Toshiba has just announced the introduction of a new multimedia notebook which is based on Intel's second-generation Core processors and packs Harman Kardon speakers as well as Nvidia dedicated graphics.Toshiba's new Satellite P745 notebook is built around a 14-inch chassis which sports a 1366x768 resolution LED backlit display and is available in five different models.
All of these feature pretty much the same hardware specifications, apart from the CPUs supported, as the entry level models come with a 2.3GHz Core i5-2410M CPU while the more powerful laptops can feature Intel's 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M.
However, all the CPUs feature dual processing cores with Hyper-Threading support, Intel's Turbo Boost technology and the AVX and Quick Sync technologies.
These are paired together with 4GB of system memory working at 1333MHz and graphics is handled by an Nvidia GeForce GT 525M dedicated GPU with 2GB of VRAM and support for Nvidia's Optimus technology.
The rest of the hardware specifications of the notebook include a 640GB HDD, a DVD SuperMulti optical drive and a built-in HD webcam.
Around the edges of the notebook users will find an USB 3.0 port, an HDMI 1.4a video output an multi-format card reader as well as the usual assortment of ports and connectors.
Nonetheless, things get interesting when taking a look at the notebook's audio capabilities as its speaker system was developed by Harman Kardon and it also comes with support for Dolby's Advanced Audio technology.
Furthermore, the Harman Kardon speakers can even be used when the notebook is powered off by simply connecting an audio device to the Satellite P745 via a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
Another interesting addition is the inclusion of a illuminated keyboard, which should make typing in the dark a lot easier.
For now, the Toshiba Satellite P745 is only available in Asia, and its starting price has been set at about $1,290 US.