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Toshiba Announces New 13.3", 15.6" and 17.3" Business Notebooks
      #35042 - 11/03/09 06:28 PM

Toshiba today announced the availability of its new line of Satellite Pro, Tecra and Portege business laptops with Windows 7 support. The Satellite Pro line features new screen size options in 15.6-inch, 17.3-inch diagonal display configurations as well as a 13.3-inch diagonal touch-screen display and includes performance enhancements that will appeal to cost-conscious professionals looking for a reliable PC at the right price.

With models starting as low as $529, customers can more easily access the rich set of features and functionality in Windows 7. Toshiba will continue to pre-install Windows XP Professional on most laptops, bundling Windows 7 Professional upgrade media so businesses have the choice to upgrade when they are ready.

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 with multi-touch:

Building on its expertise in Tablet PCs, Toshiba is bringing the intuitive touch experience to laptops built for mobility. Leveraging Windows 7 multi-touch capabilities, the new Satellite Pro U500 Touch laptop features a 13.3-inch diagonal multi-touch screen display that helps mobile professionals easily tap, drag-and-drop and scroll through files, calendars, tasks, or zoom in and out of a window with just a two-finger pinch. In addition, Toshiba is including touch-ready basic productivity software, Toshiba LifeSpace on the Satellite Pro U500 Touch. LifeSpace consists of two applications designed to increase personal productivity in a unique way:

Toshiba Bulletin Board - Gives users fast access to day-to-day activities, tasks and projects in a simple and visual way. Bulletin Board makes organizing disparately stored files easier with the ability to drag and drop links, documents, photos, videos and applications into one place. Customize and organize the board by moving, rotating and resizing using gestures to fit personalized style. Bulletin Board also includes several built in gadgets such as labels, calendars, a clock and a to-do list.

Toshiba ReelTime - Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. With the flick of a finger, quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 Main specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6670

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)

3GB DDR2 800MHz memory

Graphics Engine
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Hard Drive
250GB HDD (5400rpm)

Optical Drive
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

The Satellite Pro U500 Touch laptop is priced at $999.00 MSRP.

Toshiba Portege M750:

Perfect for students, administrators and teachers, Toshiba has updated the Port?g? M750 with more powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processors. With its pen and touch input, the convertible Tablet PC with a 12.1-inch diagonal display supports solutions that encourage 1:1 learning and interaction in the classroom, enabling students and teachers to draw diagrams, take notes or annotate documents in their own handwriting. Users can feel confident with their computer purchase as Toshiba delivers the Port?g? M750 Tablet PC with the utmost security, functional features and a generous Three-Year Standard Limited Warranty. The Port?g? M750 Tablet PC comes equipped with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with upgrade media for Windows 7 Professional. Prices start at $1,279 MSRP.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L450:

The new Satellite Pro L450 laptop is designed for professionals seeking a portable PC that strikes a balance between basic performance, durability and value. At a desk or away, its large 15.6-inch diagonal widescreen display and powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor help users multitask effortlessly, create effective charts and graphs, plus get the most from today's popular applications. With ample storage, users can save all the files they need. WiFi 802.11agn and a Webcam are essential for connecting, video conferencing and collaborating. Prices start at $529.00 MSRP.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L550:

Offering fundamental performance, a large screen and full size keyboard with a numeric keypad, the Satellite Pro L550 laptop is a great choice for students, financial professionals and business users needing a true desktop replacement. Its 17.3-inch diagonal high-definition widescreen TruBrite display is ideal for spreadsheets, tabletop presentations and multitasking with lots of open windows. Its Intel Core 2 Duo processor lends power for solid productivity and wireless connectivity while conserving energy. The laptops also offer many other conveniences, like spacious hard drives, built-in Webcams for videoconferencing, 802.11agn for faster downloads and better Internet connections, a media card reader and more. Prices start at $999.00 MSRP.


The Toshiba business laptops, as well as accessories, are now available through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at


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