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Toshiba Optimizes New PCs For The Windows 8 Touchscreen Experience
Aug 30, 2012 (05:08 PM EDT)
New Devices Include Company's First Ultrabook Convertible, a Touchscreen All-in-One PC and Premium Touchscreen Entertainment Laptop
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced several touchscreen PCs designed for Windows 8, including a pioneering Ultrabook™ Convertible device, an All-in-One Desktop PC and a premium entertainment laptop.
"These PCs showcase the possibilities of what Windows 8 can do, providing a responsive touch experience on beautiful, precisely engineered hardware," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Consumers will love interacting with Windows on these devices with the operating system's modern, intuitive touch gestures and Windows apps and live tiles. This is just the beginning of a new generation of hardware development designed to take advantage of touch from Toshiba."
Satellite U925t: Tablet Meets Ultrabook – in a Single Pioneering Device
The Satellite® U925t Ultrabook Convertible combines the performance and form factor of an Ultrabook with the ease-of-use of a tablet and is ideal for on-the-go consumers and professionals. The device can be used in two modes: as a tablet or as an Ultrabook made possible by its unique sliding hinge. From tablet mode, users can slide the display back and tilt it up to reveal an LED backlit raised tile keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad™ with Windows 8 gesture support and use the device like a traditional Ultrabook.
Less than 0.8 inches thin and weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Satellite U925t features a lightweight, soft touch surface, offering the portability of a traditional Ultrabook as well as a long battery life rating. Its vivid 12.5-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with IPS technology provides impressive viewing angles whether in tablet or Ultrabook mode, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass resists scratches. Equipped with a speedy 128GB solid state drive and a responsive 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel Rapid Start technology, the Satellite U925t offers ultra-responsive performance. The device also includes a front HD webcam for video chatting and a three megapixel rear camera with autofocus for taking photos and video in tablet mode.
The Ultrabook Convertible also comes packed with a complete range of connectivity options including 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® 4.0, Intel Wireless Display as well as a media card reader, HDMI® port and two USB 3.0 ports, one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge. In addition, the Satellite U925t features a full range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, GPS and near-field communication (NFC) capable of a range of wireless data transfer applications.
Satellite P845t Premium Touchscreen Laptop
The Satellite P845t offers consumers a premium Windows 8 touch experience in a traditional clamshell laptop design. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with edge-to-edge glass, the Satellite P845t incorporates everything needed for an amazing entertainment and powerful multitasking experience, including ultra-responsive 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Intel Rapid Start technology, 6GB of DDR3 memory and a spacious 750GB hard drive. Dressed in an elegantly textured aluminum body in Champagne Silver, the laptop is not only stylish, but extremely durable.
The Satellite P845t comes equipped with a comfortable raised tile keyboard and a spacious ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support, giving the user a choice in how they want to interact with the OS. The laptop also includes harman/kardon® stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements, multiple USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers plus USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba Sleep & Music, two technologies that give users the freedom to power up their smartphones and enjoy music from their MP3 players, even while the laptops are powered down. Always available and always connected, the Satellite P845t features a long battery life rating, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Intel Wireless Display to share the laptop's screen wirelessly with a big screen TV.
LX835 Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop
Toshiba's LX835 All-in-One Desktop PCs are the perfect Windows 8 devices for the kitchen, family room or dorm room, ideal for multitasking, productivity and HD entertainment. Blending performance, style and affordable pricing, these PCs feature 23-inch diagonal full HD 1080p resolution touchscreens ideally suited for navigating Windows 8 and Windows apps as well as watching movies, playing games and getting work done.
The LX835 PCs are fully equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processors, up to 2TB of storage and up to 8GB of memory, two USB 3.0 ports plus four USB 2.0 ports and superior audio from Onkyo® speakers with SRS® Premium Sound 3D™. Select configurations feature NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M graphics with 2GB of DDR3 graphics memory, with options for a built-in TV tuner and HDMI-in port. The PCs are bundled with a comfortable full-size raised tile wireless keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad and a matching wireless mouse that are both pre-paired to allow users to start using the All-in-One right out of the box.
The Satellite U925t, Satellite P845t and Toshiba LX835 will be available for purchase on October 26, 2012 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
 Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
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 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.
 The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
 Toshiba Sleep & Music. In this mode, the headphone jack and mute functions are disabled. The volume and sound quality will diminish as the speakers not tuned in Windows® mode. Use the volume control on your audio device to adjust sound. Audio line-in cable is not included.
 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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