Toshiba continues to be one of the biggest proponents of HD DVD and it further gave its next-gen format a push into the mainstream yesterday with the addition of three new Satellite notebooks configurations (on the P205 and A205) and a couple Qosmio F45 notebooks, which will all come with HD DVD drives as standard.
Priced at $1,149.99, the Satellite A205-S7468 is the most affordable of all five models and the first Satellite with a 15.4-inch screen to have an HD DVD drive. An Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 runs the system at 1.5 GHz, and it comes with 2GB of RAM, a 200GB hard drive, 802.11a/g/n wireless networking, Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator card and a webcam.
The Satellite P205-S7476, priced at $1,249, also comes with a 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 200GB hard drive and HD DVD drive, but it sports a high-definition 17-inch diagonal widescreen display. The Satellite P205-S7482 bolsters the specs, raising that Core 2 Duo chip to 1.66GHz and offering 300GB of storage. It also features an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphics processor and comes equipped with an HDMI port that can be connected to an HDTV to deliver a high-definition image up to 1080i resolution. The higher priced Satellite P205-S7482 retails for $1,449.99.
Finally, Toshiba also announced the Qosmio F45-AV425 and F45-AV423 laptops. Both models come with a 15.4-inch screen and include an HD DVD drive, HDMI ports, 2GB of RAM, and 802.11a/g/n wireless networking. Starting at $1,299 the Qosmio F45-AV423 runs a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor and comes with a 250GB drive and Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, while the Qosmio F45-AV425, priced at $1,649, runs a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, has a 300GB drive and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics. You can read the full press releases for the F45, A205 and P205 series at Toshiba's website.