The Satellite 1905 and 5105 Series offer features often found in a desktop, such as Intel's latest chips and a large hard drive.
Toshiba's Satellite 1905 comes with a 2GHz Pentium 4 chip, 40Gbyte hard drive, a 15-inch display and a combination DVD/CD-RW drive. Including Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, the Satellite 1905 starts at $1,899, (£1,300) Carl Pinto, director of portable product marketing in Toshiba's computer systems group, said.
The Satellite 5105 runs on a slower 1.7GHz Pentium 4 but comes with a variety of features targeted toward users of multimedia applications.
Toshiba has included an infrared remote control with the notebook that controls volume and DVD/CD play functions. In addition, the Satellite 5105 includes a port for connecting the notebook to Dolby home audio systems and an nVidia GeForce4 440 Go graphics card. With a 40Gbyte hard drive, the system is priced from $2,299 (£1,570).
For customers looking for cheaper systems, Toshiba has launched the Satellite 1400/1405 and Satellite 2400/2405 series notebooks.
The Satellite 1400 and Satellite 1405 come with a 1.2GHz Celeron chip, 30Gbyte hard drive and 256Mbytes of memory. The 1400 starts at $1,379 (£945) and ships with Windows XP Professional. The 1405 starts at $1,299 (£890) and ships with Windows XP Home Edition.
With the Satellite 2400/2405 series, users will find Pentium 4 chips, a 30Gbyte hard drive and 256Mbytes of memory. The 2400 ships with Windows XP Professional, a 1.7GHz chip and a 15-inch display for $1,799 (£1,230). The 2405 will come with Windows XP Home Edition, a 1.6GHz Pentium 4 and a 14.1-inch display for $1,599 (£1,100).