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07 May 2013

- Toshiba’s latest consumer range has it all -

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – 8 May 2013. Toshiba today unveiled its future for design and innovation with an extensive range of devices. Showcasing diversity of form factor, breath-taking screen resolution and outstanding features, Toshiba’s latest product range is built to offer consumers the very best in technology for entertainment and work.

In its line-up of more than 25 notebooks and an All-in-One device, Toshiba’s latest range features its hallmark of inspired engineering as part of its world-wide corporate identity launch.

“This is our most innovative and stylish range that draws on our rich Japanese heritage fused with the latest in modern technologies,” said Mark Whittard, Managing Director, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited.

“Toshiba is giving consumers the ability to choose a device that is specific to their unique needs.”

“In addition to the hallmark silhouette across the range, each model celebrates and contains Toshiba’s world-class reputation for reliability, precision and craftsmanship, making them instantly recognisable as an array of devices built to improve and enhance lives,” he said.

Unified in presentation, every Toshiba product features the elegant, harmonious curves of an exclusive design - the marque of world-renowned, state-of-the-art, inspired engineering.

The latest range incorporates a number of unique Toshiba innovations designed to ensure technology is seamlessly integrated into every-day life including:

High-Speed Start: For fast PC wake-up.
Peak Shift: Toshiba’s Peak Shift function – controllable through Toshiba’s eco Utility™ - saves you dollars by allowing you to use off-peak power in peak periods, cutting down your power bills.
PC Health Monitor: When you want to give your notebook a check-up, Toshiba’s PC Health Monitor diagnoses performance and enhances your notebook’s reliability.
Sleep-and-Charge: Lets you charge your devices while your notebook is off.
Sleep-and-Music: Listen to music while your device is switched off or in sleep mode.
harman/ kardon® Speakers: Deliver a luxurious listening experience.
Airget: Share content easily and from anywhere with your own personal cloud.
HDMI® 4K2K: If you have a 4K2K TV, you can connect and marvel at your content on the big screen in all its finest detail using HDMI®.
Pixel Pure: Only available on KIRA, Pixel Pure screen resolution, (also known as Quad High Definition) is four times the definition of standard HD 720p screen resolution.

KIRA – Precision in every detail, Price ranges from NZD$2,599 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$3,099 RRP (inc. GST).
Meaning ‘beam of light’, KIRA is the epitome of Japanese workmanship – every element designed and crafted with beautifully considered precision. As Toshiba’s most technologically-advanced luxury Ultrabook™ yet, KIRA delivers phenomenal performance within its ultra-slim, striking profile.

Taking its cues from nature, KIRA has an incredibly durable lightweight strength due to its unique Honeycomb structure, designed to reinforce the chassis. Its construction, using the same magnesium alloy found in high-performance race cars, gives KIRA the edge when it comes to life in the fast lane.

As one of the smallest 13” Ultrabooks™ in the marketplace today, KIRA delivers incomparable entertainment, enjoyment and unimaginable details with absolute clarity using Pixel Pure display – with 3.7 million pixels not even visible to the human eye. Crystal clear sound is delivered through harman/kardon® speakers.

With its quiet beauty and unprecedented precision-engineering, KIRA Ultrabook™ propels luxury into a league of its own.

KIRA highlights include:
• World’s first Ultrabook™ with Pixel Pure (2560x1440) display – the equivalent of four times the clarity of standard 720p High Definition display
• Intuitive touchscreen
• Ultra-light 1.21kg – 1.35kg (Dependant on no-touch/touch capabilities)
• Prestigious harman/kardon® speakers
• Supreme lightweight strength with reinforced magnesium honeycomb construction
• Extended warranty
• Dedicated platinum on-site servicing and a dedicated hotline

Portege Z10t – A chameleon in its class. Two initial configurations will be available ranging from NZD$1,599 RRP (inc. GST) featuring a Celeron CPU, 4GB, 128GB SSD – NZD$2,899 RRP (inc. GST) featuring Intel® Core® i5 Y processor with 4GB memory, 128GB SSD and mobile broadband.
For people who demand it all, Toshiba’s Portégé Z10t is everything to everyone. Together or apart, the thin detachable Ultrabook™ transforms easily, into a practical and intuitive tablet with an impressive handwriting experience.

Whether you’re creating content in its Windows® 8 Ultrabook™ mode or detaching its Tablet to consume all your favourite apps, movies, music and media, the Portégé Z10t is PC Utopia – adapting to the way in which you live, work and play.

It’s also perfect when it comes to business-class connectivity, networking and performance as this detachable Ultrabook™ has the world’s first fully-ported docking keyboard . With the choice of working with touch, track pad, keyboard or stylist, the Portégé Z10t gives you the power to work the way you want.

Portégé Z10t highlights include:
• Ultra-Thin, measuring 16.9mm on the front and 19.9mm on the back
• Ultra-Light (850g) in tablet mode
• Full High Definition touchpanel display (1920 x 1080)
• Full Ultrabook™ experience
• Detachable keyboard for full media tablet experience
• World-First fully-ported docking keyboard with incredible connectivity
• Dual Point and backlit keyboard
• HDMI® + USB 3.0 + SD +VGA + LAN
• Ultra-High Performance 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Y Series CPUs
• 4 Hour+ battery life

Satellite P-Series – Prestige, power and portability from NZD$1,799 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$2,899 RRP (inc. GST)
Aesthetically beautiful, Toshiba’s P-Series Prestige notebooks are designed for trendsetters who covet cutting-edge technology and the ultimate in chic, urban style. Delivering powerful performance, dynamic home entertainment, business-level productivity and outstanding portability, they’re truly the notebooks of distinction.

With the ability to switch from a super-fast portable computer to a superior home entertainment and gaming hub, home theatre, editing suite, music stereo and central recharging destination, these impressive notebook powerhouses are the best-in-class top performers to enhance your digital lifestyle.

P-Series highlights include:
• 25per cent thinner design than previous models
• Full High Definition display (1080p)
• Touchscreen, ideal for Windows® 8 (Selected models only)
• Prestigious harman/kardon® Speakers
• Toshiba 1TB Hybrid HDD
• Up To 4GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 4GB graphics
• Zero Power ODD
• HDD Protection
• Peak Shift function
• Hybrid HDD provides the same instant-on and speed as an SSD with double the storage
• Backlit keyboard
• HDMI® 4K2K Output
• Sleep-and-Charge
• Sleep-and-Music

Satellite S-Series – Sleek and stylish at NZD$1,399 RRP (inc. GST)
Toshiba’s S-Series Style notebooks offer the same increased performance as the L-Series, with the added bonus of a stylish metallic finish and extra features for a modern digital lifestyle. Elegantly thinner in design, they’re packed with remarkable and powerful enhancements – all for a very affordable price! With a backlit keyboard to guide your fingertips in the dark, superb ONKYO® speakers to deliver best-in-class sound and the option of touchscreen capability for a terrific Windows® 8 experience, the S-Series lights up your everyday work, study and play in style.

S-Series highlights include:
• 25 per cent thinner design
• Touchscreen – Ideal for Windows® 8 (Selected models only)
• ONKYO® Speakers
• Backlit keyboard
• Sleep-and-Charge
• Toshiba HDD Accelerator improves hard drive performance by up to 32 per cent
• Up To 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Cards
• Stylish brushed metal

Satellite L-Series – Built for your digital lifestyle from NZD$849 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$1,399 RRP (inc. GST)
Toshiba’s L-Series Lifestyle notebooks are designed for those in need of an affordable touchscreen notebook, offering increased performance and stylish looks to enhance their digital lifestyle.

Elegantly dressed on the outside and packed with remarkable and powerful enhancements on the inside, Toshiba’s L-Series is engineered to lead you smoothly along your life’s journey as you connect and enjoy all the experiences of your digital world.

With a superb selection of two high-quality gloss colours (silver and white), ONKYO® speakers to deliver best-in-class sound, and an impressive array of connectivity and features, the L-Series delivers simply the best all-round notebooks for everyday work, study and play.

L-Series highlights include:
• 25 per cent thinner design than previous models
• Touchscreen, ideal for Windows® 8 (Selected models only)
• ONKYO® Speakers
• Backlit keyboard
• Sleep-and-Charge
• Toshiba HDD Accelerator improves hard drive performance by up to 32 per cent
• Up To 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards
• Choice of shinning silver or pearl white

Satellite C-Series – Affordable style and excellence from NZD$699 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$999 RRP (inc. GST).
Toshiba’s C-Series Classic notebooks are slim, stylish, versatile and value-packed with excellent essential features for all your everyday home computing needs.

They’re the perfect entry-level notebooks for families seeking quality, reliability and everything needed to enjoy multi-tasking, web-browsing, emailing, social media and family entertainment fun. Best of all, they’re fantastic value for money!

C-Series highlights include:
• High-quality silver gloss finish
• Touchscreen, ideal for Windows® 8 (Selected models only)
• USB 3.0 Ports
• Toshiba high speed start
• Up To 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Cards
• AMD® or Intel® Processors

Qosmio X-Series – Experience entertainment excellence from NZD$4,199 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$5,699 RRP (inc. GST)
Toshiba’s X-Series Xperience notebooks are engineered specifically for diehard gamers, designers, video editors and enthusiasts seeking the most elite, realistic and extreme gaming and entertainment experience.

Using some of the best Toshiba technologies, X-Series delivers the most extraordinary and powerful sound, speed, graphics and performance, allowing you to connect perfectly with the virtual world and immerse yourself in an intense full HD experience. Encased in a fierce combat commanding shell with lighting to help guide your fingertips in your gaming den, its advanced technology provides fast refresh rates, giving you the ability to make those vital split-second decisions.

As a digital connectivity hub, the X-Series provides incredible rapid access capabilities and the capacity to transfer data at high-speed, as well as recharge on the run – keeping you ahead of the game.

X-Series highlights include:
• Extreme performance with 4th Generation Intel® Quad Core™ i7 CPU
• Four prestigious harman/kardon® Speakers
• A dedicated mSATA SSD and two HDD slots
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 3GB graphics
• Full High Definition widescreen display (1080p)
• Red illuminated backlit keyboard
• Backlit Qosmio logo
• Four USB 3.0 ports
• HDMI® 4K2K
• Sleep-and-Music

All-in-One – The heart of your home or office from NZD$1,999 RRP (inc. GST) to NZD$2,899 RRP (inc. GST)
The world of brilliantly simple home connectivity is no longer a dream for the future – it starts right here with Toshiba’s innovative technology engineered to bring you, your family and your Toshiba digital lifestyle together.

From a kitchen computer hub or office workstation to a gold-class TV, entertainment machine or gaming device, the All-in-One has the screen size, performance and features to be the digital heart of your world.

Using an ultra-friendly touchscreen interface that’s ideal for Windows® 8, the All-in-One brings the entertainment of HD movies, gaming, video chat and television together with the joy of web surfing and the ability to share your personal photos, music and videos with everyone. The All-in-One is truly a desktop that’s one for all.

All-in-One highlights Include:
• Full High Definition screen (1920 x 1080)
• Ultra-Thin bezel
• Prestigious harman/kardon® Speakers
• TV Tuner (On selected models only)
• AirGet – Your own personal cloud
• New Windows® 8 Keyboard and Mouse
• HDMI® In Port


For a full list of specs, please contact Howorth: toshiba@howorth.com.au

Further information about KIRA is available at: http://www.mytoshiba.co.nz/kira

For updates on the latest Toshiba news, products and up-coming competitions check out Toshiba ANZ’s new Facebook page: http://facebook.com/toshibaANZ




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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Media contacts:
Howorth
Phone: +61(02) 8281 3810
Email: toshiba@howorth.com.au

Selena Adams
PR Manager
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited
Phone: +61(02) 9887 8120
Email: sadams@toshiba-tap.com

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