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Toshiba Portege R600, A600, M750 Tablet PC, and Tecra R10 announced

Toshiba adds four laptops to its ultraportable Port?g? series and introduces the premium Tecra R10.

Toshiba of Canada Information Systems Group (Toshiba) has announced additions to its Port?g? line up of laptops and launched the Tecra R10 laptop with Intel Centrino 2 processor technology. According to Toshiba, the Port?g? R600 with suggested list pricing between $3299 and $1499 is the world?s thinnest and lightest laptop weighing 2.14lbs and features the Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage Processor. Battery life is rated at up to nine hours.

The premium Tecra R10 laptop is Toshiba?s fastest in the lineup and is targeted primarily to the business user. Standard features of the R10 include a DVD Super-Multi Double Layer drive, Bluetooth and wireless capabilities, an integrated webcam and the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor SP9400 ? 2.4 Hz, 4 GB DDR2. Also standard is a 200 GB 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive and an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M graphics controller with 128 MB of dedicated video memory. The Tecra R10 has a suggested list price of $1999

?The new Port?g? laptops are even lighter, says Jerome Kudera, Toshiba Product Manager, ?but more importantly, are more powerful, while our premium Tecra R10? adds Kudera ?is the fastest and most secure Toshiba laptop ever.?

Toshiba also announced the Port?g? M750 Tablet PC and the affordable Port?g? A600. All Port?g? models include Intel?s Centrino 2 processor technology and a Mobile Intel GMA X4500 graphics controller with up to 256 MB of shared video memory. Packaged in a titanium silver chassis, the units feature a bilingual keyboard and come loaded with Windows Vista Business. The Port?g? series also comes with a DVD Super-Multi Double layer drive, wireless capabilities and an integrated web camera and microphone.

All new units feature Toshiba?s EasyGuard shock absorbing technology for hard drive, display and chassis protection. A spill resistant keyboard, finger print reader and multi-level password offer added protection and are compliant and conform to international environmental standards by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a proactive environmental program to ensure that PC hardware and any associated components that pose environmental risks will be collected, dismantled and safely disposed of, regardless of the manufacturer. Any Canadian resident with unwanted or outdated PC components can alert Toshiba that they?re ready to safely dispose of their hardware by registering at www.toshiba.ca/TERRE.

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Toshiba Portege R600

Toshiba Portege R600


Toshiba's upcoming R600 ultra-portable notebook improves on the previous generation by offering significantly longer battery life and a lighter chassis. While the previous R500 model weighed 2.4 pounds and could run for about three hours, the new base-model R600 weighs 2.1 pounds and manages to stay alive for up to nine hours. As with its earlier sibling, the machine features a Core 2 Duo 1.2Ghz processor, 1GB of memory, integrated graphics, a built-in optical drive, and a 12-inch 1280x800 transflective display that works well in both indoor and outdoor lighting. The pricier flagship model upgrades the processor to 1.4GHz and sports a 128GB solid state drive.
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Toshiba Portege M750

Toshiba Port?g? M750 Tablet PC


Toshiba's upcoming M750 tablet PC gets subtle improvements over the previous M700, featuring a bump from a Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz processor to 2.4Ghz. Shipping with 2GB of memory, the latest tablet can handle up to 8GB and includes a 200GB 7200RPM drive, where the previous model was expandable only to 4GB and topped out at 120GB of storage. Though it has nearly identical physical dimensions to the earlier version at 1.6-inches thin and weighing 4.4 pounds, the new model replaces Intel's GMA X3100 integrated graphics card with the X4500, giving a bump to graphic performance.
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Toshiba Portege A600

Toshiba Portege A600


Toshiba will be releasing a new addition to the Portege notebook family that looks to be a budget-version of the the new R600 -- the pricey, 2.1 pound, 0.77-inch thin ultra-portable. While the A600 is larger and heavier -- weighing just over three pounds with a height of 1.18-inches -- it costs almost half the price of the base-model R600. With an eight hour battery life that is only one hour less than its sibling, it features the R-series' great selection of ports including three USB, PC card slot, SD card slot and an ethernet port. Though Apple's Macbook Air sports a faster Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz processor and thinner profile, the 1.2Ghz A600 with 2GB of memory and a slightly better integrated graphics card costs hundreds less.
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Toshiba Tecra R10

Toshiba Tecra R10


Toshiba's Tecra R10 is a business-focused notebook running a Core 2 Duo processor at 2.4GHz and equipped with 4GB DDR2 memory and a 15.4-inch screen. Weighing in at 4.3 pounds, the R10 upgrades the existing Tecra S10 by adding a new CPU revision with double the on-board cache, coming configured with twice the default amount of RAM, and losing two pounds of excess weight. The Tecra's 1280 x 800 WXGA screen is powered by an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M graphics chipset that supports up to 749MB shared video memory, along with 128MB dedicated to the display. Wireless options include 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth. The R10 ships with a 200GB hard drive and multi-mode CD/DVD burner, and includes an eSATA port for adding an optional high-speed external drive.
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All are available on Toshiba?s Canadian webstore now, with the R10 priced from $1,999 CAD, the R600 from $2,399 CAD, the A600 at $1,499 CAD. The new M750 tablet begins at $2,199 CAD. US versions of some or all the models are expected at a later date.
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Toshiba Portege R600 Gets 9-Hour Battery Life

Toshiba Portege R600 Gets 9-Hour Battery Life

Toshiba claims that their latest Portege R600 is able to last for a phenomenal nine hours before requiring a trip to the nearest power outlet. I find that great news, but wouldn't want to take Toshiba's word for it since most people who do work on their notebooks might be running many more applications simultaneously compared to test conditions. Still, even if one lops off a couple of hours from the nine hour stated figure, it is still pretty impressive. The Portege R600 comes with the following :-

12.1" LCD display
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz processor
2GB RAM (max. 5GB)
128GB SSD/160GB hard drive
DVD burner
This sub-1kg notebook will retail for approximately ?1,225.
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Toshiba Portege R600

Toshiba's Portege R600 is now under platform Centrino 2. It incorporates the design of its predecessor, the R500, and remains one of the ultra-portable the lightest and smallest in the world.

It has a widescreen WXGA with LED backlight with a diagonal measurement of 12.1 inches, measuring 283 x 216 mm to 19.5 to 25.5 mm thick and weighs only 900 to 1100 grams depending on configurations. It includes a Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 running at 1.4 GHz or SU9300 at 1.2 GHz, 2 GB of DDR2 memory at 800 MHz (expandable to 5 GB), a chip Intel GMA X4500 graphics and a hard drive 160 GB at 5400 rpm or 128 GB SSD. It also contains a DVD player / recorder, a VGA camera, WiFi N technology, Bluetooth 2.1, a modem 3G and 3 USB 2.0 ports.

With its 6-cell battery, its autonomy should reach 9 hours, according to the manufacturer. It is already available in Canada for 2400 to 3300 Canadian dollars (or 1500 to 2100 euros) and should join the European shelves at a time and at prices unknown.
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Toshiba Port?g? A600 Announced

Toshiba Delivers Three-Pound Ultraportable Laptop for $1,399

New 1.18-Inch Thin, Ultraportable Toshiba Portege A600 Provides Mobile Professionals PC Health Monitor and Extended Battery Life


Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced the Port?g? A600, the company's mainstream ultraportable laptop PC. This affordably priced 12.1-inch laptop PC weighs 3.2 pounds(1), measures 1.18-inches thin(2) and includes the following innovations, such as Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor, Intel? Centrino 2 processor technology and an integrated optical drive. Designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively by Toshiba, the Port?g? A600 provides mobile professionals with a high-quality, highly-reliable laptop PC. Prices start at $1,399 (MSRP)(3) for this mainstream ultraportable, which delivers up to 7.5 hours of battery life(4).

?Toshiba continues to assert its expertise in the ultraportable market place by today's release of the mainstream Port?g? A600,? said Carl Pinto, vice president, product development and marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. ?This new laptop PC is an incredible new design that is specifically engineered by Toshiba to meet the needs of mobile professionals and is available at an extremely attractive price.?

Multimedia: Toshiba Port?g? A600

Toshiba's Port?g? A600 includes the following leading-edge technologies:

EasyGuard? Technology(5): Toshiba's Port?g? A600 laptop features Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop's critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba's EasyGuard Technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one's laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard(6), fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Integrated Optical Drive: Toshiba's Port?g? A600 laptop uses Toshiba's proprietary High Density Mounting Technology process to enable dual-sided motherboard component mounting. This innovative technology provides enough system real estate for the incorporation of a built-in optical drive, which reduces the laptop's travel weight by providing users with an all-in-one solution, eliminating the bulk and inconvenience of carrying additional drives and cables.

LED Display: The Port?g? A600 features a 12.1-inch LED backlit display to provide users with an image rich in color saturation and superb quality. The use of LED backlighting provides Port?g? A600 users with reduced thickness, reduced weight, increased brightness and decreased power consumption, compared to a conventional CCFL backlighting display.

USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port(7)
: This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, or in sleep or hibernation mode.

Green Attributes:
The Port?g? A600 is ENERGY STAR? 4.0 compliant and has achieved a Gold status through the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

Complete product specifications for all Port?g? A600 models are available at http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/portege/A600.

The Port?g? A600 is available with a one-year standard limited warranty(8), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country such as UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations. As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba designs all of its new laptops to be RoHS compatible(9), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Toshiba is offering a new, free electronic trade-in and recycling program which includes all laptop PCs and other select electronics, regardless of manufacturer, that have no trade-in value. For more details, please visit http://explore.toshiba.com/green. No purchase is necessary to participate in the recycling program.
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