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Toshiba Shipping Full Suite of Notebooks Featuring Windows Vista(TM).

Toshiba and Microsoft Collaborated to Develop Windows Vista([TM]) Inspired Notebooks to Offer Customers the Ultimate Mobile Computing Experience

NEW YORK -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of next-generation notebook computers featuring the Windows Vista([TM]) operating system, including Toshiba's Portege notebook. To ensure seamless integration, Toshiba and Microsoft collaborated for more than two years to advance mobile hardware designs and showcase Windows Vista([TM]) innovations, which are implemented on the Portege R400.

Windows Vista provides state-of-the-art features designed to enhance the overall performance and productivity of the personal computer and make the digital lifestyle easier, safer, more entertaining and better connected.

"Toshiba is excited to be a participating partner with Microsoft in the Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System launch," said Hisatsugu Nonaka, president and CEO for the Personal Computer and Network Company, Toshiba Corporation. "The new features in Windows Vista and Toshiba's innovative notebook computers offer consumers increased productivity and the opportunity to create, manage and share information and experiences like never before."

"We chose to collaborate with Toshiba based on our mutual vision and a shared commitment to advance the state-of-the-art in mobile computing by delivering hardware and software innovations that enrich our customer's lives," said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation. "The result of this great collaboration is the Toshiba Portege R400, a notebook computer that takes full advantage of the new mobile PC technologies in Windows Vista."

As Toshiba's signature notebook computer, the Portege R400 is a statement of both technology and style that incorporates two world's first technologies and a wide range of communications technologies such as Verizon's EV-DO technology1, Wi-Fi([R]), Ethernet and Bluetooth([R]), to fully realize the concept of "anytime and anywhere" computing.

Toshiba's Portege R400 is the world's first notebook computer to incorporate Microsoft's Active Notifications, which allows users the ability to synchronize their e-mail inbox and calendar events, whether the notebook is on or in suspend mode. These notifications can be viewed on the Toshiba "Edge" display which serves as a Personal Information Assistant. This functionality is a direct result of the integration of Windows Vista([TM]).

In addition to the Portege R400 the following Toshiba notebooks will be available with Microsoft Windows Vista:

Available January 30, 2007

* Satellite A135 affordable multimedia notebook with 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA widescreen display (ESUP starting at $899.992)

* Satellite P105 desktop replacement with 17-inch diagonal WXGA widescreen display and external USB TV tuner (ESUP starting at $1,5992)

* Satellite P105 gaming notebook with 17-inch diagonal WXGA widescreen display and NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7900 GS Graphics Card (ESUP starting at $1,999.992)

Available February 6, 2007

* Satellite U205 ultra-portable notebook with 12.1-inch diagonal WXGA widescreen display (ESUP starting at $1,2992)

Available First Quarter 2007

* Qosmio G35 audio-video notebook with integrated HD DVD-R optical drive

Complete configurations and pricing for all Toshiba's notebooks featuring Windows Vista are available at Toshiba notebooks are available at major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide as well as through Toshiba's reseller and direct response partners and direct from

All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible3, reducing harmful effects by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 172,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US $54 billion (FY2005). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

1. Verizon Wireless Broadband Access. This service requires separately purchased subscription service from Verizon Wireless. Access limited to coverage area. See Customers using BroadbandAccess who travel out of the EV-DO network coverage area seamlessly revert to the Verizon Wireless 2.5G 1xRTT network, with no interruption to their data session.

2. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price."

3. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at

(c) 2007 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date product information about your computer, or to stay current with the various computer software or hardware options, visit Toshiba's Web site at 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.
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