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Toshiba delivers 14 new Centrino 2 notebooks

~ Toshiba Introduces Powerful Consumer Notebooks to Colour the Senses ~

 

SYDNEY, 23 July 2008 - Designed for the avid multi-media and entertainment enthusiast, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today launched a range of powerful and colourful consumer notebooks that deliver a high-class, sensory digital entertainment experience.

 

A range of 21 consumer notebooks, of which 14 feature the new Intel® Centrino®2 technology, have been introduced to suit all budgets. Toshiba's new consumer range includes new colours, two new Qosmio models and refreshed Satellite U400 series, Satellite A300 series, Satellite P300 series, Satellite L300 series and Satellite M300.

 

Toshiba has introduced a host of innovative features and technologies with this range, including the world-first notebook integrating the Toshiba Quad Core HD Processor, a high performance media engine for notebooks that enhances the performance and speed of multi-media applications, providing users with a range of HD and video entertainment experiences.

 

Additionally, the Toshiba consumer notebook range incorporates Intel® Centrino®2 technology for enhanced clock speeds and faster access to your favourite entertainment, eSATA/USB for next generation high-speed data transfer, built-in FM tuner and improved integrated graphic capabilities for creating, editing and sharing multi-media content on the go.

 

"As the shift from desktop to notebook formats continues, consumers want to experience a better mobile lifestyle and be able to connect to their work, play and entertainment from any environment," said Justin White, Product Marketing Manager, Toshiba ISD. "Toshiba's new range introduces a slew of new features, from the world-first Quad Core HD Processor, to new colours and more storage for backing up content and improving speeds. The new notebooks reflect the lifestyle and entertainment requirements of the modern consumer," he concluded.

 

Setting a new precedent for digital entertainment: new Qosmio range
The new Qosmio notebooks represent a premium extension of Toshiba's Satellite notebook range and deliver a new generation of portable PCs that offer desktop-like performance and immersive audio and video entertainment experience like never before.

 

This range incorporates leading-edge technology for a true digital entertainment experience, including Toshiba's Quad Core HD processor, a media processor based on cell architecture that offers four main features:

 

• Upconversion: Upconverting standard definition video content into a high-definition format.
• Transcoding: Fast video processing of Standard and High Definition videos whilst offering high speed editing.
• Face Navigation: Video indexing based on the recognition of a person's face.
• Gesture Control: Enabling the control of AV applications through intuitive hand gestures.

 

Qosmio G50: A$2799 RRP incl. GST
- Sports an 18.4 inch Widescreen Full HD screen, providing a true 16:9 cinema experience in a notebook
- Features Toshiba Quad Core HD Processor - video upconverting, gesture control technology, face and volume indexing and HD video editing
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Ultimate
- Available with Intel® Core™2 Duo T9400
- Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics for enhanced graphics capabilities
- Premium 5 x Harman Kardon® stereo speakers with sub-woofer technology for rich sound quality
- Feather-touch, quick-launch multi-media pad for instant access to entertainment
- Dual hard-drive support for increased storage capacity and memory increase
- Integrated FM Radio Tuner
- 640GB HD / 4GB of memory
- 4 USB Ports (3 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated face recognition and fingerprint reader

 

Qosmio F50: A$2199 RRP incl. GST
- Sports a 15.4 inch WXGA Widescreen
- HDMI-CEC support for single cable AV connection to high definition televisions
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium
- Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics for enhanced graphics capabilities
- Premium 2 x Harman Kardon® stereo speakers with sub woofer technology
- Feather-touch, quick-launch multi-media pad for instant access to entertainment
- Available with Intel® Core™2 Duo P8600
- 500GB HD / 4GB of memory
- Dual hard-drive support for increased storage capacity and memory increase
- FM Radio Tuner
- 4 USB Ports (3 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated facial recognition and fingerprint reader

 


Greater choice: The Satellite range
The stylish Satellite range offers a great range of entry-level desktop replacements through to high-end multi-media machines. Prices range from $749 to $2,299 RRP incl. GST and include the Satellite U400 series, Satellite A300 series, Satellite P300 series, Satellite L300 series and Satellite M300.

 

Satellite U400: A$1699 - A$1999 RRP incl. GST
- Affordable, fully-featured ultra portable notebook
- Available in two models with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7350 or P8600
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 250GB - 320GB HD / 2GB - 4GB of memory
- 13.3 inch WXGA Widescreen
- 2 USB Ports (1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated webcam and fingerprint reader

 

Satellite M300: A$1699 RRP incl. GST
- Available in three stylish colours: Red, White and Mercury Silver
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium
- Three models available with Intel®Core™2 Duo Processor T5750 or P8400
up to 320GB HD / 2GB of memory
- 14.1 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Premium Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers for rich sound quality
- Integrated FM Radio Tuner
- 2 USB Ports (1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated face recognition and fingerprint reader

 

Satellite L300: A$749 - A$1099 RRP incl. GST and A$150 cashback
- New look and feel, fully-featured notebook for the budget-conscious
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium
- Available in four models with Intel® Celeron® Processor 550 or Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2410
- 120GB - 250GB HD / 2GB of memory
- 15.4 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Integrated web cam
- 3 x Hi-Speed USB Ports

 

Satellite A300: A$1299 - A$2299 RRP incl. GST
- Available in six models with Intel®Core™2 Duo Processor T5750, T5850, P7350, P8400 and T9400
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium 64bit in box and Microsoft Windows Vista® Business with Windows® XP Professional downgrade media
- 250GB - 640GB HD / 2GB - 4GB of memory
- Sports a 15.4 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Dual hard-drive support for enhanced data protection [not available on all models]
- Premium Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers for rich sound quality
- FM Radio Tuner
- 4 USB Ports (3 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated face recognition and fingerprint reader

 

Satellite P300: A$1299 - A$2299 RRP incl. GST
- Available in three models with Intel®Core™2 Duo P8400, P8600 or T9400
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium and Microsoft Windows Vista® Ultimate
- 400GB - 800GB HD / 4GB of memory
- 17.0 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Premium Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers for rich sound quality
- Feather-touch, quick-launch multi-media pad for instant access to entertainment
- Dual hard-drive support for enhanced data protection
- FM Radio Tuner
- 4 USB Ports (3 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 x eSATA/USB combo)
- Integrated face recognition and fingerprint reader

 


Availability

 

The Satellite U400 series, Satellite A300 series, Satellite P300 series, Satellite L300 series, Satellite M300, Qosmio G50 and Qosmio F50 will be available via Toshiba Authorised retailers, resellers and distributors from August 9.

 

Please telephone 13 30 70 or visit http://www.isd.toshiba.com.au for more information.

 


About Toshiba

 

Toshiba's Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 191,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over A$73billion on a consolidated basis.

 

Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&D budget, roughly equal to Australia's total expenditure as a country in this area. Toshiba ISD extended its business in 2007 to include Toshiba's audio visual (AV) products. This expansion is a consolidation of the company's IT and AV technology offerings and drives Toshiba Corporation to be a key player in the Australian computing and home entertainment market.

 

Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and in 2006 celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions. Toshiba's Virtual Pressroom: http://www.isd.toshiba.com.au

 

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