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Toshiba Outfits Premium Satellite Laptops With 4th Generation Intel Core Processors And Intros New Mainstream Laptops

Completely Redesigned Premium Laptops Up to 25 Percent Thinner Than Previous Models Plus Great Entertainment Capabilities and Battery Life

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled its completely redesigned version of its premium lines of Satellite® P Series and S Series laptops with the latest quad-core 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors1. Packed with entertainment-optimized features and performance for greater everyday computing power, plus HD multimedia enjoyment and creation, these laptops boast all-new sophisticated and significantly thinner designs in brushed Aluminum. In addition, Toshiba today introduced its new mainstream Satellite L Series and entry-level Satellite C Series laptops.

"The latest processors from Intel not only offer smart performance, but exceptional power efficiency, which allowed Toshiba to further slim down our premium laptop lines to nearly as thin as an Ultrabook," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "With all new styling, featuring attractive brushed Aluminum and premium features like Full HD touchscreen displays and Harman Kardon speakers, our new premium Satellite notebooks are ideal for consumers looking for powerful and versatile PCs to stay productive and entertained."

Satellite P Series: Built to Entertain. Powered to Perform.
Packed with premium features and sophisticated styling, the completely redesigned Satellite P Series is designed to kick mobile entertainment into high gear with a responsive touchscreen display, powerful 4th generation Intel Core processors, spacious hard drives up to 1TB2, up to 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L memory3 on the 15-inch model and 32GB on the 17.3-inch model, and optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M graphics4 with 2GB DRR3 video memory and battery-saving NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology.

Now up to 25 percent thinner than the previous generation, the new Satellite P Series features sophisticated styling with a modern Skyline design, featuring edge-to-edge LCD glass, a frameless LED-backlit keyboard and rounded corners with a cool Aluminum finish in Prestige Silver.

The Satellite P Series laptops include everything needed for an incredible entertainment experience. Available with 15.6- or 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD, TruBrite® displays5 that provide amazing color, clarity and contrast, the laptops also feature DTS® Studio Sound™ and premium Harman Kardon® speakers with Slipstream™ port technology that reduces distortion and creates more precise, rich sound for movies and music. The 15.6-inch laptops are available in both touch and non-touchscreen models, while the 17.3-inch model is only available with a standard display. These laptops also provide 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) HDMI® output so users can splash their movies and games on the latest 4K TVs and enjoy four times the image resolution of full HD content as well as Toshiba's convenient Sleep & Music6 and improved USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge7 features to use the laptops as an audio dock and charger for a phone or tablet even when the laptop is off.

Satellite S Series: Upscale Style and Premium Performance
Toshiba's latest Satellite S Series laptops were designed for consumers looking for multi-purpose systems for everyday computing. The new Satellite S Series laptops are great all-around PCs that deliver superior performance and advanced features for both entertainment and productivity – all packed into a thin, sleek design. Encased in an eye-catching brushed Aluminum chassis in Ice Silver, the S Series laptops are equipped with powerful 4th generation Intel Core processors and optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics with 2GB DRR3 video memory, making work and play a true pleasure.

The Satellite S series laptops are available in 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal TruBrite display configurations with touchscreen and non-touchscreen options. The 15.6- and 17.3-inch models can also be configured with Full HD displays. They also include large button-less touchpads with modern gesture support for making the most of Windows 8 and can be configured with up to 1TB of storage and up to 16GB of fast 1600MHz DDR3L memory, enough to store full collections of HD content, music and power through the latest games. Additionally, they feature Harman Kardon speakers and DTS Studio Sound. The Satellite S Series laptops feature a full array of ports to accommodate for a variety of computing needs, including USB 3.08 and HDMI, and select models can be configured with an LED backlit keyboard and Blu-ray Disc™ player9. In addition, the Satellite S Series laptops include Toshiba's USB Sleep & Charge technology, which allow users to charge USB-powered electronics while the laptop is powered down.

Satellite L Series: Performance. Style. Versatility.
Offering the perfect mix of style, performance and versatility, the completely redesigned Satellite L Series now features Toshiba's sleek Skyline design and attractive Fusion® finish with large button-less touchpads for taking advantage of Windows 8 gestures. Available in 14-, 15.6-inch diagonal configurations with or without a touchscreen display as well as a 17.3-inch model, the Satellite L Series is designed for people looking for a value-packed PC to stay fully connected, productive and entertained. The 14- and 15.6-inch Satellite L Series models also sport dramatically thinner designs – just 3.5mm thicker than an Ultrabook™.

Powered by 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors from Intel® or the latest Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) from AMD, the laptops can be configured with up to 1TB of storage, 8GB of DDR3 memory and include a full array of ports, including USB 3.0 with enhanced USB Sleep & Charge and a full-size SD card slot. With a built-in optical drive, chambered speakers and DTS® Studio Sound audio enhancements, users can enjoy movies on the laptop's HD TruBrite® display or output to an HDTV via the HDMI® port.

Satellite C Series: Modern Essential Computing
Toshiba's Satellite C Series laptops offer budget-conscious consumers the essentials needed for everyday computing, including basic performance and power, portability, style and a comfortable keyboard – all at a great price. They feature a sleeker design than the previous generation C Series laptops, as well as a full-sized keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad, an HD webcam, DVD SuperMulti optical drive and a variety of ports, including HDMI output, USB 3.0 and a media card reader.

The Satellite C Series will be available in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal TruBrite display configurations with touchscreen and non-touchscreen options, as well as a choice of AMD E Series or A4 processors or Intel Celeron®, Pentium® or Core i3 processors, making them ideal for browsing the Web, socializing, emailing, entertainment and multitasking. Additionally, these new laptops sport a Trax Horizon or Fusion Horizon Finish coating in silver, black or white.

Availability
The new Satellite P Series will be available on June 9, 2013, exclusively at Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com, starting at $754.99 MSRP10.

The Satellite S Series will be available on June 9, 2013, starting at $699.99 MSRP for models with 3rd generation Intel Core processors and $799.99 MSRP for configurations with 4th generation Intel Core processors.

The Satellite C Series starts at $499.99 MSRP and the Satellite L Series starts at $699.99 MSRP, starting in mid-June.

The Satellite S Series, Satellite L Series and Satellite C Series will be available at major retailers and e-tailers nationwide and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together,  these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2013 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. All rights reserved.

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1 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
2
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
3 Memory. Memory size may vary.  See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
4 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
5 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
6 Toshiba Sleep & Music. In this mode, the headphone jack and mute functions are disabled. The volume and sound quality will diminish as the speakers not tuned in Windows® mode. Use the volume control on your audio device to adjust sound.  Audio line-in cable is not included. 
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 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 Blu-ray Disc™ Player Technology. Compatibility and/or performance issues are possible. See Blu-Ray Disc Player Technology Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
10 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."

SOURCE Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

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