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[April 15, 2014]

Toshiba Unveils New Laptops for Getting Everyday Stuff Done

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that it is refreshing its popular Satellite® C and L Series laptops, right in time for the 2014 Back-to-School season. Offering a number of new features and enhancements, these laptops are ideal for consumers looking for everyday productivity and entertainment without breaking the bank. The new laptops also mark the start of Toshiba's strategic relationship with audio expert Skullcandy®, adding more robust sound capabilities for greater overall value.

Toshiba Satellite C55 (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba Satellite C55 (Photo: Business Wire)

"Our 2014 Satellite C and L Series laptops deliver stronger price-to-performance in the entry-level and mainstream categories, especially as the market moves toward more aggressive pricing," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We focused on reinvigorating these product lines by infusing more value than one would typically expect at these prices with slimmer, more modern designs, branded audio, quality keyboards and touchscreen options."

Satellite L55 and L75: For everyday productivity and entertainment

Satellite L Series laptops offer versatile performance, modern styling and entertainment-focused features and are available in 15.6-inch (Satellite L55) and 17.3-inch (Satellite L75) diagonal screen sizes1. Equipped with generous storage and essential ports, including HDMI® and a USB 3.0 port2, the Satellite L Series are affordable everyday 'go-to' laptops for consumers looking for a full-featured PC that allows them to tackle a range of everyday tasks, from work to play. The laptops come dressed in Toshiba's popular Fusion® Finish in a trendy modern gold color and feature Toshiba's new TruType keyboard, which blends a frameless design with contoured keys for a more comfortable typing experience. A sophisticated metal mesh slit speaker grill houses a pair of speakers tuned to Skullcandy audio specs rounds out the new design.

Configurations include processor options from Intel® and AMD (News - Alert), up to 12GB of memory3, as well as optional DVD drives. The Satellite L55 can also be configured with a 10-point multi-touch display. Wi-Fi® options include 802.11n and 802.11ac configurations in addition to storage options that range from 500GB to 1TB4. Toshiba's popular USB Sleep & Charge technology5, enabling the laptop to be used as a portable charging station for smartphones and MP3 players even when off, is a standard feature.

Satellite C55 and C75: Outstanding value and reliability without cutting corners

The budget-driven Satellite C Series offers a choice of either a 15.6-inch (Satellite C55) or 17.3-inch (Satellite C75) diagonal screen size. With a focus on value and reliability, the laptops are ideal for budget-conscious consumers and families looking for a well-equipped PC for getting everyday stuff done. Encased in a modern, textured matte black finish, Satellite C Series laptops offer essential computing power and features, from spacious storage to an integrated webcam. On-board HDMI and USB 3.0 ports make it easy to sync and share content with other devices, while an SDXC card slot delivers added convenience for content sharing and transfers.

Configuration options include processors from Intel (News - Alert) and AMD, storage capacities up to 1TB, built-in DVD drives and 10-point multi-touch displays.


Supreme Sound by Skullcandy

To enhance the sound capabilities of both the Satellite L and C series, Toshiba turned to the audiophiles at Skullcandy to provide a richer sound experience more commonly heard on more expensive laptops. To achieve clearer, more natural sound, Toshiba and Skullcandy, along with DTS (News - Alert), aligned to tune the built-in speakers to Skullcandy's audio spec, as well as integrate a custom sound profile with optimized settings for Skullcandy headphones and earbuds. To alert consumers to the audio advantage, Satellite C and L Series laptops now feature Skullcandy branding.

"Toshiba is a recognized leader in personal electronics with a strong consumer following around the world," said Brent Wilkins, vice president, Global Business Development of Skullcandy. "This collaboration represents a great opportunity to enhance Toshiba's product offerings while also elevating the Skullcandy brand and showcasing our supreme sound on a global scale."

Availability

The new Satellite L Series will be available on June 22, 2014, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at toshiba.com/us, starting at $399.99 MSRP6.

The new Satellite C Series will be available on June 22, 2014, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at toshiba.com/us, starting at $329.99 MSRP.

Image Gallery: http://bit.ly/SatelliteCandLSeries2014

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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.

© 2014 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 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

2 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.

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 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 (News - Alert) to charge the device.

6 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."


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