Toshiba Introduces Two New Satellites and ND15t Notebook

New Satellite Encore | Toshiba

New Satellite Encore | Toshiba

During the IFA Berlin event last Thursday morning, Toshiba announced their new Windows 8.1 tablet and two new Windows laptops. The upcoming devices will feature CPUs from Intel’s new Bay Trail family, as well as the low-cost chip from AMD’s Temash family.

Satellite Encore

First on the list is Toshiba’s Satellite Encore. It is an 8-inch touchscreen tablet with 1280 x 800-pixel resolution, Intel Bay Trail Atom processor, 2 G of memory, and 32 GB of storage.

Other than that, the tablet boasts 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, dual-array, beam-forming microphone, full version of Microsoft’s Office Home and Student 2013, and Dolby Digital audio technology with Dialogue enhancement. It is Skype-certified and supports Windows 8.1’s InstantGo Technology. The latter will enable the tablet to receive constant data feed even on sleep mode. The Satellite Encore can also act as a secondary screen for the Xbox One.

It is expected to be available this November for $330.

Satellite Click

Next is the detachable PC, Satellite Click, which runs on Windows 8. This two-piece unit features 13.3-inch, multi-touch IPS display. It is powered by a dual-core AMD A4 processor from the Termash family, 4 GB of DDR3/1600 memory, and 500 GB mechanical hard drive.

The detachable screen, which works as a tablet on its own, has a built-in webcam, gyroscope, and accelerometer. Its I/O ports include micro HDMI and micro USB. As for its keyboard dock, the unit offers full-size USB 3.0 port and its own battery. It also has Toshiba’s USB Sleep and Charge technology, enabling it to charge a USB device even when the system is sleeping.

Set to be available later this month, the Satellite Click will go on sale at Best Buy and Toshiba Direct for $599.

Satellite ND15t

Toshiba’s Satellite ND15t, on the other hand, is powered by the new Celeron N2810 dual-core processor. The chip performs 1.5 times better than the older Intel Cedar Trail processors. It also offers 3 times better graphics performance.

The 3.3-pound notebook has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, HDMI, USB 3.0, and an 802.11 n Wi-Fi adapter. It is expected to hit the stores in November.

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