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Toshiba's new retail range brings tablet technology to town

  • 18 May, 2005 14:28

<p>Sydney, 18 May 2005: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) has released a new range of notebook computers for the retail sector, to provide consumer and small businesses with a choice of the most advanced mobile computing technology at every price-point. The range includes four new models and advancements to two of Toshiba’s most popular machines.</p>
<p>The four new models are the:</p>
<p>Satellite R10: Australian consumers now have the opportunity to experience pen-based mobile computing with the availability of the</p>
<p>Satellite R10 in retail outlets - and at a price that sets a new benchmark in the affordability of tablet technology available from $3,499</p>
<p>Satellite M40X: a powerful widescreen notebook in a slender chassis, the M40X balances the entertainment and graphics features of its ‘older brother’, the M40, at an affordable price – starting from $2,299;</p>
<p>Satellite A80: the Satellite A80 offers versatility to home users and students looking for an affordable desktop-replacement notebook that combines mobility, wireless and quality graphics resolution - from $1,799;</p>
<p>Satellite L10: the Satellite L10 is designed for the price sensitive-consumer looking for an entry-level notebook for basic mobile computing.</p>
<p>Upgrades have been made to:</p>
<p>Satellite M40: one of Toshiba’s most popular machines has been improved with an Intel Pentium M Processor 760, 80 GB hard drive, integrated Bluetooth and the new Centrino Mobile Intel 915PM Express Chipset for optimal mobile performance;</p>
<p>Satellite P30: yet again more powerful, the Satellite P30 has been upgraded with an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 560 (3.6 GHz), DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive, and Express Card Slot. The Satellite P30 continues to be one of the most advanced multimedia notebooks available, making it ideal for gaming enthusiasts, photographers and designers.</p>
<p>“With mobile computing becoming a first choice for many Australians, we are seeing the market diversify. Whilst ‘only the best will do’ for some who are looking to meet a specialised work or hobby need, others are happy with base level computing applications but want the versatility of a notebook, on a budget,” said Matt Codrington, product marketing manager: Toshiba ISD. “We have designed our new range to ensure that at whatever price, our models are the most advanced and powerful available.”</p>
<p>“The launch of the first tablet into the retail sector, the inclusion of widescreen technology and double-layer DVD SuperMulti drives, which enable users to burn DVDs of all formats and more easily store and archive information, are examples of how we are leading the field with this range. Also, a number of the new models feature Intel’s new Centrino technology for improved processing speed and wireless capability,” he said.</p>
<p>*Satellite R10</p>
<p>Tablet PC technology has finally arrived in the retail marketplace. For home-users and students looking for a fast and productive way of editing documents and email whilst on-the go, the Satellite R10 tablet PC is a great option. It features a large 14 inch poly-silicon display, pressure sensitive digitiser, a 60GB hard drive and 1.7 MHz processor to ensure a high quality resolution and fast access, making it ideal for watching DVDs as well as pen-based application whilst mobile.</p>
<p>The Satellite R10 is also equipped with Toshiba’s latest ruggedised technology including three-dimensional drop detection technology, which protects the hard disk drive data from sudden impact. Toshiba is the only vendor that incorporates a shock detector from three angles, maximising the protection of information.</p>
<p>The Satellite R10 also comes with an optional Tablet Multi Dock, for simple connection to optional peripherals whilst at home or in-the-office.</p>
<p>Satellite M40X</p>
<p>The Satellite M40X is designed for people looking for the best in multimedia technology and a contemporary style in a notebook computer, but who do not want to spend top-of-the-range prices. The model features a 15.4 inch widescreen display and TruSurround sound for a high-quality DVD watching experience, plus has a six in one PC card slot, making it one of the most versatile for digital image processing.</p>
<p>The Satellite M40X is available with the latest Intel Pentium M Processor (Sonoma) technology at either 1.86 or 1.73 GHz processor for outstanding mobile performance. It also features a 40 or 60 GB hard drive for greater storage of music, video and photographs. In addition, the Toshiba Express Media Player, which allows users to watch DVDs or play music without having to boot up their computers.</p>
<p>Satellite M40</p>
<p>A step up from the Satellite M40X, the Satellite M40 features high quality nVidia GeForce 6600 video graphics engine and Harmon Kardon stereo speakers for an advanced multimedia experience. In addition, the Toshiba Express Media Player, which allows users to watch DVDs or play music without having to boot up their computers.</p>
<p>The upgrades to the Satellite M40 include an Intel Pentium M Processor at 2.0 Ghz, plus a double-layer DVD Super Multi drive for greater processing power and larger capacity for DVD formatting.</p>
<p>Satellite P30</p>
<p>The Satellite P30 is a multimedia machine, designed for gamers and professionals who manage graphic, sound and digital content. The notebook includes an Intel Pentium 4 Processor (with a 800MHz front side bus), one of the fastest available, for the ability to run multiple multimedia applications without any loss of performance. With a crisp 17 inch cinematic-quality widescreen display and premium Harmon Kardon stereo speakers, users are guaranteed one of the best movie experiences available.</p>
<p>Satellite A80</p>
<p>For users wanting a mobile solution to conduct work, surf the Internet, store and process photography, the Satellite A80 is an ideal value-for-money option. It includes an Intel Pentium M Processor 730, PCI Express technology and integrated tri-band Intel 802.11a/b/g WiFi, to provide users with an optimal wireless and multimedia experience – be it at home or in the office. It also features a 15 inch TruBrite (CSV high resolution) display for a clear and and bright resolution even in sunlight.</p>
<p>Satellite L10</p>
<p>When cost is the most important consideration in buying a computer, the Satellite L10 is the ideal choice that still offers purchasers the versatility and mobility of a notebook. Offering an Intel Celeron M processor, Microsoft Office OneNote and DVD SuperMulti multi format drive, users can collect, manage and playback digital content, and try new productivity applications.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Toshiba’s retail range* is available from selected Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, David Jones, MYER, Domayne, Good Guys, WOW, Leading Edge, Retravision, and Clive Peteers stores.</p>
<p>*Satellite R10 available through selected Harvey Norman stores only.</p>
<p>Model: Satellite R10</p>
<p>Processor
Intel® Pentium® M 735 Processor 1.7GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB L2</p>
<p>Display
14.1" T-XGA 1024 x 768</p>
<p>Memory
512MB</p>
<p>Hard disk drive
60GB</p>
<p>Drive
DVD SuperMulti DL DVD±R±RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM</p>
<p>Modem/LAN
V.92 modem + Fax, 10/100 LAN, 802.11abg WiFi</p>
<p>Connectivity
USB x 3 / 1394 / SD card reader / PC Card / S-Video Out / Tablet Fast Keys</p>
<p>Operating system
Microsoft® Windows® Tablet PC Edition 2005 (OEM)</p>
<p>Pricing
$3499 RRP inc</p>
<p>About Toshiba</p>
<p>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 165,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over US$47 billion on a consolidated basis. With notebook market share of 28% (according to IDC’s Q4 2004 figures), Toshiba ISD is comfortably the Australian market share market leader.</p>
<p>Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services and is also the only leading computer brand that is 100 per cent channel-centric. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&amp;D budget roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area.</p>
<p>Toshiba pioneered the notebook market in 1985 and in recent years, Toshiba ISD extended its solutions offering for Australia and New Zealand with the inclusion of a range of projectors, Pocket PCs and personal storage products.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>

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