Toshiba introduces new Satellite laptop range

Enough of all that netbook talk – Toshiba has announced its new Satellite notebook series, boasting four new models for us to get to grips with.

The range is targeting a whole host of different users, starting from casual users looking for a laptop on a budget, to high-usage multimedia types who need a bit more power.

The latter market will be sated by the Satellite A500, which packs a 16-inch 1366x768 TruBrite display, 16:9 aspect ratio, and will be powered by your choice of top notch processor (you'll be able to choose between Intel or AMD). You'll also get a "high capacity integrated hard drive", although there's no news on how big this will be as yet, and it's a similar story with RAM.

However, we do know that the A500 will also boast an advanced graphics performance compared to previous models, a multi-touch touchpad, a slot-loading Super Dual-Layer DVD drive and HD web cam.

Moving on to the U500, the mid-range lappy will hang on to many of the A500's benefits but comes in a more portable, 13.3-inch version, with a WXGA 1280x800 TruBrite display. You'll still get the DVD drive on the more premium specs, and will be able to pick it up in Luxe Brown, if that tickles your fancy.

Last up are the Satellite L500 and L550, two widescreen models that are being touted as nice looking machines with a reasonable price tag. The L500 promises a 15.6-inch 1366x768 TruBrite screen, while the L550 packs a bigger 17.3-inch 1600x900 and a power saving LED backlit screen.

More details are expected to trickle through when the models launch in the UK this summer.

Keep it locked to for the latest, and if you're looking for a new laptop, be sure to check out our laptops Top 10, and have a peek at our hands on video with the new Acer Timeline series