Toshiba gets official with five new Satellite Pro laptops

Darren Murph
D. Murph|04.22.08

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Toshiba gets official with five new Satellite Pro laptops

We're not quite sure how much more official-er Toshiba could really get with its freshest lineup of Satellite Pro laptops, but five "new" models are being trumpeted today as the latest in its ever-expanding family of business essential lappies. Up first, we have the 15.4-inch L300 / L300D, which arrives with Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD dual-core CPUs (respectively), a TruBrite display, 802.11a/b/g WiFi and an integrated webcam with microphone. Also on tap is the 14.1-inch M300, 13.3-inch U400 and the beastly 17-inch L350. We won't bore you with specifications you've already committed to memory, but needless to say, any of the aforesaid machines are readily available and boast starting prices between $699 and $1,149. Full release posted after the jump.



Starting at $699, Toshiba's Expanded Satellite Pro Family Now Offers a
Broader Selection of Notebook Computing Options

IRVINE, Calif. (April 22, 2008) – Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division
of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of five
new models to its affordable Satellite Pro® family of laptops. With a starting price of
$6991, the new Satellite Pro series offers the necessary business essentials for today's
mobile professionals and students, including a choice of display sizes and
configurations to suit a broad range of computing needs.
"The expanded Satellite Pro family of laptops demonstrates Toshiba's
commitment to its customers," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital
Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Listening to the voice
of the customer and their requests for more computing options within the affordable
Satellite Pro lineup, Toshiba is delivering five new models of Satellite Pro laptops to
meet customer needs."
Featuring 13.3-inch, 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch and 17-inch displays, Toshiba's
Satellite Pro laptop family offers the latest processor technologies that provide
outstanding business performance, including models with Intel® Centrino® processor
technology, featuring Core™ 2 Duo processors2, or AMD dual core processors2.
With nine different configurations, the expanded Satellite Pro family allows
users to choose the right computer for them, including models with an integrated 1.3
megapixel Webcam with microphone, ideal for videoconferencing or staying in touch
with colleagues and family members across the globe. Additionally, in response to
customer requests for a choice in notebook operating systems, select Satellite Pro
models feature configurations with either Windows® XP Professional or Windows Vista™
Home Basic.
All five new Satellite Pro models include a DVD SuperMulti drive, TruBrite®
widescreen display and a wide variety of connectivity options including wireless3 LAN,
fast Ethernet, modem and ExpressCard slot for enhancing hardware capabilities or
adding wide-area wireless technologies. Toshiba's ConfigFree® technology helps users
connect to the most popular types of wired and wireless networks allowing them to
stay in touch in the office, at home or while traveling. Offering users investment
protection, Satellite Pro models also include embedded support for Computrace® in
the BIOS firmware for optional Computrace® products that can help in theft recovery
and protect data on missing notebooks.

The expanded Satellite Pro family includes the following models:
Satellite Pro L300 and L300D
Starting at $6991, the affordable 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen Satellite Pro
L300 series and Satellite Pro L300D series offer the laptop essentials mobile
professionals need to do more, at or away from their desk. The stunning TruBrite®
display offers a large work space and provides an ideal canvas for desktop
presentations. Providing users with additional choices and outstanding performance,
Satellite Pro L300 configurations include Intel® Centrino® processor technology,
featuring Core™ 2 Duo processors2, while Satellite Pro L300D configurations include
AMD dual core processors2. The Satellite Pro L300 and L300D laptops also offer
configurations with Windows Vista™ Home Basic or Windows® XP Professional, as well
as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless3 and built-in Webcam with microphone.
Satellite Pro M300
Helping mobile professionals work smart and travel light, the streamlined
Toshiba Satellite Pro M300 series features a portable design that strikes an ideal
balance between mobility and business essential computing. Starting at $9991, the
affordable Satellite Pro M300 series includes a 14.1-inch TruBrite® display that offers
users amazing picture quality in a compact form factor, while providing plenty of
room to work with spreadsheets or other important business applications. To help
ensure mobile professionals stay connected in more ways around town or across the
country, select models of the Satellite Pro M300 series also include 802.11 a/g/n
wireless4 and a 1.3 megapixel Webcam with built-in microphone.
Satellite Pro U400
With a 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, the Satellite Pro U400
series is ideally sized for on-the-go productivity while traveling or in the office. This
highly mobile laptop features Bluetooth® v2.1, Intel 802.11 a/b/g wireless3 and a 1.3
megapixel Webcam with built-in microphone, allowing mobile professionals to stay
connected and productive wherever they go at an affordable price of $1,0491. For
added security and protection of the system and its data, the Satellite Pro U400 series
includes a fingerprint reader and a 3D accelerometer hard drive protection system.
Satellite Pro L350
Offering fundamental business performance, the Satellite Pro L350 series
features a spacious 17-inch diagonal widescreen XGA+ TruBrite display and full-size
keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad, helping to make this notebook an affordable
desktop replacement. The large display of the Satellite Pro L350 series can help save
on additional equipment costs by eliminating the need for an external monitor. The
integration of 802.11 a/g/n wireless4, a 160GB hard drive5 and built-in Webcam with
microphone, combined with the desktop mobility of the Satellite Pro L350 series,
enables mobile professionals to stay productive and connected at an affordable price
of $1,0991.
Complete product information for all Satellite Pro configurations are available
at Toshiba's Satellite Pro series is
now available through the company's Resellers Partners, mail order and Toshiba
Direct with prices ranging from $6991 to $1,1491.
The Satellite Pro series is available with a one year standard, limited
warranty6, which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout
the country; or customers may utilize any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc.
locations nationwide for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot
for prompt turnaround service. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook's
service plans, including up to four years of extended warranty coverage.
All new Toshiba laptops are RoHS-compatible7, effectively reducing the
environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other
hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program
to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All
Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other
consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information
please visit:

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, which
is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and
electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure
systems. Toshiba has more than 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of
over US $60 billion (FY2006). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations,
visit the company's Web site at


© 2008 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered
trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications,
availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

1. Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price."
2. Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at
3. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See
Wireless Legal Footnote at
4. Wireless-N. wireless AGN (802.11a/g/n) adapter is based on a draft release version of the IEEE 802.11n specification and may
not be compatible with, or support all features (e.g., security) of, certain Wi-Fi® equipment.
5. 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
6. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and
conditions are available at
7. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at
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