Get in touch with Toshiba’s new compact and stylish
Windows 7 touchscreen laptop
13.3" Satellite U500-1EX offers touchscreen capabilities in a full sized, highly
Latest Intel processing technology and Windows 7 deliver uncompromised
Interactive capabilities provide ideal tools for mobile workers and education
London, UK, 10th February 2010 - Toshiba UK today announced the launch of the new
Satellite U500-1EX - a highly portable and stylish laptop featuring a 13.3” multi-touch screen.
Perfect for users looking for more flexible control over their documents and multimedia files,
the Satellite U500-1EX’s multi-touch capabilities also make it ideally suited to the education
market, as users can benefit from a higher level of interaction than using a mouse or touch-
pad. Its portability and attractive design also make it an appealing option for mobile users
working in customer-facing roles who will value its multi-touch capabilities.
An interactive experience
Utilising the performance of the latest Intel Core i Series processor and simplicity of
Windows 7 techology, the Satellite U500-1EX features Microsoft’s Touch Pack for Windows
7 - which is pre-installed with Microsoft Surface Globe, Collage and Lagoon - enabling users
to easily flick through files and folders simply by touching the screen. Other touch controls,
such as tap and double-tap, drag, press and hold, flick and rotate enable users to enjoy a
new level of interaction with multimedia material. Pictures can be enlarged or reduced simply
by touching the screen, and users can scroll up and down internet pages and control videos
with their fingertips.
Text can be selected by dragging the finger from left to right over the desired area and the
Start menu and taskbar also have larger, fingertip-friendly icons. Programmes such as Word,
Excel and PowerPoint are also touch-ready, enabling users to get the very best Windows 7
The laptop also features Toshiba LifeSpace, a new application that takes advantage of
Windows 7’s simplicity and touchscreen navigation. The programme features an intuitive
‘Bulletin Board’, which enables users to create instant thumbnail shortcuts, while ‘ReelTime’
accelerates file searching by automatically adding a shortcut to a timeline of recently-used
Brilliant performance, yet ultra portable and stylish
The latest Intel processing platform features Intel Core i3-330 processors, which, along with
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, provide a higher performance, greater system
responsiveness and a longer battery life. 4GB of DDR3 RAM enables the laptop to handle
multiple tasks simultaneously, while integrated Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacities of up to
320GB provide enough space for thousands of documents, images and multimedia files.
The elegant 3D textured Luxe Brown design and the glossy black keyboard complement the
excellent hardware performance. The compact and light build also means the laptop weighs
just 2.15kg, making it an ideal choice for people on the move.
Extensive connectivity provides numerous ways to connect with external devices:
Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR, a 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot, HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface), two USB 2.0 ports and an additional eSATA/USB combo port which supports
Toshiba’s Sleep-and-Charge technology, allowing users to charge phones, media players
and other devices while the laptop is switched off. Wireless LAN and Gigabit LAN are also
on board, providing rich internet and network connectivity.
A DVD Super-Multi (Dual Layer) drive is also included, while an integrated HD webcam and
microphone provide the perfect tools for internet videoconferencing. Toshiba's Face
Recognition software is also supported using the webcam, providing an innovative way to
log-in and access password protected applications.
Product Specifications – Satellite U500-1EX
Intel® Core i3-330 (2.13GHz, 3MB cache, 1066MHz FSB/64 Bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium with Microsoft Touch Pack
4GB RAM DDR3
13.3" TFT WXGA TruBrite 1,280 x 800 display Multi Touch Enabled
HD Widescreen Web Camera with Face Recognition
Eco Utility tool with Eco Button
Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
DVD Super-Multi drive
Intel® HM55 Express Chipset, featuring the Mobile Intel® HD Graphics
Notes to Editors
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba ensures that all laptops are fully compliant with
European WEEE and RoHS directives. The Toshiba Satellite U500-1EXis ENERGY STAR® 5.0
Media enquiries should be directed to the Toshiba team at Nelson Bostock Communications
+44 (0)20 7229 4400
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