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Toshiba Unveils New High-Performance, Thin and Light Laptop Lineup

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has announced its completely new and redesigned line of high-performance thin-and-light business laptops for mobile professionals. The all-new 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, 14-inch Tecra Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 offer no-compromise performance for multitasking, enhanced durability as well as built-in manageability and security features required by corporate IT departments across the globe.

“Our new line of thin and light Portégé and Tecra products redefine the common business laptop,” says Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. We’ve fused the extreme mobility and style of our Portégé line with the performance and strength of our Tecra line across the board and added everything todays mobile workers could ask for durable and highly reliable, with all-workday battery life, an abundance of full size ports, advanced security features and the impressive craftsmanship businesses expect from Toshiba.

Completely Redesigned for Mobility and Style

The laptops feature an all-new thin design. Built with a magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis that is not only durable but extremely light, the Portégé Z30 stands at a slim 0.7 inches thin, weighing a mere 2.6 pounds1, the Tecra Z40 measures 0.8 inches thin and just 3.2 pounds and the Tecra Z50 measures 0.8 inches thin and weighs 3.9 pounds. All three offer increased protection with shock-absorbing design and Toshiba’s unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability. Highly efficient AirFlow II cooling technology keeps the devices cool.

The laptops feature spill-resistant, full-size LED-backlit keyboards that let work continue even in dimly lit environments and include the Dual Point pointing system, giving users the choice between using the touchpad or Accupoint. Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology is also included to help safeguard the laptops critical components against the stress and hazards of todays mobile world. To ensure the devices stand up to the test of time, the laptops undergo rigorous testing, including Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) at Toshiba facilities in Japan, which in certain testing conditions can replicate up to three years of usage scenarios.

Versatile Performance for Powerful Multitasking and Security

Configurable with 4th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 U processors2 with vPro technology, the new Portégé Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 include a versatile, secure and manageable built-for-business platform. Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a Fingerprint Reader and optional SmartCard technology provide the extra security IT departments require.

The Portégé Z30 Ultrabook can be configured with a 128GB or 256GB SSD3 and the Tecra Line can be configured with a wide range of high speed hard drives up to 750GB4 and solid state drives up to 512GB along with up to 16GB RAM5. The Tecra Z40 and Z50 feature optional NVIDIA GeForce 730M discrete graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technology6.

No-compromise Usability

The Portégé Z30 features a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, the Tecra Z40 can be configured with either a 14-inch diagonal HD or HD+ display7, and the Tecra Z50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display. Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, the new laptops also come with Windows 8 Pro upgrade option.

The laptops are also packed with plenty of features that make mobile life more convenient, including a full array of ports. The laptops feature three USB 3.0 ports8, plus VGA, full-size HDMI and full-size SD media card reader, Gigabit Ethernet and fast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge technology9 lets mobile professionals charge tablets and phones even while the laptop is off. The laptops are built with high-capacity batteries, making a full mobile workday possible on a single charge.

Common Docking and Accessories

Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshiba’s new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.

Better Manageability for IT with Toshiba Smart Client Manager

Toshiba’s new business laptops and tablets also can be configured with Toshiba Smart Client Manager, software developed with IBM Endpoint Manager that enables IT professionals to better control the power, patch and security management across enterprise deployments. Toshiba Smart Client Manager includes:

• Toshiba Patch Management provides a streamlined solution for patch maintenance that enhances compliance while reducing business risks and complexity. From a single management console, a system administrator can easily provide up-to-date patch visibility, control the deployment of patches and resolve problems from previously applied patches.

• Toshiba Power Management grants IT the ability to distribute and optimize power management settings down to each deployed PC, including settings for peak hours of consumption and the ability to monitor consumption and adjust accordingly for better energy efficiency.

• Toshiba Security allows system administrators to control access by preventing a PC from starting up, logging on and being unlocked unless the PC is authenticated by the management server or a management USB key is inserted in the PC. Enhanced security features also allow administrators to restrict access to a number of external and network devices.

The Portégé Z30 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, business-focused e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com on October 18, 2013, starting at $1,279 MSRP10.

The Tecra Z40 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, business-focused e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com on October 18, 2013, starting at $1,229 MSRP.

The Tecra Z50 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, business-focused e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com at the end of November, 2013, starting at $1,229 MSRP.

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Notes:

1 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

2 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

3 Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

4 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 http://www.info.toshiba.com

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

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

7 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

8 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

9 The USB Sleep & Charge function may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

10 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price.

Toshiba Introduces the Tecra W50, the Thinnest, Lightest Mobile Workstation Available Starting at $1,999

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has announced its first mobile workstation, the Tecra W50 as part of its rollout of new business laptops. A portable powerhouse built for maximum performance, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation features a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD display1, plus unsurpassed durability and one of the thinnest, lightest designs in its class at less than six pounds2.

The Tecra W50 is a testament to Toshiba’s ability to design and develop mobile computing products that meet the highest performance standards yet still remain portable

Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor3 and NVIDIA Quadro graphics4, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation is aimed at professionals who demand high-precision performance and high-end graphics for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks. The Tecra W50 includes additional benefits of enhanced security, enterprise-focused features, a built-in optical drive, along with the rock-solid durability Toshiba is renowned for.

“The Tecra W50 is a testament to Toshiba’s ability to design and develop mobile computing products that meet the highest performance standards yet still remain portable,” says Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “As one of the thinnest and lightest workstation currently available on the market, the Tecra W50 is the right choice for any design professional looking for robust processing power, professional graphics and maximum performance anytime, anywhere.”

Powerful Performance for Today’s Pros

The Tecra W50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD (1920×1080) display, color-calibrated to industry standards for extremely accurate color rendering and premium picture quality. It is built for lightning-fast performance for todays most demanding tasks including SolidWorks and AutoCAD with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and four high-speed memory slots configurable up to 32GB5. The Tecra W50 boosts professional graphics capabilities and unprecedented performance with dedicated NVIDIA Quadro K2100M graphics and 2GB of GDDR5 memory to accelerate and mobilize any workflow.

Designed for Business on the Move

The Tecra W50 has a mobility-focused design that is one of the thinnest and lightest in the industry. Starting at less than six pounds, the Tecra W50 makes it easy to get work done anywhere without sacrificing durability. This workstation features Toshibas innovative EasyGuard technology, plus Tecra durability and reliability with comprehensive spill, drop and Highly Accelerated Life (HALT) testing at Toshiba facilities in Japan to ensure the product is built to last.

Built-in Security

Built-in Intel vPro technology provides the manageability todays enterprises need. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a Fingerprint Reader and optional SmartCard technology provide the security IT departments require. The Trusted Platform Module offers high-level data encryption and Toshiba’s built in Computrace software aids recovery in case of theft.

Productivity Day or Night

An ultradurable design incorporating a spill-resistant, LED-backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric pad and built-in AccuPoint pointing device and clickpad allows users to work and create comfortably and conveniently, even in low light environments. Sharing and syncing for greater efficiency is enabled through a full range of ports: dual USB 3.0 ports6 and one USB 2.0 port, plus a media card reader, eSATA/USB combo, HDMI, PCIe and VGA ports. Gigabit LAN and an optional mini serial port extend functionality even further. Mobile professionals can charge their tablets and phones even while the laptop is off with the latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge feature7.

Common Docking and Accessories

Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshiba’s new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.

The Tecra W50 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com on October 18, 2013, starting at $1,999 MSRP8.

Image Gallery:
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Notes:

1 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

2 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

3 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

4 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com

6 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

7 The USB Sleep & Charge function may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

8 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price.

Toshiba Updates Versatile Portégé R30 Ultraportable Laptop With 4th Generation Intel Core Processor

Toshiba has introduced the Portégé R30 laptop, a premium ultraportable PC as part of its rollout of new business laptops. The thin and light Portégé R30 offers the ultimate in mobility and unparalleled performance with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core M processor1 without sacrificing battery life. Business users will enjoy a wealth of features including a built-in DVD drive in a laptop that is only about one inch thin and starts at just 3.2 pounds2.

The Portégé R30 offers full laptopmperformance, durability and battery life in a slim, 13-inch form factor, enabling increased productivity and flexibility for mobile workers, while providing the enterprise security needed by corporate IT departments.

“As today’s professionals become increasingly mobile, they need a laptop that is ultra-portable, but without sacrificing the performance and features of a business class PC,” says Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Portégé R30 offers full performance, durability and battery life in a slim, 13-inch form factor, enabling increased productivity and flexibility for mobile workers, while providing the enterprise security needed by corporate IT departments.”

Full Performance in a Thin-and-Light Design

The Portégé R30 offers full performance plus a built-in optical drive without the burden of a bulky laptop. Users will have all the speed they need to work and create with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core M processor, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory3, and up to a 750GB hard drive4 or 512GB solid state drive5. Built-in Intel vPro technology, plus Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a Fingerprint Reader provide the extra security IT departments require.

Designed for Durability

Encased in a premium magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis, the Portégé R30 offers increased protection with a shock-absorbing design and a unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability. It also features Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology to help safeguard the laptops critical components against the stress and hazards of todays mobile world and undergoes rigorous spill, drop and Highly Accelerated Life (HALT) testing at Toshiba facilities in Japan, and features a highly efficient AirFlow II cooling technology that keeps the device cool.

Full-size Ports for Dongle-free Convenience

With the Portégé R30, mobile workers can share and sync for greater efficiency with a full range of essential ports three USB 3.0 ports6 plus a full-size HDMI, media card reader and LAN port. Additionally, the latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge7 lets users charge their tablets and phones even while the laptop is off. This laptop enhances on-the-go convenience even further with an all-workday battery life rating and can extend the workday with a user-replaceable battery. The laptop also shares a common docking station and other accessories with other Tecra and Portégé laptops for greater enterprise efficiency.

Common Docking and Accessories

Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshiba’s new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.

The Portégé R30 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com at the end of November 2013.

Image Gallery:
http://bit.ly/PortegeR30

Notes:

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

2 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

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

4 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

5 Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

6 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

7 The USB Sleep & Charge function may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
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