Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced new Satellite®, Tecra® and Qosmio® brand laptops equipped with a full-range of processor options offered in the 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family.

Toshiba will offer the Intel Core i3-330M1 processor across six Satellite series consumer laptops as well as in select configurations of the Tecra series business laptops, giving customers the benefits of smart performance at entry-level price points. Laptops equipped with the Intel Core i5-430M1 processor and Intel Turbo Boost Technology will be available across Toshiba’s Satellite, Qosmio and Tecra series, providing customers with solid performance for everyday applications and the ability to boost speed as needed for demanding tasks. For customers wanting ultimate performance for serious multitasking, gaming and demanding multimedia tasks, Toshiba will offer three models from its Satellite and Qosmio laptop series and select configurations of its Tecra laptop series equipped with the Intel Core i7-720QM1 processor.

“This new family of smart processors will optimize laptop performance by automatically adapting to whatever task you are performing on your PC,” said Ron Smith, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “With the addition of Intel’s new processors throughout our line, Toshiba can continue to provide consumers with their choice of the right laptop across an ever widening range of performance levels.”

Toshiba laptops featuring the new 2010 Intel Core family of processors include:

Satellite A505 Series: Luxury, Style and Performance for Digital Entertainment

Satellite A505 Series laptops are entertainment-packed portable PCs that deliver punched-up performance, luxurious entertainment features and sophisticated style for a total multimedia experience. This mobile entertainer offers a high-def 16-inch diagonal widescreen display, smart performance, graphics horsepower, upscale A/V capabilities and premium features to amplify digital entertainment. The Satellite A505 will be available in configurations with the Intel Core i3-330M1, Core i5-430M1 or Core i7-720QM1 processors, as well as NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics options, so media creators, gamers and movie-lovers can easily choose the right blend of performance and features to meet their computing and budget needs. The Satellite A505 Series starts at $769.99 MSRP2.

Satellite L505/L555 Series: Everyday Performance, Impressive Value

Offering impressive everyday performance and affordability, the Satellite L505 and Satellite L555 laptops are attractive, all-purpose laptops designed for productivity at home, school or work. The easy-to-use laptops deliver ample processing power for everyday multi-tasking with the new 2010 Intel Core i3-330M1 or Core i5-430M1 processors, plus plenty of memory and storage for enjoying and capturing digital media, like home movies, music and photos. The Satellite L505 features and an ample 15.6-inch diagonal widescreen high-def display and the Satellite L555 features a 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen high-def display. Consumers have three looks to choose from: a simple Silver Finish, an elegant Fusion Finish in Graphite and a more refined Fusion Finish in Midnight Breeze. The Satellite L505 starts at $459.99 MSRP2 and the Satellite L555 starts at $649.99 MSRP2.

Satellite M505 Series: Light and Compact for Multimedia on the Go

Versatile and feature-rich, Satellite M505 Series laptops deliver a balance of performance and mobility in a compact form-factor. This full-featured multimedia laptop delivers the freedom to work and play, plus the latest mobile technologies, such as an optional touch screen display. At only five pounds, the laptop boasts a full range of functionality and the new 2010 Intel Core i3-330M1 processor provides a fast, responsive PC experience and smart multitasking thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Its 14-inch diagonal widescreen high-def LED display is perfect for enjoying digital media, casual gaming or even getting work done and refined design features ultimately complements the user’s personal style with several color finish options. The Satellite M505 Series starts at $699.99 MSRP2.

Satellite P505 Series: Big-time Media Enjoyment

Offering exceptional power, features and room, the Satellite P505 Series is a portable desktop computing alternative that delivers big-screen entertainment. Designed with multimedia enthusiasts in mind, this well-equipped laptop delivers an astounding 18.4-inches of diagonal screen real estate for creating and editing photos and home movies, plus the performance needed for multitasking, gaming and other demanding tasks with a choice of Intel Core i3-330M1 or Core i7-720QM1 processors and NVIDIA GeForce 310M3 discrete graphics. With 500GB4 of storage, 4GB of ultra-fast DDR3 memory5 and new media and productivity apps, the Satellite P505 makes it easy to get on demand access to digital media. The Satellite P505 Series starts at $799.99 MSRP2.

Satellite U505 Series: Compact Form, Function and Fashion

Lightweight at less than 5 pounds and exceptionally stylish, Satellite U505 Series laptops offer lightweight portability in a compact and chic package. The Satellite U505 features a 13-inch diagonal widescreen display and is wrapped in a unique Texture Finish in Luxe Brown, White or Pink. With configurations featuring Intel Core i3-330M1 and Core i5-430M1 processors, the laptop delivers great multimedia performance and entertaining features, plus innovative new mobile technologies – like an optional Touch Screen and built-in WiMax™– perfect to keep you productive, entertained and connected with style and starts at $649.99 MSRP2.

The Tecra A11 Series: Performance that Means Business

The Tecra A11 Series are performance laptops ideal for medium to large businesses. With desktop-class features, integrated 10-key keypad and a new Texture Finish in Charcoal Black that offers a better grip and reduces fingerprints, the Tecra A11 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, yet is durable and reliable. These laptops can be configured with the new 2010 Intel Core i3-330M1, Core i5-430M1 or Core i7-720QM1 processors, which deliver extra performance when needed, great power efficiency and intelligent multitasking. Thanks to the bright LED backlit 15.6-inch diagonal high definition widescreen display, optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the Tecra A11 delivers the performance for effective presentations and spreadsheets, vivid colors and fluid visuals, and the room needed to make a point. Have peace of mind with Toshiba’s exclusive EasyGuard®, which protects against shocks and spills, as well as a generous three-year limited warranty6 – all at an unbelievable value, starting at $879.99 MSRP2.

Qosmio X505: Elite Multimedia Performance

The Qosmio X505 laptop delivers elite performance in a portable package – and a price tag more budget-friendly than other “pro-class” laptops. Equipped with a powerful blend of high-performance technologies, including the new 2010 quad-core Intel Core i7-720QM1 or dual –core Intel Core i5-430M1 processors with Turbo Boost Technology and enthusiast-class NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics3, the Qosmio X505 delivers the processing muscle to power through demanding tasks like 3D gaming, media creation and HD video encoding. Qosmio X505 laptops also feature massive hi-speed hard drives, ultrafast memory, premium sound components, plus Blu-ray Disc® or DVD drive options. The Qosmio X505 Series starts at $1,199.99 MSRP2.

Availability

The new Toshiba Satellite laptops featuring the 2010 Intel Core i7 processor will be available on January 12 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com. Satellite laptops featuring the 2010 Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors will be generally available on January 17.

The new Qosmio X505 will be available on January 12 at major retailers, e-tailers, direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com as well as select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers.

The new Toshiba Tecra A11 will be available on January 19 through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications about all Toshiba laptops can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/ces2010.

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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. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as 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 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion. For more information on Toshiba visit toshiba.com.

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1 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

2 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price."

3 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

4 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.

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

6 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.