New Toshiba Ultrathin Laptops Bring More Intuitive Interaction

Collection of Ultrathins Grows With New 14- and 15-inch Models, Variety of Processor and Storage Choices, and Premium Styling at New Lower Price Points

IRVINE, Calif., July 29, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded its portfolio of ultrathin laptops with the new 14-inch Satellite® E45t and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t/E55Dt models. Built with the latest technologies and intuitive touchscreen and voice controls, these ultrathin PCs offer versatility for both productivity and entertainment in a distinctively thin design.

"Thin is in," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Our expanding line of ultrathins is designed to be more accessible to consumer looking for a thinner, more stylish PC that delivers the same class of performance and features as a traditional laptop – at a price point that is competitive with a traditional laptop."

Sleek, Thin Design

The Satellite E Series features a sleek, yet durable brushed aluminum casing with Toshiba's modern Skyline design and stand at less than an inch thin. Both also include reinforced LED backlit keyboards, making typing comfortable in all lighting environments. The 15-inch models also include a built in 10-key numeric pad, great for productivity applications.

More Intuitive Interaction with Voice and Touch

Dragon Assistant™ on Ultrabook™ models leverages the power of speech recognition technology, giving users the freedom and flexibility to control applications using their voice. Simply speaking, "Hello Dragon," launches the assistant and allows people to search the Web, find content on their laptop, play music and movies, check and reply to email, update Facebook and Twitter, make Skype™ calls and even shut down, restart or put the laptop to sleep.

Satellite E Series models feature touchscreen displays with 10-finger touch support, ideal for interacting with Windows 8. The Satellite E45t features a 14-inch diagonal HD display1, while the Satellite E55t/E55Dt features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display.

Smart Multi-tasking. Superb graphics performance. Excellent Battery Life.

The Satellite E series offers a choice of the latest processors from Intel and AMD. Models equipped with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors2 deliver smart multi-tasking and stunning visuals, as well as the latest Ultrabook technologies, including Dragon Assistant voice control technology, Intel Smart Response technology and Intel Wireless Display3. Models equipped with AMD Accelerated Processing Units feature the quad-core A6 APU, which brings fast and fluid performance along with the graphics horsepower of AMD Radeon. Battery life ratings are optimized for life-on-the-go, ranging from 7 hours and up4, depending on model and processor.

All the Essentials

Unlike many other thin-and-light laptops, the Satellite E series includes generous local storage option ranging from 500GB to 750GB5. Both ultrathins feature all the essential ports, including HDMI®, Ethernet, SD Card slots and two USB 3.0 ports6, one with USB Sleep & Charge7, and one USB 2.0 port. Configurations also include powerful dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®8, and stereo speakers with DTS® Studio Sound™ that provides rich audio performance optimized for music and movies.

Pricing and Availability

The 14-inch Satellite E45t will be available on August 4, 2013, exclusively at Best Buy stores, and Toshiba Direct. The 15.6-inch Satellite E Series will be available in September 2013 at major retailers and e-tailers nationwide and direct from Toshiba at Pricing for the Satellite E55t/E55Dt will be announced closer to availability.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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1 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at

2 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at

3 Intel® Wireless Display. Copy protection technology, if any, associated with the content may prevent or limit viewing of content. 

4 Battery Life Rating. Measured by MobileMark® 2012 for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life Rating Legal Footnote at  

5 Hard Disk Drive Capacity.  Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10.  See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at

6 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

7 The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

8 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services.  Transmission speeds may vary. Certain optional features within the Wireless-N specifications (if available on your system) may not be supported.

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