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| Toshiba Launches 3 PC Models With Overseas Specs
March 5, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Toshiba Corp. launched three notebook personal
computers with overseas specifications that are aimed at foreign nationals
living and working in Japan.
|They are the Portege 3020CT, Satellite 2540XCDT and Tecra 8000 FA53.
All three products have an English keyboard and the Windows 95 or 98
Toshiba Direct PC is ready to receive orders via telephone. The operating
system can be converted into Japanese for an additional 10,000 yen (122
Since 1998, Toshiba has been marketing PCs with export specifications
in Japan through Toshiba Direct PC. Most specifications, except the
keyboard and the operating system, are the same as those available in
The Portege 3020CT, a thin B5-sized notebook, comes with a built-in 300MHz
Pentium MMX microprocessor, 32MB of main memory and a 6.4GB hard disk
drive for 248,000 yen. The model is equivalent to the DynaBook Portege
3020CT, a model aimed at the domestic market that was introduced on
Jan. 7, 1999. Compared with the domestic model, batteries have been
empowered to last 2.5-4 hours, and the standard hard disk capacity has
been improved to 6.4GB from 4.3GB.
An A4-sized notebook PC, the Satellite 2540XCDT, comes with a 333MHz
built-in mobile AMD-K6-2 microprocessor, 64MB of main memory and a 4.3GB
hard drive for 298,000 yen. It is also equipped with a 56kbps modem
(V.90, K56flex) and 14.1-in., color thin-film transistor liquid-crystal
display monitor of 1,042 x 768 pixels. There is no Satellite 2540XCDT-equivalent
model for the Japanese market.
An A4-sized notebook PC, the Tecra 8000 FA53, comes with a built-in 333MHz
Mobile Pentium II microprocessor, 64MB of main memory and a 8.1GB hard
drive for 428,000 yen. It is also equipped with a 56kbps modem (V.90,
K56flex) and 13.3-in. color TFT-LCD with 1,024 x 768 pixels. There is
no Tecra 8000-equivalent model for the Japanese market.
(BizTech News Dept.)
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