Toshiba Intros Face Recognition In New Laptops

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Concerned about the wrong people using your laptop when you are away? No worries! Toshiba’s new face recognition works in conjunction with system logins, deterring privacy violating snoopers and adding complexion to your gadget addiction.

Besides the new integrated recognition software, the new Toshiba laptops will also be receiving a facelift. Specifications seem to have kicked up a notch and pricing looks to be about the same as last year’s model.

Portege M800
Geared towards the business user, this 13.3″ laptop is available in white or silver and will be retailing for between $1,200-$1,500. It also featuers an old school built-in FM radio tuner, something really useful if you’re the type who listens to NPR at work alot.

Satellite M300 and A300
With the same shiny finish as the Portege, the 14.1″ M300 model sacrifices a few ports in exchange for portability while his brother the A300 15.4″ has more ports, but is a bit heavier. These two models feature the ever-so-cool Regza-Link port, which connects to a larger display allowing bi-directional control of the laptop via an HDMI-CEC compatible TV remote control. So, if you wanted to, you could start up Windows Media Center and access the harddisk content without having to switch remotes. Other notable features include a built-in FM tuner, Harman Kardon speakers, fingerprint sensor, and a matching glossy keyboard. The Satellite M300 will be retailing for about $1,100-$1,700 and the A300 starts at $1,900.

Satellite L310 and L300
The budget lineup lacks the nice finish, but still continues to feature the aforementioned facial recognition feature and the standard DVD writer, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The Satellite L310 starts at $800 and the L300 price has yet to be announced.