After missing the planned release date of June 9th the brand new Toshiba Satellite P Series laptops have finally become available this weekend at Best Buy. Although late these new Toshiba laptops are being sold at a $105 lower base price than was originally announced. However just as mentioned before you do have the option for a 15.6-inch and a 17.3-inch sized Toshiba Satellite P Series laptop.
The 15.6-inch model is called Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200 and it is priced at $649.99. With the 15.6-inch sized model you get a 1080p Full HD LED-backlit LCD, the 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5-3337U (3MB cache, up to 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost) dual-core processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive, and the new Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated GPU.
Best Buy’s 17.3-inch model is called Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 and it is priced at $799.99. As the larger machine Toshiba was able to squeeze more performance into the 17.3-inch P75-A7200 than they were the 15.6-inch model. With the P75-A7200 you get a 17.3-inch 1080p Full HD LED-backlit LCD, a 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ (6MB cache, up to 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost) processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive, and the new Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated GPU.
Those were the general specifications for each model and there is more to tell about these two laptops. For instance with the 15.6-inch model you’re supplied with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, while with the 17.3-inch model all four USB ports are of the USB 3.0 variety. With each of the available models you get Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 support. Also multi-media related features like multi-format DVD/CD optical drives with double layer support, HD webcams with microphones, 6-in-1 card readers, and Intel’s Wireless Display technology are all included with each available model.
You can order the 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200 and the 17.3-inch Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 from Bestbuy.com right now. Also you can order differently equipped Toshiba Satellite P Series laptops from Toshiba’s own online store toshibadirect.com. The models featured on Toshiba’s site start at $599.99 for the 15.6-inch P50′s and $899.99 for the 17.3-inch P70′s. Models exclusive to Toshiba’s site can come with features like discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics, hybrid HDD+SSD storage solutions, and up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM.
If you were wondering where the touchscreen were for this new range of laptops, you have to go to Toshiba’s website and purchase a model that is priced at $1,349.99. The touch-enabled model is called Toshiba Satellite P50t-AST2GX1 and comes with premium features like the Core i7-7400QM quad-core CPU, discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 740M 2GB GDDR3 graphics, 12GB of DDR3 RAM, and hybrid storage with a 8GB SSD and 1TB 5400RPM hard drive.
However for some reason the 1080p Full HD display resolution found in every other Satellite P Series laptop on Toshiba’s online store isn’t included in the touchscreen model. The model with touch offers a 15.6-inch HD 1366-by-768 LED-backlit touch LCD.
There are no touchscreen equipped models for the 17.3-inch Toshiba Satellite P70 range.