Toshiba Adds NVIDIA SLI Technology to Elite Line of High-Definition, Gaming Laptops

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of NVIDIA(R) SLI(TM) technology to its elite Satellite(R) X205 gaming notebook series with an HD DVD drive designed for a mobile gaming and high-definition entertainment experience.

With an immense array of multimedia ports, dual hard drives, HD DVD drive as well as sub two-thousand price point, the Satellite X205 notebooks with SLI technology provides an elite gaming and high-definition experience.

    The new Satellite X205 gaming notebooks consist of two models that are available at retail--the Satellite X205-SLI1 and the Satellite X205-SLI3. Both models feature dual NVIDIA GeForce(R) 8600M GT graphics processing units (GPUs) with combined 512MB of dedicated video RAM(1) and are compatible with Microsoft DirectX(R) 10, ensuring that gamers can take full advantage of the cutting-edge graphics technology that are available within today's ultra-realistic gaming titles. Pricing for the Satellite X205-SLI gaming notebook starts at $1,999.99(2).

In support of the Satellite X205-SLI launch, Toshiba plans to host a "Gears of War(R)" tournament during this year's DigitalLife tradeshow in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Booth (#621) later this week.

"Last year, Toshiba launched their gaming notebook lineup with NVIDIA GPUs, evolving the notebook gaming experience with a unique blend of sheer performance, practical versatility, and elegant style," said Rene Haas, general manager of Notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. "Toshiba's addition of NVIDIA SLI technology to their gaming notebooks further demonstrates their commitment to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience to gamers on the go."

As part of Toshiba's commitment to outfitting all of its consumer notebooks with HD DVD technology, the Satellite X205-SLI notebooks features an HD DVD drive as part of its standard configuration. Toshiba's new gaming notebook now delivers the ultimate in high-definition entertainment, providing gamers with the ability to take their favorite HD movies on the road to their next marathon LAN party session. To complete the high definition experience, the Satellite X205-SLI incorporates a high-definition, 17-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite(R) display for a crisp, clear display and optimal viewing capacity.

Also, the Satellite X205-SLI3 includes a USB external HDTV tuner for playing live HDTV from an antenna or cable or satellite set-top box. The new Satellite X205-SLI notebooks feature an HDMI output port for connecting to an HDTV, a S/P DIF output port for 5.1 surround sound stereo and Bluetooth(R) v.2.0+EDR technology compatible with wireless gaming controls and other accessories.

"Over the past few years, we have seen an influx of gaming machines that not only up the ante in graphical prowess, but have become a staple of the gamer's digital lifestyle and act as their entertainment hub," said Ben Bajarin, analyst, consumer technology and digital media, Creative Strategies. "By combining NVIDIA SLI technology, HD DVD technology and an HDTV tuner into one singular solution, Toshiba is positioning itself as a true innovator in today's digital convergence market."

"The Satellite X205 gaming notebooks with NVIDIA's SLI technology is the continuation of Toshiba's commitment to bring gamers the 'latest-and-greatest' in gaming hardware," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "With an immense array of multimedia ports, dual hard drives, HD DVD drive as well as sub two-thousand price point, the Satellite X205 notebooks with SLI technology provides an elite gaming and high-definition experience."

The new Satellite X205-SLI series is currently available at http://www.toshibadirect.com and at a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide. The Satellite X205-SLI gaming notebooks are available in the following specifications and prices:

Complete product specifications for both of the Satellite X205-SLI models are available at http://www.toshibadirect.com.

The Satellite X205-SLI notebook series comes with a standard one-year limited warranty(8), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country, or the customer may utilize any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations nationwide for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt service. Customers can also choose to upgrade their notebook's service plans for up to four years of extended service.

All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible(9), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information please visit: http://www.reuse.toshiba.com.

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 has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

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

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

3. Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. Intel(R) Dual Core Technology is a new technology designed to deliver improved performance to the notebook PC. Performance or compatibility may vary. For more information on Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, visit: http://www.intel.com/core2duo/.

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

5. Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

6. Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

7. Wireless-N. Wireless AGN (802.11a/g/n) adapter is based on a draft release version of the IEEE 802.11n specification and may not be compatible with, or support all features (e.g., security) of, certain Wi-Fi(R) equipment.

8. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at http://www.warranty.toshiba.com.

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

(C) 2007 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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