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Apr 8, 2008

Toshiba Announces More Powerful And Stylishly Designed Satellite A300 Series

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it’s now shipping the new Satellite® A300 series laptop computers, offering consumers enhanced performance and dependability, in a sleek eye-catching form factor.

Toshiba Satellite A300

Toshiba Satellite A300

The Satellite A300 series sports a new design and Toshiba’s unique Fusion™ finish with Horizon pattern. The Fusion finish with Horizon pattern is a distinctive blend of appearance and texture that’s bonded directly to the chassis, which results in an elegant and beautifully styled laptop.

“Users today expect their laptops to be a powerful tool for entertainment, communication, as well as a symbol of personal identity,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “By integrating Toshiba’s Fusion finish in the Satellite A300, consumers will receive a gorgeous laptop that’s also a powerful performer.”

The Satellite A300 series sports a high-definition, 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display, which allows users to view a wide variety of high-definition content including streaming online HD television programs and HD video podcasts. With new LED-illuminated “Feather-Touch” multimedia command keys the mere touch of a finger can control the audio and video playback of a user’s favorite movies and music.

With a starting price of $949.991, Toshiba’s Satellite A300 series offers a variety of useful and practical features such as a flush mounted touchpad, which rests seamlessly across the center of the palm rest with a white LED light across the top to enhance the detail-oriented finish, while providing a slight texture change so users can easily find the touchpad without looking away from the screen.

With innovative Sleep-and-Charge USB ports incorporated within the Satellite A300 series, users can charge their popular mobile devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs, whether the laptop is powered-on or off. Another convenient feature found on the Satellite A300 series is the Webcam with Toshiba’s facial recognition software, which offers users a unique and fun way to gain access to the laptop based on a recorded digital image of the user’s face.

Providing users with a system for fun and leisure, the Satellite A300 series is loaded with a healthy assortment of enhanced audio features. The Satellite A300 comes standard with two built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers with Dolby® Sound Room™ Technology for a clean and crisp audio experience as well as an S/P DIF output port for 5.1 stereo surround sound.

Available in select models, users can expand the functionality of the laptop through REGZA LINK™ (HDMI-CEC) technology. Built upon the strength of HDMI, which enables the laptop to be connected to external displays, REGZA LINK empowers users with instant device configuration and the ability to control these linked HDMI-CEC enable devices, such as Toshiba’s REGZA™ HDTVs with a single remote.

The Satellite A300 series is available in a variety of configurations, including Window Vista 64-bit, and the choice between the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo processor2 technology or AMD’s leading-edge AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology processor2. Together these configurations provide users with an abundance of power to enjoy all that modern computing stands for in terms of Internet, multimedia entertainment and productivity. Additionally, select models of the Satellite A300 come with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR discrete graphics3 memory, for delivering exceptional graphics and image rendering.

The Satellite A300 series is available from a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide or directly from Toshiba at www.toshibadirect.com. Detailed information is available at www.explore.toshiba.com/A300.

The following configurations demonstrate some of the various specifications and price options available within the Satellite A300 series:

    Satellite A305-S6845 Unique Specifications (ESUP $1,299.991)
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version)
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T81002
  • 2.10GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHz FSB

With innovative Sleep-and-Charge USB ports incorporated within the Satellite A300 series, users can charge their popular mobile devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs, whether the laptop is powered-on or off.

  • 3072MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory4
    • Maximum capacity 4096MB
  • 400GB using two Serial ATA hard disk drives5
    • Primary: 200GB (5400 RPM) + Secondary: 200GB (4200 RPM)
  • DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting 11 formats
  • 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display
    • 1280x800 native resolution (WXGA)
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR discrete graphics3 memory, plus up to 767MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using ATI HyperMemory™ technology
    • Built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
    • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)6
    • 4 USB Sleep-and-Charge ports
    • Built-in Webcam and microphone
    • Fingerprint reader
    • One-year standard limited warranty7
      Satellite A305-S6839 Unique Specifications (ESUP $1,149.991)
    • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version)
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T81002
    • 2.10GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHz FSB
  • 3072MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory4
    • Maximum capacity 4096MB
  • 320GB (5200 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive5
  • DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting 11 formats
  • 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display
    • 1280x800 native resolution (WXGA)
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 with 256MB DDR discrete graphics3 memory, plus up to 767MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory using ATI HyperMemory™ technology
    • Built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
    • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n)6
    • 4 USB Sleep-and-Charge ports
    • Built-in Webcam and microphone
    • One-year standard limited warranty7
      Satellite A305D-S6831 Unique Specifications (ESUP $949.991)
    • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version)
    • AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Gold Edition TL-642
    • 2.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, HyperTransport™ Technology @ up to 800MHz
  • 3072MB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory4
    • Maximum capacity 4096MB
  • 250GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive5
  • DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting 11 formats
  • 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display
    • 1280x800 native resolution (WXGA)
    • ATI Radeon™ X1250 with 128MB-831MB dynamically allocated shared graphics3 memory
    • Built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
    • Atheros® 802.11a/g/n wireless-LAN6
    • 4 USB Sleep-and-Charge ports
    • Built-in Webcam and microphone
    • One-year standard limited warranty7

    All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible8, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information please visit: www.explore.toshiba.com/green.


    1. Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means “Estimated Single Unit Price.” 2. Processor. CPU performance may vary.

    3. Graphics. GPU performance may vary.

    4. Memory. Memory size may vary.

    5. Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.

    6. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware or services. Transmission speeds may vary.

    7. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at www.info.toshiba.com.

    8. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC.

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