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Built for Business: Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Business Notebooks - New Range Provides Superior Portability, Durability and Performance

20 December 2013

Built for Business: Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Business Notebooks
- New Range Provides Superior Portability, Durability and Performance -

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 27th November, 2013. Giving Australian businesses the mobile edge, Toshiba Australia today announced its new range of high-performance business notebooks, designed to work hard in any environment. The range, consisting of seven models across the Portégé and Tecra series, offers no-compromise performance for multitasking, enhanced durability as well as built-in manageability and security features required by corporate and government IT departments.

“Australian businesses have unique needs and requirements from their technology. Whether it’s ultra-portable devices to enable a highly mobile workforce, or our power-packed 15.6” workstations that offer freedom to change environments – or highly ruggedized notebooks made for life on the road - one size does not fit all,” says Justin White, product marketing manager, Toshiba ISD.

“Our latest range of thin and light Portégé devices and powerful and robust Tecra products fuse the latest advancements in technology with mobility and style. Through this offering Toshiba is providing Australian business with a breadth of choice of advanced, durable, stylish and reliable notebooks, to keep every business connected.”

Configured with 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core i7 U processors with vPro™ technology, the new devices boast a range of standout Toshiba advancements, built for businesses.

Safe and Secure
The range features spill-resistant, full-size LED-backlit keyboards that let work continue even in dimly lit environments. Highly efficient AirFlow II cooling technology keeps the devices cool whilst Toshiba’s EasyGuard® technology is also included to help safeguard the notebooks’ critical components against the stress and hazards of a mobile office.

The range also includes a versatile, secure and manageable “built-for-business” platform. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and common docking.

No-compromise Usability
The new range is packed with plenty of features that make mobile life more convenient, including a full array of ports. The devices each feature up to three USB 3.0 ports, plus VGA, full-size HDMI® and full-size SD media card reader, Gigabit Ethernet and fast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® (on select models). The latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge technology lets mobile professionals charge tablets and phones even while the notebook is off. The notebooks are built with high-capacity batteries, making a full mobile workday possible on a single charge.

Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, the new range also comes with Windows 8.1 Pro upgrade media included.

Completely Redesigned for Mobility and Style
The new range features an all-new stylish and thin design. Built with premium magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis, that is durable yet extremely light, and featuring Toshiba’s unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability, it’s built from the core for life on the road.

Common Docking and Accessories
All of Toshiba’s new business notebooks now share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users+. In addition, these notebooks also share a common image, allowing IT departments to easily customise to meet unique needs across the board and deploy quickly.

The Portégé Range
Joining Toshiba’s premium Portégé notebook series is the Portégé Z30 and Portégé R30. Both devices offer ultra-portability and power that redefines the standards in performance, reliability and capabilities. Featuring 13.3” High Definition widescreen backlit displays, these devices provide superb picture clarity in all lighting conditions. Complete with the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Dual Core processors - which deliver blazing-fast performance, incredible graphics, and up to 14 hours of battery life**, the Portégé series is ready to tackle the needs of business users in style without compromise.

For the ultimate in mobile computing luxury, the Portégé Z30 offers a range of ultra-fast and responsive SSD options (128/256GB) and memory up to 16GB DDR3 (expandable), making the Z30 the ultimate high flying performance Ultrabook™ for serious high flyers. While the R30 delivers ultra-fast and responsive 500GB 7200rpm SATA HDDs, plus up to 16GB DDR3 RAM (with two memory slots accessible), ensuring maximum productivity – especially when on the move.

+ Across Z30, Z40, Z50, S30, A50 and W50 models

The Portégé Z10t 2-in-1 Ultrabook has also been refreshed to include the latest Intel® 4th Generation i5/i7 processors.

The Tecra Range
Engineered for high performance, scalability, reliability and durability, the new Tecra series sees the introduction of four new models. The performance packed 14” Tecra Z40 Ultrabook and a range of 15.6” portable and powerful desktop replacements: Tecra Z50, Tecra A50 and Tecra W50.

The 14” Tecra Z40 fuses the styling, innovation and mobility of the premier Portégé series – bursting with Tecra laptop performance and strength all in a 1.47kg chassis, to help users stay productive anywhere.

The 15.6” Tecra Z50 laptop empowers productivity virtually anywhere. Powerful and durable, yet portable and manageable, this no-compromise notebook delivers everything today’s mobile workers need to work anywhere - safely and securely. Even with a 15.6” screen, it’s still as light an Ultrabook™ - starting at just 1.8kg with a slim profile of just 20.4mm, it doesn’t compromise on essential business features like manageability, security and connectivity. The Tecra Z50 is true mobility with style.

With a robust design and advanced productivity features, the 15.6” Tecra A50 offers all- round efficiency - inside and out. Featuring the latest Intel processor technology up to Core i5, it has all the power you need to perform multiple tasks. Equipped with multiple ports including mini serial, the A50 makes connecting to other devices as easy as possible.

The Tecra W50 is a mobile workstation that has it all. With a 15.6” full HD display and 4k/2k HDMI output, unsurpassed durability and powered by Core™ i7 quad-core processors and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation is perfect for professionals who demand high-end graphics and performance for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks.

Pricing and Availability

Portege Z30 range
PRICE: from $1,705.00 (inc. GST)
Portege Z30t
PRICE: from $2942.50 (inc. GST)
Portege Z10t
PRICE: from $1760.00 (inc. GST)
Portege R30
PRICE: from $1,760.00 (inc. GST)
Tecra Z50
PRICE: from $1,573.00 (inc. GST)
Tecra Z40
PRICE: from $1776.50 (inc. GST)
Tecra W50
PRICE: from $2998.60 (inc. GST)
Tecra A50
PRICE: from $1265.00 (inc. GST)
Satellite Pro P70
PRICE: $1,705.00 (inc. GST)
Satellite Pro L70
PRICE: $1,391.50 (inc. GST)
Satellite Pro L50
PRICE: from $942.70 (inc. GST)
Satellite Pro C50
PRICE: from$484.00 (inc. GST)

All quoted in Australian dollars.

Available from leading Toshiba business notebook providers from 27th November, 2013.

*Depending on programs being used
**An extra high port 180 watt port replicator is also available for W50 for faster charge times

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About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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