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 Toshiba Launches Personal Cloud Storage Device, Windows 8 Ultrabooks And Laptops
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Message Text: Toshiba today announced its entry into the cloud storage space with the Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud. The company also unveiled Windows 8-optimized Ultrabook systems, new Satellite S955 laptops, an Ultrabook Convertible device and an All-in-One Desktop PC.

The Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud storage hub allows users to save their media libraries securely in their own homes, with the added benefit of being able to access and stream files remotely via the cloud.

The device is a centralized file sharing and storage hub for the connected home, that enables users to bring all their content together in one place, including music, photos, video and documents stored on PCs, Android-based tablets and smartphones and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Using the Canvio Link software for Windows or Canvio Link apps for Android and iOS, users can access and stream content stored on the Canvio Personal Cloud to their Internet-connected devices, whether on the home network or away. Smart TVs can also access Canvio Personal Cloud, allowing users to share music, photos and videos on the big screen.

Available with either 2TB or 3TB of storage, Canvio Personal Cloud includes an easy three step set-up process and simple interface. The device works with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs, Android-based tablets and smartphones, iOS tablets and smartphones as well as DLNA-compatible devices.

It will be available for purchase on ToshibaDirect.com and select retailers in September 2012 for of $219.99 MSRP for the 2TB version and $249.99 MSRP for the 3TB version.

Toshiba also unveiled at IFA Windows 8-optimized Ultrabook systems and new Satellite S955 laptops. The Satellite U845W and new Satellite U945 Ultrabook systems pair Intel's latest mobile technologies with Toshiba's hardware designs. They feature spacious TouchPads or ClickPads from Synaptics that, with Windows 8 gesture support, allow users to perform the same gestures on the touchpad as they would on a touchscreen device.

The Satellite U845W is the first Ultrabook to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. Equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processors with Intel Rapid Start technology, the Satellite U845W is built to handle performance-intensive tasks on the go or at home, resuming from sleep in seconds. The Ultrabook is also equipped with harman/kardon stereo speakers and SRS Premium Sound 3D.

Key Specs

- 14.4-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 1792x768 resolution
- 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
- 500GB hard drive with 32GB SSD cache or 256GB solid state drive
- 6GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
- harman/kardon stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- USB Sleep & Charge
- Toshiba Sleep & Music
- HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory Card Slot

The Satellite U945 Ultrabook is a more affordably-priced Ultrabook for everyday productivity and entertainment. Weighing less than four pounds and measuring less than 0.8 inches thin, it offers all the performance of a conventional PC but with slimmer styling and less weight. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, the Satellite U945 is encased in a textured Fusion Lattice finish in Ice Blue and includes a ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support. Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, fast DDR3 1600MHz memory and a 500GB hard drive with 32GB solid state drive cache, the Ultrabook offers responsive performance and resumes from sleep in seconds. The Satellite U945 also includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements, an HD webcam and can be configured with an optional LED backlit keyboard.

Key Specs

- 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display
- 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor
- DDR3 memory
- 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports
- USB Sleep & Charge
- HDMI port and Memory Card Slot

The Windows 8-based Satellite S955 laptop has been designed for the entertainment enthusiast. Now 35 percent thinner, the Satellite S955 series is less than an inch thick giving it Ultrabook like-dimensions while maintaining its audio and video capabilities for a hi-def experience at home or on the go. The laptop features chambered stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement technology.

The Satellite S955 can be configured with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor or an AMD A Series Accelerated Processing Unit and up to 8GB of memory and has a 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display. The laptops feature a built-in DVD drive and a range of connectivity options, including two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI, a media card reader as well as 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The Satellite S955 is an ideal all-around laptop to enjoy the Windows 8 experience at an affordable price.

Key Specs

- 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display
- 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor or AMD A Series Accelerated Processing Unit
- Up to 750GB hard drive
- Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
- DVD Drive
- 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports
- USB Sleep & Charge
- HDMI port and Memory Card Slot

The new Satellite Ultrabook systems and Satellite S955 will be available at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com on October 26, 2012.

Toshiba also today announced several touchscreen PCs designed for Windows 8, including a Ultrabook Convertible device, an All-in-One Desktop PC and a premium entertainment laptop.

The Satellite U925t Ultrabook Convertible can be used in two modes: as a tablet or as an Ultrabook made possible by its sliding hinge. From tablet mode, users can slide the display back and tilt it up to reveal an LED backlit raised tile keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support and use the device like a traditional Ultrabook.

Less than 0.8 inches thin and weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Satellite U925t features a lightweight, soft touch surface, offering the portability of a traditional Ultrabook as well as a long battery life rating. Its 12.5-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with IPS technology provides wide viewing angles whether in tablet or Ultrabook mode, while Corning Gorilla Glass resists scratches. Equipped with a 128GB solid state drive and a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processorwith Intel Rapid Start technology, the Satellite U925t offers ultra-responsive performance. The device also includes a front HD webcam for video chatting and a three megapixel rear camera with autofocus.

The Ultrabook Convertible also comes packed with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display as well as a media card reader, HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports, one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge. In addition, the Satellite U925t features a full range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, GPS and near-field communication (NFC) capable of a range of wireless data transfer applications.

The Satellite P845t offers users a Windows 8 touch experience in a traditional clamshell laptop design. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with edge-to-edge glass, the Satellite P845t incorporates everything needed for entertainment, including 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Intel Rapid Start technology, 6GB of DDR3 memory and a 750GB hard drive.

The Satellite P845t comes equipped with a raised tile keyboard and a ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support. The laptop also includes harman/kardon stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements, multiple USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers plus USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba Sleep & Music, two technologies that give users the freedom to power up their smartphones and enjoy music from their MP3 players, even while the laptops are powered down. Always available and always connected, the Satellite P845t features a long battery life rating, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Intel Wireless Display to share the laptop's screen wirelessly with a big screen TV.

Toshiba's LX835 All-in-One Desktop PCs are Windows 8 devices designed for the kitchen, family room or dorm room. These PCs feature 23-inch diagonal full HD 1080p resolution touchscreens.

The LX835 PCs are equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processors, up to 2TB of storage and up to 8GB of memory, two USB 3.0 ports plus four USB 2.0 ports and audio from Onkyo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D. Select configurations feature NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with 2GB of DDR3 graphics memory, with options for a built-in TV tuner and HDMI-in port. The PCs are bundled with a full-size raised tile wireless keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad and a matching wireless mouse that are both pre-paired to allow users to start using the All-in-One right out of the box.

The Satellite U925t, Satellite P845t and Toshiba LX835 will be available for purchase on October 26, 2012 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com
 
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