Toshiba this week announced the availability of its new Portege M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. Tech junkies will note that this isn't the first time we've heard of these models, but up until this point, Toshiba never a pegged a price point for either one.
Starting with the Portege M780, there's a bit of discrepancy in Toshiba's press release and the tablet's product page. Toshiba says pricing starts at $1,279, but a quick jaunt over to ToshibaDirect shows it actually starting at $1,499. The baseline config comes with an Intel Core i5 520M processor clocked at 2.4Ghz, 2GB of DDR3-1066 RAM, a 12.1-inch display, active Digitizer with pen input, 250GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
The Satellite U500, on the other hand, starts at $949 and includes an Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 processor, Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, 3GB of DDR2-800 memory, 250GB hard drive, DVD burner, mutli-touch LCD screen, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port, and Windows 7 Professional.