Toshiba gets smart with new consumer range

Jul 23, 2009 11:16 PM CDT
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.

Personality

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.

Visibility

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.

Entertainment

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.

Environment

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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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