Toshiba Makes Two-Year Warranty Standard on Satellite Pro Laptop Line : Affordable Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptops Feature Docking, PC Health Monitor, Business Card Reader & Face Recognition Software

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced the 15.4-inch Satellite Pro® S300 and 14.1-inch Satellite Pro S300M laptops. Building upon the Satellite Pro product family’s quality and success, Toshiba will include a two-year, standard limited warranty(1) on these new laptop PCs.

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Since its re-launch in October 2007, the Satellite Pro has consistently been one of the top-three selling laptops in the $600 - $999 price band

These latest Satellite Pro laptops were designed, engineered and manufactured by Toshiba resulting in high-quality laptops at an affordable price. They feature Toshiba's innovative fourth-generation EasyGuard® Technology(2) with PC Health Monitor, built-in support for docking, and convenient Business Card Reader and Face Recognition software. The Satellite Pro S300M has a starting price of $899 (MSRP)(3), while the Satellite Pro S300 starts at an even more affordable price of $829 (MSRP)(3).

"Since its re-launch in October 2007, the Satellite Pro has consistently been one of the top-three selling laptops in the $600 - $999 price band," said Carl Pinto, vice president, product development and marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Toshiba has equipped these new Satellite Pro laptop PCs with even more mobility features and have added value by covering the Satellite Pro S300M and S300 laptop PC series with a two-year limited warranty, increasing the laptop's appeal in today's current economic conditions."

Multimedia: Satellite Pro S300 and Satellite Pro S300M

Toshiba's Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 feature the following value-add features:

Two-Year Standard Limited Warranty: The Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 series include an industry-leading two-year standard limited warranty in the sub $1,000 price band. This warranty includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country such as UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations. EasyGuard® Technology: The Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 laptops feature Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop's critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba's EasyGuard technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one's laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard(4), fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Face Recognition Software: This technology uses the Satellite Pro S300M's and Satellite Pro S300's integrated Webcam to grant or deny access to the laptop based on a series of recorded images of the user's face. This provides mobile professionals with another convenient way to log onto their laptop. Express Port Replicator: Both the Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 are Toshiba's first Satellite Pro laptops with built-in support for docking, enabling a mobile to desktop expansion. Simply by docking or undocking, users can easily transition from a mobile mode to a full desktop environment. The Satellite Pro Express Port Replicator supports hot docking and undocking. Business Card Reader Software: Toshiba's 1.3-megapixel Webcam features macro functionality and Presto! BizCard Reader 5 software, to allow business users to quickly and easily scan business cards and organize them into a convenient and searchable database or export to a contact management software program of your choice. Ease of Deployment: To better reduce the cost for customers and to simplify the deployment of new laptops, the Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 feature a common motherboard and image. This system commonality also minimizes service and support for organizations. USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port(5): This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, or in sleep or hibernation mode. Green Attributes: The Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 are ENERGY STAR® 4.0 compliant and have achieved a Silver status through the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). Complete product specifications for all Satellite Pro S300M and Satellite Pro S300 laptops are available at http://www.explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellitepro/S300M or http://www.explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellitepro/S300.

As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba designs all of its new laptops to be RoHS compatible(6), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Toshiba is offering a new, free electronic trade-in and recycling program which includes all laptop PCs and other select electronics, regardless of manufacturer, that have no trade-in value. For more details, please visit http://explore.toshiba.com/green. No purchase is necessary to participate in the recycling program.

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 http://www.toshiba.com.

1. 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.

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 http://www.easyguard.toshiba.com for detailed information.

3. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail price."

4. 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 http://www.warranty.toshiba.com for details.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Release Summary:

Toshiba today announced the 15.4-inch Satellite Pro® S300 and 14.1-inch Satellite Pro S300M laptops featuring a two-year, standard limited warranty.

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