Toshiba sent us a flurry of notebook announcements this week running the gamut from the tremendously equipped to the totally affordable. Dealing with the latter are the " smartly equipped " Satellite L700 and C600 Series laptops, and when we say affordable, we're talking about netbook-esque prices. Pricing starts at $380, and that's for a 15.6-inch laptop with AMD inside.
What you get for $380 isn't exactly a power house, but respectable nonetheless. It starts with AMD's single-core E-240 processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics and continues on with 3GB of DDR3-1066 memory, 250GB HDD (5400RPM), 15.6-inch LED backlit display with a 1366x768 resolution, webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN, memory card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
There are other configurations to choose from, such as a $450 model that kicks things up to an AMD Athlon II P360 processor, 320GB hard drive, and DVD burner, or you can configure your own
Toshiba's revamped L700 Series is available in 13.3-inch, 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch form factors with new AMD dual-core A4 and quad-core A6 APU options, or you can build around Intel's second generation Core processors. Configurations will be available with up to 640GB hard drives, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and include two USB 2.0 ports, DVD writer, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
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