Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba’s back-to-school refresh of its notebook series includes 4K displays, Windows 10 hardware optimization and upgraded audio systems from Harman Kardon, Onkyo and Skullcandy.
The top-of-the-line Satellite S series comes in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models available with a 4K Ultra HD IPS display, a FullHD 1080p display or an HD+ (1,600 by 900) option.
For Windows 10, the models feature TruBrite multitouch displays and a dedicated Cortana key for voice command of the Windows personal digital assistant.
There are Intel quad-core and dual-core processor options, as well as an Nvidia graphics option for gamers.
Built-in Harman Kardon stereo speakers and DTS Sound are optimized by exclusive Slipstream port technology in the speakers that reduces distortion and creates a more precise, rich sound at maximum volume, Toshiba said.
The casing is sculpted aluminum, and the largest model weighs in under 5 pounds and is less than an inch thick.
Also new is what Toshiba is calling the first 4K Ultra HD convertible laptop in the Satellite Radius 15. The smaller Satellite Radius 14 comes with a FullHD 1080p display.
Both Radius devices feature a two-axis flip-and-fold hinge that enables a smooth transition into five different viewing modes: laptop, tablet, tabletop, presentation and audience.
They also feature Harman Kardon speakers, DTS Sound, Slipstream port technology, HD webcams and TruTalk dual-array microphones to enable voice apps like Cortana and Skype, plus the dedicated Cortana key.
The Radius line will be exclusive to Best Buy stores and on bestbuy.com.
Toshiba also added a new two-in-one, the Satellite Fusion, which features Onkyo speakers and DTS driven by a Skullcandy audio array, a FullHD 15.6-inch display, and Intel Core processor.
Additions were also made to the Satellite L series of mainstream laptops with added Skullcandy audio as well as the entry-level Satellite C series.
All the new models are optimized for Windows 10.
Prices range from $394 to around $1,100 for the top-end 4K model.