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Toshiba gets back to business with the ultimate in performance and reliability

  • 01 August, 2007 15:00

<p>Designed for corporate and small to medium business users, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today released its latest range of high powered business notebooks. The Tecra, Portégé and Satellite Pro series all provide the latest enhancements in performance, stability and security, and feature the new Intel® Centrino® Pro processor.</p>
<p>Toshiba designed its business range around Intel’s latest Centrino technology, which includes the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the Mobile Intel 965 chipset, the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link and the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT 2.5) . The end result is a business notebook with enhanced performance, longer battery life and expanded wireless connectivity.</p>
<p>Toshiba enhanced its EasyGuard technology across the range to ensure even greater security and peace of mind for business users. The shock absorbing design now features protection zones across the sides of the notebooks to better withstand unintended drops. Toshiba also incorporates a three-dimensional accelerometer to help guard the hard disk drive (HDD) against accidental knocks and bumps. Finally, the spill resistant keyboard has been improved to help protect against accidental spills of soft drinks and coffee - an upgrade from the previous protection against water only.</p>
<p>“Toshiba takes mobile computing to the next level by providing professionals with a no compromise solution for productivity, whether on the road or in the office,” said Mark Whittard, general manager, Toshiba ISD. “Today’s professionals are constantly on-the-move, making notebook accidents more likely to happen than ever before. Toshiba has engineered its notebooks to withstand everyday spills, knocks and drops, and our business range has achieved among the lowest failure rates in the industry.”</p>
<p>Tecra – Performance for the masses
The Tecra range has been consolidated down to three notebooks: the Tecra A9, M9 and P5.</p>
<p>The Tecra A9 replaces the Tecra A8, whose stringent testing and durable chassis ensure it has the least amount of warranty claims than any other Toshiba notebook. It also features Toshiba’s Sleep and Charge USB port, which allows users to charge compatible electronic devices, such as a mobile phone, whether the system is on or off.</p>
<p>The Tecra M9 replaces the Tecra M5 and provides true mobility in a thin and lightweight design. This is the ultimate mobile notebook, featuring up to five times better connection speeds and up to twice the wireless range.</p>
<p>The Tecra P5 combines the Tecra S and P series, and is built for corporate and volume accounts in order to maximise return on investment. Both the Tecra M9 and the P5 feature Intel AMT 2.5 , which enables network managers to deliver proactive security and enhanced maintenance, minimising user downtime and providing greater mobile efficiency.</p>
<p>Portégé M600 – Portability and power in one
The new Portégé M600 replaces the Portégé M500 with a 13.3-inch widescreen. The Portégé M600 incorporates Intel Turbo Memory, which enhances battery life by reducing the time it takes to boot, launch applications and return from hibernation mode. Weighing in at around 1.89kg and packed with high-end components like greater connectivity and graphics options, the Portégé M600 is the summation of portability, performance and power.</p>
<p>Satellite Pro P200 – Business multimedia desktop replacement
Replacing the Satellite Pro P100 is the Satellite Pro P200. This has dedicated graphics for demanding business graphic applications (such as auto cad or professional photography), and greater connectivity for more flexibility on-the-go. Designed for small and home office or specialised corporate customers, this 17-inch desktop replacement is perfect for users in graphics intensive industries.</p>
<p>Tecra A9: Highly Ruggedised desktop replacement for small business users (from $1,980 - $2,310 Inc. GST)
- Available in three models with Intel Centrino Pro
- 15.4-inch XGA Widescreen
- 80GB or 120GB HDD / 1GB memory
- Sleep and Charge USB port</p>
<p>Tecra M9: Desktop replacement for people who don’t spend all their time at a desk ($2,310 – $3,410 Inc. GST)
- Available in four models with Intel Centrino Pro
- 14.1-inch XGA Widescreen, DirectX10 graphics
- 80GB,120GB or 160GB HDD / 1GB or 2GB (1+1GB) memory
- Active Management Technology (AMT 2.5)3</p>
<p>Tecra P5: Ruggedised desktop replacement for fleet purchasers ($2,585 - $3,190 Inc. GST)
- Available in three models with Intel Centrino Pro
- 15.4-inch XGA or SXGA+ Widescreen
- 80GB,120GB or 160GB HDD / 1GB or 2GB (1+1GB) memory
- Active Management Technology (AMT 2.5)3</p>
<p>Portégé M600: Ultra-portable widescreen for executives on the move ($2,750 Inc. GST)
- Available in one model with Intel Centrino Pro
- 13.3-inch WXGA Widescreen (LED backlit)
- 120GB HDD and 1GB memory
- Intel Turbo Memory</p>
<p>Satellite Pro P200: High-end business multimedia notebook ($2,750 Inc. GST)
- Available in one model with Intel Centrino Pro
- 17-inch SXGA+ Widescreen
- 200GB HDD and 1GB memory
- Leading-edge ATI graphics</p>
<p>The business ranges comes with one year (Tecra A9 and Satellite Pro P200) or three year (Tecra M9, P5 and Portégé M600) international parts and labour warranty, including complimentary courier pick-up and return service (Australia and New Zealand).</p>
<p>The business ranges are available via Toshiba Authorised Resellers and Distributors. For a full list please visit: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</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 A$73billion on a consolidated basis. Toshiba is the leader in the Australian notebook market, with 21.6% of the market in calendar year in 2006 (IDC) 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. Toshiba ISD extended its business in 2007 to include Toshiba’s audio visual (AV) products. This expansion is a consolidation of the company’s IT and AV technology offerings and drives Toshiba Corporation to be a key player in the Australian computing and home entertainment market.
Instrumental in the DVD revolution, Toshiba Corporation now introduces its HD DVD format, offering incredible image quality and realism where sound and pictures come to life. Continuing its commitment to innovation and market leadership, Toshiba is providing Australians with the next generation of High Definition products.
Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and in 2006 celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions.
Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>

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