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Toshiba Satellite gets the SLI treatment

X205 with dual 8600M GT's
By: Lars Göran Nilsson | Video Cards News | Posted: Sep 26, 2007 10:44 am

Toshiba has launched two new models in its Satellite X205 series, the SLi1 and SLi3. The names are a bit odd considering both models feature two graphics cards, namely dual GeForce 8600M GT's. Each GPU seems to have 512MB of graphics memory, plus 255MB of TurboCache, but it's not quite clear from the specifications on the site and it could well be 512MB in total.


The two models differ in terms of hardware spec, with the SLi1 featuring a Core 2 Duo T7250 CPU clocked at 2GHz with 4MB of L2 cache. The SLi3 on the other hand features a Core 2 Duo T7500 which is clocked at 2.2GHz, but has the same 4MB of L2 cache. Both CPU's operate on an 800MHz bus speed and both machines come with 2GB of DDR2-5300 memory.



Both machines have 17-inch displays, but the resolution differ, the SLi1 only manages 1,440x900, whereas the SLi3 has superior resolution at 1,680x1,050. Both models features an HD DVD-ROM combo drive which double as a SuperMulti DVD and CD writer. The SLi1 comes with a 240GB hard drive and the SLi3 has a 320GB drive, both spins at 5,400rpm.


Other features include HDMI, S/PDIF out, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, 802.11n Wi-Fi, built in webcam, fingerprint scanner, four Harman Kardon speakers with a subwoofer and the SLi3 also comes with a USB HD TV-tuner. Another interesting feature is that there are no ports located on the back, which according to Toshiba should make it easier to access all the ports. The SLi1 will set you back US$1,999.99 and the SLi3 is 2,499.99.


You can find out more information and buy one here


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