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Merry Mobile Christmas: Toshiba refreshes its notebook range

  • 12 December, 2006 18:08

<p>Sydney, 12 December 2006 – Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today announced a refresh on its Tecra and Portégé business notebook range, which incorporates the latest Intel Core2 Duo processors, optimised to support Microsoft Windows Vista*.</p>
<p>A new addition to the business range is the Tecra P, designed to be a durable and secure mobile computer for daily business computing. The Tecra P replaces the flagship Tecra S3 notebook, launched as the world’s first notebook to fully comply with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.</p>
<p>The refreshed models are all ‘Vista ready’ and the latest Intel chipsets deliver power savings to extend the mobile working day through improved battery-operating times and increase overall performance by aiming to speed up everyday tasks.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s business range aims to offer a notebook appropriate to suit any business need and budget requirement. Toshiba’s business notebooks are built to minimise total lifetime cost of ownership, especially the Tecra P and Tecra M5 notebooks. This is achieved through Toshiba’s EasyGuard suite of technologies, which assist in protecting against data loss and theft, as well as improving connectivity through wired or wireless features. These features include fingerprint reader, spill-resistant keyboard, anti-theft timer, RAID, and Device Access Control.</p>
<p>Tecra P: Ruggedised desktop replacement for fleet purchasers ($2,640 or $3,300 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo T5500 or T7200</p>
<p>-15.4-inch widescreen XGA or SXGA display</p>
<p>-80GB hard drive; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-Biometrics – fingerprint reader; spill-resistant keyboard</p>
<p>-3 year international parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Tecra M5: Desktop replacement for people who don’t spend all their time at a desk ($2,695 - $3,960 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Available in three models with Intel Core2 Duo T5600, T7200 or T7400</p>
<p>-14.1-inch chassis</p>
<p>-60GB, 80GB or 100GB hard drive; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-3 year international parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Tecra M7: Widescreen tablet PC ($4,070 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Intel Core2 Duo T7200</p>
<p>-14.1-inch widescreen XGA (same as A4 piece of paper) to aid business applications such as entering sales information, taking notes or business graphic applications</p>
<p>-80GB hard drive; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-3 year international parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Tecra A6: Entry-level widescreen for mobile business users ($1,980 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Intel Core2 Duo T5500</p>
<p>-14.1-inch widescreen XGA</p>
<p>-60GB hard drive; 512MB memory</p>
<p>-Biometric security</p>
<p>Tecra A7: Widescreen desktop replacement for professional businesses and SOHO users ($2,310 or $2,750 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo T5500 or T5600</p>
<p>-15.4-inch widescreen XGA or SXGA</p>
<p>-60GB; 100GB hard drive or 512MB; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-Dedicated business graphics</p>
<p>Tecra A8: Highly Ruggedised desktop replacement for small business users ($1,870 - $2,420 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Available in three models with Intel Core Duo T2300E, T2400 or T2500</p>
<p>-15.4-inch widescreen XGA</p>
<p>-60GB, 80GB or 100GB hard drive; 768MB or 1GB memory</p>
<p>-HALT Tested</p>
<p>Portégé M500: Ultra-portable widescreen for executives on the move ($2,970 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Intel Core2 Duo T5500</p>
<p>-12.1-inch Trubrite (CSV) widescreen XGA</p>
<p>-60GB hard drive; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-1.8 kilogram</p>
<p>-3 year international parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Satellite Pro P100: High-end business multimedia notebook ($3,190 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>-Intel Core2 Duo T5500</p>
<p>-17-inch Trubrite (CSV) widescreen</p>
<p>-120GB hard drive; 1GB memory</p>
<p>-nVidia Go7300 512MB (256MB dedicated video memory)</p>
<p>The Tecra P, Tecra M5, Tecra M7 Tablet and Portégé M500 come with three years international parts and labour warranty including complimentary courier pick-up and return service. The other models listed above come with one year international parts and labour warranty.</p>
<p>Toshiba business notebooks are available through Toshiba Authorised resellers and distributors.</p>
<p>* Notebook purchases between 26 October 2006 and 15 March 2007 will qualify for an Express Upgrade to Windows Vista. For further information, please visit www.isd.toshiba.com.au/vistaupgrade</p>

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