Toshiba's newest portable PCs are 'Windows 10 ready' with Cortana buttons

Toshiba has just announced their new lineup of laptops and hybrids for the back-to-school sales season. While all of them will ship with Windows 8.1, Toshiba says they are "Windows 10 ready" for the upcoming free upgrade. As previously revealed, all of them will have a dedicated key for using Windows 10's version of Cortana.

In case you are wondering, the Cortana key on Toshiba's laptops doesn't look like its circular logo. Rather, it can be activated with a key on the top Function line that looks like a search logo. One of the new PCs is the new Satellite Fusion, which has a display connected on a hinge that rotates 360 degrees for five specific positions. It's on sale right now for $649.99. Toshiba says:

The Satellite Fusion features a 15.6-inch diagonal, TruBrite multi-touch display that can be configured with Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and IPS technology that allows users to enjoy their photos, watch movies or even create digital artwork – all in brilliant color and stunning clarity. The device also includes a best-in-class audio package, featuring Onkyo stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy and audio enhancement software by DTS, so users can experience their music and content with immersive and accurate sound.

Toshiba Radius Windows 10

Another new hybrid that is launching is the Satellite Radius, which will go on sale June 21 exclusively at Best Buy's stores and on its website. It also has a display that can flip 360 degress. Toshiba is selling three versions: The 14-inch Satellite Radius 14, the 15.6-inch Satellite Radius 15 and the 15.6-inch Satellite Radius 15 4K Ultra HD Edition that has a 3840x2160 resolution display. Toshiba says:

These new 2-in-1 convertible PCs are thin and lightweight, featuring sculpted lines and illuminated keyboards. The Satellite Radius 15 features a brushed-metal enclosure, while the Satellite Radius 14 features an all-new brushed resin black matte cover and a brushed-metal palm rest. Powering Toshiba's sleek new Satellite Radius 15 are 5th generation Intel Core™ processors, enabling excellent performance and multitasking. The Satellite Radius 14 is configurable with a 5th generation Intel Core processor or an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). To ensure that consumers are as productive as possible, these devices are also available with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a range of ports and extensions, including one USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot and two Super Speed USB 3.0 ports that enable ultrafast data transfers from external hard drives – one of which is equipped with USB Sleep & Charge technology to enable the charging of additional USB-powered devices even when the PC is powered off.

Prices start at $584.99 for the Satellite Radius 14 and $842.99 for the Satellite Radius 15. Toshiba is also launching new versions of its Satellite C, Satellite L and Satellite S notebooks.

Source: Toshiba

John Callaham