Toshiba launches multimedia satellite

Toshiba is attempting to boost its share of the convergence market with the launch of its new multimedia notebook.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  April 28, 2004

Toshiba is attempting to widen its share of the burgeoning convergence market with the launch of its new multimedia notebook. Toshiba claims its new Satellite P20 release combines the functionality of consumer electronics devices with the computing power of a desktop PC, offering a mix of TV, stereo and PC capabilities. "Increasingly, users are demanding more functionality from their notebooks. Whether they are at home watching a DVD or in the office developing a presentation, the notebook must be able to take on any task," said Matthias Blank, acting regional manager of Toshiba’s Middle East Computer Systems Division. The Satellite P20 notebook has a 17-inch screen and comes equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GeForce FX Go5700 graphics chipset, a DVD Super Multi Drive (DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM), which will let users record digital content to both DVD ‘+’ or ‘-’ devices, built-in harmon/kardon speakers and SRS TruSurround XT technology. Designed as a desktop replacement suitable for playing movies, video games and also intense multi-tasking, the Satellite P20 comes supplied with Windows XP Media Center Edition, which means users can watch television programs and record them for later viewing using the on-board combo drive, plus it also offers up to 80GB hard disk capacity. The launch of this new Satellite notebook follows hot on the heels of other Toshiba launches last month, when the company unveiled its high-end Tecra M2 notebook, its first mobile Centrino-based wide screen notebook (the Satellite M30), and two A40 notebook models aimed at small businesses, students and families respectively.

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