Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded its portfolio of ultrathin laptops with the new 14-inch Satellite E45t and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t/E55Dt models. Built with the latest technologies and intuitive touchscreen and voice controls, these ultrathin PCs offer versatility for both productivity and entertainment in a distinctively thin design. "Thin is in," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Our expanding line of ultrathins is designed to be more accessible to consumer looking for a thinner, more stylish PC that delivers the same class of performance and features as a traditional laptop - at a price point that is competitive with a traditional laptop." Sleek, Thin Design The Satellite E Series features a sleek, yet durable brushed aluminum casing with Toshiba's modern Skyline design and stand at less than an inch thin. Both also include reinforced LED backlit keyboards, making typing comfortable in all lighting environments. The 15-inch models also include a built in 10-key numeric pad, great for productivity applications. More Intuitive Interaction with Voice and Touch Dragon Assistant on Ultrabook models leverages the power of speech recognition technology, giving users the freedom and flexibility to control applications using their voice. Simply speaking, "Hello Dragon," launches the assistant and allows people to search the Web, find content on their laptop, play music and movies, check and reply to email, update Facebook and Twitter, make Skype calls and even shut down, restart or put the laptop to sleep. Satellite E Series models feature touchscreen displays with 10-finger touch support, ideal for interacting with Windows 8. The Satellite E45t features a 14-inch diagonal HD display, while the Satellite E55t/E55Dt features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display. Smart Multi-tasking. Superb graphics performance. Excellent Battery Life. The Satellite E series offers a choice of the latest processors from Intel and AMD. Models equipped with 4th generation Intel Core processors deliver smart multi-tasking and stunning visuals, as well as the latest Ultrabook technologies, including Dragon Assistant voice control technology, Intel Smart Response technology and Intel Wireless Display. Models equipped with AMD Accelerated Processing Units feature the quad-core A6 APU, which brings fast and fluid performance along with the graphics horsepower of AMD Radeon. Battery life ratings are optimized for life-on-the-go, ranging from 7 hours and up, depending on model and processor. All the Essentials Unlike many other thin-and-light laptops, the Satellite E series includes generous local storage option ranging from 500 GB to 750 GB. Both ultrathins feature all the essential ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, SD Card slots and two USB 3.0 ports, one with USB Sleep & Charge, and one USB 2.0 port. Configurations also include powerful dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound that provides rich audio performance optimized for music and movies. Pricing and Availability The 14-inch Satellite E45t will be available on August 4, 2013, exclusively at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and Toshiba Direct. The 15.6-inch Satellite E Series will be available in September 2013 at major retailers and e-tailers nationwide and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com. Pricing for the Satellite E55t/E55Dt will be announced closer to availability.