Next Generation AMD Platform Available on New Satellite Laptops

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that select models of its Satellite® series are equipped with AMD’s next generation notebook platform.

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The Satellite laptop PC series, including the P300D, A300D, M300D, U400D, L300D and L350D, is offered with variations of AMD's Athlon™ Dual Core QL, Turion™ Dual Core RM and Turion Ultra ZM processor(1) technology, providing consumers with the freedom to choose whichever configuration best suits their needs.

This new AMD platform promises superior performance, enhanced visual graphics and increased battery life. The combination of all these aspects contributes to a balanced laptop platform, which gives the user extended battery life without sacrificing performance.

Building upon the Satellite laptop PC's solid reputation of quality, several innovative features have been included and are offered on select models:

Built-in FM Tuner: A built-in FM tuner allows users to enjoy their favorite FM radio broadcasts while working on their laptop PC. Face Recognition: The TOSHIBA Face Recognition Technology provides users with a fun and convenient way to log onto their laptops without a traditional password. Sleep-and-Charge USB Ports(2): Popular mobile devices can be charged whether the laptop is powered-on, off or in hibernation mode. eSATA: An eSATA port empowers the high-speed transfer of files between the laptop and an external hard drive with transfer rates that are up to five times faster than USB 2.0. Fusion finish: Each new Satellite laptop sports Toshiba's Fusion™ finish in a Horizon pattern. More than just a graphic element, the Fusion Finish is a unique combination of appearance and texture. Additionally each new Satellite laptop PC delivers premium audio, through a set of Harman Kardon® stereo speakers for a rich, cinema-like sound experience. Meanwhile, select Satellite models come equipped with Toshiba's REGZA LINK™ (HDMI-CEC) technology empowering users with instant and automated device configuration and the ability to control linked HDMI-CEC enabled devices, such as Toshiba's REGZA™ HDTVs and a Satellite laptop, with a single remote.

The new Satellite series laptops are available at a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide or directly from Toshiba at http://www.toshibadirect.com. Detailed product specifications and information can be found at http://www.explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite.

All new Toshiba laptops are RoHS-compatible(3), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Beginning in the third quarter of 2008, Toshiba will offer a computer trade-in and recycling program for all manufacturer's PCs to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. To learn more about this free PC recycling program or to find out how to recycle other consumer electronic products, please visit: http://www.toshiba.eztradein.com/toshiba.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile product and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

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

2. USB Sleep & Charge. 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.

3. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

© 2008 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.

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), today announced that select models of its Satellite(R) series are equipped with AMD's next generation notebook platform.

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