Toshiba has announced its new ultraportable laptop named as Toshiba Satellite U500, which features a new and streamlined design. Satellite U500 features 13-inch LCD screen, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 8 GB memory, a hard disk capacity of up to 500GB, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 GPU. In addition, the new Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop also comes with battery life of up to 3.5 hours which lets users enjoy freedom from AC power outlets while they work and play. On the other hand, to protect data in case of a drop or shocks, the Satellite U500 has a 3D impact sensor integrated which removes the writing head within a fraction of a second when drop is detected.


Specification of Toshiba Satellite U500

  • 13.3-inch WXGA Toshiba TruBrite display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Up to 8 GB DDR memory
  • Up to 500 GB of hard disk
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 GPU graphics with 512MB of DDR3 VRAM
  • DVD Super Multi optical drive
  • Wide format HD webcam
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • WLAN, Gigabit LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5-in-1 media card slot, HDMI(High Definition Multimedia Interface) port
  • Two USB 2.0 ports and an additional eSATA/USB combo port
  • Toshiba’s Face Recognition software
  • Battery life up to 3.5 hours
  • ENERGY STAR 5.0 ready
  • Windows Vista

“We have created a stand out design that gives a personal feel to the ultra-portable Satellite U500 and we know, that our customers value that,” says Thomas Teckentrup, General Manager, Toshiba Computer Systems Division Europe. “With the Satellite U500 we offer consumers a fully featured yet ultra-portable laptop at a very attractive price point.”

The Toshiba Satellite U500 are available in two color: Brown Luxe with either chrome or silver accents. The laptop measures just 317 x 230.6 x 29.5 mm and weighs only 2.15kg(with battery). Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop will be available in Europe next month for starting price from €699($980) through selected leading retailer.