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Toshiba and Intel duo in business computing

Toshiba and Intel make a dynamic duo in business computing

Toshiba launches three business notebooks based on Intel Centrino dual-core mobile technology

Auckland, 23 January 2006: The New Zealand office of Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today launched three new business notebooks based on Intel’s newly released high performance dual-core processor and chipset, Centrino Duo (formerly codenamed Napa).

The three new models are the:

Satellite Pro P100: A 17-inch widescreen display notebook for creative professionals who require best-available audio-visual technology;

Tecra A7: A 15.4-inch widescreen business fleet notebook; and

Tecra A6: A 14.1-inch widescreen mobile PC for business users requiring balance of mobility, features and value.

Toshiba will launch several other models, purpose-built for business use, over the next few weeks. As with all of Toshiba’s business models, security and ruggedisation are focuses within the three new models, incorporating a range of Toshiba EasyGuard security, connectivity and ruggedisation features.

The new models are also fully compliant with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive for environmentally-friendly electronic equipment. All of Toshiba’s NEW notebooks and accessories will be fully compliant by April 2006, several months prior to the directive’s deadline and the first vendor to fully comply.

Callum Eade, New Zealand Country Manager for Toshiba ISD said: “Intel bringing dual-core technology into the mainstream is yet another reason why 2006 will be a great year for notebook computers. The added performance and battery life offered by this technology will facilitate another leap in the productivity and multi-tasking capability of mobile workers.”

Satellite Pro P100: high-end business multimedia notebook (RRP $3,943 inc GST)

The Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 is a high-end multimedia notebook built for designers, digital artists and those in business requiring very high quality graphics and audio capability in a mobile form-factor. To this end, it incorporates the latest nVidia 7300 Graphics an ultra-bright SXGA high resolution screen and DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer optical drive.

Toshiba EasyGuard features in the Satellite Pro P100 include: a biometric fingerprint authentication; the option for separate user and supervisor passwords (to assist IT departments if passwords are forgotten or when an employee departs a company); HDD shock mount protection and physical security mechanisms including a Kensington lock device.

Tecra A7: affordable widescreen business fleet system (RRP $2,801 - $3,566 inc GST)

The Toshiba Tecra A7 is an all-round desktop replacement for business users wanting the latest features and mobile computing technology.

It has a 15.4 inch widescreen display, which effectively widens the viewing area by 30 per cent compared to a standard 15 inch screen. It also offers advanced security and durability features including a spill-resistant keyboard, three-dimensional hard disk drive protection and biometric fingerprint reader.

Tecra A6: 14.1-inch business notebook (RRP $2, 548 inc GST)

The Toshiba Tecra A6 is a 14.1-inch notebook designed for users on the go offering a balance of mobility, performance and price. Being a 14.1-inch form-factor means it is a more mobile option for those who frequently travel to business meetings, but by incorporating widescreen it again allows for a greater viewing and better productivity. It also offers high graphics capability, with ATi X1400 graphics and DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer optical drive incorporated. The Tecra A6 offers the same EasyGuard security and ruggedisation features offered in the Tecra A7.

EasyGuard Summary:
Tecra A6 Tecra A7 Satellite Pro P100
Protect & fix 3D HDD Protection  
Shock Protection Design  
Spill Resistant Keyboard  
PC Diagnostic Tool   
Easy Fix Components   
Kensington Lock   
Durable Design   
Connect Diversity Antenna   
Toshiba ConfigFree™   
Toshiba Summit   
Secure Password Utilities   
Trusted Platform Module  
XD-Bit   
Fingerprint Reader   
Signature Authentication
Device Lock Utility  
SD Token  
Optimise Toshiba Presentation Button   
Toshiba Zooming Utility   
Screen Rotation Utility  
One-Touch Resolution Change
Toshiba Power Saver   
Toshiba ODD Power On/Off Utility   
Wireless On/Off Switch   
Toshiba Fn-esse®   
Toshiba Mouse Utility   
Toshiba FN Shortcut Keys   

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

The EU RoHS directive stipulates that from 1 July 2006, all new electrical and electronic equipment has to contain substitute materials for potentially hazardous materials including lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium. Toshiba was the first to launch a fully RoHS-compliant PC with the launch of the Tecra S3 in November 2005. By April 2006, Toshibas entire notebook and accessory range will be fully-RoHS compliant.

The complete directive is outlined here:

Product features and specifications
Tecra A6 Tecra A7 Satellite P100
Proposed Launch Price RRP EX GST $2,548 $2,801 $3,566 $3,943
Target Audience Business workers on the move Fleet business purchasers Small to medium business; specialist vertical sectors
Key positioning Balance of mobility, performance and price Widescreen fleet system High-end business multi-media notebook
Part Number PTA61A-00G005 PTA71A-011003 PTA71A-012003 PSPA4A-005002
CPU Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300 (1.67GHz , 667MHz FSB, 2Mb L2 cache) Intel® CoreTM Duo Processor T2300 (1.67GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2Mb L2 cache) Intel® CoreTM Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2Mb L2 cache) Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz 667MHz FSB, 2Mb L2 cache)
System Architecture Mobile Intel® 945PM Express Chipset
HDD 60GB (5400 rpm) 2.5" SATA HDD 100GB (5400 rpm) 2.5" SATA HDD
Memory 512MB DDR2 533 (1 slot used, 1 slot free)
Colour Display 14.1" Widescreen TFT Active Matrix XGA (1280x800) 15.4" Widescreen XGA TFT Active Matrix (1280x800) 15.4" Widescreen SXGA+ TFT Active Matrix (1680x1050) 17" TruBrite Widescreen SXGA+ (CSV) TFT Active Matrix (1680x1050)
Video/Graphics ATi Mobility Radeon X1400 Graphics (128MB discrete video memory) ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 with 128MB dedicated VRAM (PCI Express 16x) nVidia® GeForce® Go 7300 with 128MB discrete memory
ODD DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Read: CD-ROM 24x, DVD-ROM 8x Write: CD-R 24x, CD-RW 4x, HS CD-RW 10x, DVD-R 8x, DVD-R DL 2x, DVD-RW 4x, DVD+R 8x, DVD+R DL x 2.4
Expansion Integrated 5-in-1 media reader (SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro, XD), one Type II PC card slot, Infrared, RGB, TV-Out (S-Video), 4 x USB2.0, iLink (IEEE1394), Modem, Gbit LAN, headphone port, microphone port, expansion bus for Advanced Port Replicator III Plus Integrated 5-in-1 Bridge Media Reader/Writer (SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro, XD), one Type II PC card slot, RGB, TV-Out (S-Video), 4 x USB2.0, iLink (IEEE1394), Modem, Gbit LAN, headphone port, microphone port, expansion bus for Advanced Port Replicator III Plus

Optional USB expansion dock
Wireless Communications Integrated Intel® 3945 ABG PRO wireless, Bluetooth® v2.0 with EDR
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® Professional SP2 (OEM)
External CRT support RGB external VGA display
Diskette Drive Optional external USB floppy diskette drive
Audio Intel High Definition Audio
Speakers Stereo Speakers Premium harmon/kardon® Stereo speakers
Optional Advanced Port Rep RJ-11 modem and RJ45 Ethernet port, 4xUSB 2.0, one parallel, one serial port, PS/2® mouse/keyboard port, RGB external VGA, DVI display port, Audio line-in and line-out, IEEE 1394, Audio line-in and line-out, IEEE 1394, DC power in, AC adaptor and power cord n/a
Wired Communications V.92 data + fax modem and Intel® LAN 10/100/100 TX Ethernet
Primary Battery 6 cell 4000mAH Lithium-Ion battery
Optional Battery 9 cell 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery or 12 cell 8600mAh Lithium Ion battery
Power Supply 75W worldwide AC adaptor 90W external AC adaptor 75W worldwide AC adaptor
Keyboard 85 key (US) keyboard and integrated TouchPad™ pointing device 103 key (US) keyboard including 10 key numeric pad and integrated TouchPad™ pointing device
Dimensions (W x D x H)†† 343mm(W) x 242mm(D)x 29.8/38.0mm(H) 360mm(w) x 267mm(d) x 29.8/36.8(h) 314mm(W) x 259mm(D)x 34.9mm(H) in front side, 31.5mm in rear side (w/ID)
Weight (kg) From 2.26kg From 2.72kg From 3.3kg

Kensington cable lock slot for optional theft protection devices.
User and supervisor password prevents unauthorised access to start up the notebook at BIOS level
Hard drive password prevents unauthorised access to the hard drive and can be synchronised with the user password
Biometric security with advanced Fingerprint sensor with Toshiba Fingerprint Utility
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for hardware encryption n/a
3-dimensional HDD sensor to protect against accidental damage n/a
XD-Bit to aid protection against malicious code
Other Software Microsoft® OneNote® 2003, InterVideo™ WinDVD™ Creator 2 Platinum, RecordNow! CD+DVD authoring software,Sonic Record Now!, Toshiba ConfigFree®, Adobe Acrobat Reader v7.05, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Common Modules, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba Management Microsoft® OneNote® 2003, InterVideo™ WinDVD™ Creator 2 Platinum, Sonic Record Now! Basic, Toshiba ConfigFree® v5.9, Adobe Acrobat Reader v 7.0, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Common Modules, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba Management Console, Toshiba Recover, Microsoft® OneNote® 2003, InterVideo™ WinDVD™ Creator 2 Platinum RecordNow! CD+DVD authoring software, Toshiba ConfigFree®, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba Console, Toshiba Recovery
Warranty§ 1 year international parts and labour, Australia and New Zealand warranty includes complimentary courier pick-up and return service
Optional Upgrade 1: WAREXT 2 year extended warranty
Optional Upgrade 2:SSWA-06013M 3 year next business day on-site service metropolitan (Australia only)
Optional Upgrade 3: SSWA-06013R 3 year next business day on-site service Australia-wide (Australia only)
Environmental Specifications Fully RoHS Compliant
Temperature (Operating): 5° to 35°C; Thermal gradient (Operating): 15°C/hour; Relative humidity (Operating): 20% to 80%; Shock (Operating): 7G; Vibration (Operating): 0.2G

About Toshiba

The New Zealand office of 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$47billion on a consolidated basis.

Australian mobile computing market leader, Toshiba ISD is unique among vendors, specialising exclusively in mobile solutions and services. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&D budget roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area.

Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.25 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions.

Committed to People, Committed to the Future. Toshiba.

Issued by Action Communications on behalf of the New Zealand office of Toshiba Australia (ISD) Pty Ltd.

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