| Toshiba First in World to Develop Notebook PC with HD
27 September, 2005
TokyoToshiba Corporation today brought high-definition imaging to portable computing with the development of the worlds first notebook PC integrating a slim-type HD DVD-ROM drive. Toshiba plans to commercialize the new PC by the beginning of 2006, initially in Japan, giving computer users access to high definition video images recorded in the HD DVD format.
With TV moving towards high definition digital broadcasts and PCs increasingly integrating advanced AV capabilities, including TV tuners, demand is emerging for high definition programming and content. Toshiba has responded to this trend by promoting the advanced imaging capabilities of the next-generation HD DVD format, and has now brought HD DVD to portable computing, the fastest growing segment of the computer market.
The slim-type HD DVD-ROM drive, with a height of only 12.7 millimeters, takes full advantage of the physical structure of HD DVD discs to realize a pick-up head with a single optical lens that can read HD DVD discs and read and write to standard DVD and CD. This size advantage also supported Toshiba in bringing high definition capabilities to the go-anywhere small form factor of the notebook PC.
Toshiba has assured that users can enjoy a mobile, high definition environment to the full by equipping the new PC with a high resolution LCD display.
The new PC will be exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2005, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, from October 4 to 8, 2005.
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