- 1 August 2007 15:00
Toshiba integrates HD DVD drive and Intel Centrino Duo processor technology into Satellite series
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today announced its latest range of Satellite consumer notebooks, featuring a high definition (HD) DVD optical drive and the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology for enhanced computing capabilities in the home . As part of the announcement, Toshiba has introduced two new additions to the Satellite family, the Satellite X200, an extreme gaming powerhouse, and the Satellite U300, an ultra-portable multimedia notebook. “By integrating HD DVD drives and dual core processors into our Satellite series, Toshiba is again one step ahead of its competitors to offer consumers the best in mobile computing for the home,” said Mark Whittard, general manager, Toshiba ISD. “Users now have the ability to enjoy all of the unique high definition multimedia features that HD DVD technology provides, and with Intel’s latest Centrino processor, our notebooks provide greater wireless connectivity, performance and battery life.”
The Satellite X200 is designed specifically for extreme gamers, featuring a 17-inch diagonal widescreen, NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 8700M graphics card, 512MB of discrete graphics memory and an HD DVD-R drive for high definition gaming and movies on the go. The Satellite X200’s NVIDIA DirectX10 graphics processor takes full advantage of Microsoft Windows Vista™ to deliver enhanced visual effects like dynamic lighting and shading.
The graphics card, combined with the Satellite X200’s 17-inch widescreen display, produces realistic images so that gamers can view richly detailed environments and textures. The Satellite X200 incorporates the new Intel Turbo Memory Technology to reduce the time it takes to boot, launch applications and return from hibernation mode. The notebook also incorporates dual hard disk drives to provide gamers with a massive 320GB storage capacity.
The Satellite U300 is designed for on-the-go users, featuring a 13.3-inch widescreen display, webcam and sleek onyx blue and silver gloss metallic casing. Although small in size, the Satellite U300 features performance, speed and style. The Satellite U300 showcases Dolby® Sound Room™, which brings together a suite of technologies designed to provide stunning personal surround sound from two speakers or any pair of headphones.
Toshiba’s Satellite series offers consumers an extensive choice of notebooks, from entry-level desktop replacements through to high-end gaming powerhouses. The updated notebooks come pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home, Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, and include the Satellite A200, M200, U300, P200 and X200.
The Satellite series is powered by the new the Intel Centrino Duo processor technology, which is made up of several high-end components, including the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor sequence, Mobile Intel® 965 chipset and new Intel® Wireless WiFi® Link 4965AGN supporting draft 802.11n wireless connectivity. The Intel microarchitecture provides users with greater connectivity options while enhancing graphics performance and boosting overall battery life .
Satellite A200: 15.4-inch desktop replacement (from $999 - $2,499 Inc. GST) - Available in five models with Intel Centrino Duo - 15.4-inch TruBrite™ Widescreen XGA - 80GB, 120GB,160GB or 250GB hard drive; 512MB, 1GB or 2GB memory - 1.3MP Webcam with mic - Integrated DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
Satellite M200: 14.1-inch compact, lightweight ($1,199 or $1,599 Inc. GST) - Available in two models with Intel Centrino Duo - 14.1-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA - 120GB hard drive; 512MB or 1GB memory - 1.3MP Webcam with mic - Integrated DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
Satellite U300: 13.3-inch fashionable ultra-portable ($2,199 Inc. GST) - Available in one model with Intel Centrino Duo - 13.3-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA - 160GB hard drive; 2GB memory - Dolby Sound Room - 1.3MP Webcam with mic and integrated biometrics - Integrated DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
Satellite P200: 17-inch high-end entertainment ($2,999 Inc. GST) - Available in one model with Intel Centrino Duo - 17-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA+ - 250GB hard drive; 2GB memory - ATI 512MB X2600 Graphics (1GB Turbocache) - 1.3MP Webcam with mic and integrated biometrics - Dual Mode Touch Pad and extra number pad - Dolby Sound Room and premium Harman/Kardon speakers - HDMI Output - Fingerprint Reader - Integrated HD DVD ROM with DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive
Satellite X200: 17-inch extreme gaming powerhouse ($3,999 Inc. GST) - Available in one model with Intel Centrino Duo - 17-inch TruBrite Widescreen XGA+ - 320GB hard drive; 2GB memory - nVidia GeForce 8700 GT 512MB Graphics up to 768Mb - HDMI Output - Fingerprint Reader - Dual Mode Touch Pad and extra number pad for gamers - 1.3MP Webcam with mic - Premium Harman/Kardon speakers - Integrated HD DVD Burner (-R) with DVD Supermulti Drive Double/Dual Layer Drive
The retail range comes with one year international parts and labour warranty, including complimentary courier pick-up and return service (Australia and New Zealand).
The Satellite range is available through Toshiba Authorised Retailers (MobileLife business partners).
About Toshiba Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the ninth largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 161,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over A$73billion on a consolidated basis. Toshiba is the leader in the Australian notebook market, with 21.6% of the market in calendar year in 2006 (IDC) remaining as leader both in market share and revenue. Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises 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. Toshiba ISD extended its business in 2007 to include Toshiba’s audio visual (AV) products. This expansion is a consolidation of the company’s IT and AV technology offerings and drives Toshiba Corporation to be a key player in the Australian computing and home entertainment market. Instrumental in the DVD revolution, Toshiba Corporation now introduces its HD DVD format, offering incredible image quality and realism where sound and pictures come to life. Continuing its commitment to innovation and market leadership, Toshiba is providing Australians with the next generation of High Definition products. Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and in 2006 celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions. Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au