Toshiba Integrates OpenSolaris OS, WiMAX Into Business Laptops

By PRESS RELEASE — January 11, 2009

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Focusing on an evolving business environment in which mobile warriors and entrepreneurs need to improve efficiencies in the workplace and stay connected while on the go, Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), announced a lineup of business-oriented products at CES 2009.

The broad array of business offerings showcased at the world's largest consumer electronics show range from the Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W -- Toshiba's first ultraportable laptop with WiMAX -- to the ever popular Satellite Pro and Tecra product lines with EasyGuard Technology and industry-leading warranties. WiMAX is the next generation of high-speed wireless technology (4G) delivering low-cost Internet access to WiMAX enabled devices. The Portege R600-ST520W which integrates Intel Wireless WiMAX and WiFi Link technology will be rolling out to cities across the country in 2009.

TAIS also recently announced a relationship with Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:JAVA) to deliver laptops preconfigured with OpenSolaris, the open source operating system designed for high-performance computing environments. New features in OpenSolaris include Time Slider, an easy-to-use graphical interface that brings powerful ZFS functionality, like instant snapshots, to all users. This makes TAIS the first company to offer laptops with the OpenSolaris operating system. The OpenSolaris laptops are targeted for availability in early 2009.

"Toshiba invests heavily in research and development and it shows in our products -- we're able to integrate various technologies and provide greater innovation at lower price points," said Jeff Barney, vice president and general manager of Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "At the same time, we design, engineer and build most of our business-focused laptops, which is why we have a sterling reputation for quality. And of course, the OpenSolaris option will allow us to offer business professionals exactly what they demand--an even broader range of computing choices."


Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W: For the mobile executive, the Portege R600-ST520W is Toshiba's first ultraportable laptop combined with integrated Intel Wireless WiMAX / WiFi Link 5350AGN (802.11a/g/n + WiMAX)1, while continuing the tradition of offering a more durable chassis, a shock absorbing design and an enhanced LED backlit indoor/outdoor transreflective 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen display. The Portege R600-ST520W is designed for increased mobility at just 2.4 pounds2 and 0.77 inches thin and also comes with Toshiba's Standard Three-Year International Limited Warranty3. The Portege R600-ST520W will be available in late January at $2,149.99 MSRP4.

Toshiba Portege A600-S2201: For the gadget guru, this mainstream ultraportable laptop is exceptionally lightweight, compact, portable and ideal for computing in any environment. Weighing three-pounds2, the Portege A600 is built around the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU93005, it includes a 160GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD6, 3GB memory7, DVD SuperMulti drive, 12-inch diagonal widescreen with LED Backlit display, built-in Webcam and microphone as well as a fingerprint reader for security. The Portege A600-S2201 also comes with Toshiba's Standard One-Year International Limited Warranty3 and is available now for $1,399.99 MSRP4.

Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401: For the power hungry, the Tecra line of business laptops features powerful Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology5, enabling professionals to take full advantage of the latest applications. At just 4.45 pounds2, the new Tecra R10-S4401 also offers EasyGuard Technology, TouchPad pointing device, sleep-and-charge combo USB port8, 160GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD6, 3GB memory7, DVD SuperMulti, 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen WXGA display, Mobile NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M with 128MB dedicated graphics memory9, Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN1, built-in Webcam and Bluetooth v2.1. The Tecra R10-S4401 also comes with a Toshiba Standard Three-Year International Limited Warranty3 and is available now for $1,549.99 MSRP4.

Toshiba Satellite Pro S300/S300M Series: For those business professionals looking for robust technology at a reasonable price point, the Satellite Pro S300/S300M Series comes with EasyGuard Technology, TouchPad pointing device, a built-in Webcam, Intel Centrino processor technology5, a choice of a 14.1-inch or 15.4-inch TruBrite widescreen WXGA display and a built-in optical drive. The Satellite Pro S300/S300M Series also comes with a Toshiba Standard Two-Year International Limited Warranty3 and is available now starting at $729 MSRP4.

Toshiba TDP-F10U LED Projector: For both consumers and businesses alike, the TDP-F10U LED projector is small enough to fit the pocket, light enough to be held in the palm, weighs in at 1.4 pounds2 and packs a serious punch with a crisp 800x600 SVGA resolution and 800:1 high-contrast ratio that displays clear images and easy-to-read text anytime, anywhere. It also offers easy connectivity to laptops, DVD players, gaming consoles and other mobile devices -- and it is quieter than a whisper. The TDP-F10U ships in March 2009 for $599 MSRP4.

dynadock U Universal USB Docking Station: Compatible with all versions of Windows XP and Vista, along with six USB 2.0 ports, the dynadock U helps laptop users easily stay connected and productive. They can dock, undock and recharge MP3 players and cell phones with the touch of a button, and by acting as a conduit for add-on peripherals, the docking station expands a laptop workspace into a dynamic PC system. The dynadock U is available now for $149.99 MSRP4.

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 US$76 billion.

1 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
2 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
3 Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.
4 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufactures Suggested Retail Price."
5 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
6 Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.


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