Tuesday, April 22nd 2008

Toshiba Adds Five New Models to its Satellite Pro Portfolio

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced the addition of five new models to its affordable Satellite Pro family of laptops. With a starting price of $699, the new Satellite Pro series offers the necessary business essentials for today’s mobile professionals and students, including a choice of display sizes and configurations to suit a broad range of computing needs.


“The expanded Satellite Pro family of laptops demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to its customers,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “Listening to the voice of the customer and their requests for more computing options within the affordable Satellite Pro lineup, Toshiba is delivering five new models of Satellite Pro laptops to meet customer needs.”

Featuring 13.3-inch, 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch and 17-inch displays, Toshiba’s Satellite Pro laptop family offers the latest processor technologies that provide outstanding business performance, including models with Intel Centrino processor technology, featuring Core 2 Duo processors, or AMD dual core processors.

With nine different configurations, the expanded Satellite Pro family allows users to choose the right computer for them, including models with an integrated 1.3 megapixel Webcam with microphone, ideal for videoconferencing or staying in touch with colleagues and family members across the globe. Additionally, in response to customer requests for a choice in notebook operating systems, select Satellite Pro models feature configurations with either Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Home Basic.

All five new Satellite Pro models include a DVD SuperMulti drive, TruBrite widescreen display and a wide variety of connectivity options including wireless LAN, fast Ethernet, modem and ExpressCard slot for enhancing hardware capabilities or adding wide-area wireless technologies. Toshiba’s ConfigFree technology helps users connect to the most popular types of wired and wireless networks allowing them to stay in touch in the office, at home or while traveling. Offering users investment protection, Satellite Pro models also include embedded support for Computrace in the BIOS firmware for optional Computrace products that can help in theft recovery and protect data on missing notebooks.

The expanded Satellite Pro family includes the following models:

Satellite Pro L300 and L300D
Starting at $699, the affordable 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen Satellite Pro L300 series and Satellite Pro L300D series offer the laptop essentials mobile professionals need to do more, at or away from their desk. The stunning TruBrite display offers a large work space and provides an ideal canvas for desktop presentations. Providing users with additional choices and outstanding performance, Satellite Pro L300 configurations include Intel Centrino processor technology, featuring Core 2 Duo processors, while Satellite Pro L300D configurations include AMD dual core processors. The Satellite Pro L300 and L300D laptops also offer configurations with Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows XP Professional, as well as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless and built-in Webcam with microphone.

Satellite Pro M300
Helping mobile professionals work smart and travel light, the streamlined Toshiba Satellite Pro M300 series features a portable design that strikes an ideal balance between mobility and business essential computing. Starting at $999, the affordable Satellite Pro M300 series includes a 14.1-inch TruBrite display that offers users amazing picture quality in a compact form factor, while providing plenty of room to work with spreadsheets or other important business applications. To help ensure mobile professionals stay connected in more ways around town or across the country, select models of the Satellite Pro M300 series also include 802.11 a/g/n wireless and a 1.3 megapixel Webcam with built-in microphone.

Satellite Pro U400
With a 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, the Satellite Pro U400 series is ideally sized for on-the-go productivity while traveling or in the office. This highly mobile laptop features Bluetooth v2.1, Intel 802.11 a/b/g wireless and a 1.3 megapixel Webcam with built-in microphone, allowing mobile professionals to stay connected and productive wherever they go at an affordable price of $1,049. For added security and protection of the system and its data, the Satellite Pro U400 series includes a fingerprint reader and a 3D accelerometer hard drive protection system.

Satellite Pro L350
Offering fundamental business performance, the Satellite Pro L350 series features a spacious 17-inch diagonal widescreen XGA+ TruBrite display and full-size keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad, helping to make this notebook an affordable desktop replacement. The large display of the Satellite Pro L350 series can help save on additional equipment costs by eliminating the need for an external monitor. The integration of 802.11 a/g/n wireless, a 160GB hard drive and built-in Webcam with microphone, combined with the desktop mobility of the Satellite Pro L350 series, enables mobile professionals to stay productive and connected at an affordable price of $1,099.

Complete product information for all Satellite Pro configurations are available at explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite-pro. Toshiba’s Satellite Pro series is now available through the company’s Resellers Partners, mail order and Toshiba Direct with prices ranging from $699 to $1,149.

The Satellite Pro series is available with a one year standard, limited warranty, 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 laptops are RoHS-compatible, 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: explore.toshiba.com/green.Source: Toshiba
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