Dragon Assistant on Ultrabook models leverages the power of speech recognition technology, giving users the freedom and flexibility to control applications using their voice. Simply speaking, "Hello Dragon," launches the assistant and allows people to search the Web, find content on their laptop, play music and movies, check and reply to email, update Facebook and Twitter, make Skype calls and even shut down, restart or put the laptop to sleep.
Satellite E Series models feature touchscreen displays with 10-finger touch support. The Satellite E45t features a 14-inch diagonal HD display, while the Satellite E55t/E55Dt features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display.
The Satellite E series offers a choice of the latest processors from Intel and AMD. Models equipped with 4th generation Intel Core processors deliver smart multi-tasking and visuals, as well as the latest Ultrabook technologies, including Dragon Assistant voice control technology, Intel Smart Response technology and Intel Wireless Display. Models equipped with AMD Accelerated Processing Units feature the quad-core A6 APU, which brings fast performance along with the graphics horsepower of AMD Radeon. Battery life ratings are ranging from 7 hours and up, depending on model and processor.
The Satellite E series includes local storage option ranging from 500 GB to 750 GB. Both ultrathins feature all the essential ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, SD Card slots and two USB 3.0 ports, one with USB Sleep & Charge, and one USB 2.0 port. Configurations also include powerful dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound.
The 14-inch Satellite E45t will be available on August 4, 2013, exclusively at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and Toshiba Direct. The 15.6-inch Satellite E Series will be available in September 2013 at major retailers and e-tailers in the U.S. and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.
Bae said while the Satellite E series notebooks will range in price from just under $600 to less than $900. according to Toshiba.