Toshiba's latest mobile computing initiative is a joint project resulting in the release of Australia's first GPRS-enabled laptop PC. The bundle combines a Toshiba TE-2100, a Nokia D211 GPRS card and a Telstra SIM card. The combination of these three components enables the laptop to access the Internet or a LAN from any location where there is a wireless network or a GSM signal. Toshiba's best-selling notebook, the TE-2100, features a 1.6MHz Mobile Pentium 4 with 256MB of RAM, a 16MB Nvidia graphics chipset and a 30GB hard drive. It also features a DVD drive and a wireless antenna integrated into the lid. The GPRS system is ideal for constant connectivity as its billing model is based on data throughput rather than connection time. Toshiba believes the solution is ideal for roaming sales staff and other mobile professionals.
The retail price of the bundle starts at $4,015 and it is available through Toshiba's Mobile Plus resellers.