Friday, December 26, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Kodak To Debut Android Mobile Devices at CES 2015
Panasonic at CES 2015
LG To Make Intelligent Camera System For Mercedes-Benz
ASUS Announces Strix 2 Gaming Headset
Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Down
Vaio to Compete Against Sony
IHI and Toshiba to Demo Ocean Current Power Generation System
Fujitsu Signs Collaborative Research Agreements with Medical Research Institutions
Active Discussions
video card
Cable Modem, split to Tv.
Digital Audio Extraction and Plextools
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Toshiba...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, February 14, 2005
Toshiba starts premium corporate laptops


Toshiba launched a new line of laptops on Monday which are more secure, sturdier and easier to connect, in an attempt to lure business customers by retaining the latest technology longer for itself.

Toshiba, which is also a major supplier of hard disks, DVD drives, chips and thin displays to rival laptop computer makers, introduced the new line of EasyGuard portable computers to differentiate itself from commodity products.

"We're going after selfish innovation. We keep the best technology for our own products for six to nine months. After that we commoditize it, while at the same time we will introduce new premium features for new products," said Oscar Koenders, Toshiba's European general manager for computer systems.

"Mr Dell ... we'll cut him off for 6 to 9 months," he added.

By 2008, Toshiba expects more laptops will be shipped than desktop computers. It claims about 15 percent market share of the laptop market and ranks No. 7 in the overall PC rankings, including desktops and laptops, according to Gartner research group. Last year 189 million personal computers were sold worldwide.

The strategy to approach the business market with EasyGuard products is similar to the Qosmio line of premium laptops for the consumer segment launched six months ago.

But unlike the Qosmio products, EasyGuard laptops will not be priced much above other laptops. "Making products more robust is not worth hundreds of euros to a corporate IT department," Koenders said.

The features, however, could save businesses significant amounts of money in case computers are dropped, stolen or lost.

Toshiba has fitted the products with a range of safety features that prevent loss of data.

They include advanced movement sensors, rubber bands and air cells around fragile components, and water insulators that keep the computer from crashing three minutes after spilling a cup of tea over the keyboard.

Tests by independent test institute TUV showed the laptops survived a fall from a desk and 30 milliliters of water.

The machines will also be fitted with a range of the latest market-standard security features, as well as improved connectivity systems for wireless and wired networks.

One new item is a "summit" function which makes it easy to wirelessly share information between laptops in a meeting.


Previous
Next
Taiwan optical lens maker Largan lowers financial forecast for first time        All News        Xbox 2 To Be Released Early November
Hitachi, Panasonic Team to Expand Plasma TV Business     Consumer Electronics News      Xbox 2 To Be Released Early November

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IHI and Toshiba to Demo Ocean Current Power Generation System
Toshiba and SK Hynix Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Ahead Of CES
Toshiba Announces 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models
Toshiba's New Canvio AeroCast Wireless HDD Lets You Play Digital Content On Your TV
Toshiba Expands Line-up of Enterprise SSDs
Toshiba Launches ARM-Based Application Processors with Sound, Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
Toshiba Develops Low-bitrate SHVC Encoding Technique For Efficient HD to 4k Conversion
Toshiba's Enterprise PC Solution Uses BIOS to Secure Information Security
Toshiba and Cisco To Collaborate In Internet of Things Solutions
Toshiba Expands Its Lineup of Application Processors for Wearable Devices
Toshiba Offers New 4TB and 5TB Desktop HDDs
Toshiba Debuts New 2-in-1 Convertible PC with a 360-Degree Design

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .