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Toshiba introduces updated Satellite C and L Series laptops

Toshiba quietly introduced new models for the company’s popular Satellite C and L Series laptops. The line promises new features and enhancements, aimed at consumers, “looking for everyday productivity and entertainment without breaking the bank.” The new laptops also mark the start of Toshiba’s strategic relationship with audio expert Skullcandy, adding more robust sound capabilities for greater overall value.
 
“Our 2014 Satellite C and L Series laptops deliver stronger price-to-performance in the entry-level and mainstream categories, especially as the market moves toward more aggressive pricing,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “We focused on reinvigorating these product lines by infusing more value than one would typically expect at these prices with slimmer, more modern designs, branded audio, quality keyboards and touchscreen options.”
 
Satellite L55 and L75: For everyday productivity and entertainment (as described by Toshiba)
 
Satellite L Series laptops offer versatile performance, modern styling and entertainment-focused features and are available in 15.6-inch (Satellite L55) and 17.3-inch (Satellite L75) diagonal screen sizes1. Equipped with generous storage and essential ports, including HDMI® and a USB 3.0 port2, the Satellite L Series are affordable everyday ‘go-to’ laptops for consumers looking for a full-featured PC that allows them to tackle a range of everyday tasks, from work to play. The laptops come dressed in Toshiba’s popular Fusion® Finish in a trendy modern gold color and feature Toshiba’s new TruType keyboard, which blends a frameless design with contoured keys for a more comfortable typing experience. A sophisticated metal mesh slit speaker grill houses a pair of speakers tuned to Skullcandy audio specs rounds out the new design.
 
Configurations include processor options from Intel® and AMD, up to 12GB of memory3, as well as optional DVD drives. The Satellite L55 can also be configured with a 10-point multi-touch display. Wi-Fi® options include 802.11n and 802.11ac configurations in addition to storage options that range from 500GB to 1TB4. Toshiba’s popular USB Sleep & Charge technology5, enabling the laptop to be used as a portable charging station for smartphones and MP3 players even when off, is a standard feature.
 
Satellite C55 and C75: Outstanding value and reliability without cutting corners
 
The budget-driven Satellite C Series offers a choice of either a 15.6-inch (Satellite C55) or 17.3-inch (Satellite C75) diagonal screen size. With a focus on value and reliability, the laptops are ideal for budget-conscious consumers and families looking for a well-equipped PC for getting everyday stuff done. Encased in a modern, textured matte black finish, Satellite C Series laptops offer essential computing power and features, from spacious storage to an integrated webcam. On-board HDMI and USB 3.0 ports make it easy to sync and share content with other devices, while an SDXC card slot delivers added convenience for content sharing and transfers.
 
Configuration options include processors from Intel and AMD, storage capacities up to 1TB, built-in DVD drives and 10-point multi-touch displays.
 
Supreme Sound by Skullcandy
 
To enhance the sound capabilities of both the Satellite L and C series, Toshiba turned to the audiophiles at Skullcandy to provide a richer sound experience more commonly heard on more expensive laptops. To achieve clearer, more natural sound, Toshiba and Skullcandy, along with DTS, aligned to tune the built-in speakers to Skullcandy’s audio spec, as well as integrate a custom sound profile with optimized settings for Skullcandy headphones and earbuds. To alert consumers to the audio advantage, Satellite C and L Series laptops now feature Skullcandy branding.
 
“Toshiba is a recognized leader in personal electronics with a strong consumer following around the world,” said Brent Wilkins, vice president, Global Business Development of Skullcandy. “This collaboration represents a great opportunity to enhance Toshiba’s product offerings while also elevating the Skullcandy brand and showcasing our supreme sound on a global scale.”
 
Availability
 
The new Satellite L Series will be available on June 22, 2014, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at toshiba.com/us, starting at $399.99 MSRP6.
 
The new Satellite C Series will be available on June 22, 2014, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at toshiba.com/us, starting at $329.99 MSRP.