Toshiba Satellite(R) M105 Notebook Series Offers Full-Featured Mobility and Stylish Design; 14.1-inch Diagonal Widescreen Notebooks Offer Power of Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo and Solo Processors

IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 28, 2006— Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Satellite(R) M105 Series notebooks incorporating the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo and Intel Core Solo processors(1) for enhanced performance and mobility in a sleek new chassis design starting at $1,149.99 (ESUP(2)).

Starting at 5.42 pounds(3) with a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite(TM) display, the Satellite M105 series notebooks are designed for consumers who want on-the-go productivity and entertainment in an attractive, compact form factor. The line is enhanced by the latest Intel Centrino(R) Mobile Technology which reduces power consumption while boosting overall performance from graphics to wireless capabilities.

Other features found throughout the Satellite M105 notebook line include:

-- a DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive that reads and writes in up to 11 formats that can nearly double a recordable DVD's storage capacity for photo, music and video files in either DVD+R or DVD-R double layer formats;

-- high-capacity 5,400 rpm serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive(4) for faster access to stored files;

-- DDR2 533 MHz memory(5) for better performance of productivity applications and music, picture and video multimedia files;

-- 5-in-1 bridge media adapter for easy file sharing and downloads;

-- updated Mobile Intel 945 Express chipset and the Intel PRO/Wireless(6) 3945 ABG network connection as part of Intel Centrino Mobile Technology;

-- Express Media Player that lets users instantly access DVDs or CDs with the push of a button on the PC chassis without having to boot the operating system.

"The Satellite M105 notebook series offers consumers stylish notebook mobility with the power of the latest Intel processor technology," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing for Toshiba's Digital Products Division. "It's an ideal notebook for anyone who wants both optimum productivity and multimedia performance on the go."

With an estimated single unit price (ESUP) of $1,149.99(2), the Satellite M105-S3021 features an Intel Core Solo Processor(1) T1300 (1.66 GHz, 2MB L2, 667 MHz FSB), 100GB hard drive(4) for generous storage of files, 512MB of memory(5) and Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system.

Integrating the Intel Core Duo Processor(1) T2300 with an ESUP of $1,349.99(2), the Satellite M105-S3004 includes a 100GB hard drive(4), 1024MB of memory(5), built-in harman/kardon(R) stereo speakers, a fingerprint reader for one-touch security management, and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center for simplifying multimedia storage and access. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is included in both systems for high-impact graphics(7).

The Satellite M105 notebooks also include four USB 2.0, TV-Out (S-Video), iLINK IEEE 1394, RGB, RJ-11 modem (v.92), RJ-45 LAN, headphone and microphone ports. The chassis dimensions of the Satellite M105 series are 13.5 by 9.53 by 1.5 inches.

The Satellite M105 series notebooks come with a standard one-year limited warranty(8). The standard limited warranty includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country, or the customer may use any of the more than 3,000 UPS Stores for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt service turnaround. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook's service plans, including up to four years of extended service plans.

To help stay connected while traveling for business or leisure, the Satellite M105 line integrates Toshiba ConfigFree(R) software, the company's intuitive graphic connectivity management utility for optimum wireless access.

Included Microsoft Office OneNote(TM) 2003 software enables users to better capture, organize, find and share notes gathered from e-mail, meetings, presentations, classes, the Web and other sources. OneNote captures virtually any type of information -- ranging from typed notes to audio -- in a single convenient place.

The new Satellite M105 series line is currently available from ToshibaDirect ( and major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide. Toshiba is committed to offering consumers the most competitive pricing possible, regularly offering rebate and other discount programs to its retailers. Consumers should check local stores and newspaper advertisements for current retail pricing on Toshiba notebook PCs.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has worldwide sales of over $54 billion and approximately 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information visit the company's Website at
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