Continuing the award-winning legacy of its Tablet PCs, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Portege(R) M400 Tablet PC.

Designed to build upon Toshiba’s highly successful Portege M200, this new convertible Tablet PC is rich in performance and productivity innovations — including the company’s EasyGuard(TM) technology(1) — to create an ultra-portable Tablet PC capable of running today’s robust business applications. The Portege M400 gives Toshiba the industry’s widest range of Tablet PCs options from a form factor, performance and price point prospective.

“The Portege M400 embodies the true vision of what Tablet PC computing was first envisioned to be when the concept was originally presented to the public four years ago,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems. “We are confident the multi-purpose functionality of the Portege M400 delivers a Tablet PC which businesses will find as a valuable tool for their workforces.” Toshiba’s new Tablet PC is the ideal tool for mobile professionals, students and healthcare professionals.

To deliver a high level of performance and mobility, the Portege M400 is powered by the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Mobile Technology. This new mobile technology is designed to lower power consumption and component size while boosting overall performance from graphics to wireless capabilities while enhancing security. All three of the major Intel(R) Centrino(R) Mobile Technology components have been updated in the new platform to feature the Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo processor, the Intel(R) Mobile 945 Express chipset and the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG network connection. User’s can customize the Portege M400 to feature Intel(R) Centrino(R) Duo Mobile Technology.

The cornerstone of a Tablet PC is its screen technology. The Portege M400 incorporates a 12.1-inch diagonal XGA or SXGA+ display featuring wide-view angle technology. For increased ease-of-use, the framing around the display has six display buttons with the following functions, Cross-Functional, ESC/Display Rotation, Windows Security, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Presentation and On/Off. Toshiba has added a fingerprint reader to the frame of the Tablet PC for increased data security and convenience.

The Portege M400 features the most comprehensive implementation of Toshiba’s exclusive EasyGuard(TM) technology(1), which is a series of hardware and software enhancements to business-class notebooks that help boost mobile security, system integrity, network connectivity and overall ease-of-use. EasyGuard technology consists of four elements: Protect & Fix, Secure, Connect and Optimize.