Toshiba Expands SMB Offering with New Windows 10 Ready Laptop

New 15.6-inch Tecra® A50 Laptops Deliver Enterprise-class Performance, Security, Ease of Management and Durability at Affordable Price, with the Toshiba Quality Replacement Guarantee

Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:00 am EDT

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IRVINE, Calif.
"Our line of SMB products not only delivers powerful, secure devices that each meet the varying needs of this segment, but are now Windows 10-ready, enabling businesses and IT departments to take advantage of the new platform as soon as they are ready."

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division (BSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a new laptop designed to meet the varying needs of small to mid-sized businesses. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Toshiba, the Tecra® A50 represents the expansion of Toshiba’s SMB lineup. The Tecra A50 is Windows 10-ready1 and offers the performance of an enterprise-class PC and the essential productivity and security features business users need at an affordable price point.

“Small and mid-sized business need more enterprise-class features and performance than ever before, but for a low total cost of ownership,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and engineering, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Business Solutions Division. “Our line of SMB products not only delivers powerful, secure devices that each meet the varying needs of this segment, but are now Windows 10-ready, enabling businesses and IT departments to take advantage of the new platform as soon as they are ready.”

Big Performance for Small Business

The Tecra A50 features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD or Full HD display2, the latest Intel® 5th generation processors3, plus a battery life of close to 8 hours4 to keep business in motion. The laptop also features a built-in DVD Drive5 and full-size keyboard with a 10-key numeric pad for easily powering through spreadsheets, as well as a user-replaceable battery. The Tecra A50 has docking capability and utilizes the High Speed Port Replicator that is common across the entire Tecra and Portégé® line.

To make the process of connecting, syncing, sharing and collaborating easier, the Tecra A50 is equipped with an HD webcam, Bluetooth® v4.0, the latest dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®, and is wireless display ready6. A generous range of essential ports make doing business easier, including two USB 3.07 and one USB 2.0 port, plus full-size HDMI® and VGA ports, Gigabit Ethernet and an SD Card reader.

Windows Operating System Flexibility

Because every organization is different when it comes to operating system preferences, with the Tecra A50 laptop, Toshiba will offer a variety of Microsoft® operating systems to best suit each organization’s IT requirements. Toshiba has an unparalleled understanding of Microsoft with engineers based in Redmond and has featured the company’s operating system on its laptop for the past 30 years.

Toshiba Quality Replacement Guarantee

To demonstrate its commitment to quality and reliability, Toshiba is including the Toshiba Quality Replacement Guarantee8 for Tecra A50 laptops. If the LCD panel, hard drive, memory or system board fails within the first year of ownership, Toshiba will replace the unit with a new Tecra A50.

Easy to Manage within Corporate IT Environments

The Tecra A50 is the perfect platform for the Toshiba Cloud Client Manager (TCCM) – a cloud service that allows IT administrators to easily manage end-point devices across a deployment by providing comprehensive tools and patch management to ensure device efficiency and compliance. Using a standard web browser, IT administrators can now oversee and take control of devices online, in real-time, without the need to invest in servers and dedicated management software. The Tecra A50 also has advanced manageability options, supporting Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Toshiba Smart Client Manager 2.0 (TSCM).

Security Features and EasyGuard Technology

To ensure valuable business data is kept safe and secure, the Tecra A50 can be configured with an Intel® Core™ i5 or Intel Core i7 processor and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v1.2 to provide the extra layers of security business users need for greater peace of mind. For added security, the Tecra A50 can be configured with a Smart Card and Fingerprint Reader. In addition to a spill resistant keyboard designed and tested to save data and shut down, this laptop features Toshiba’s innovative EasyGuard® Technology, adding multi-tiered security and data protection measures that guard components against accidental bumps. For quality and reliability, the Tecra A50 has been rigorously tested to the stresses of heat, shock, vibration and Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) at Toshiba’s facilities.

Reinforced by Toshiba’s internally developed BIOS, Tecra laptops deliver unparalleled integration of hardware and software no other PC manufacturer can claim. This foundational BIOS software not only monitors the PC’s internal components to maintain stability, it offers system-level security and built-in countermeasures to prevent illegal access.

Pricing and Availability

Available in August through Toshiba Direct and various resellers, the Tecra A50-C1510 will have a MSRP of $729.999, the Tecra A50-C1520 will have a MSRP of $799.99, and the Tecra A50-C1510W10 will have a MSRP of $729.99.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading notebook computers, tablets and All-in-One computers, televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™, DVD players and media boxes, as well as cloud services; 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 us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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1 Windows 10 Upgrade Offer valid for qualified Windows® 7 and Windows 8.1 devices (including devices you already own) for one year after Windows 10 upgrade availability. Visit windows.com/windows10upgrade for more details.

2 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 www.info.toshiba.com

3 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com#ProcessorCentralProcessingUnit

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

5 Copy protection technology may prevent or limit recording or viewing of certain optical media (e.g., CD or DVD).

6 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.

7 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.

8 Toshiba Quality Guarantee. Cosmetic damage due to handling and wear of the product is not included in this program, including keyboards, case work covers, key caps and plastic pieces. All of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply.

9 Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.”

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