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Monday, January 09, 2012
Toshiba Showcases Ultra-thin Tablet, new 3d LED TVs and Notebooks at CES 2012

Toshiba excites CEs with the release of the ultra-thin Excite X10 Tablet, the Qosmio F755 3D glasses-free 3D laptop and a redesigned LED TV lineup.

World's Thinnest 10-Inch Tablet

Toshiba plans to introduce the Excite X10 tablet, possibly the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet, to the U.S. market. Measuring in at just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g), the tablet will be available in the U.S. starting in the first quarter of 2012.

The Excite X10 features a high-resolution 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite display, a high-quality magnesium alloy surface and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display with an anti-smudge coating.

The tablet comes with all essential interfaces and ports onboard, including micro-USB and HDMI ports, a micro-SD slot to share content and files with other devices, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Front and back HD cameras provide photo capture, plus 1080p video recording and conferencing. Stereo speakers enhanced with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs.

Powered by the Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 mobile processor, the Excite X10 delivers smart multicore processing power without draining battery life. The multicore design features two ARM Cortex A9 cores plus dual-channel memory.

The tablet is also powered by the latest Android platform technology. Also included is a full suite of familiar Google Mobile Service applications, including the Android Market, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Music, Videos, plus select third-party applications including Netflix.


- Latest Android technology
- 10.1-inch diagonal LED Backlit widescreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with IPS technology and 10-finger multi-touch support
- 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
- Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor; 1.2GHz with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
- 16GB and 32GB configurations
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
- Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports
- Micro SD card slot
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor
- Stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs
- Built-in 25 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion battery
- 10.1" (W) x 6.9" (D) x 0.3" (H)
- 1.18 pounds (535g)

The Excite X10 tablet will be available in mid-Q1 2012 for a starting price of $529.99 MSRP5 for the 16GB model and $599.99 MSRP for the 32GB model.

Toshiba also showacased tablet prototypes equipped with OLED displays, in sizes of 7.7 inches (21:9), 5.1 inches and 13.3 inches. Toshiba's goal is to offer the industry's first 8.8 mm thick OLED tablets in 2012.

Glasses-Free 3D Laptop

Toshiba also today announced Optimized for NVIDIA GeForce 3D support for the Qosmio F755 3D, enabling users to experience glasses-free 3D gaming. The update is currently available for download via Toshiba?s Service Station utility.

To achieve a 3D viewpoint without the aid of special glasses, the Qosmio F755 3D laptop uses auto-stereoscopic display technology. Equipped with a 15.6-inch diagonal 1080p Full HD TruBrite display with Active Lens technology, the double parallax image display is able to project two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between the left and right eyes to create the 3D effect. Toshiba's Face Tracking technology then taps into the laptop?s built-in webcam to further perfect the projection of the image by reacting to the motion and position of the viewer.

In addition to its 3D capabilities, the Qosmio F755 3D is powered by the visibly smart Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR3 graphics memory, as well as up to 8GB RAM5 and a 750GB hard drive. Built-in harman/kardon speakers, a suite of sound enhancement technologies from Dolby and Waves Audio deliver booming cinematic sound to movies, music and games. An integrated Blu-ray Disc rewriteable drive (on select models) offers record and play capabilities, while an HDMI 1.4 port supports output of video (up to 1080p) to a 3D-ready TV or display.

Redesigned LED TV Lineup

Toshiba's revamped HDTV line-up for 2012 feature key enhancements including a stylish new Aero Family Design, improved picture quality, enhanced sound quality and new 50-inch class size models.

New Features:

Dynamic Picture Mode
Toshiba TVs include multiple picture mode options including Standard, Movie, PC, Native Mode and Expert Mode. Toshiba's 2012 line adds a new Dynamic Mode. This mode maximizes picture contrast, color and sharpness.

Audyssey Sound Enhancement Technology
Toshiba has incorporated Audyssey sound enhancement technology into all of its 2012 TV models. Features such as Dynamic EQ provide more natural sound and Audyssey BassXT delivers deeper bass performance. Toshiba's LED TV models incorporate the Premium Suite, which incorporates Dynamic Volume technology, eliminating sudden volume changes from commercials and channel changes.

Aero Family Design
Virtually all 2012 Toshiba LED TVs now feature the new Aero Family Design, hallmarked by a silver wing design along the bottom of the display as well as and thin bezel treatment.

Edge LED

L5200 Series: Toshiba's L5200 Series LED TV is available in 40-, 46- and new 50-inch class screen sizes and features the latest Aero Family Design with an ultra-thin bezel. The series feature Full HD 1080p resolution displays and include ClearFrame 120Hz technology. The L5200 Series comes equipped with the new Dynamic Picture Mode as the Audyssey premium sound enhancement suite. The TVs also include a host of connectivity options with three HDMI ports, an HD PC Input and a USB Media port. The L5200 Series will be available in March.

L4200 Series: Toshiba's L4200 Series LED TV is available in the 19-, 24- and 32-inch class screen sizes. This Series includes the new Dynamic Picture Mode and Audyssey sound enhancement suite as well as flexible connectivity with two HDMI ports, an HD PC Input and a USB Media port. The L4200 features Toshiba's new Aero Family Design and ultra-thin bezel. The 19- and 32-inch class size models feature 720p HD resolution, while the 24-inch class screen size features a 1080p full HD display. The L4200 Series will be available in March.

V4210 Series: Toshiba?s V4210 1080p Full HD LED/DVD Combo TV will be available in the 24-inch class screen size and combines the convenience of a built-in DVD player with the latest picture and sound technologies. This TV is also equipped with the new Dynamic Picture Mode and Audyssey sound enhancement suite. Additional connectivity includes two HDMI ports and a USB Media port. The HD PC Input allows the TV to double as a high quality PC monitor. The V4210 will be available in March.

Direct LED

L2200 Series: Toshiba's L2200 will be available in the new 50-inch class screen size with 1080p Full HD resolution and features new Direct LED technology. This TV includes the new Dynamic Picture Mode and Audyssey premium sound enhancement suite as well as two HDMI ports, an HD PC Input and a USB Media port. The L2200 features the new Aero Family Design and will be available in April.


HT2 - The Toshiba HT2 is available in the super large 65-inch class screen size. It is equipped with 1080p Full HD resolution and ClearFrame 120Hz technology. Connectivity includes three HDMI ports, an HD PC Input and a USB Media port. The HT2 is available now.

E220 - Toshiba's E220 will be available in the 40-inch class screen size and offers 1080p Full HD resolution, Dynamic Picture Mode and Audyssey sound enhancement suite. Connectivity includes two HDMI ports, HD PC Input and USB Media port. The E220 will be available in January.

C120 - Toshiba's C120 will be available in the 32-inch screen size. The TV features 720p HD resolution, Dynamic Picture Mode and Audyssey sound enhancement suite. Connectivity includes two HDMI ports, an HD PC Input and a USB Media port. The C120 will be available in January.

3D Smart TV Series For 2012

Toshiba's 3D Smart TV for 2012 feature a suite of new capabilities including ePortal, MediaGuide, Open Browser, SearchAll, MediaShare, Send & Play, eManual, Tablet Remote App Capability (TRAC), built-in Wi-Fi and the dual core CQ EnginesePortal with MediaGuide, SearchAll, Open Browser and eManual.

Toshiba's new ePortal makes it easy to find and control all elements of the system. The built-in MediaGuide, featuring Rovi data, provides detailed program metadata. SearchAll allows consumers to enter any keyword and automatically search TV channels, streaming video and the home network for related content. Open Browser gives users access virtually any website and then create bookmarks for favorites. And, eManual puts the owner's manual on screen for quick access to possible questions.

MediaShare, TRAC Tablet Remote App Capability and Send & Play

MediaShare is a simple graphic DLNA interface that allows the Smart TV to easily access and stream videos, music and photos from other home network devices. TRAC ensures that Toshiba Smart TVs are fully compatible with Android-based devices. Used in conjunction with a free Toshiba Remote app that will be available in the Android Market, TRAC takes advantage of the full IR code library and IR blaster built into the TV, to provide unique total A/V system control. At the push of a button, the Send&Play app makes it simple to wirelessly share web-based content from a Toshiba Tablet on to Toshiba's Smart TVs via the web browser on the TV.

Dual Core CQ Engine and Built-in Wi-Fi

Both Toshiba 3D Smart TV Series leberage the power of the dual core CQ (Cinema Quality) Engine. This 1GHz dual core ARM processor creates enhanced brightness, sharpness, color saturation and sharpness.

Passive 3D and TriVector 2D to 3D Conversion

Toshiba utilizes Passive 3D Technology to create a 3D experience. With Passive 3D, consumers can enjoy hours of 3D without concerns about battery operated glasses that need recharging. The TVs come with four pairs of passive 3D glasses. With TriVector 2D to 3D Conversion, consumers can watch movies and TV in 3D, and even play standard video games in 3D, all the time.

L7200 Series: Toshiba's premium L7200 Cinema Series LED Smart 3D TV featrues Full HD 1080p resolution panels, while ClearScan 240Hz technology minimizes blurring in fast motion video and Local Dimming provides deep contrast.

In addition, L7200 Cinema Series includes two-way ported speakers enhanced by the Audyssey Premium Suite. The TVs also feature Toshiba's Aero bezel-less design, bringing the picture right to the edge of the glass.

Connectivity options include 4 HDMI ports, two USB video ports and an HD PC input. The Smart TV also comes with a full-size wireless keyboard for web navigation. The L7200 Cinema Series will be available in 47- and 55-inch class screen sizes.

L6200 Series: This series combines Toshiba's Aero bezel-less design, passive 3D, and Smart TV capabilities . The Smart 3D TVs feature 1080p Full HD panels with ClearScan 120Hz technology and the Audyssey premium sound enhancement suite. The L6200 Series will be available in 42-, 47- and 55-inch class screen sizes.

The Toshiba L7200 Cinema Series and L6200 3D Smart TVs will be available in March 2012.

55-inch 4K glasses-free 3D TV Coming to U.S.

Toshiba also showcases a new a glasses-free 3D TV with a Quad Full HD panel at CES 2012, available to buyers in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2012 for about $10,000.

Compared to the company's verion of the new TV currently available in Japan (the 55X3) the U.S. version features a thinner design. The new TV offers enhanced 2D with its Quad Full HD screen that displays images at four times Full HD resolution (3,840x2,160-pixel). The 3D mode is limited to a resolution of 1,280x720 pixels.

The glasses-free 3D application is powered by CEVO-ENGINE Duo, Toshiba's multi-processor platform.

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