Toshiba's New Laptops Do WiMAX

Toshiba revamped its laptop lineup this week, and depending on which model you choose, you'll either get built-in WiMAX support or bolstered gaming performance. Toshiba's new Qosmio X500 laptop series will come with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics processor inside, with up to 1.5GB of graphics memory and DirectX 11 support.

Also thrown in for good measure are Dolby Home Theatre speakers, Blu-Ray disc drive options and plenty of ports for all your media needs. Some configurations of this 18.4-inch notebook come with full HD resolution (1920 by 1080) displays. Pricing for the new Qosmio X500 starts at a hefty $1299.99.

Toshiba also released a number of laptops containing 4G WiMAX chips. WiMAX is a relatively new wireless broadband standard, and 54 cities in the US offer WiMAX as opposed to the normal wireless hotspots. Therefore, Toshiba’s laptops can give you stronger coverage in a much wider area than is possible with Wi-Fi (think miles rather than yards). It's a nice move for Toshiba, despite the currently limited support of WiMAX.

Carl Pinto, vice president of product development at Toshiba, added: “We are expanding our effort to provide more WiMAX-ready laptops to our line as mobile connectivity becomes even more essential for productivity and digital entertainment.”

Toshiba's WiMAX-enabled notebooks include the Satellite A665, M645 and E205, and the Portégé R705. Pricing starts at $759.99.

All the new laptops from Toshiba will be available from September 26th.

[via Business Wire]

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