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05 June 2012

- Toshiba Satellite U840W Ultrabook™ takes entertainment to a new level -

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 5 June 2012. Consumers will experience content like never before with the new Toshiba Satellite U840W Ultrabook™ – the world’s first panoramic notebook featuring a 21:9 cinematic display, unveiled today by Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd.

“Designed for play as well as work, the Toshiba U840W Ultrabook™ introduces a new widescreen technology that could change the way people use their notebook,” said Justin White, Product Marketing Manager, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd.

“As well as putting a breathtaking movie experience in the hands of consumers through the magic of cinematic display, our latest Ultrabook™ features new split screen technology for better multi-tasking.

“Taking full advantage of the 14.4” widescreen, you can view multiple windows side by side such as social networking while watching a movie or checking emails at the same time as working on a presentation. This makes the Toshiba U840W Ultrabook™ an incredible productivity tool as well as the ultimate entertainment notebook,” Mr White said.

“We wanted to take a bold step in the Ultrabook™ market with a product that responds to today’s consumer needs. With the latest IPTV trends, people don’t just want an amazing viewing experience; they want to interact with the content they watch in real time.”

The ultra-thin, ultra-light Ultrabook™ features a two-tone aluminium chassis, textured palm rest, multiple USB ports and a larger click pad, so you don’t have to compromise on style or functionality on the go. In-built Harman Kardon® speakers further enrich the notebook experience with high quality stereo sound, while Toshiba’s new Hi-Speed Start delivers fast-start responsiveness as well as extended battery life.

“The Toshiba U840W Ultrabook™is designed with dual purpose for consumers who need to do business and take a break for entertainment. The Ultrabook™ is feature-rich combining portability and design with a world-first in entertainment and multi-tasking.”

Toshiba Satellite U840W Ultrabook™ | The world’s first panoramic notebook with the magic of cinematic display
RRP $1,499 (inc. GST)
Available from Mid June

Key specifications:
• Metallic silver with two-tone/two-texture aluminium finish
• Weight 1.7kg
• Intel® HD Graphics 4000
• Cinematic display screen 21:9 (1792 x 768 resolution) allows for breathtaking wide-screen viewing
• 14.4" Widescreen HD, LED Backlit Cinema Display with Split Screen technology allows you to work in multiple windows for greater efficiency
• Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor
• Genuine Windows 7 64bit Home Premium SP1
• 6GB Memory
• 500GB Hybrid Hard Disk Drive
• Harman Kardon® speakers enrich the senses as you watch your movies, listen to your music and enjoy your gaming
• 3 x USB 3.0 + Sleep & Charge enable multiple multimedia data transfer at lightning speeds
• A Sleep & Charge port will charge your camera and phone while your Ultrabook™ is sleeping
• Toshiba’s Hi-Speed Start makes for a quick and snappy start up and performance
• Toshiba’s Peak Shift function lets you save dollars and energy by programing your notebook to switch from mains to battery power during peak times during peak times

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About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; 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 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

Media contacts:
Fuel Communications
Phone: +61(02) 8217 6500

Selena Adams
PR Manager
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited
Phone: +61(02) 9887 8120