Toshiba Unveils New Ultrabooks Designed for Home, Mobility and Entertainment

Growing Family of Ultrabooks Now Includes the Satellite U845W, the World’s First Ultrabook with an Ultra-wide 21:9 Cinematic Display and the Everyday-Sensible Satellite U845

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the growth of its Ultrabook™ product line with the introduction of the Satellite® U series. New models include the Satellite U845W, the world’s first Ultrabook offering a 21:9 cinematic display, and the Satellite U845, an affordably-priced everyday Ultrabook. The new Satellite U series joins Toshiba’s successful Portégé® Z series Ultrabook, which will now offer new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors1.

“Toshiba is setting the pace in the Ultrabook category, building on our more than 25-year heritage building thin and light mobile computing products,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “For the first time, consumers can get the performance benefits of an Ultrabook in thin and light designs that cater to their needs whether it’s price-to-performance value, entertainment or supreme mobility.”

“The ability to wake up in a flash, offer a more secure computing experience and deliver great battery life are just some of the key attributes Toshiba has built into its new line of Ultrabook systems,” said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group. “The innovative and stylish designs of the Satellite U series coupled with the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors delivers a great choice for people looking for a compelling Ultrabook.”

Satellite U845W: The World’s First Ultrabook with an Ultra-Wide 21:9 Cinematic Display

The entertainment-optimized Satellite U845W offers premium features and design in an ultra-slim form factor. Designed with movie enthusiasts and productivity power users in mind, the Satellite U845W is the first Ultrabook of its kind to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite™ display2 with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. This display is ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format – without black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays. The distinctive display is also ideal for multitasking, providing more space for better split-screen viewing of Office apps, streaming video, social networking, browsing and IM. To make it easy for consumers to utilize the extra display space, the new Toshiba Split Screen Utility offers pre-configured and custom viewpoint grids, supporting multiple windows on the display.

The Satellite U845W is thin and light, yet sturdy and elegant. Precisely constructed of machined aluminum with luxurious soft-touch trim, the Satellite U845W delivers sophisticated styling, while a lightweight design and less-than-an-inch profile make it comfortable to carry. An LED backlit raised tile keyboard and ClickPad on the inside round out the refined design.

Equipped with harman/kardon® stereo speakers and SRS Premium Sound 3D™, the Satellite U845W complements the cinematic screen experience with rich audio quality.

Key Specs:

  • 3rd generation Intel Core processor
  • 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite™ display with 1792 x 768 resolution
  • 500GB hard drive3 with 32GB solid state drive or 256GB solid state drive4 options
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory5
  • 3x USB 3.0 ports, plus USB Sleep & Charge6
  • Toshiba Sleep & Music7
  • 1 HDMI® port, Ethernet port and Memory card slot
  • Starting at 3.5 lbs., depending on configuration8
  • 0.82 inches thin

Satellite U845: An Affordably-priced Everyday Ultrabook

An Ultrabook designed for everyday productivity and entertainment, the Satellite U845 delivers an ideal mix of portability, features and performance – at a more affordable price, starting at $749.99 MSRP9. With a thin and light design, the Satellite U845 stands at under an inch thin, weighs four pounds7 and is constructed of durable aluminum in Ice Blue.

Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display2, the Satellite U845 delivers more room to work and play, plus a generous 500GB hard drive with Flash Memory technology3, giving it a speed boost over standard hard drives. The Satellite U845 also includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D, an HD webcam and an optional LED backlit keyboard.

Key Specs:

  • 3rd generation Intel Core processor
  • 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with 1366 x768 resolution
  • 500GB hard drive with 16GB or 32GB solid state drive4
  • Up to 6GB DDR3 memory5
  • 1 USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep & Charge6 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory Card Slot

Portégé Z935: Still the World’s Lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook

The next generation of Toshiba’s pioneering Ultrabook now supports new 3rd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors1. Designed for supreme portability and durability, the Portégé Z935 provides the performance needed for work and play, while featuring a slim 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile and weighing less than 2.5 pounds7. Offering essential features with visibly smart style, the Portégé Z935 includes a full complement of ports for easy connectivity to other devices, plus long battery life rating of 8 hours. Equipped with a solid state drive, the Portégé Z935 delivers an extremely responsive experience. The Portégé Z935 is built with a light, yet durable magnesium alloy casing reinforced with a Honeycomb Rib design that provides shock absorption and increased rigidity.

Pricing and Availability

The Satellite U845W will be available for purchase on July 15, 2012 starting at $999.99 MSRP8.

The Satellite U845 will be available for purchase on June 24, 2012 starting at $749.99 MSRP8.

The Portégé Z935 will be available for purchase on June 24, 2012 starting at $899.99 MSRP8.

These Ultrabook systems will be available at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2012 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. All rights reserved.

1 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

2 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

3 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 www.info.toshiba.com

4 Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

6 The “USB Sleep & Charge function” may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

7 Toshiba Sleep & Music. In this mode, the headphone jack and mute functions are disabled. The volume and sound quality will diminish as the speakers not tuned in Windows® mode. Use the volume control on your audio device to adjust sound. Audio line-in cable is not included.

8 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

9 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price”

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Toshiba announced the growth of its Ultrabook product line with the introduction of the Satellite U series. New models include the Satellite U845W and Satellite U845.

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