Toshiba Announces Availability of the Portege M205 Tablet PC

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 9, 2004–Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) today announced retail availability of the Portege(R) M205 tablet PC notebook with improved wireless connectivity using Wi-Fi (802.11g) and increased storage capacity offering a standard 60GB hard disk drive. These are two new features added to the original Portege M205 announced in November 2003.

Like its predecessor, the Portege M205 works as an everyday notebook computer, but includes an innovative display that rotates and folds back for convenient information viewing and sharing, and offers a choice of data input modes such as typing, writing or speech. Mobile professionals, students and other consumers can handwrite meeting or class notes directly into the Portege M205, eliminating the need to carry organizers or notepads. The unit also offers full features like a dual axis accelerometer allowing users to manually tilt the tablet up or down, for scroll-type functionality; a choice of data input modes such as keyboard, writing and speech recognition.

Added features to those listed above:

—  Intel(R) Centrino(TM) Mobile Technology    —  Intel Pentium(R) M processor at 1.50GHz    —  Intel 855 PM system chipset    —  Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 LAN (802.11g)  —  Microsoft(R) Windows XP Tablet Edition  —  NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) FX Go 5200 32M GPU, 32MB DDR video memory  —  Microsoft(R) OneNote(TM) 2003  —  512MB of RAM (expandable to 2GB) DDR SDRAM  —  Integrated V.92, Integrated 10/100 Intel Ethernet LAN and Fast IR  —  One Type II PC Card slot  —  One Secure Digital (SD) slot  —  Two USB 2.0 ports  —  12.1″ Poly-silicon SXGA+ Color LCD display (1400 x 1050)  —  11.6″ (wide) x 9.8″ (deep) x 1.3/1.5″ (thick), 4.4 pounds (weight      varies by configuration)  —  Up to four and one half hours of battery life with a standard      battery(a)  —  Bundled Software    —  WinDVD    —  Drag ‘n Drop    —  Toshiba ConfigFree(TM)    —  Symbol Commander  —  Optional Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business Edition  —  Available at computer superstores, consumer electronic stores,      mass merchandisers and  —  Optional Toshiba Tablet Multi Dock (PART#:PA3315-1PRP)  —  Price: $2,499 ESUP(b)  

(a) Battery life may vary depending on applications, power management settings and features utilized. Recharge time varies depending on usage.

(b) Reseller prices vary. ESUP means “Estimated Single Unit Price.”

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

With headquarters in Irvine, TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers, PDAs, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, cable modems, servers, wireless solutions and services. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at



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