New York - Toshiba has revamped its all-in-one PC line with
a new more consumer-friendly design that includes a capacitive touchscreen.
Toshiba's product marketing manager, digital products division, said the
company has replaced its former design -- which he described as being very
IT-like -- with a look more suitable for a consumer's home. The new look
includes edge-to-edge glass, recessed edges to hide connectors and ports, and a
new folding stand.
The capacitive touchscreen readies the units for Microsoft's
touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system that is due out later this year, Bae
The two SKUs are the LX815 and LX835. The former has a
21.5-inch screen and the latter a slightly larger 23-inch display. Each is
configurable with Intel's third-generation Core processors, up to 16GB of
memory, 3TB of storage, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI input and
SRS Premium Sound 3D with Onkyo speakers. Other options include a Blu-ray drive
and TV tuner with an IR blaster.
The LX815 has a $599 starting price while the LX835 comes in
at $879. Both are scheduled to ship early in the third quarter.