PowerBook killer? Toshiba debuts first Windows 17-inch notebook

“Toshiba is offering a much wider view with its newest Satellite notebook PC. The company on Tuesday launched a new Satellite P25 with a 17-inch, wide-angle display, the largest screen it has offered to date,” reports John G. Spooner for CNET News.com.

“The P25, which will start at $2,099, is the first Windows notebook from a brand-name manufacturer to come with a 17-inch wide-angle display. Apple Computer was first to reach the 17-inch mark earlier this year with its big-screen PowerBook,” Spooner reports. “Along with its larger display, the notebook includes a DVD burner and a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 processor with hyperthreading technology. It also sports 512MB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive, an Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 graphics card and built-in 802.11b wireless networking.”

“The Satellite’s 17-inch panel offers a maximum resolution of 1,440 by 900 pixels, Toshiba said. The Satellite P25 measures 16.4 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and 1.8 inches thick, making it the largest notebook in Toshiba’s inventory. It’s also the heaviest, weighing in at 9.9 pounds–3.1 pounds more than Apple’s 17-inch PowerBook, though it costs $1,200 less,” Spooner reports.

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22 Comments

  1. The toshiba website doesn’t show any close up photos of the notebook. It looks really ugly, It’s got a tapered bottom for some reason.

    Picture here:

  2. I was wondering about the weight since almost all the other PC Mags that previewed it, excluded that particular detail. 9.9 lbs, they are kidding right? How can they compare it with a straight face to the Powerbook! I wouldn’t buy a 10lb notebook period. Jokers.

  3. The chunky look reminds me of my first Powerbook, a 145B, big and heavy.
    This baby even has a Parallel port on the back! When will Wintel kick these types of ports, they are archaic.
    Could they put any more buttons on it??????
    And at that weight, it’d kick a$$ for bicep reps….

  4. “Satellite”, huh? And it weighs as much as one of Saturn’s moons, too. Nice try, but there’s no way I would want to lug that thing around, no matter how much it costs…

  5. My rule of thumb for portability has always been that it must weigh less than an unloaded Garand M-1 rifle (9.5 lbs) because I know from experience how heavy the rifle was carrying it any distance. So this new “portable” fails the M-1 test.

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    NOBODY can build hardware or software like APPLE when will these PC people EVER LEARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-O

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