Toshiba Releases Three New Notebooks
Thu 11 Jun 2009
Toshiba Introduces Signature Series PORTÉGÉ M900 Notebook PC – the Ultra-Portable Design Masterpiece
Your browser may not support display of this image.SINGAPORE, 9 June 2009 – Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division (CSD), a division of Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, today announced its new 13.3” ultraportable, the PORTÉGÉ M900. Part of the new Signature Series, the PORTÉGÉ M900 which offers an optimal balance of size, weight and performance in a stylish, eye-catching textured finishing that comes in four funky colours.
Another Toshiba design statement
The PORTÉGÉ M900 has everything it takes to make a big impression: it comes with a choice of 4 modern colours – Signature Brown, White, Red and Pink, that will appeal to the young and young-at-heart. It also offers a true tactile experience with the textured finishing not only on the chassis but also continuing on the inside.
"With the Signature series, we focused very much on an extraordinary design that stands out from the crowd as our customers will value our ultraportable PORTÉGÉ M900 as a very personal device," says Ms. Wong Wai Meng, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division. "With the PORTÉGÉ M900, we offer consumers a fully featured yet ultraportable Notebook PC at a very attractive price point."
Full performance, yet ultraportable
Despite being a fully featured performance machine, from its unique design to the compact and light-weight form factor, every aspect of the PORTÉGÉ M900 has been crafted with portability in mind. A weight starting from 2.15 kg, basic measurements of 317 mm x 230.6 mm and a height of 29.5 mm at the front and 38.2 mm at the back ensure high mobility.
To protect your valuable data in the HDD, the PORTÉGÉ M900 comes with hard drive protection, thanks to a built-in 3D Motion Sensor that dynamically monitors free-falls, shock and vibration, and rapidly prepares the drive head for impact.
A Fingerprint Security Suite secures your data, preventing unauthorized access.
No compromise with usability
Though the PORTÉGÉ M900 comes in a compact form factor, Toshiba has not compromised on usability. The Multi-Touch Pad with Gesture Support provides an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons. It features pinch gesture to zoom in or out, ChiralMotion Scrolling for smooth scrolling, momentum motion for smooth, fast, trackball-like cursor motion. ChiralRotate facilitates rotation of images and graphics.
Toshiba ConfigFree simplifies network configuration and online access while the PC Health Monitor gives a quick overview of the essential components of the laptop‘s health, like temperature and battery status. The software also alerts the user with pre-failure conditions via a specific graphical user interface.
Eight feather touch buttons give direct access to audio/video functions and also to Toshiba's Eco utility, which makes reduction of power consumption easy and visible.
The right power for the job
Powered by an Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology including Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz, 3MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) and 2048MB system memory, it is able to tackle most computing tasks.
For a superior graphics experience, the PORTÉGÉ M900 incorporates ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 up to 1278MB total available graphics (ext 512MB VRAM), and a 13.3" high definition Clear SuperView display and a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and a luminance of 250 NITs.
To connect with other devices, the PORTÉGÉ M900 provides various interfaces: Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR, a 5-in-1 Card Reader, HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), two USB 2.0 ports and an additional eSATA/USB combo port which supports Sleep-and-Charge to charge devices via USB even while the laptop is switched off.
The PORTÉGÉ M900 also offers a HD web camera and supports Toshiba's SmartFace Face Recognition software that lets you log on with your face. For online access the PORTÉGÉ M900 has wireless LAN and Gigabit LAN onboard.
Go Green with Power Saving Eco Utility
The power saving Eco utility allows the user to work in the Eco Power Plan in a simple and easy way. When the Eco mode is on, the system works according to Eco mode parameter and when the Eco mode is off, the system works according to the power plan. By opening the Eco utility Graphical User Interface (GUI), the user can see the real time system power consumption and experiences the difference of power consumption between the Eco Power Plan and the previous Power Plan
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba ensures that all laptops are RoHS-compliant, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Additionally, the Toshiba Eco utility and PC Health Monitor help to reduce power consumption. The new Toshiba PORTÉGÉ M900 is compliant to ENERGY STAR 5.0.
Actual features and specifications vary according to model. For detailed specifications, please check the Specs Sheet or http://www.domoreinstyle.com.
Environmentally conscious notebook PC
Toshiba Group, a Corporate Citizen of the Planet Earth, is committed to realizing a better environment. Guided by "Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050" the Group is implementing measures to boost environmental efficiency by 10 times in FY2050, against the benchmark of FY2000. The core target is to reduce projected CO2 emissions by a total equivalent to 117.7 million tons a year by FY2025, through the development and sales of highly efficient power supply equipment and systems, and the manufacture of environmentally conscious home appliances and office equipment. By working to mitigate global warming, make efficient use of resources and control management of chemicals, Toshiba Group creates value for people and promotes lifestyles in harmony with the Earth.
Toshiba remains committed to providing users around the world with innovative notebook PCs that bring new capabilities and heightened convenience, Toshiba also seeks to contribute to lower CO2 from the home by developing notebook PCs that use less energy than desktop PCs. Use of Toshiba notebook PCs will contribute to lower CO2 emission from the home by approximately 80g per day1, or almost 30kg per year2. This is half the level of CO2 emissions from desktop PCs.
1 Calculated as one PCs per person.
2 CO2 emissions are calculated based on the method developed by the Research Center for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Based on the usage conditions (in households) defined by The Energy Conservation Center, the requirements for calculating LCA are: use for 15 hours per week (operating mode: 10 hours, stand-by mode: 5 hours), based on 52 weeks (one year) and five years of PC usage. The calculation is based on mainstream notebook PC (15-inch LCD with Celeron type CPU) and desktop PCs with similar specifications that are in wide use.
Comprehensive Service & Support Offerings
All Toshiba notebook computers are backed by Toshiba’s extensive service and support. The new PORTÉGÉ M900 series comes standard with a 1-year Carry-in International Limited Warranty inclusive of parts & labor (1-year battery).
In addition, customers can now call in toll-free+ to the newly implemented Toshiba Global Support Centre that offers an innovative one-stop 7-day services and support capabilities for their mobile computer products queries. The single integrated services platform, with multi-language support services, assists in resolving warranty services and technical support issues.
As part of the company’s support program, Toshiba offers Ask Iris Online, an instant response information service that can alert users to security software patches or provide other information regarding their product from Toshiba engineers and technical support staff.