Toshiba Satellite P25 personal computing theatre
Tuesday August 5, 2003
The Toshiba Satellite P25-S507 joins the trend towards "convergence machines" by adding a TV tuner, 17" display, high-end audio system and DVD recording functionality to its capabilities as a desktop replacement mobile PC.
Integrated Wireless Internet access (IEEE 802.11a/b), 4-USB (2.0) ports and a 60GB HDD are among the notable computing features of the P25, but the focus is on the multimedia and personal theatre experience on offer - 1440 x 900 XGA Display, harman/kardon stereo speakers, NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics and DVD-R/RW multifunction drive. TV viewing and recording features include the ability to use the unit as a set top box.
The Toshiba Satellite P25-S507 is available in the States for US$2,099 and the high-end P25-S607 model costs US$2,699. Toshiba are considering a local release but features specifications have not been finalised.
Stay tuned to Gizmo for updates and follow the links below for more on convergence devices that combine portable computing and home entertainment.
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