Toshiba brings HD DVD to mainstream Satellite and Qosmio laptops

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  1. peterweg

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    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/19/toshiba-brings-hd-dvd-to-mainstream-satellite-and-qosmio-laptops/

    As promised, Toshiba is giving its HD DVD a push into the mainstream by including drives in its more pedestrian laptop models. Today Toshiba has the Satellite P205, Satellite X205, Qosmio F45 and Qosmio G45 getting that special treatment, with prices ranging from $1,449 to $3,199 -- not quite "cheap," but it'll do for now. The Qosmio G45 also has the special distinction of being the first US laptop to include a writeable HD DVD drive. All of the laptops run 17-inch screens except for the 15.4-inch F45. The P205 is the only one of the bunch to leave out HDMI. Just for kicks, Toshiba is also tossing in Dolby Home Theater sound in the Qosmios and the X205, while a bunch of other models, including the P205, are getting Dolby Sound Room tech. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for fall to get the rest of the specs and pricing info. Hopefully HD DVD is doing a little better in the format war by then.
     
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    Do you know if there any UK models available? I looked at the Toshiba Europe webpage and they don't have any of those models available.

    http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe....ervice=UK&PRODUCT_ID=134124&toshibaShop=false

    As far as I can see are all DVD drives non-HD.

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    HD DVD-ROM / DVD Multi Burner equipped Toshiba UK laptops:

    Satellite P200-12D
    Satellite P200-12DIntel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7100/Vista HP/2048MB/200GB/17"Wide TruBrite® XGA+/ATI 128MB/HD DVD-ROM/WiFi 802.11agn/WebCam

    Satellite A200-18M
    Satellite A200-18MIntel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7100/Vista HP/2048MB/250GB/15.4"Wide Trubrite™ XGA/HD DVD-ROM/ATI 256MB/WiFi 802.11agn/BTooth/WebCam

    Satellite P200-123
    Satellite P200-123Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300/Vista HP/2048MB/200+200GB/17"Wide TruBrite® XGA+/ATI 256MB/HD DVD-ROM/WiFi 802.11agn/BTooth/WebCam

    Satellite X200-20S
    Satellite X200-20SIntel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300/Vista HP/2048MB RAM + 1GB Intel® Turbo Memory/300GB/17"Wide TruBrite® SXGA+/NVIDIA 512MB/HD DVD-ROM/WiFi 802.11abg/BTooth/WebCamTPP

    Qosmio G30-204
    Qosmio G30-204Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7400/Vista Ultimate/2048MB/200GB+200GB/17"Wide TruBrite™ UXGA/NVIDIA/HD DVD-ROM/DVD-RW SuperMulti(DL)/TV Tuner/WiFi 802.11abg/BTooth

    More details and links on this webpage.

    HD DVD-R Multi Burner equipped Toshiba UK laptops:

    Qosmio G40-10E
    Qosmio G40-10EIntel® Centrino® Pro processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300 with Intel® Turbo Memory/Vista Ultimate/2048MB/250GB/17"HD Wide TruBrite™ UXGA/NVIDIA 512MB/HD DVD-R/DVD-RW SuperMulti(DL)/TV Tuner/WiFi 802.11agn/BTooth/Webcam2.0

    Qosmio G40-108
    Qosmio G40-108Intel® Centrino® Pro processor technology featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700 with Intel® Turbo Memory/Vista Ultimate/2048MB/200GB+200GB/17"HD Wide TruBrite™ UXGA/NVIDIA 512MB/HD DVD-R/DVD-RW SuperMulti(DL)/TV Tuner/WiFi 802.11agn/BTooth/Webcam2.0

    More details and links on this webpage.

    Do note that quite a few independents also offer HD DVD drives - Toshiba has quite an influence on the laptop market due to their dominating position in slimline optical drive production. Acer, HP and Rock Systems all offer HD DVD drives on some systems.
     

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