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Toshiba Unveils Revamped Notebooks for Mobile Professionals
 
(10/16/2007)
PRESS RELEASE

New Satellite Pro Series Debut as Essential Business Notebooks Starting at $6991

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Satellite Pro® A200 and Satellite Pro A210 notebook series — a new line of affordable business-essential notebooks for mobile professionals.

“Toshiba is broadening its portfolio of business notebooks by re-launching the Satellite Pro brand,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “The new Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series provide business users with a mobile solution delivering all the essential features they need, including fundamental performance and connectivity, at an economical price point. The Satellite Pro series is also Toshiba’s first line of business notebooks to feature configurations with AMD dual core processors2.”

In creating the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series, Toshiba listened to customer requests and created a notebook to deliver all of today’s essentials for the mobile professional, including easy-to-use features, a streamlined design and broad mobility. Starting at $6991, the Satellite Pro series offer economically priced configurations that provide users with the power and performance necessary for today’s popular business applications, enabling the professional user to be mobile and productive.

Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology is featured on the Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X notebook and provides users with the performance, improved battery life and enhanced wireless connectivity they need. This mobile microarchitecture includes Intel® Core 2 Duo Processors3, Mobile Intel® GM965 Express chipset and Intel® PRO/Wireless4 3945ABG.

The Satellite Pro A210 series features AMD’s Better by Design initiative that provides powerful notebook computing solutions and brings together superior components and technologies at an affordable price. The Satellite Pro A210 series features AMD Turion 64 X2 or AMD Athlon dual core processors, both of which include the AMD M690V chipset and Atheros 802.11b/g wireless4 capabilities.

All Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 configurations include ConfigFree® technology to help users connect to the most popular types of wired and wireless networks. This utility can be configured to automate the process of switching the notebook to the best network connection available, helping users connect in the office, at home or while traveling.

The Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series feature a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display with TruBrite® Technology. This display technology accentuates the notebook’s sharp and vivid graphics for an excellent visual experience. The widescreen display provides exceptional side by side viewing of multi-page documents, multimedia files and spreadsheets providing users a larger workspace.

The Satellite Pro series features only the essential applications professionals need such as antivirus software and is Microsoft Office 2007 ready, providing a streamlined and easy-to-use mobile computing experience out-of-the-box.

Encased in a distinctive Onyx Blue chassis, the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series conveys and reinforces an overall professional image. The eye-catching case also houses a DVD SuperMulti optical drive, making it easy to share or back up data onto CDs or DVDs.

The following configurations demonstrate the various specifications and price options of the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series:

Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X Recommended Configurations (ESUP $999)(1)
-- Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional
-- Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7250(3)
-- 2.0GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB with 64-bit(5)
-- 1024MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM(6)
-- 120GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA(7)
-- DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive supporting 11 formats
-- 15.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite(R) TFT LCD display (WXGA)
-- 1280x800 native resolution
-- Mobile Intel(R) GM965 Express Chipset
-- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless(4) 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
-- Mobile Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X3100(8)
Satellite Pro A210-EZ2203X Recommended Configurations (ESUP $899)(1)
-- Genuine Windows(R) XP Professional
-- AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-60(2)
-- 2.0 GHz, 512KBx2 L2 Cache, HyperTransport(TM) Technology
@ up to 1600MHz(9)
-- 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory(6)
-- 120GB (5400RPM) Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disk drive(7)
-- DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive supporting 11 formats
-- 15.4" diagonal widescreen TruBrite(R) TFT LCD display (WXGA)
-- 1280x800 native resolution
-- AMD M690V chipset
-- Atheros 802.11b/g wireless-LAN(4)
-- ATI Radeon(TM) X1200 graphics(8)

Complete product specifications for all the Satellite Pro configurations are available at www.sell.toshiba.com or www.toshibadirect.com. Toshiba’s Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 series are now available through the company’s Resellers Partners, mail order and Toshiba Direct with prices ranging from $6991 to $9991.

Both configurations are available with a one-year standard, limited warranty10, which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country; or customers may utilize any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations nationwide for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt turnaround service. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook’s service plans, including up to four years of extended warranty coverage

All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible11, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information please visit www.reuse.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba’s leading innovations, visit the company’s Web site at www.toshiba.com.

1. Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means “Estimated Single Unit Price.”

2. AMD Processor Technology. CPU performance may vary. See processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

3. Core 2 Duo Processor. Intel® Dual Core Technology is a new technology designed to deliver improved performance to the notebook PC. Performance or compatibility may vary. For more information on Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, visit: http://www.intel.com/core2duo/Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

4. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

5. 64-Bit Computing. See 64-Bit Computing Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

6. Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

7. Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

8. Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

9. Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

10. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.

11. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

© 2007 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.