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TMCNet:  Toshiba Introduces the Tecra W50, the Thinnest, Lightest Mobile Workstation Available

[October 07, 2013]

Toshiba Introduces the Tecra W50, the Thinnest, Lightest Mobile Workstation Available

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its first mobile workstation, the Tecra® W50 as part of its rollout of new business laptops. A portable powerhouse built for maximum performance, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation features a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD display1, plus unsurpassed durability and one of the thinnest, lightest designs in its class at less than six pounds2.

The all-new Toshiba Tecra W50 workstation. (Photo: Business Wire)

The all-new Toshiba Tecra W50 workstation. (Photo: Business Wire)

Powered by a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor3 and NVIDIA (News - Alert)® Quadro® graphics4, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation is perfect for professionals who demand high-precision performance and high-end graphics for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks. The Tecra W50 includes additional benefits of enhanced security, enterprise-focused features, a built-in optical drive, along with the rock-solid durability Toshiba is renowned for.

"The Tecra W50 is a testament to Toshiba's ability to design and develop mobile computing products that meet the highest performance standards yet still remain portable," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "As one of the thinnest and lightest workstation currently available on the market, the Tecra W50 is the right choice for any design professional looking for robust processing power, professional graphics and maximum performance - anytime, anywhere."

Powerful Performance for Today's Pros

The Tecra® W50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD (1920x1080) display, color-calibrated to industry standards for extremely accurate color rendering and premium picture quality. It is built for lightning-fast performance for today's most demanding tasks - including SolidWorks® and AutoCAD® - with a full-voltage 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and four high-speed memory slots configurable up to 32GB5. The Tecra W50 boosts professional graphics capabilities and unprecedented performance with dedicated NVIDIA® Quadro® K2100M graphics and 2GB of GDDR5 memory to accelerate and mobilize any workflow.

Designed for Business on the Move

The Tecra W50 has a mobility-focused design that is one of the thinnest and lightest in the industry. Starting at less than six pounds, the Tecra W50 makes it easy to get work done anywhere without sacrificing durability. This workstation features Toshiba's innovative EasyGuard® technology, plus Tecra durability and reliability with comprehensive spill, drop and Highly Accelerated Life (HALT) testing at Toshiba facilities in Japan to ensure the product is built to last.

Built-in Security

Built-in Intel vPro™ technology provides the manageability today's enterprises need. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a Fingerprint Reader and optional SmartCard technology provide the security IT departments require. The Trusted Platform Module offers high-level data encryption and Toshiba's built in Computrace® software aids recovery in case of theft.

Productivity Day r Night

An ultradurable design incorporating a spill-resistant, LED-backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric pad and built-in AccuPoint® pointing device and clickpad allows users to work and create comfortably and conveniently, even in low light environments. Sharing and syncing for greater efficiency is enabled through a full range of ports: dual USB 3.0 ports6 and one USB 2.0 port, plus a media card reader, eSATA/USB combo, HDMI®, PCIe and VGA ports. Gigabit LAN and an optional mini serial port extend functionality even further. Mobile professionals can charge their tablets and phones even while the laptop is off with the latest USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge feature7.

Common Docking and Accessories

Making the devices more manageable across a deployment, all of Toshiba's new business laptops now share a common docking port and accessories, such as port replicators, making it easier for IT departments to purchase and distribute to users. In addition, the laptops also share a common image, allowing IT to easily customize to meet unique needs across the board and deploy to users quickly.

Pricing and Availability

The Tecra W50 will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and from ToshibaDirect.com on October 18, 2013, starting at $1,999 MSRP8.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2013 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 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. All rights reserved.

1 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

2 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

3 Processor (News - Alert). CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

4 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com

6 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

7 The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

8 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."


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