Toshiba Portege M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop launched

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 6:54 by Tech Correspondent

Toshiba has launched two new notebooks, the Toshiba Portege M780 tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop, with multi-touch display.Aimed at students, educators, and business professionals, the two devices offer interactive features that increase productivity.

The multi-touch functionality enables ease of use allowing users to use their fingers to open programs and browse through web pages and documents.

Toshiba Portege M780 tablet PC

Toshiba Portege M780 Tablet PC photo

Photo: Toshiba Portege M780 Tablet PC

The Toshiba Portege M780 tablet PC comes with a 12.1-inch diagonal LED backlit display screen that can be swivelled to convert the notebook into a tablet PC.

It is powered by an Intel Core i5-520M processor and runs the Windows 7 Professional operating system with the option of downgrading to Windows XP Professional. The Toshiba Portege M780 tablet offers 3GB DDR3 1066MHz memory, Intel HD Graphics, 250GB HDD, and eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep and Charge.

Toshiba Portege M780 tablet PC photo

Photo: Toshiba Portege M780 tablet PC

Other specifications include Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology that offers hard drive impact sensor, LCD display protection, spill resistant keyboard, touch-enabled ReelTime, and Bulletin Board applications. ReelTime enables quick search for files, while the Bulletin Board app is a visual tool that helps users organize their schedules and informations using sticky notes, and so on.

The Toshiba Portege M780 Tablet PC is available in Titanium Silver, at a price starting $1,279 MSRP.

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 laptop

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 laptop photo

Photo: Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 laptop

The Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 laptop has a 13.3-inch diagonal TruBrite multi-touch display that allows users to use their fingers to drag and drop files and pinch to zoom in and out.

The laptop is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6670 and runs the Windows 7 Professional OS.

Other specs include Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, eSATA/USB Combo port with Sleep and Charge, 3GB DDR2 memory, 250GB hard drive, integrated web cam and mic, HDMI out, WiFi, and Toshiba’s Bulletin Board and ReelTime aps.

The Satellite Pro U500 laptop will available in two configurations: one with Intel Core 2 Duo processor, at $949, and the other with Intel Core i3-330M processor, slot loading CD/DVD drive, at $1,099.

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