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Toshiba gets smart with new consumer range

Posted: Jul 24, 2009 4:16 am |

Toshiba gets smart with new consumer range


Thinking About an Easier Lifestyle


Sydney 24 July 2009: Keeping your memories safe, catching your favourite TV program and checking your notebook's health are just some of the new features Toshiba has introduced in its extensive new range of consumer notebooks launching this week.


The suite of 15 notebooks across five different product lines incorporates a number of new Smart Features designed to ensure technology is seamlessly integrated into every-day life including:


• Reliability & Connectivity
• Personality
• Visibility
• Entertainment and
• Environment


"Notebooks have increasingly become a central device for watching movies on the go, listening to music, storing photos and documents and accessing the internet," says Anthony Geronimo, product marketing manager, Toshiba ISD.


"We've been listening to our customers and have responded with five new simple features that enhance our user's technology experience," he said.


The standout feature across the new range (except the U500) is the 16:9 aspect ratio which provides a true cinematic experience letting you enjoy movies and games in their intended format - not cropping or stretching them to fit the screen.


Reliability and Connectivity


The in-built health monitor means you can easily check your notebook's well-being so you can take remedial action before things come to a sudden stop. 3D HDD locks your pictures and personal files in by instantly shutting down the hard drive upon a sudden knock or fall.




Recharge your MP3 or any other device through your notebook - even while it is turned off. You can do all this with just one plug which means there's no need to carry around a bag of rechargers.




eSATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) can transfer files up to six times faster than previously and a backlit full-sized keyboard together with a wide screen allows you to stay working, playing or relaxing when the light is low.


You can log on very quickly and easily with the face recognition or fingerprint scanner. You'll never need to remember a password again.




The media buttons enable you to press ''play'' on your notebook as you link wirelessly to your television. The buttons also mean you are only a click away from the internet and email.


The TV tuner means you can catch your favourite TV show on the move with crisp sound through the Harmon Kardon speakers.




The eco button constantly monitors your power consumption and impact on the environment which gives you the choice to use your notebook in power saving mode and maintains a history of how much power you have saved over the past day, week, month and year.


What's in Store


Whether you are looking for seamless connectivity to entertainment, productivity, or connecting to the world, you'll find the perfect choice from the following new range:


NB200 | 10.1"


Thinking of Which Adaptors to Take With You on the Road
(RRP $749 Inc GST plus a $100 cash back)


• USB Sleep-and-Charge
• 10.1" TruBrite® LED-backlit Display
• Hard Drive Protection
• Up to 9 Hours Battery Life
• Full-sized QWERTY Keyboard
• Range of Connectivity
• Four exciting colours


U500 | 13.3"


Thinking of a notebook that doesn't keep you in the dark
(RRP $1999 Inc GST)


• 13.3" TruBrite® LCD Display
• Backlit Keyboard
• Styled to Impress - dark Mocha LID
• HDMI-CEC Connection
• Hard Drive Protection
• USB Sleep-and-Charge
• Face Recognition


L510 | 14.0"


Thinking of getting organised
(RRP $1299 Inc GST)


• CD/DVD Buttons
• Stylish Finish - new Metallic Breeze finish with distinctive silver keyboard
• PC Health Monitor
• Eco Utility
• Range of Connectivity
• Face Recognition


L500 | 15.6"


Thinking of Hearing From Old Friends
(RRP $999 or $1199 Inc GST, $100 cash back or RRP $1499 Inc GST)


• Processor Choice
• Stylish Finish - new Metallic Breeze finish with distinctive silver keyboard with numeric keypad.
• CD/DVD Buttons
• PC Health Monitor
• Eco Utility
• Face Recognition
• HDMI selected models


L550 | 17.3"


Thinking of the Bigger Picture
(RRP $1499 Inc GST)


• High Definition Plus Display
• Stylish Finish - the new Metallic Breeze finish with distinctive silver keyboard
• CD/DVD Buttons
• HDMI Connection
• PC Health Monitor
• Face Recognition


A500 | 16.0"


Thinking of a Notebook That Know Your Face
(RRP $1599 - $1899 Inc GST)


• 3D Graphics.
• 16.0" TruBrite® Hi-Def LCD Display
• Multi-touch Control Touchpad
• Edge-to-Edge Display -16" display that runs from edge to edge without bevel interruption. Selected models only
• HDMI-CEC Connection
• USB Sleep-and-Charge
• CD/DVD Buttons
• PC Health Monitor
• Hard Drive Protection
• Face Recognition


P500 Desktop Replacement | 18.4"


Thinking of Entertainment at the Touch of a Button
(RRP $2499 - $2799 Inc GST)


• 3D Graphics
• Widescreen Display -18.4" edge-to-edge widescreen with 1680 x 945 resolution, selected models
• Virtual Surround Sound - built-in harman/kardon® speakers.
• Massive Storage - up to 1TB of storage.
• HDMI-CEC Connection
• USB Sleep-and-Charge
• CD/DVD Buttons
• PC Health Monitor


About Toshiba


Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications equipment and systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at


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