Tosh Cranks Up Smaller PC Range OZ Offering After Quitting Singapore Market
At a lunch yesterday in Sydney where the Japanese Company splashed the cash to feed media reptile’s sak?, wagyu teriyaki, kingfish jalapeno and panko riceballs-with-shitake-mushrooms-and-bamboo, Toshiba Australia CEO Mark Whittard failed to address the loss of market share in the consumer market after Lenovo entered the market grabbing 10% share in just four months.
Claiming that business was “pretty good” for Toshiba Australia Whittard revealed that this years product range
was made up of several “Click” two-in-one devices that as Whittard demonstrated allow users to use a laptop all day and when the battery runs out just “click” out the screen to serve as an Android tablet.
At yesterday’s launch Whittard also moved to reinforce their heritage by showing a 1986 Toshiba T1100 there, powered up, a DOS disk in its floppy drive.
Toshiba who are struggling to grow share in the Chromebook market up against Acer who are #1 in both Australia and New Zealand showed a new $350 Chromebook that will go up against a new 15″ inch Acer Chromebook due next month.
Whittard said that Toshiba revenue was up 19 per cent; unit sales were up 13pc however it is not known whether this relates solely to PC sales or Toshiba’s combined business which includes medical equipment and copiers.
Whittard said of the new range “Our new range builds on Toshiba’s commitment to design and innovation. We have selected these beautifully crafted devices for the Australian market as they provide a great experience and increased productivity”.
Mobile technology introduced by Toshiba include new frameless Accu Type Keyboard with a 10-point touch display that has an anti-fingerprint coating.
The Microsoft 10 devices include the Radius Series – 5-in-1 notebook with 360? flip-and-fold capability similar to the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3.
Users can also use the notebook in 180 degrees-mode. They are powered by the choice of either the latest Intel Quad Core or AMD processors.
Specs for the new Radius range are below”
Radius L40W highlights include:
. A 14″ HD Wideview 10-Point multi-touch display
. Whizz through your day with the same premium performance you’d expect in a notebook thanks to a choice of the latest AMD? Quad-Core or Intel? CoreT processors
. Rock the room with prestigious harman/kardon? stereo speakers enhanced with Dolby? DTS? Custom Tuning and DTS? Studio Sound
. Weighing just 2.06kg and measuring just over 21mm, the Radius L40W is the perfect size to fit inside your bag
. Toshiba’s Next Gen M.2 Solid State Drive runs up to four times faster than before – making it perfect for gaming and multi-tasking (selected models)
. You can work all day with up to10 hours of battery life on Intel models and up to 7 hours battery on AMD models
. Windows? 8.1 and optimised for Windows?10
Radius L10W highlights include:
. A vibrant 11.6″ HD backlit display with 10-point multi touch display
. The latest Intel? Quad-Core processor provides a maximised notebook experience
. Perfect for travel, weighing just 1.3kg and measuring 21.9mm
. Listen in style with DTS? Sound through stereo speakers enriched with Toshiba Audio Enhancement
. Up to 6.3 hour’s battery life with the SSD model
. Windows? 8.1
There is also a new Satellite P-Series –
Toshiba claims the P in Toshiba’s Satellite P-Series stands for prestige.
P-Series highlights include:
. Super slim and ergonomic profile
. Intel? CoreT Processors
. Up to 6 hour’s battery life
. Full HD
. Coveted Harmon/kardon? speakers
. Nvidia? GeForceT graphics
. Palm Rejection TouchpadT
. New frameless, step-less tile keyboards with contoured keys
. Sleep and charge
. Windows? 8.1
There is also a Toshiba L Series and C Series range.