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Intel Haswell chips feature as Toshiba launches new Satellite laptop line

ITProPortal witnessed Toshiba revelling in a busy day of product launches in London on Tuesday, as the Japanese firm followed up the unveiling of its brand new Excite Android tablets with a host of additions to its laptop line – some powered by Intel’s new 4th-generation ‘Haswell’ processors, and all running Windows 8.

Coming in at the high end of the range, the new Satellite P (above) laptops are geared towards multimedia consumers, and as such they are being offered with the 4th-gen Intel chips, including new Core i7 processors, as well as up to 1TB hard drives, 32GB of system memory, and optional Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics.

The Satellite P laptops feature Toshiba's new unified rounded-corner design, have edge-to-edge glass on 15.6- or 17.3in screens with optional touch on the 15.6in models, and Harman Kardon speakers with DTS Studio Sound. Meanwhile, the Satellite P's HDMI port supports running 4k displays for ‘ultra HD’ visuals and computing.

The Satellite P series will be available in the UK from the third quarter of 2013 with prices starting from £599.

Working down the order, the new Satellite S laptops share many of the P's features, but with a darker Ice Silver colour scheme. The S is available in three sizes: 14-, 15.6-, or 17.3in screens with a mix of touch and regular displays.

The 15.6in and 17.3in models have a Full HD option, while standard resolution for the 14in is 1,366 x 768. The Satellite S devices can be equipped with 4th-gen Intel Core processors, up to 1TB hard drives, up to 16GB of system memory, and optional Nvidia GeForce GT 740M discrete graphics. The Satellite S series will be available from Q2 priced around the £450 mark.

Hitting shelves at the same time as the S laptops will be the Satellite L and Satellite C Series. The Satellite L (above) category includes 14.1-, 15.6-, and 17.3in devices also powered by Intel’s 4th-gen processors. The lower-end Satellite C series (below) offers 15.6- and 17.3in models driven by 3rd-gen Intel Celeron processors, and offers white, black or red coloured bodies.

Making its presence felt at each end of the laptop spectrum today, Toshiba says the affordable L and C Series laptops will have price tags “starting from £299”.

If you fancy a close look at the new Android tablets Toshiba launched alongside the Satellite laptops today, check out our hands-on with the trio of Toshiba Excite slates.