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Toshiba's New PC Line-up is Strongest Ever: High-end Portables Incorporate Intel's MMX Architecture; Home PC with Pre-installed DVD-ROM Drive.

9 January, 1997


TOKYO -- Toshiba Corporation today announced a major upgrade of its personal computer line-up, introducing two new notebook computers for the world market, and a new desktop home computer incorporating a DVD-ROM drive for the Japanese market. All three models use Intel's MMX(R) technology Pentium(R) processors, low power consumption CPUs supporting multimedia functions, including video and audio data processing. Marketing of the new products starts today.

Outline of New Products

Home PC

Notebook PCs

Shipments of Brezza 5200VMB and Tecra 740 start today and shipments of Tecra 730X will begin on February 3.


New Home PC with DVD-ROM Drive

    BREZZA 5200VMB
    The new Brezza is Toshiba's first desktop PC incorporating a DVD-ROM drive, the new optical storage system with more than 7 times the capacity of CD-ROM. The new PC also incorporates a MPEG decoder card and driver softwares required for DVD video playback, allowing users to enjoy DVD video software, including movies and music videos, on the PC. The new desk-top PC incorporates a new Pentium Processor with Intel's MultiMedia eXtension (MMX) technology that enhances the performance of multimedia applications, allowing users to fully enjoy the rich content available on DVD and the Internet.

    The new Brezza inherits its predecessors' one-touch access to all functions, including telephony, TV and FM radio, and DVD. It runs on MMX technology 200MHz Pentium Processor, with 256KB pipeline burst SRAM as secondary cache memory. Its Universal Serial Bus (USB), provides an improved interface for connection with PC peripherals. A 17-inch microfilter(TM) monitor offers approximately 30% higher contrast and brightness than other displays, and stereo speakers and sub-woofer assure dynamic sound. The new PCs' high-speed 28,800bps modem (fax: 14,400bps) supports telephony, paperless faxing and connection to on-line services. Its distinctive design, a sleek midnight gray mini-tower with silver accents, adds to any room.


New High-end portable machines

    DynaBookTECRA 740, the latest addition to Toshiba's top-of-the-line Tecra series, incorporates Intel 166MHz Pentium MMX processor. It also features a 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution 13.3-inch TFT-color LCD that, supported by a Chips & Technologies' CT65554 high-speed graphic accelerator, can simultaneously display 16.77 million colors. Toshiba's PCI chip sets supports 32-bit bus data transfers and hot docking to an optional Desk Station that surpasses most desktops in terms of connectivity. Other features includes two PC card slots support for CardBus and a ZV port. The computer's 2.1GB HDD supports the enhanced IDE standard.

    DynaBookTECRA 730X, uses Intel 150 MHz Pentium MMX processor and incorporates a 12.1-inch TFT-color LCD. A 10x average speed CD-ROM drive is pre-installed. Toshiba's PCI chip sets supports 32-bit bus data transfers and hot docking to an optional Desk Station that surpasses most desktops in terms of connectivity. Other features includes two PC card slots support for CardBus and a ZV port. The computer's 2.1GB HDD supports the enhanced IDE standard.

Note:
  1. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
  2. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  3. The official name of Windows is the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  4. EDO is Extended Data Out, a method allowing continuous high-speed data transfers between main memories and CPU.


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