updated 11:55 am EDT, Mon October 6, 2008
Toshiba E105 coming soon
An online Best Buy store listing reveals the specs and prices of Toshiba's new, 14.1-inch Satellite-series E105 notebook. The advertised version sports a backlit keyboard, Intel's dual-core 2.26GHz processor and 4GB of RAM. The laptop includes a 320GB hard drive and is just 1.2 inches thick while weighing in at 5lbs. Graphics processing for the 1280x800 screen is handled by the onboard GMA 4500 MHD chipset that brings with it an HDMI output; an FM tuner is also unusually built-in.
Other specs include a dual-layer DVD-RW drive, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR wireless connectivity and a Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN module. For security, there is a fingerprint scanner, and users can video conference thanks to a built-in webcam and microphone. Expandability is ensured via two USB ports, one of which is an eSATA/USB combo connection. Dedicated media controls and a 5-in-1 memory card reader are expected and included. The pre-loaded OS is Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
The E105 is priced at nearly $1,200 on Best Buy and no specific release date is known.