Toshiba announces new line of desktop replacement laptops

  • Toshiba has announced a new line of desktop replacement laptops sporting Intel's Core 2 Duo processor and external TV tuners. The Satellite P105 series has a 17-inch display and weighs 7.1 pounds. Two models in the line, the P105-S6124 and S6134 will have USB external TV tuners and are loaded with Windows XP Media Center 2005. All the laptops use the 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5200.

    The laptops come with between 1 and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and either a 160 or 200 GB Serial-ATA hard drive. Toshiba is also announcing the P105-S6114 and S6104 that do not have external TV tuners. All notebooks in the line come with a dual-layer DVD burner, integrated Harman/Kardon stereo speakers and a 5-in-1 media adapter. In addition every model except the P105-6104 will have a fingerprint reader.

    Serious gamers may want to take a pass on these laptops because of their integrated Intel Graphics 950 video chips. The video chips are part of Intel's mobile 945GM Express chipset and use 32 to 128 MB of RAM from the main memory.

    The S6124 and S6134 will sell for $1500 and $1550 respectively, while the S6114 and the S6104 will sell for $1400 and $1250.