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Toshiba unveils high-powered business notebooks

Experience the Next Wave of Mobile Computing

 

~ Toshiba Introduces High Powered Business Notebooks ~

 

Sydney, 23 July 2008 - Delivering greater choice and flexibility in mobile computing solutions for all budgets, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today launched its latest range of new look and feel, high-powered business notebooks with Intel® Centrino®2 technology.

 

Suitable for even the most dynamic work environments and boasting improved wireless capabilities and the latest graphics and performance enhancements, the business range includes new lighter Tecra models, a refreshed Satellite Pro series and two new Portege models. Toshiba also incorporates another world-first into the Portege range with the introduction of the ultra-portable Portege R500 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) edition with built in 3G - making it still the world's lightest fully-featured notebook.

 

"As Australia's mobile workforce continues to grow unabated, business users require the flexibility to manage the increasing demands of work and personal life from anywhere via efficient devices," said Mathew Tumminello, Product Marketing Manager at Toshiba ISD.

 

"Toshiba's new business notebooks keep pace with the evolution of today's mobile worker and better facilitate information sharing and cross-collaboration across dispersed workforces," he concluded.

 

The new business notebooks also incorporate a host of innovative technologies including:

 

- Intel® Centrino®2 Processor Technology for faster performance
- ConfigFree® provides hassle-free, location-based connectivity for wired and wireless networks for an enhanced mobile communication experience
- eSATA/USB for faster data transfer speed while saving computer processor resources
- Eco-setting to reduce power consumption and cut off power in idle mode for a maximised battery life
- PC Health Monitor for statistical analysis and easy user notebook maintenance
- Toshiba's EasyGuard for notebook protection features
- Sleep-and-Charge USB port to enable the charging of mobile devices even when the notebook is hibernating or turned off
- Business card reader to convert standard business cards to digital format
- Face recognition for secure, easy and convenient Windows log-on by face and recognition of multiple users and;
- An integrated webcam for collaborative communications.

 


World-class, world-fast technologies - again: Portege R500 SSD

 

A world first in more ways than one, the Portege R500 offers the ultimate in portability, connectivity and efficiency. Weighing from just 887 grams, the Portege R500 SSD boasts a powerful 128GB solid state drive (SSD) in place of a mechanical hard drive, offering a highly ruggedised, faster and more power-efficient notebook. As the world's lightest fully-featured notebook, the Portege R500 SSD edition now also comes with inbuilt 3G HSDPA, for instant access to Wireless Broadband, redefining portability and taking mobile computing to the next level.

 


Big business, small solutions: Tecra series

 

Toshiba's new business additions deliver robust performance enhancements suitable for any remote worker. Including the new Tecra A10, Tecra P10 - now 100g lighter than before - and the Tecra M10, these models offer users more choice than ever to suit more business requirements and budgets.

Answering the needs of small and large businesses and designed to deliver, the Tecra series features a stylish latchless design, integrated webcam and fingerprint reader. The series also incorporates Toshiba's EasyGuard technologies to help protect hard drives from shock and spill damage.

 

Better than Ever: Refreshed Satellite Pro series
Ideal for highly mobile individuals who need to travel light, the ultra-portable Satellite Pro series delivers stylish, powerful and affordable mobile computing solutions.

 

Designed with small businesses in mind, the Satellite Pro P300 is a high-end multimedia notebook built for businesses requiring high quality graphics and audio capability. Also featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor for improved performance and battery life, the Satellite Pro P300 incorporates EasyGuard technologies. The Satellite A300 now features Intel® Centrino®2 technology, while the L300 is designed to meet all budgets for mobile computing.

 

Smart Style: Portege M800

 

The new Portege M800 is designed for business users demanding a stylish and affordable ultra-portable notebook experience. Compact, durable and secure, the Portege M800 sports a stunning 13.3" widescreen and is ideal for mobile workers that do not want to compromise on performance.

 


Portege R500 128GB SSD with inbuilt 3G (Australia-only):

 

- Available in two models with Intel® Core™2 Duo (1.3GHz HDD and 1.3GHz SSD)
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 12.1inch WXGA 200 LD-LW transreflective screen
- 128GB SSD or 160GB HDD/ 1GB memory
- 6 cell Lithium-Ion battery
- Weighs from 887g

 

Portege M800:

 

- Available in two models with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 or P8600
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 13.3 inch WXGA 200 LD-LW transreflective screen
- 200GB - 320GB HDD/ 2GB memory
- 2 USB ports (1 x Hi-Speed SB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 eSATA/USB combo)
- Biometric security with advanced fingerprint sensor

 

Satellite Pro P300:

 

- Available in two models with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 or T9400
- Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional Media downgrade
- 160GB - 640GB HDD / 1GB - 4GB of memory
- 17.0 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Integrated face recognition and fingerprint reader
- 4 USB ports (3 x Hi-Speed SB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 eSATA/USB combo)

Satellite Pro A300:

 

- Intel® Core™2 Duo P7350 Processor
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 200GB HDD / 2GB of memory
- 15.4 inch WXGA Widescreen
- Integrated facial recognition and fingerprint reader
- 3 USB ports (2 x Hi-Speed SB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 eSATA/USB combo)

Satellite Pro L300:

 

- Available in two models with Intel® Pentium® T2390 Processor
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Basic or Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 120GB - 160GB HDD/ 1GB memory
- 15.4 inch widescreen
- 3 USB ports Hi-Speed SB 2.0
- Integrated webcam

Tecra A10:

 

- Available in three models with Intel® Core™2 Duo P8400, P8600 or T9400 Processor
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 15.4 inch widescreen
- 120GB - 250GB HDD / 1GB - 2GB memory
- 3 USB ports (2 x Hi-Speed SB 2.0 Sleep and Charge +1 eSATA/USB combo)

 

Tecra P10:

 

- Available in two models with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 and T9400
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 15.4 inch WXGA TFT widescreen
- 120GB or 250GB HDD/ 1GB - 2Gbmemory
- NVIDIA QUADRO® NVS 150M with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
- 4 USB ports Hi-Speed SB 2.0
- Biometric security with advanced fingerprint sensor

Tecra M10:

 

- Available in three models with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400, P8600 and T9400
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32bit SP1 (OEM) with Windows® XP Professional media downgrade
- 14.1 inch WXGA TFT widescreen
- 120GB or 200GB HDD/ 1GB - 4GB memory
- 4 USB ports Hi-Speed SB 2.0
- Biometric security with advanced fingerprint sensor

 

Availability

 

The Tecra A10, Tecra P10 and Tecra M10, Satellite Pro P300, Satellite Pro A300, Satellite Pro L300, Portege M800 and Portege R500 128GB SSD with inbuilt 3G will be shipping via Toshiba Authorised retailers, resellers and distributors from July 28, pricing to be announced shortly.

 

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$73 billion 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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