Toshiba Announces Gaming Laptop Available Exclusively at Best Buy: New Satellite X205 Offers Leading-Edge Technology at Attractive Price of $1,499.99(1)

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Satellite(R) X205-S7483 available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide for $1,499.99(1). This new gaming notebook is part of Toshiba's award-winning DirectX(R) 10 compatible Satellite X205 gaming notebook series designed for extreme gaming aficionados.

Over the years Best Buy has played a key role in Toshiba's retail success

    "Over the years Best Buy has played a key role in Toshiba's retail success," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Since launching our first gaming notebook in early 2006, Toshiba has strived to develop innovative gaming notebooks combined with attractive price points. Best Buy has provided valuable input to help us design this system with the customer in mind and we are confident the Satellite X205-7438 will eclipse our expectations for the innovative mobile gaming solution."

Available exclusively at Best Buy, the Satellite X205-S7438 features NVIDIA's GeForce(R) 8700M GT graphics(2) processing unit (GPU). This graphics technology enables the Satellite X205-S7438 to fully harness Microsoft's cutting-edge graphics technology, DirectX 10, to deliver revolutionary visual and particle effects as well as vibrant lighting and shading in today's hottest games.

Other highlights of the Satellite X205-S7438 model include:

-- Massive dual hard disk drives for ample storage of games, movies, photos and MP3s;

-- 17-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite(R) display for a crisp, clear display and optimal viewing capacity;

-- Four built-in Harman Kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer with Dolby Home Theater technology for a rich, engaging surround sound experience

-- 1.3 megapixel Webcam and microphone for staying connected during marathon LAN parties

-- Six USB 2.0 ports for connection of a mouse, keyboard, MP3 player, and other gaming tools

"We listen closely to our customers, and it was clear to us that many of our customers are interested in a high-performance gaming notebook at an affordable price," said Wendy Fritz, vice president of computing for Best Buy. "Teaming up with Toshiba to offer this exclusive notebook will allow us to provide our customers with a gaming solution for hours of entertainment at a great value."

The Satellite X205-S7483 will be available on September 30th at Best Buy stores around the country. Detailed specifications will be available at on that date.

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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 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

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) operates a global portfolio of brands with a commitment to growth and innovation. Our employees strive to provide customers around the world with superior experiences by responding to their unique needs and aspirations. We sell consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services through approximately 1,200 retail stores across the United States, throughout Canada and in China. Our multi-channel operations include: Best Buy (, and, Future Shop (, Geek Squad ( and, Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Centers (, Magnolia Audio Video (, Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co. ( and Speakeasy ( Best Buy supports the communities in which its employees work and live through volunteerism and grants that benefit children and education.

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

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