Toshiba launches new Ultrabooks, gaming notebooks and laptops for Back to School World's first Ultrabook with 21:9 Cinematic Display highlights robust Fall 2012 lineup

2012-06-19


Markham, ON (June 19, 2012) - Toshiba's Digital Products Group (DPG), a division of Toshiba of Canada Limited, today announced the widening of its Ultrabook™ laptops with the introduction of the Satellite U Series, as well as new Satellite and Qosmio laptops. With new models, including the world's first Ultrabook offering a 21:9 cinematic display, Toshiba's back-to-school lineup has something for everyone this fall, from entry-level laptops for the budget-minded to entertainment powerhouses.

Ultrabooks: Unmatched portability and performance

Satellite U840W: The World's First Ultrabook with 21:9 Cinematic Display - SLP $1099
The entertainment-optimized Satellite U840W is in a class of its own, offering students premium features and design in an ultra-slim package. Designed with movie enthusiasts in mind, the Satellite U840W is the first Ultrabook to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite™ display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. This display is especially suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format - without the black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays. Ideal for multitasking students, the new Toshiba Split Screen Utility offers pre-configured and custom viewpoint grids, providing more space for split-screen viewing of apps, streaming video, social networking, browsing and IM. An ultra-slim and precisely constructed of machined aluminum, the U840W is equipped with harman/kardon® stereo speakers and SRS Premium Sound 3D™, delivering a cinematic experience with rich audio quality.

Satellite U840: An Affordably-priced Everyday Ultrabook - SLP $799
With the Satellite U840, students can experience an Ultrabook designed for everyday productivity and entertainment - at a more affordable price. With a thin and light design, the 14-inch Satellite U840 is less than one inch thin, weighs less than four pounds and is constructed of durable Ice Blue aluminum. For the best in entertainment, the Satellite U840 also includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D, a 1.3 megapixel webcam and an optional LED backlit keyboard. The Satellite U840 boasts a generous 500GB hybrid hard drive and boots up in less than eight seconds, proving that this laptop works as hard as it plays.

Z930 Ultrabook: Still the World's Lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook - SLP $899
The next generation of Toshiba's pioneering Ultrabook now supports new 3rd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Designed for supreme portability and durability, the Z930 is both light and luxurious, featuring a slim 0.63-inch profile and weighing in at less than 2.5 pounds. Designed with a highly durable magnesium alloy casing, the Z930's 128GB solid state drive is tougher, quieter and faster than a traditional rotating hard drive, providing reliable access to life's most important documents and files. A full complement of ports allows students to seamlessly connect to other devices.

Qosmio Laptops: Game for Anything

Qosmio X870 -SLP$1499 - $2000
Whether gearing up to game or settling down with the latest 3D Blu-ray release, the Qosmio X870 allows students to take their computing experience to another dimension. The Qosmio X870 is an enthusiast-class performance notebook that combines sophisticated style with the very best in 3D technology. Featuring a powerful Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM processor and 1.5TB of hard drive space, the X770 is built to smack down your gaming opponents, inspire your creativity or get down to some serious school work. For audiophiles, the Qosmio X870 includes four premium harman/kardon® stereo speakers and utilizes Toshiba Sleep & Music technology, transforming your computer into an impressive portable sound system that can play music from an MP3 player through the USB port even when powered down. The Qosmio X870 ships with one pair of active shutter 3D glasses.

Satellite Laptops: Where style meets substance

Satellite P800 Series: Premium Performance and Features - SLP $899
A Future Shop exclusive, the Satellite P800 series is the
ideal laptop for everyday multitaskers, avid movie fans and mainstream gamers. Boasting the latest processor technologies from Intel® with select configurations featuring NVIDIA® GeForce® 630M discrete graphics, the Satellite P800 series is built for those students seeking performance and premium entertainment options. In addition to standard features such as harman/kardon® stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D™ sound enhancements and Toshiba's exclusive Resolution+® video upconversion technology, select configurations are also equipped with Intel® Wireless Display and a Blu-ray Disc™ player, all wrapped up in an elegant, yet durable etched aluminum body.
The Satellite P800 Series is available with an HD TruBrite® LED Backlit in two screen sizes: the Satellite P850 with a 15-inch diagonal widescreen display and the Satellite P870 with 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen display.

Satellite S800 Series: Powerful and Stylish at Smart Prices - SLP $699
The Satellite S800 series is designed for entertainment enthusiasts and users looking for a stylish laptop with excellent power at a reasonable price. Satellite S800 series laptops offer leading edge processing technology and outstanding audio, perfect for handling a wide range of demanding tasks, from content creation to media management and playback to 3D gaming and more. Designed in a sleek and durable Ice Blue brushed aluminum casing, Satellite S800 Series laptops offer students exceptional power, functionality and fashion. In addition to standard features such as USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba's Media Controller software that supports content sharing, certain configurations will also include a Blu-Ray Disc™ player for the very best in multitasking, entertainment and creativity.
The Satellite S800 Series is available with an HD TruBrite® LED Backlit in three screen sizes: the Satellite S840 with a 14-inch diagonal widescreen display, the Satellite S850 with a 15.6-inch diagonal display and the Satellite S870 with a 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen display.
Satellite L800 Series Laptops:Versatile Laptops for Home or School - SLP $499
Incorporating both the style and practical features you can expect from Toshiba, the Satellite L series offers students a well-rounded laptop with great performance at an affordable price. Available in 13.3-, 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal display sizes, the Satellite L series allows for up to 640GB in hard drive space and plenty of memory to power through everyday tasks with ease. Featuring best-in-class sound with SRS Premium Sound HD™, Satellite L800 laptops also offer unique colour variations including Shining Silver, Luxe White, and Modena Red.

Satellite C800 Series Laptops:Entry Laptops for the Budget-minded - SLP $429
With a Satellite C800 series laptop, students can expect high performance at an economical price. Available with either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen display, these laptops can be configured with up to 640GB in hard drive space and 4GB of DDR3 memory. Available in precious or matte black.

Toshiba of Canada
Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual personal computers, laptop computers, tablets, high definition televisions, DVD players and Blu-ray players. Throughout its history, Toshiba's commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information, visit Toshiba on Facebook or Twitter.

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Availability: The Ultrabooks and laptops launched today will at Future Shop, Best Buy and Toshiba.ca.

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