Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop Enhances Intel Centrino 2 Processor with Business Essentials : First Satellite Pro Laptop with EasyGuard Technology, Docking Capabilities and Business Card Reader

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the expansion of its Satellite Pro notebook family with the Satellite Pro® S300 laptop. This affordable laptop PC with Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology1 is packed with the key essential business features to increase productivity plus Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard® technology2, built-in docking capabilities and Webcam with business card reader software. The Satellite Pro S300 features a starting price of $1,2993.

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The Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 laptop delivers the essential feature sets our customers need and more for an improved mobile computing experience at an incredible price point

"The Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 laptop delivers the essential feature sets our customers need and more for an improved mobile computing experience at an incredible price point," said Jeff Barney, general manager and vice president, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The design of the Satellite Pro S300 laptop PC is a direct reflection of customer feedback, providing mobile professionals with innovative and reliable computing performance that gives them the freedom to work or explore when they need and want."

Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology: Based on the latest 45nm mobile architecture, this new technology provides mobile professionals with higher performance, advanced connectivity4 and long battery life5 while on the go. The Satellite Pro S300 laptop also uses Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD to provide up to three times better graphics performance6.

EasyGuard Technology: Available for the first time in the Satellite Pro laptop PC lineup, Toshiba integrated its fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology. Toshiba's proprietary, value-add series of hardware and software enhancements is designed to better protect and secure the notebook during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard7, fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Express Port Replicator: Toshiba's Satellite Pro S300 is the first Satellite Pro laptop with built-in support for docking, giving users quicker access to a traditional desktop console and better cable management. This enhances the desktop experience plus mobile users can easily get up and go at the touch of a button.

Webcam with Business Card Reader Software: Toshiba expanded the functionality of the standard 1.3 megapixel Webcam by integrating macro functionality with business card reader software to allow users to scan business cards and store them digitally.

eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo Port: This port enables the high-speed transfer of files between the laptop and an external eSATA hard drive with transfer rates that are up to five times faster than standard USB 2.0. High-speed data transfer is ideal for data backup.

Sleep-and-Charge USB Port8: The Satellite Pro S300 laptop features four Sleep-and-Charge USB ports, which enable users to charge select mobile devices such as, cell phones, MP3 players and PDAs whether the computer is on, off, in sleep mode or hibernation mode.

Green Attributes: The Satellite Pro S300 is laptop PC ENERGY STAR® 4.0 compliant and has achieved a Bronze status through the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

Multimedia: Satellite Pro S300 Photos, Satellite Pro S300 Spec Sheet

The Satellite Pro S300 laptop PC series is available with a one-year standard limited warranty9, 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 makes all new laptops to be RoHS-compatible10, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. During the third quarter of 2008, Toshiba will offer a computer trade-in and recycling program for all manufacturer's PCs with no obligation for the consumer to purchase a Toshiba product.

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 products 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 $76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

1 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at

2 EasyGuard. Toshiba EasyGuard™ technology comprises a number of features some of which may or may not be available on a particular Toshiba notebook depending on the model selected. See for detailed information.

3 Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price."

4 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at

5 Battery Life. Measured MobileMark™. Battery life may vary. See Battery Life Legal Footnote at

6 As measured by 3DMark*06 comparing latest generation Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology-based notebooks including Intel Graphics, with first generation dual-core Intel Centrino processor technology based notebooks. Actual performance may vary. See for important additional information.

7 Spill-Resistant Keyboard. Under Toshiba testing conditions, the spill-resistant keyboard delayed the time for a water spill to reach the computer's main board to allow more time to properly close down the machine. Toshiba's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit for details.

8 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.

9 Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at

10 RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at

© 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.

Release Summary:

This affordable laptop PC with Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology is packed with the key essential business features to increase productivity plus Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard® technology, built-in docking capabilities and a Webcam.

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