Thursday, September 01, 2011
Toshiba Unveils New Ultra-portable Laptops And HDD
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Toshiba today unveiled the Portege Z830 and the Satellite Z830, the
company's first Intel Core processor based Ultrabook devices.
The company also announced a new series of USB 3.0 external hard
disk drives, the new STOR.E HDD series.
Toshiba's Portege Z830 Series is the company's first Ultrabook
using 2nd Generation Intel Core processors. Weighing less than 2.5
pounds and featuring a 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile, the Portege Z830
Series is about 20 percent lighter and 40 percent thinner than the
ultraportable Portege R830 Series. These new systems start at under
$1,000 MSRP and they will be available in Europe and the U.S. during
the fourth quarter of 2011.
Supporting the latest 2nd generation Intel Core Processors for
Ultrabook and ultra-fast DDR3 memory, the Z830 series provides the
performance needed for work and entertainment plus improved power
management for great battery life. The Ultrabook is also equipped
with a 128GB solid state drive and features a light, yet durable
magnesium alloy casing that is reinforced with an enhanced
"honeycomb rib" design and new internal structures that provide
shock absorption. Plus, the full-size LED backlit and
spill-resistant keyboard withstands accidental fluid spills to give
users enough time to shut down the laptop and protect data stored on
The machines feature a versatile set of interfaces including
Bluetooth, WLAN and Mobile Broadband plus a selection of full-size
ports including VGA, HDMI and several USB ports, one of which is a
USB 3.0 port.
The 33.8cm (13.3"), non-reflective high-definition display and
powerful stereo speakers enhanced with Dolby Advanced Audio make the
Z830 ideal for multimedia consumption on the go and at home.
- 2nd generation Intel Core Processor for Ultrabook
- RAM: up to 6 GB DDR3
- 128 GB SSD
- 33.8cm (13.3") HD display with LED backlighting, 1,366 x 768
- WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, Mobile Broadband, Gigabit Ethernet LAN
- 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Multi-Card Reader, VGA, HDMI, Intel
Wireless Display support
- Matt A4 tile keyboard with backlight and large multi-touch touch
- 1.3 megapixel webcam
- Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba Media Controller, Toshiba PC Health
- Stereo speakers enhanced with Dolby Advanced Audio
- Fingerprint reader
- Magnesium casing with honeycomb reinforcement
STOR.E BASICS HDD
Toshiba also today announced a new series of USB 3.0 external hard
disk drives (HDDs). The STOR.E HDD series offers two products, the
STOR.E BASICS and the STOR.E CANVIO, with (500GB, 750GB, 1TB )
Both HDDs come fully equipped with an Internal Shock
Sensor and Ramp Loading Alert, which are essential features to
protect data against accidental knocks whilst carried around in bags
or pockets. The drives come in a range of colour options, including
black, red, green, and blue .
Weighing just 150 grams (500GB and 750GB model) and 180 grams (1TB
model) respectively, its sleek post-card size with plug and play
functionality and a simple user interface.
BFor users with more demanding storage requirements,
the STOR.E CANVIO enables the transfer of large media files at fast
speeds, whilst providing peace of mind with full system backup and
recovery, offering a practical way to keep large amounts of data
Its pre-loaded software available on STOR.E CANVIO enables data to
be backed up seamlessly, so provides additional peace of mind. The
pre-installed NTI Backup Now EZ software scans your computer and
recommends the best storage options. You then decide between backing
up your files to the STOR.E CANVIO HDD, or to online storage in
cloud, or choose both for the most comprehensive coverage.
The HDD range will be available in Europe from early forth quarter
2011 and comes with a two year warranty.