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Toshiba's Portege 3010CT Earns More Industry Praise With Best of Comdex Award For Best Desktop And Mobile System.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 1998--

Toshiba Continues its Sweep of Major Comdex Awards Which Includes

PC Magazine Technical Excellence and PC Computing Product of the

Year and MVP Accolades

The Computer Systems Division (CSD) of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) continues to earn industry praise for its technology and innovation with a Best of Comdex award for its Portege(R) 3010CT.

A panel of PC Week editors, industry analysts and IT managers from various industries recognized the Portege 3010CT as the Best Desktop and Mobile System at a ceremony held yesterday.

Earlier this week, Toshiba earned the PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award for its Tecra(TM) 8000 series, the PC Computing MVP Product of the Year Award for its Portege 3010CT and two additional MVP Awards for its Satellite(R) 2505CDS and Portege 3010CT.

"The prestigious awards we've earned throughout this incredible week continue to confirm Toshiba's dominance in the mobile computing industry," said Steve Ross, general manager, Toshiba CSD. "It's gratifying to be recognized by a committee of industry experts and corporate users for products that were developed to meet the needs of our customers."

The Best of Comdex Awards recognize the best and most innovative products introduced by the more than 2,400 exhibitors at Comdex in 10 categories. The Portege 3010CT prevailed over hundreds of notebook and desktop PCs including the three other finalists, the Hewlett-Packard Co. HP Kayak XW PC Workstation, Vadem Clio and C Technologies ABC Pen.

Applauded for its outstanding industrial design and impressive value, the Portege 3010CT offers the perfect blend of ultraportability and performance. Weighing only 2.9 pounds and measuring 3/4-inch thin, the Portege is as thin as a spiral-bound notebook. Developed for highly mobile users, the Portege 3010CT is equipped with an Intel(R) 266MHz Pentium(R) processor with MMX(TM) technology, an ample 4.3 billion byte hard drive, 32MB of EDO DRAM, and a 3Com(R) 56K PC card modem. Combined with a brilliant 10.4-inch TFT display and fast 128-bit NeoMagic(TM) graphics accelerator, the Portege 3010CT is well suited for general office applications, Internet access, presentations and remote communication. The estimated single unit street price for the Portege 3010CT is $1,999.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.

Toshiba continues to be the leading vendor for portable computers with 18.8 percent market share in the U.S. market and 20.1 percent worldwide in Q2 '98 according to International Data Corp. The company offers portable, desktop and server computing solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. For dealer referral and product literature, call 800/TOSHIBA, or visit the company's World Wide Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and annual sales of approximately $3 billion, TAIS is comprised of nine divisions which manufacture and market a wide range of business and information-oriented products in the United States and Latin America and one wholly owned subsidiary which operates a network of copier/fax dealers. Products include portable and desktop computers; monitors; PC servers; plain-paper copiers; facsimile systems; voice mail systems; digital business telephone systems; toner products; systems solutions for the cable industry; digital cameras and network systems.

TAIS is an independent operating company, owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of the $44 billion Toshiba Corp., the sixth largest electronics and electrical equipment manufacturer, and the world's 37th largest corporation in terms of sales. Toshiba Corp. is a world leader in high-technology products with 315 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

Satellite and Portege are registered trademarks and Tecra is a trademark of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corp. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.
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