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Toshiba Intros Tecra A11 Laptop

Toshiba Tecra A11 Laptop
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Toshiba Tecra A11 Laptop

Toshiba has introduced a 15.6-inch laptop to the Tecra line of business PCs.

Toshiba's A11, in its basic configuration, includes Intel's Core i3 dual-core processor and integrated graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250 GB hard drive, and includes a 10-key numeric keypad. The system is available with Windows XP or Windows 7 professional. The A11 is 1.3 inches thick and weighs 5.63 pounds and carries a suggested retail price of $879.

For mobile professionals in need of a higher performing system, the A11 tops out with an Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, a Nvidia GeForce 210M graphics processor, 4 GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive. The enhanced system has an MSRP of $1,349.

Options availalble with both systems include an LED backlit display, a three-year warranty, a Mini DisplayPort, Webcam and microphone and a fingerprint reader.

Toshiba on Tuesday also introduced a mobile workstation for engineers, designers, and content creators. The Qosmio X500 features a Core i7 quad-core chip, up to 8 GB of system memory and a Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M graphics processor with 1 GB of memory.

The system includes an 18.4-inch widescreen to accommodate drafting engineering drawings and designing or creating graphical content. The laptop also features a 500 GB, 7200 RPM hard drive, an HDMI display output with high-definition support, an eSATA/USB combo port for high-speed data transfers and a Blu-ray disc drive.

The Qosmio X500 has a starting price of $1,549.

Other computers makers have recently introduced business laptops. Lenovo lightened its line of ThinkPads with an 11.6- and 13-inch model. The systems run processors from Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices and have a starting price of $449.

In their latest ranking of personal computer vendors, Gartner and IDC each listed Toshiba as the fourt largest PC maker in the United States, in terms of shipments.