Irvine (CA) – Toshiba is planning on releasing several mainstream laptops with HD DVD and writable HD DVD drives this fall. The Satellite P205 and X205 will have HD DVD drives, while the Qosmio F45 and G45 will have an option for a writeable HD DVD that can record up to 30 GB of data onto a single HD DVD recordable disc. All the notebooks, except for the F45, will have 17-inch screens.
The Qosmio F45 will be slightly smaller with a 15.4-inch screen. All notebooks will have an HDMI output port that will display 1080i resolutions. The Qosmio G45 will also have 1080p output.
Toshiba estimates the Satellite and Qosmio notebooks will sell for between $1450 and $3200. More specific pricing and availability for the laptops will be announced in the third quarter.