IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 18, 2015 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a refresh to its Satellite® S Series of performance laptops timed with the Back-to-School selling season. The series features slim styling, premium design, includes two screen size options – 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch – and comes configured with the latest high-performance processors and technologies for top mobile performance, making it an ideal choice for power users, multi-taskers, media creators and PC gamers alike. Built to take advantage of the key features of Windows 10, Satellite S series laptops deliver a robust experience, while proving to be an ideal choice for new capabilities, such as Xbox streaming.
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“Satellite S Series laptops are a powerhouse platform for productivity,” said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Full-featured and packed with premium components in an all-new stunning design, these laptops provide the ultimate entertainment and productivity experience for those who require it in their everyday lives.”
1080p and 4K Ultra HD Screen Options
With the option of a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) IPS display, Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) or HD+ (1600x900) TruBrite® multi-touch display1, the Satellite S Series provides text clarity, better browsing, a bigger workspace and precision video and photo editing. A built-in DVD SuperMulti drive allows users to play music or watch the latest DVD movies.
Smart Voice Detection, Ultra-fast Wi-Fi
Built with Windows 10 in mind, the Satellite S Series offers Toshiba’s TruTalk™ dual-array microphones that enable voice apps like Cortana and Skype, plus a dedicated Cortana key for easy access to Microsoft’s personal digital assistant.
The laptops also include the latest generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi®, delivering faster performance for demanding, high-bandwidth activities like streaming HD videos, transferring high-resolution photos and more, plus the convenience of Bluetooth® for connecting Bluetooth-enabled phones, printers and speakers.
Powerful Performance, Optional Graphics by NVIDIA
The laptops feature 5th generation Intel® quad-core and dual-core processor options, up to 2TB of storage2 in single hard drive configuration or with a 1TB hard drive with an additional 128GB solid state drive, up to 16GB of memory3 and optional discrete graphics by NVIDIA®. All are equipped with a high-capacity SD card slot, USB Sleep & Charge technology4 and an HDMI® port capable of 4K output. The 15.6-inch model includes three Super Speed USB 3.0 ports5 and the 17.3-inch model includes two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports.
Beautiful Sound by Harman Kardon
The Satellite S Series was designed with premium entertainment in mind, with unmatched audio quality. Built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers and DTS Sound™ plus exclusive Slipstream™ port technology in the speakers that reduces distortion, creates a more precise, rich sound at max volume for listening to your favorite music while at work or home or on the go.
All-new Elegant Yet Durable Design
The Satellite S Series features a solid, yet lightweight metal construction of sculpted aluminum in a stylish, ultraslim enclosure that measures under one-inch thick and weighs less than five pounds6, resulting in a highly portable and durable device. The laptops include a modern buttonless touchpad with multi-gesture control and a frameless TruType keyboard with LED-backlit contoured keys designed for comfortable typing with less key bounce.
Pricing and Availability
The new Satellite S Series laptops will be available on July 29, 2015 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at toshiba.com/us, starting at $719.99 MSRP7 for the 15.6-inch model and $874.99 MSRP for the 17.3-inch model.
The laptops will initially ship with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, however, the series qualifies for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available on July 298.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets and All-in-One computers, cloud services; 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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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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 Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
3 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
4 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.
5 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.
6 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
7 Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.”
8 Windows 10 Upgrade Offer valid for qualified Windows® 7 and Windows 8.1 devices (including devices you already own) for one year after Windows 10 upgrade availability. Visit windows.com/windows10upgrade for more details.
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