Toshiba unveils new business laptops: Tecra A11; Qosmio X500; Satellite Pro L450, L500, L550

Toshiba this week announced its new business laptop lineup, including the Tecra A11, Qosmio X500, Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 systems.

Toshiba this week announced its new business laptop lineup, including the Tecra A11, Qosmio X500, Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 systems.

This year's focus: small and mid-size businesses, from educational to government applications.

The Tecra A11 (pictured, above) gets a visual refresh and is now thinner and lighter. It's got an integrated 10-key numeric keypad with a rougher finish, new Intel Core processors, a 15.6-inch LED backlit 15.6-inch HD widescreen display and optional Nvidia GeForce 512MB graphics.

In terms of business features, the A11 comes with a three-year standard limited warranty and EasyGuard bump and spill protection. It starts at $879.

The Qosmio X500 workstation laptop is aimed at engineers, designers and other folks with serious horsepower requirements. The X500 features Intel's new Core i7-720QM quad-core processor, Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M graphics (1GB GDDR5 memory), and up to 8GB of RAM.

It's also got an 18.4-inch widescreen HD display, a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, HDMI port with HD support and S/P DIF, an eSATA/USB Combo port and a Blu-ray drive.  It comes in "Omega Black" with red chrome accents and starts at $1,549.

Finally, the new Satellite Pro models come with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Ethernet, webcam, and wireless connectivity. They have 15.6-inch diagonal HD widescreen displays and retail for $529, $579 and $649.

All are available now.