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Toshiba sets new value benchmark with release of notebook range for consumers

  • 11 November, 2004 14:09

<p>Sydney, 11 November 2004: Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today released of a series of multimedia notebooks for Australian consumers, at a range of price points, setting a new benchmark for value and affordability.</p>
<p>The four new models span the breadth of the best in entertainment and multimedia capability available in mobile computing:</p>
<p>- Satellite P30: This entertainers delight is one of the most advanced multimedia computers on the market, the new P30 is ideal for gamers, designers, graphic artists and DVD watchers looking for a wide-screen portable solution;</p>
<p>- Satellite M30: Toshiba’s powerful mobile multimedia machine, loved by families, students and gamers now comes with improved performance at an affordable price;</p>
<p>- Satellite A70: Value-conscious purchasers will appreciate the combination of multimedia features, such as Clear Super View (CSV) screen, available in the newly upgraded Satellite A70, now also bundled with 3.2 megapixel (MP) Kodak Cx7300 digital camera and Epson C45 printer;</p>
<p>- Satellite A60: Retailing at under $2,000 and also bundled with a bonus 3.2 megapixel (MP) Kodak Cx7300 digital camera and Epson C45 printer, the Satellite A60 is a value packed option for photo-lovers, students, families and anyone looking a all-round PC.</p>
<p>“Australians are renowned for being early technology adopters, and the trend towards using the computer for sophisticated applications above and beyond pure office productivity is another testament to this,” said Matt Codrington, product marketing manager, Toshiba ISD. “Our new notebook range caters to the demand for affordable computing that also offers TV quality resolution and sound, perfect for other entertainment such as DVD watching, games and personal image creation.”</p>
<p>Satellite P30 - New standard in multimedia performance
For computer users serious about their graphics, the new Satellite P30 offers the best quality on the market, and includes the added benefit of desktop-replacement. With up to 17” widescreen SXGA + high brightness CSV Active Matrix colour display, and next-generation video standard (ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 IGP) included, the Satellite P20 is the perfect entertainment platform for frequent DVD watchers and gamers. Sound quality is also at a premium, with Harmon Kardon® premium speakers and microphone, exclusively deigned for Toshiba, included as standard.</p>
<p>Satellite M30 – mobility, power and multimedia
Toshiba’s updated Satellite M30 replicates the multimedia experience of the Satellite P30, but at 2.8 kilograms and with up to 6.5 hours battery life, offers a powerful mobile experience for those on the go. Available with a 15.4” widescreen high brightness CSV Active Matrix colour display, and with nVidia® GeForceFX™ graphics, the model is ideal for business travellers also looking for entertainment in their downtime, or for designers delivering presentations to clients. As with the Satellite P30, the Satellite M30 also includes a DVD SuperMulti Drive that supports both +/- DVD formats and DVD-RAM functionality allowing for large backups of data without compatibility issues.</p>
<p>Satellite A60 – Exceptional value and fun for all the family
The release of the Satellite A60 with bonus 3.2 megapixel Kodak camera and specialist Epson C45 colour printer signifies the mainstream availability of digital technology and creative possibility in Australia. Toshiba has set another price benchmark by offering this fully-functional notebook, combined with specialist features including large 15” screen and Pentium 4 technology, at the cost of a standard desktop computer.</p>
<p>Satellite A70 – Value and all the features
Great for first time notebook buyers, home users, students or simply budget-savvy purchasers, the Satellite A70 offers the range of multimedia features at an affordable price. The Satellite A70 includes a 15.4” widescreen XGA (CSV high brightness) active colour matrix display, DVD Super-Multi (multiformat) drive and advanced video (ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9000 IGP) capability. Now also bundled with a 3.2 megapixel Kodak camera and specialist Epson C45 colour printer, the Satellite A70 is the perfect value multimedia machine.</p>
<p>Mobile and wireless connectivity
The Satellite P30 and M30 both offer integrated wireless connectivity allowing users to connect to other wireless computers from anywhere in the house or logon to wireless hotspots. The inclusion of either Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 supporting Hyperthreading Technology (Satellite P30, A70 and A60) or Mobile Intel® Pentium® M (Satellite M30) processing power offers the best performance power, even when running multiple applications simultaneously.</p>
<p>Availability
Toshiba ISD’s complete retail range of notebook computers are available from selected Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, David Jones, MYER, Domayne,, Good Guys, WOW, Leading Edge, Retravision and 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 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. With notebook market share of 24.3% (according to IDC’s Q3 2003 figures), Toshiba ISD is comfortably the Australian market share market leader.</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.</p>
<p>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>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>
<p>For further press information please contact:
Natalie Harrison or Caroline Hendra
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3810
Email: pr@howorth.com.au</p>

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