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TOSHIBA announces lightest Satellite Notebook to retail and small and medium-size businesses

  • 14 November, 2003 12:00

<p>TOSHIBA ANNOUNCES LIGHTEST SATELLITE NOTEBOOK TO RETAIL AND SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESSES</p>
<p>Toshiba Satellite M30 series first Toshiba notebooks pre-loaded with Microsoft® Office OneNote™ 2003 productivity software</p>
<p>Sydney, 14th November 2003 - Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division (ISD), has introduced the Satellite M30 Series of notebook PCs for the retail sector. The lightest Satellite series to date, they are designed for consumers and small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers demanding a sleek notebook that delivers advanced productivity features, multimedia capabilities and wireless connectivity.</p>
<p>A complete mobile tool for the SMB environment, the notebooks feature Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology offering wireless (Wi-Fi® 802.11b and optional Bluetooth network) connectivity and extended battery life. Weighing only 2.8kg, both are packaged in a slim silver chassis and feature a vivid 15.4 inch diagonal wide-screen display that is ideal for small-group multimedia presentations whether in the office or on the road.</p>
<p>“When we designed the Satellite M30 Series, we concentrated on how best to create a lightweight, wireless notebook PC that fits with the lifestyle of the small business professional at work and at home,” said Mark Whittard, National Marketing and Retail Business Manager, Toshiba ISD. “These products maximise the benefits of mobility by delivering the power and performance required to handle business and leisure applications.”</p>
<p>Productivity Benefits for the Small and Medium-Size Business User
The Satellite M30 is the first Toshiba notebook to include Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 – a digital note-taking program which will be pre-installed on all future Toshiba notebook and tablet PCs. With OneNote 2003, business users experience the flexibility of a traditional paper notebook allowing them to easily capture, organise, share and manage data for a powerful mobile experience. Notes can also be prioritised and even reused in other common business applications including Microsoft PowerPoint® and Microsoft Word.</p>
<p>Both models are also pre-installed with Toshiba ConfigFree™ software which allows easy control of communication devices and Wi-Fi connections. It enables the end user to find communications problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks. This enables a reduction in an organisation’s overall support costs and enhances end-user productivity.</p>
<p>Multimedia Features for the Home
The Satellite M30 Series offers a rich multimedia feature-set ideal for the home environment. The wide screen, Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers and the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX Go5200 graphics processing unit combine to allow users to experience advanced 3D imagery and stereo sound for DVD playback and gaming. A built-in Secure Digital™ (SD) expansion slot and i.Link® (IEEE 1394) port are also included for the convenient transfer of digital images and video content.</p>
<p>Features*</p>
<p>Satellite M30 (DVD-R/RW model)
Mobile Intel® Pentium® M 1.6GHz
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional SP1
512MB memory expandable to 2GB
15.4" diagonal TFT wide LCD display
nVIDIA GeFOrce FX Go 5200 with 32MB VRAM 3D graphics accelerator with Direct X9 support
60GB hard disk drive
DVD-R/-RW, CDRW/DVD multi function drive
Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless connectivity
Integrated V.92 modem, 10/100 Ethernet
i.Link (IEEE 1394) port and SD slot
Three USB 2.0 ports
RRP: $4199 inc. GST</p>
<p>Satellite M30 (CDRW/DVD model)
Mobile Intel® Pentium® M1.4GHz
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional SP1
512MB memory expandable to 2GB
15.4" diagonal TFT wide LCD display
nVIDIA GeFOrce FX Go 5200 with 32MB VRAM 3D graphics accelerator with Direct X9 support
40GB Hard disk drive
CDRW/DVD
Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless connectivity
Integrated V.92 modem, 10/100 Ethernet
i.Link (IEEE 1394) port and SD slot
Three USB 2.0 ports
RRP: $3499 inc. GST</p>
<p>All specifications, software, prices and availability are subject to change without notice.</p>
<p>Availability
The Toshiba Satellite M30 Series is available from Toshiba’s network of retail partners such as David Jones, Dick Smith Electronics, Harvey Norman, Clive Peeters, Grace Bros/Myer, Domayne, Retravision, Officeworks, Good Guys and Leading Edge.</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 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.</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.
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>Committed to People, Committed to the Future. Toshiba</p>
<p>Issued by Howorth Communications on behalf of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited, Information Systems Division.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>
<p>For further press information please contact:
Elizabeth Dawson or Caroline Hendra Annette Horst
Howorth Communications Toshiba Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9904 4533 Ph: 02 9887 6021
Email: pr@howorth.com.au Email: ahorst@toshiba-tap.com</p>

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