Toshiba Updates Versatile Portégé R30 Ultraportable Laptop

Durable and Light Laptop Adds 4th Generation Intel Core Processor, Delivering No-compromise Performance and Battery Life for Today’s Most Demanding Professionals

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Portégé® R30 laptop, a premium ultraportable PC as part of its rollout of new business laptops. The thin and light Portégé R30 offers the ultimate in mobility and unparalleled performance with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel® Core™ M processor1 without sacrificing battery life. Business users will enjoy a wealth of features – including a built-in DVD drive – in a laptop that is only about one inch thin and starts at just 3.2 pounds2.

“As today’s professionals become increasingly mobile, they need a laptop that is ultra-portable, but without sacrificing the performance and features of a business class PC,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Portégé R30 offers full performance, durability and battery life in a slim, 13-inch form factor, enabling increased productivity and flexibility for mobile workers, while providing the enterprise security needed by corporate IT departments.”

Full Performance in a Thin-and-Light Design

The Portégé R30 offers full performance – plus a built-in optical drive – without the burden of a bulky laptop. Users will have all the speed they need to work and create with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core M processor, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory3, and up to a 750GB hard drive4 or 512GB solid state drive5. Built-in Intel® vPro™ technology, plus Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a Fingerprint Reader provide the extra security IT departments require.

Designed for Durability

Encased in a premium magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis, the Portégé R30 offers increased protection with a shock-absorbing design and a unique honeycomb reinforcement structure for increased rigidity and durability. It also features Toshiba’s innovative EasyGuard® technology to help safeguard the laptop’s critical components against the stress and hazards of today’s mobile world and undergoes rigorous spill, drop and Highly Accelerated Life (HALT) testing at Toshiba facilities in Japan, and features a highly efficient AirFlow II cooling technology that keeps the device cool.

Full-size Ports for Dongle-free Convenience

With the Portégé R30, mobile workers can share and sync for greater efficiency with a full range of essential ports – three USB 3.0 ports6 plus a full-size HDMI®, media card reader and LAN port. Additionally, the latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge7 lets users charge their tablets and phones even while the laptop is off. This laptop enhances on-the-go convenience even further with an all-workday battery life rating – and can extend the workday – with a user-replaceable battery. The laptop also shares a common docking station and other accessories with other Tecra and Portégé laptops for greater enterprise efficiency.

Common Docking and Accessories

Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshiba’s new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as power adapters and port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.

Pricing and Availability

The Portégé R30 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com at the end of November 2013.

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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 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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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

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

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

4 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

5 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

6 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

7 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.

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Toshiba today introduced the Portégé R30 laptop, a premium ultraportable PC. The thin and light laptop includes full-voltage 4th generation Intel Core processor, DVD drive and weights just 3.2 pounds

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