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Toshiba Debuts Tecra A4-S211

(February 16, 2005)

Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and provider of industry-leading portable computers, projectors and other mobile-related services and products, today introduced a featured configuration (Tecra A4-S211) and a series of scalable options for the Tecra A4 notebook series. The Tecra A4 can be configured to feature discrete graphics from either ATI or NVIDIA(R).

   As part of Toshiba's flagship business computing line, the enhanced Tecra A4 remains an affordable, widescreen notebook with the power to handle graphics-intensive multimedia applications for work or play. 

   "Due to the positive customer response Toshiba received for the Tecra A4 notebook line the company decided to build on the momentum and add several new offerings including such as discrete graphics from ATI and NVIDIA," said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing, Digital Product Division, Toshiba America Information Systems. 


   The Tecra A4 notebooks featuring the advanced graphic options are available for immediate customer purchase. The Tecra A4 notebook series is powered by next-generation Intel(R) Centrino(TM) Mobile Technology (formerly codenamed Sonoma). This new mobile technology is built around Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processors with 533 MHz front side bus, integrated wireless LAN and the new Mobile Intel(R) 915 Express chipset (formerly codenamed Alviso). This combination of features enables the Tecra A4 to deliver better performance and improved wireless and mobile security options. 

   With a streamlined form factor, the Tecra A4 houses a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display to specifically meet the increasing demands of small and medium businesses. Toshiba designs all of its business notebooks to deliver unparalleled reliability, platform stability and an extended product life cycle. 

   The Tecra A4-S211 is priced at $1,399(1) with a one-year limited warranty and is available through Toshiba's traditional sales channels, which include dealers, distributors, VARs as well as ToshibaDirect - http://www.toshibadirect.com -. Toshiba's featured configuration for the Tecra A4-S211 includes:   Tecra A4-S211 Featured Configuration ($1,399(1)) Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor 730 (1.6 GHz(2), 533 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache)

Operating System: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional

Display:15.4-inch diagonal widescreen XGA System

Chipset: Mobile Intel(R) 915PM Express Chipset

Graphics Controller: ATI MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(R) X600 with 64 MB(3)dedicated video memory

Memory: 512 MB(4) (standard) DDR1 333 MHz memory (max 2GB)

Hard Drive: 60 GB(5) (4200 rpm)

Optical Drive: CD-RW/DVD-ROM

Wireless: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (802.11b/g(6))

Ports: Parallel, 3 USB 2.0, RGB, Headphone, Mic-in, 1 Type II PCMCIA slot, Docking, IEEE1394, Media                       Bridge Adapter, 1 Express Card slot, v.92 modem and 10/100/1000

Ethernet Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion battery (4300 mAh) Dimensions:14.2- x 10.6- x 1.1/1.4- inches (f/r)

Weight: 6.2 lbs.(7)

Warranty: Standard one-year limited warranty

   The Tecra A4 is supported by Toshiba's premier Management Innovation global service offers several convenient options, including carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country for same-day or next-day service, or utilizing any of more than 3,000 UPS Stores for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized Depot for 24-hour service turnaround. 

   Toshiba also offers Ask Iris(R) Online, an instant response information service that alerts users to security software patches and provides other information regarding their product from Toshiba engineers and technical support staff. 

   The following accessories are available for the Tecra A4: an advanced port replicator, backup primary six-cell lithium-ion battery, a high-capacity, 12-cell lithium-ion battery, an additional AC adapter as well as a wide selection of carrying cases. 

   About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) 

   Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products, Digital Solutions and Storage Device. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, Internet access plans, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry-leading portable computers, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.

   TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independently operated company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $52 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.    (1) Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price". (2) Central Processing Unit (CPU) performance may vary depending on conditions; see specifications for details. (3) Graphics processor unit ("GPU") performance may vary depending on product model, design configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode.  (4) The graphics system in your computer may use part of the main system memory for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of system memory available for other computing activities. The amount of system memory allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other factors.  (5) Gigabyte (GB) means 1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore may show less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the product includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.  (6) Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, services or external hardware. The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations. The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.  (7) Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.

   (C) 2005 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved ConfigFree and Tecra are registered trademarks of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation. Intel, Intel Centrino, Pentium and Celeron are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.  
   


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