Though it has already released a number of other systems, Toshiba decided not to waste any time in bringing to light yet two more, the so-called Satellite C660 and Pro C660, which combine powerful hardware with a number of pre-loaded software tools.
The two newcomer are more or less alike, though the hardware options are quite varied, especially when it comes to the central processing unit.
Apparently, Toshiba played the variety and customization cards on this one, providing not just Intel but also AMD CPUs.
To be more specific, the machines can be powered by Intel Celeron, Pentium or Core i3 chips, or an AMD Athlon processor.
Whichever chip is selected is paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and, of course, integrated graphics, which can be either included in the CPU or the chipset.
There is also a hard disk drive with a storage capacity of up to 640 GB, as well as a multi-card reader, so that videos and photos may be easily copied from cameras.
There is also a DVD writer, for optical storage and multimedia playback directly off optical disks, plus the full range of connectivity and I/O options.
To be more specific, besides the predictable Ethernet LAN, there is Bluetooth (optional), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and a VGA webcam.
Furthermore, the list of specification includes boast a multi-gesture touchpad and, of course, a LED-backlit display, in this case a TruBrite LED of 15.6 inches.
As for the software side of things, the Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional operating system is complemented by a number of other programs.
In fact, Toshiba threw in Nero 9 Essentials and office Starter 2010 on both the Satellite C660 and Pro C660, while the former also comes with the Toshiba Media Controller.
The Toshiba Media Controller lets the notebook easily stream content to DLNA devices.
Unfortunately, no prices have been mentioned yet and availability won't ramp up until the fourth quarter.