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Toshiba updates its range of consumer notebooks

  • 22 May, 2007 09:00

<p>Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today updated its range of consumer notebooks to include the latest technology for mobile computing in the home, including the new Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system, Kedron n wireless and a Web camera.</p>
<p>In addition, Toshiba has re-designed the casework of its consumer models, the Satellite series, to incorporate a glossy new finish with larger Toshiba branding on the lid and stylised blue lights on the front panel. The chassis has also been re-sized to be wider but shorter in length to accommodate for widescreen resolution, and be more comfortable for travellers on airplanes.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Satellite series offers an extensive range of consumer notebooks, from entry-level desktop replacements through to high-end gaming powerhouses. The Satellite range consists of the Satellite A200 (previously the A100) and the Satellite P200 (previously the P100). The new range includes models that feature a 1.3MP built-in webcam for live video chatting, as well as the latest Intel 802.11n wireless standard, Kendron n wireless, for enhanced wireless connectivity (see below specs for details of which models) .</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Qosmio notebooks, the G30 and F30, are the latest additions to Toshiba’s AV notebook PC series. As part of this refresh, the Qosmio G30 is the world’s first notebook to offer a HD DVD-R drive for recording data on HD DVD media. Users can now play and burn HD DVDs similar to playing or burning a standard DVD or CD. The Qosmio F30 remains unchanged.</p>
<p>“As more and more Australians discover the benefits of notebook computing, we expect notebook PCs to form over half of the Australian personal computer market by 2008,” says Justin White, product manager for Toshiba ISD Australia and New Zealand. “We are excited to drive this trend by offering Australians the latest in mobile technology for the home at the lowest possible price.”</p>
<p>The updated notebooks come pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home / Vista Home Premium and include: the Satellite A200, Satellite P200 and Qosmio G30.</p>
<p>Satellite A200: 15.4-inch desktop replacement ($1,099 - $2,299 Inc. GST) *some models are available with $100 cash-back</p>
<p>- Available in seven models: three with Intel Core 2 Duo, three with Intel Core Duo, one entry-level Core Solo model</p>
<p>- 15.4-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA</p>
<p>- 80GB, 120BG or 160GB hard drive; 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB memory</p>
<p>- 1.3MP with mic in higher-end models</p>
<p>Satellite P200: High-end multimedia notebook for gamers ($2,799 or $3,699 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>- Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo T7200 / T7400</p>
<p>- 17-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA+</p>
<p>- 200GB or 320GB hard drive; 2GB memory</p>
<p>- nVidia GeForce Go 7600 video card</p>
<p>- 1.3MP with mic</p>
<p>Qosmio G30: Four-in-one mobile entertainment unit with integrated HD-DVD drive ($5,499 Inc. GST)</p>
<p>- Intel Core2 Duo T7400 processor</p>
<p>- 17.1-inch TruBrite Widescreen UXGA</p>
<p>- 320GB hard drive; 2GB memory</p>
<p>- HD DVD-R/ SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive</p>
<p>The retail range comes with one year international parts and labour warranty, including complimentary courier pick-up and return service (Australia and New Zealand).</p>
<p>The Satellite range is available through Toshiba authorised retailers (MobileLife business partners).</p>
<p>The Qosmio F30 and G30 are available at Dick Smith Powerhouse, selected Harvey Norman, David Jones, MYER, Domayne &amp; Clive Peeters stores.</p>
<p>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 ninth largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 161,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over AU$73billion on a consolidated basis. Toshiba is the leader in the Australian notebook market, with 22% market share for calendar year 2006 (IDC) and remaining as leader both in market share and revenue.
Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services. 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.
Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and is this year celebrating its 22nd anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions.
Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>

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