The Satellite U500 is Toshiba’s latest design masterpiece in the thin and light 13.3” ultra-portable market segment perfectly adding elegant, fashioned mobility and easy usability to full performance, offering great value-for-money.
Small & Light Design The outstanding Luxe Brown colour with chrome accents and the tactile Texture finish featuring a great new Matrix pattern lend an air of elegance to this ultra-portable. Wide range of configurations To meet the user requirements in various price segments. Wide choice of different configurations, ranging from entry-level performance to entertainment focus. Ease of Use To easily handle today‘s demanding multimedia and entertainment tasks. Full set of usability features for a beautiful and responsive ease of use right out of the box. Unique EasyMedia features Make your digital lifestyle a breeze. Large variety of entertain-ment, usability and connectivity features that make the laptop a pleasure to use in daily home or business environment. P r o d u c t c o n c e p t
The Satellite U500 is the perfect laptop for all users who require performance
and power for demanding media management and content creation
applications in a really mobile package. Further focus is on:
Heads will turn from the moment you open the box. From the eye-catching Luxe Brown colour to the new tactile experience with the Matrix Texture, this laptop has everything to make a big impression.
A wide series of usability features makes the U500 a real pleasure and easy to use at home and on the go.
Wide range of performance configurations - from entry-level performance to demanding entertainment incl. top-class CPUs and external graphics.
Great value for money
Offering various configuration possibilities, the user will find the right product according to his/her budget. Great specs are not limited to high-end configurations: many outstanding entertainment, usability and connectivity features as standard in all configurations.
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Toshiba NB200 Satellite U400 Toshiba NB100 Positioning 13.3" 8" - 10" 15.4" - 16" 17" 18.4" Display size Satellite L300 Satellite A300 Satellite P300 Qosmio F50 Satellite L500 Qosmio X300 Satellite L350 Qosmio G50 Satellite A350 Satellite P500 Satellite L550 Satellite A500 Satellite U500 Ultra-mobile Use Small & light, yet stylish and powerful, these laptops & mini notebooks range from 8,9" to 13,3“ displays Everyday Computing All-round laptops at affordable prices to run your everyday programmes with the reassurance of advanced technology and the Toshiba brand. Lifestyle & Entertainment With a stylish design and packed full of multimedia features, these laptops are perfect to handle today's demanding digital lifestyle requirements Highend Multimedia & Gaming The right laptops offering the latest in entertainment computing to deliver an ultimate portable gaming & multimedia experience .
TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE SATELLITE U500?
Enjoy ease-of-use – large variety of usability features
usability features such as backlit keyboard*, Multimedia Bar with LED feather-touch buttons, USB Sleep-and-Charge functionality, etc. make your daily computing extremely easy and convenient
Outstanding Toshiba design – eye-catching new design with Texture finish in Luxe Brown
ecology related technologies like Toshiba PC Health Monitor and the power-saving Eco Utility Button will help the user to save energy, earning it ENERGY STAR 5.0 certification
Full-featured laptop in an ultra-portable format – full-sized keyboard and slot-loading Disc Drive
enjoy the mobility of an ultra-portable laptop without compromising on performance and full-sized features such as slot-loading DVD Super Multi drive* and full sized backlit keyboard*
Interactive touch-sensitive input – Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control
gives you a fast and easy-to-use innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons
* depending on configuration 1 2 3 4 5
PRODUCT KEY FEATURES
Unique Toshiba features
Design : Unique Texture Finish with Matrix pattern in Luxe Brown
Usability : eSATA/USB Sleep-and-Charge port (including Mode 4 support to charge e.g. an iPod)
Data Protection : HDD 3D Impact Sensor
Ease of use : Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control
Drive: Slot loading DVD Super Multi drive*
Usability: backlit keyboard*
Environment: power-saving Eco Utility Button
Connectivity: HD widescreen web camera with Toshiba Face Recognition / 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
Entertainment: Multimedia Bar with 8 feather-touch Easy Keys / HDMI-CEC (REGZA-Link)
Manageability: Toshiba PC Health Monitor
Wireless Communication : Bluetooth ® and WiFi
* Depending on configuration
The Satellite U500 comes with a new Texture Matrix design in 2 design variations: Mainstream ID and Best ID Multimedia Bar with LED feather-touch Easy Keys incl. new Eco Utility Button and volume control Outstanding Toshiba design finish Dynamic and elegant stream line Backlit flat keyboard with matt black finish on Best ID models HD widescreen Web Camera featuring Toshiba Face Recognition Chrome speaker grill around the stereo speakers New Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control
Eyecatching stereo speakers featuring a shiny chrome speaker grill
Chrome rim surrounding on the Best ID
Multimedia Bar with 8 feather-touch LED buttons
Chrome mouse buttons underneath the Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control
Outstanding Toshiba design with new Texture finish in Luxe Brown
Convenient slot-loading DVD Super Multi drive on the Best ID
MAIN IMPROVEMENTS VS. SATELLITE U400
Multimedia Bar with 8 feather-touch buttons (LED on/off, CD/DVD launcher, Play/Pause, Forward, Rewind, ECO, Volume+/Volume-) LED on/off = Touch Pad, logo, button illumination, keyboard illumination
1 mechanical button (Touch Pad on/off)
Flat keyboard with matt black finish
Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control
12 cell Lithium Ion - 97.2 Wh (9000mAh)
ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified computer
power-saving Eco Utility Button
Up to 500GB
HDD 3D Impact Sensor
Hard Disk Drive
slot-loading DVD Super Multi drive on Best ID models
Optical Disk Drive
HD Web Camera with Microphone
Business Card Reader
Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbps) on dedicated platforms
Dedicated feather-touch Volume+ / Volume- buttons
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570
Windows Vista ® Home Premium Edition, 32bit/64bit dual install
New Intel Core2 Duo processors up to Core2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz)
Processor / Chipset Satellite U500
Intel “Montevina” processors
- Core2 Duo T6500 (2.10 GHz) 800MHz
- Core2 Duo P7350 (2.0 GHz) 1066MHz
- Core2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz) 1.066MHz
HDMI-CEC (REGZA Link) on all models except with GL40 chipset
5-in-1 Bridge Media slot
2x USB 2.0 and 1x eSATA/USB combo port supports Sleep-and-Charge (Mode 4 support to charge e.g. iPod)
Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR except with GL40 chipset
Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbit except with GL40 chipset
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - OVERVIEW
1GB DDR2 (800MHz) + 1GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd Mem
2GB DDR2 (800MHz)
2GB DDR2 (800MHz) + 1GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd Mem
2GB DDR2 (800MHz) + 2GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd Mem
4GB DDR2 (800MHz) + 2GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd MEM
4GB DDR2 (800MHz) + 4GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd MEM
160GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, 400 GB or 500 GB, all with 5400rpm, SATA2GB DDR2 (800MHz)
Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570 (256MB & 512MB)
317mm(W) x 230.6mm(D) x 29.5 mm (front)/38.2mm (rear)
Sleep-and-Charge is a special Toshiba feature. The enhanced USB connection enables the user to charge a PDA, Mobile Phone, MP3 player, gaming console etc. even when the laptop is switched off.
Charge devices when access to power is limited for instance during a flight
No need to start the laptop to charge e.g. your mobile phone
Toshiba Face Recognition – the easy and funny way to log on to your laptop via the HD web camera
A multitude of passwords are complicating IT-users‘ lives, which leads a lot of users to reduce the number of passwords as much as possible.
Toshiba Face Recognition – a biometric based identification method – guides those who do not use passwords to protect and add security to their systems. For those who already use passwords to secure access, Toshiba Face Recognition facilitates identification.
User Benefit: User Benefit:
No need to remember complicated passwords
Easy and fun to log on to your laptop
The keyboard features a backlight illumination* to easily type – even in the dark.
The illumination can be easily switched on and off via the LED on/off button of the Multimedia Bar.
* Depending on configuration
Toshiba EasyMedia – the smarter digital experience. Life. Technology's here to make it better. So we've created Toshiba EasyMedia. A unique mix of innovative features to make your digital lifestyle a breeze.
WHY CHOOSE TOSHIBA?
Toshiba's core brand values - innovation, quality and design - are the building blocks for true product leadership and make Toshiba the best choice for advanced mobile computing.
Toshiba's culture is characterised by its restlessness, by the constant need to improve, transform and make latest innovations available through our entire product range for everyone.
10 reasons why to choose a laptop from Toshiba.
... has more than 20 years of experience in the development and production of laptops
... is a world market leader in innovative high-technology products
... offers a complete product line-up for all customer requirements and for all budgets
… can claim to invest more in its research and development than other competing businesses
... always offers premium quality without compromise
... products convince in terms of design, performance and functionality
... offers a unique Toshiba EasyMedia concept with a comprehensive mix of innovative features for a smarter digital experience
... is one of the world‘s leading PC manufactures solely and strategically focussing on mobility and wireless mobile solutions
... offers great customer service
... practices environmental management to create new, enriched value while minimizing environmental impacts
Get more functionality with Multi-Touch Control - pinch, swipe, or rotate by simply moving your fingers.
The new Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control provides an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons.
The new multi-touch technology features 5 main ways of how to use it:
Pinch Gesture: Use two fingers and make a pinch gesture anywhere on the Touch Pad to zoom-in or zoom-out of items such as photos, maps or documents.
ChiralMotion™Scrolling : allows the user to scroll continuously with one, smooth, circular motion.
Momentum Motion: delivers smooth, fast, trackball-like cursor motion. One quick flick of the finger across the Touch Pad surface can move the cursor across the entire laptop screen.
TOUCH PAD WITH MULTI-TOUCH CONTROL
HDD 3D IMPACT SENSOR
Thanks to the HDD Protection the HDD will be protected against impacts, vibrations and other risks to minimise the risk of data loss.
In case the system realises a shock or a fall the HDD head is rapidly removed from between the HDD platters in order to prevent damage or data loss. 3D-Accelerometer 3-axis monitoring system dynamically detects free falls, shock or vibration in all directions. Normal state Unloading Unload head from HDD disks Solution: Challenge:
To prevent this, the HDD protection system catches unstable motion of PC with a built-in three-axis acceleration sensor and removes the magnetic head before the crash.
When the laptop is in a mobile mode or simply moved, the hard disk drive is facing strong vibration and even shocks
Contact of the head and disk caused by unexpected shock or vibration may damage a disk causing to lose data or even destroy the HDD
HDD 3D IMPACT SENSOR : HDD is sensitive to shock and vibration:
TOSHIBA PC HEALTH MONITOR
The Toshiba PC Health Monitor software proactively monitors certain laptop status such as
PC status logging on HDD and 3D sensor information
The software also alerts the user with pre-failure conditions on display via a specific GUI:
PC Health Monitor application
Power Consumption Meter available as a gadget on Windows Vista™ only
AC Mode Battery Mode Toshiba PC Health Monitor offers the user an easy visual access to a dashboard, monitoring a number of essential system functions.
TOSHIBA ECO UTILITY
Ecology related technologies have become of a very high interest with regard to the implementation of the corporate environmental policy into the PC business.
Eco mode on Eco mode off
The goal of the Toshiba Eco utility is to make the consumers aware that:
Toshiba is a company that is constantly striving to take advantage of new technologies for the sake of the ecology
they can actively contribute to ecology by switching to the Toshiba Eco mode
What is the Toshiba Eco utility
The Eco utility allows the user to work in the Eco Power Plan in a simple and easy action. When the Eco mode is on, the system works according to Eco mode parameter and when the Eco mode is off, the system works according to the power plan.
By opening the Eco utility Graphical User Interface (GUI), the user can see the real time system power consumption and experiences the difference of power consumption between the Eco Power Plan and the previous Power Plan.
TOSHIBA ECO UTILITY - 2
Real time power consumption chart
ON OFF Unit is Watt Current power consumption (W) The colour difference in the line shows the point at which the user changed into Eco mode The user can choose to show the Eco icon in the notification area
TOSHIBA TEMPRO PERFORMANCE TUNING SYSTEM
TEMPRO is a software service developed by Toshiba. TEMPRO opens up a new communication channel between Toshiba and the customer, allowing the customers to receive specific, relevant and timely alert messages on their laptop:
Performance alerts : TEMPRO monitors the hardware (battery capacity, RAM memory and HDD space) and advises Toshiba customers on how to optimize the usage of their laptops.
Service alerts : support bulletins released by the Toshiba Service team are notified to the customer
Software alerts : new BIOS, drivers & utilities released by the Toshiba Service team are notified to the customer
Benefits of Toshiba TEMPRO
TEMRO is a combined service under one user interface that benefits all business functions of Toshiba, marketing, sales and support
TEMPRO is fully integrated with the EMEA websites and allows the customer to access local content based on country and language
Pre-installation of TEMPRO on all Vista images
TEMPRO comes pre-installed on all Toshiba Vista models and is accessed through the Windows Welcome Center or desktop icon
One TEMPRO application with all languages included (18)
Links to country specific web sites (26 sites in Europe) based on Local setting in Vista
McAFEE ® Internet Security 2009
Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use PC and Online Protection with Powerful Web Site Safety Advisor
Advanced PC and online protection for you and your family against viruses, spyware, hackers and identity thieves
New! Active Protection: Industry leading real time protection against today’s threats
Unique! Website safety advisor to help you safely surf and search online
New! McAfee Secure: Identity theft and fraud protection when shopping online
Unique! QuickClean to help optimize your PC
New! Age Appropriate Searching automatically sets the proper content filtering level of search engines
Complimentary preinstalled 30 day trial to be activated by a simple 2-steps process (desktop icon)
Instant Active Protection provides instant updates and world class threat detection Silent First with “protection without interference,” offering silent, proven, best-of-breed performance Complete Complete protection for your PC, Internet, Home and Data
Toshiba has teamed up with Google to enhance the mobile computing experience. Already pre-installed on all EMEA Toshiba notebooks (all languages) customers can enjoy great software and services for free.
Free software offers easier searching, intelligent photo management, desktop management, plus lots more.
Toshiba jointly cooperates with eBay to deliver the fastest way to access eBay as the World's Online Marketplace ® , connecting hundreds of millions of buyers.
EBay is already pre-installed on the Satellite U500. Customers only would need to click on the eBay icon.
Amazon – low prices in electronics, books, music, DVDs and more, pre- installed on the laptop. It’s easy. Users only would need to click on the Amazon Icon.
Toshiba has teamed up with Wildtangent to enhance the computer gaming experience. Users will find already pre-installed on the Satellite U500 20 games to be played for free, and much more titles to be downloaded very easily for free.
Toshiba cooperates with Skype. On the Satellite U500 you will find the easiest way to download the latest Skype software. Just a simple click on the desktop icon is necessary to download the service and enjoy all Skype benefits.