Almost three months ago, Toshiba has officially unveiled a new multimedia notebook in Satellite S series, Toshiba Satellite S75t series. Now one of those model, called as Toshiba Satellite S75t-A7217 17.3 inch laptop has listed in Toshiba Direct and expected will be hit the US market in next few days. Like common newest high end multimedia and entertainment machine from Toshiba, the Satellite S75t-A7217 laptop also equipped with multi touch capability to gives great Windows 8 experience and latest generation of Intel Haswell platform that designed to gives fast and seamless multimedia and entertainment experience, along with smooth day to day office multitasks.
Physically, Toshiba Satellite S75t-A7217 looks identical to the Satellite P70-AST2GX1 that released in mid June, expect the size. Weighing only around at 5.9 lbs, this machine fells lighter than Toshiba Satellite P70-AST2GX1 laptop which has dimension in 16.5 x 10.7 x 1.2/1.3 inches and weighing around at 6.6 lbs. Yeah, it’s slightly thinner and lighter than the previous Toshiba Satellite model, but it’s still to heavy to carry around with you.
On the cover, its made from brushed aluminum in Ice Silver color for cover and palm rest. There is also a large TouchPad with multi touch control supports and full sized black keyboard with LED backlit technology, provides faster and more accurate typing session, even in the low light condition. For power supply, the newest Toshiba Satellite S75t Touch model also bundled with a 6-cell Lithium Ion 4800mAh battery. No word on the battery life, but like common 17.3 inch laptop on its class, we think this model can produces at least 3 hours of battery life on light usage.
Speaking of hardware configurations, Toshiba Satellite S75t-A7217 laptop also looks identical to Toshiba P70-AST2GX1 laptop except the graphic cards. Powered by 4th generation of Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad core processor which has a base clock rates at 2.4GHZ and incorporated with 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM, this model delivers more than enough performance to handle the most demanding business and multimedia applications, such as LectureNotes, Roambi Analytics, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and more. Toshiba also said if the multimedia laptop also support Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to increase processor performance up to 3.4GHZ and smoother multitasking performance.
In term of graphics performance, the laptop bring lower specification than the P70-AST2GX1 model that paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 740M dedicated graphics. Yeah, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 as graphics engine is not supported to play modern 3D games in high resolution, but this graphics still provides up to 30 percent better performance than the previous Intel HD graphics 4000. For storage, there is also a 1TB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with speed of 5400 rpm, just like the Toshiba Satellite P70 model.
This model also boasts a 17.3 inch Full High Definition Touch widescreen display and offers 16:9 viewing angle, make it perfect to play modern games or watch your favorite movies in 1080p resolution. The high quality Harman/kardon stereo speakers that located above the keyboard and powered by DTS Studio Sound technology provides great quality audio and allows you to share loud audio directly from this machine. Of course, the display also comes with LED backlit and TruBrite technology, delivering a truly stunning viewing experience and support maximum internal resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels.
And for video conference or self portrait, the built in High Definition web camera that integrated with digital microphone gives your face to face video chats great experience. On the left side, there are a pair of USB 2.0 port and DVD SuperMulti (+/-R single layer) drive for load more games and applications from DVDs cassette or burn your files into CDs cassette. On the other side, you will find a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, headphone jack, microphone jack, VGA port, HDMI port and RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN.
In term of connectivity, the 17.3 inch multimedia laptop brings a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connection and WiFi 802.11b/g/n that provides a reliable and fast connection to your wireless network. Of course, as a modern Toshiba’s machine, the Satellite S75t-A7217 laptop also preloaded with few latest applications, such as Microsoft® Office 365 customers (Trial version), Norton Anti-Theft and Internet Security (30-day trial subscription), TOSHIBA Media Player and TOSHIBA App Place to download more useful applications.
For base configurations, Toshiba Satellite S75t-A7217 17.3 inch multimedia laptop will be preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system and has a starting price around at $1,189.99. Yeah, this is not designed for a budget conscious costumer, but if you have more budget and looking for a reliable high end touch screen laptop to take of the most Windows 8 experience, the S75t-A7217 touch screen laptop is still a good choice and gives a great value for your money. If you are not too concern about multi touch capabilities and looking for a cheaper 17.3 inch multimedia laptop, we recommend you to consider buying a Acer Aspire V3-772G-9653 17.3 inch laptop that equipped with Intel Core i7-4702MQ quad core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 760M dedicated graphics and priced only at $899 with 1 year warranty.