Toshiba Unveils New Laptop Designed for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

New 15.6-inch Tecra C50 Laptop Delivers Enterprise-class Performance, Security and Durability at Affordable Price, Includes Full-replacement Hardware Guarantee

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 23, 2014 — Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division (BSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a new laptop series designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized businesses. The Tecra® C50 offers the performance of an enterprise-class PC, the essential productivity and security features business users need and unmatched Toshiba build-quality, starting at just $579.99 MSRP1 and will be sold exclusively in the U.S. through Ingram Micro Inc.’s vast reseller and solution provider network.

“Growing businesses need PCs that their workforces can count on with the features they need to be productive for a low total cost of ownership – we’ve designed the new Tecra C50 laptop just for that,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and engineering, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Business Solutions Division. “Unlike other manufacturers who outsource most of their production, our business laptops are designed, engineered and rigorously tested in dedicated Toshiba facilities, giving us one of the industry’s lowest failure rates. We are so sure of the quality of these laptops, that if any of the major components fail within the first six months, we’ll give you a brand new one, no questions asked.”

Big Performance for Small Business

The Tecra C50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display2, the latest Intel® Core™ i3 or Core i5 processors3 and 4GB of RAM4 for convenient multitasking and collaboration, a 500GB hard drive5, plus a seven-hour battery life rating6 to keep business in motion. The laptop also features a built-in DVD Drive and full-size keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad for easily powering through spreadsheets.

To make the process of connecting, syncing, sharing and collaborating easier, the Tecra C50 is equipped with an HD webcam, Bluetooth® v4.0, the latest dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®, and is wireless display ready. A generous range of essential ports make doing business easier, including two USB 3.07 and one USB 2.0 port, plus full-size HDMI® and VGA ports, Gigabit Ethernet and an SD Card reader. Users can also easily transform this laptop into a thriving desktop workstation with USB docking. Pre-loaded with Windows® 7 Professional, the laptop also offers Windows® 8.1 Pro recovery media.

“Small and mid-sized businesses are challenged by many of the same IT issues as much larger companies yet they often have fewer resources and solutions to address them,” Mike Erwin, senior director, Commercial Markets Division, Ingram Micro. “Ingram Micro and our channel partners are dedicated to helping these businesses realize the promise of technology by offering targeted solutions and services comprised of powerful, secure and enterprise-grade products such as the new Toshiba Tecra C50.”

Security Features and EasyGuard Technology

To ensure valuable business data is kept safe and secure, the Tecra C50 can be configured with an Intel Core i5 processor and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v1.2 to provide the extra layers of security business users need for greater peace of mind. This laptop features Toshiba’s innovative EasyGuard® Technology, adding multi-tiered security and data protection measures that guard components against accidental bumps, plus Tecra durability and reliability with comprehensive vibration, drop, pressure and Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) at Toshiba’s facilities to ensure the product is built to last.

Toshiba Quality Guarantee

To demonstrate its commitment to quality and reliability, Toshiba is introducing the Toshiba Quality Guarantee8 for Tecra C50 laptops. If the LCD panel, hard drive, memory or system board fails within the first six months of ownership, Toshiba will replace the entire unit with a new Tecra C50.

Pricing and Availability

The two configurations of the Tecra C50 laptops are now available for $579.99 MSRP (Core i3) and $699.99 MSRP (Core i5) and available exclusively from Ingram Micro’s reseller and solution provider network, including CDW, PC Connection and Zones Inc.

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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 industry-leading notebook computers, tablets and All-in-One computers, televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™, DVD players and media boxes, as well as 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.

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