is the first ultrabook from 15.6 inches Japanese company to incorporate a touchscreen display supporting upto 10 points of contact. Its specs include Windows 8, Intel Haswell processor (fourth generation) and an SSD drive in addition to a 1GB hard disk drive. It weighs 2.3Kg and has a thickness of 2.13 cm. The CPU is backed by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU.
The Satellite M50, M50t, M50D, M50Dt are thinner and lighter (2.1Kg), but some components are removed to keep the costs and weight low. The touch display is optional, and so is the SSD. However, you can configure it with either an Intel Haswell processor combined with a dedicated graphics chip, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M that comes with 2GB VRAM or an AMD Trinity APU with AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphics card. The Satellite models, M50t and M50Dt have touchscreen capabilities too.
Both series have the same accessories and connectors. There is also a 720p HD webcam with stereo microphone, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, one SD card slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 1.4a output, 802.11n Wi-Fi with support for Intel WiDi and Miracast and Bluetooth 4.0. Despite the low weight, the new series of Toshiba Satellite U and M include some important features related to audio-video. The high-quality stereo speakers feature DTS Studio Sound technology that drastically improves the sound quality. The HD LED screen gives brilliant viewing experience with more vivid colors, finer detail and a more immersive entertainment.
Toshiba Satellite U and M:
RAM up to 16GB (2 x 8GB slot)
HD Display 39.6 cm (15.6 ")
Clickpad spacious with gesture support and palm rejection
Connectivity: 2 x USB 3.0 (1x with Sleep-and -Charge), 1 x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4 with 3D TV support, SD card slot, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display ready, Wi-Fi certified Miracast, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n)
Speaker high quality with DTS audio enhancement Studio Sound
HD Webcam with stereo microphone
Battery life up to 7 hours
Finish premium silver-colored aluminum
Toshiba Satellite U50T:
Ultrabook Intel Core Processors (4th gen)
Intel HD Graphics 4400
touchscreen display ten points
HDD up to 1TB
Weight: Starting at 2.3 kg (U50T)
Dimensions: 377.5 x 249.5 x 21, 3 mm (U50T)
Toshiba Satellite M50, M50D, M50Dt:
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Intel Core fourth-generation or new AMD APU
Intel HD Graphics 4400, AMD Radeon HD graphics or NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2GB VRAM graphics
capabilities touchscreen optional
HDD up to 1TB
weight: starting 2.1 kg
Dimensions: 377.5 x 249.5 x 21.3 mm