Toshiba Brings the Power of Touch to Schools and Businesses

Irvine, California (PRESS RELEASE – February 26, 2010) – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of the new Portégé M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. These laptops are designed to deliver an enhanced computing experience to students, educators and business professionals through the benefits of touch and provide new alternatives to everyday computing.

The new laptops feature Windows 7 Professional and take advantage of the built-in touch capabilities of the operating system, making everyday interactions simple and intuitive. Now, users can easily scroll through Web pages and documents with the touch of a finger. Instead of pointing and clicking, users can quickly tap to launch programs and open files. The laptops also include Toshiba’s touch-enabled ReelTimeâ„¢ and Bulletin Board applications, which help users more easily find and organize information.

“Today, touch enables business and education professionals to create a more interactive and intimate experience for their core audience, and Toshiba’s new laptops help deliver on that promise,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “In addition, our new Tablets provide today’s IT professionals with the ability to easily deploy laptops and manage operating systems locally or remotely to ensure content users can access and present data in any environment.”

Toshiba’s Tablet PCs offer full-featured performance and interactive capabilities that have proven popular with educators. The Radiologic Science program at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., incorporated Toshiba’s Tablet PC into their curriculum. Cynthia Liotta, an assistant professor and program director, says the Toshiba technology has increased productivity and connectivity between students and teachers.

“With the digital inking capabilities on the Tablet PC students have been able to access all materials and information without constantly printing out paper – allowing us to become a paperless program,” Liotta said.

As a result, students have been able to write and manipulate images of X-rays on the screen to complete assignments and receive feedback faster from professors.

The Popular Interactive Learning Tool: Portégé M780

Building on the success of its predecessor, the Portégé M780 Tablet PC is full performance including the latest technologies: Intel Core processors, faster DDR3 memory, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep and Charge and Windows 7 Professional with the option to downgrade to Windows XP Professional. With its compact design and 12.1-inch diagonal LED backlit display, the Portégé M780 Tablet PC is easy to carry to and from the classroom and is designed to sustain the typical bumps and spills thanks to Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology – with hard drive impact sensor and LCD display protection, spill resistant keyboard and PC Health Monitor.

The Portégé M780 Tablet PC comes in configurations with Intel Core™ processor technology, Titanium Silver and starts at $1,279 MSRP.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at:

Multi-Touch and Feature Rich: Satellite Pro U500

Equipped to handle any task, the Satellite Pro U500 laptop has multi-touch features and full mobile performance processors, such as Intel’s newest Core technology. It features Windows 7 Professional, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB Combo port with Sleep and Charge, hard drive 3D impact sensor, HDMI port, as well as a built-in webcam with face recognition login. Complementing the Satellite Pro U500’s multi-touch display is a texture finish accented by an elegant brown color. This unique finish helps reduce fingerprints and improves grip. Continuing to provide unique organizational tools and easy access to content, Toshiba’s Bulletin Board and ReelTime software offer the latest in Toshiba innovation.

The Satellite Pro U500 laptop comes in two configurations: one at $949 MSRP featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and an upgraded version featuring Intel Core processor, slot loading DVD super-multi and an LED backlit keyboard which enables typing in dimly lit areas, at $1,099.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at:

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