Toshiba Unleashes Best Buy Exclusive Gaming Laptop : New Qosmio X305 Laptop Offers Premium Gaming Experience and Technology at Attractive Price of $1,549.99

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that the Qosmio® X305-Q701 gaming laptop is available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide for an affordable price of $1,549.99(1).

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Toshiba has steadily built a strong and loyal fan base among PC gamers for offering quality gaming solutions

Engulfed in Toshiba's new "fiery" Fusion™ finish with Rogue design, the Qosmio X305 laptop allows gamers to play graphic-hungry games at their optimum settings for a crisp, stunning and immersive gaming experience. It harnesses the powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® 9700M GTS graphic(2) processing unit (GPU), which is powerful enough to produce lifelike and razor-sharp details with amazing speed and efficiency. Additionally, the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7350(3) processor allows gamers to harness the power and performance of a DirectX® 10 desktop gaming laptop PC in a mobile form factor while providing first-rate system performance and responsiveness so gamers can attack today's hottest games head-on.

"Toshiba has steadily built a strong and loyal fan base among PC gamers for offering quality gaming solutions," said Jeff Barney, vice president and general manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The integration of NVIDIA's robust GeForce 9700M GTS GPU and Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, along with the innovations of the Qosmio brand, demonstrates Toshiba's commitment to gamers by providing a laptop that is affordable while still sporting leading-edge technology for tackling modern gaming."

Other features that set the Qosmio X305-Q701 apart include:

DDR3 RAM(4) (1066MHz) - nearly doubles the speed of today's standard DDR2 RAM (667MHz) for quicker boot times and seamless multitasking. A massive 200GB, 7200 RPM hard drive(5). A stunning 17.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite™ high-definition display. A full-size keyboard with a 10-key pad. Four Harman Kardon® stereo speakers with a built-in subwoofer for a rich and cinematic gaming experience. Red, LED-illuminated "Feather-Touch" multimedia buttons to control the video and audio playback of a user's favorite movies and music. A flush-mounted touchpad rests seamlessly across the center of the palm rest with a red LED light across the top to enhance the detail-oriented finish. Gamers who purchase the all-new Qosmio X305 laptop out of the box have the option of configuring their system to use either the 32-bit or 64-bit(6) version of Windows Vista, based on a user's preference and computing needs.

The highly affordable Qosmio X305-Q701 featuring the NVIDIA GeForce 9700M(2) GTS graphics is available now exclusively at Best Buy retail stores or online at http://www.BestBuy.com. Detailed information is available at http://www.explore.toshiba.com/X305.

Qosmio X305-Q701 Unique Specifications (MSRP $1,549.99(1))

  --   OS selection at first boot:

  --   Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit(6) version) (default)

 

-- Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version) -- Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor P7350(3) -- 4096MB PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM(4) -- 200GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA HDD(5)

-- DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) with Labelflash(TM) drive -- NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9700M(2) GTS with 512MB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory -- Intel(R) Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/g/n)(7) -- Bluetooth(R) version 2.1 + EDR Multimedia: Qosmio X305

The Qosmio X305 series is available with a one-year standard limited warranty(8), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country or packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt turnaround service from any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations nationwide. Customers can also choose to upgrade the laptop's service plans, including up to four years of extended warranty coverage.

All new Toshiba laptops 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. During the third quarter of 2008, Toshiba is offering free recycling for all manufacturer's PCs with the purchase of a new Toshiba laptop computer. To learn more about this free PC recycling promotion or to find out how to recycle other consumer electronic products, please visit: http://www.toshiba.com/recycle.

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 was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

1. Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. 64-Bit Computing. See 64-Bit Computing Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

7. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

8. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, and extended warranty and service upgrade plans 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.

© 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's Digital Products Division (DPD) today announced that the Qosmio(R) X305-Q701 gaming laptop.

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