Toshiba to Roll out Laptops Featuring Intel's Penryn Technology: Intel's First 45nm Processor Provides Greater Computing Power in Smaller Energy Efficient Form Factor

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that its Qosmio(R), Satellite(R) X205 and select models of the Satellite U305 notebook series will incorporate Intel's new line of performance Core 2 Duo mobile processors - (codename Penryn) designed to deliver greater computing prowess to power the most demanding applications.

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Toshiba is pleased to be one of the first notebook manufacturers to incorporate Intel's newest processing innovation into its mainstream consumer notebooks

    "Toshiba is pleased to be one of the first notebook manufacturers to incorporate Intel's newest processing innovation into its mainstream consumer notebooks," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The addition of these processors will enable us to provide our customers with notebooks that boast greater power and speed to efficiently accomplish more."

New models of the Satellite X205 will use the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 to drive gaming performance even higher, while the 4.6 pound(1) Satellite U305 will harness the Intel Core2 Duo Processor T8100 to prove that mobility and performance are not mutually exclusive. The Qosmio G45 with the Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9300 will continue to lead the industry's integration of HD DVD technology. Configurations of the Qosmio G45, Satellite X205 and Satellite U305 featuring the new Intel Core 2 Duo Processors will be available at http://www.toshibadirect.com, and at a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide.

All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible(2), 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 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 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. Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.

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

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