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Geneva / Neuss, March 26th 2000 - The Computer Systems Division of Toshiba Europe GmbH highlights the newest line of Microsoft® Windows® 2000-based notebook computers at the European MS Windows® 2000 deployment conferences this week.

Toshiba is assisting the customers in deploying Windows® 2000 in several ways. The improved reliability, security, and mobility features of this operating system further enables the customers to work anyway and anywhere they want, making their businesses more creative and productive. As a Windows® 2000 Global Launch Partner, Toshiba is thrilled to participate with Microsoft at the worldwide launch and deployment events and to demonstrate the features of the new platforms.

At the European Windows® 2000 deployment conferences in Geneva and Neuss, Toshiba is featuring its high-end business notebooks, including the Toshiba Portégé 7140 model running Windows® 2000 Professional in a variety of mobile scenarios. Product benefits such as offline folders, infrared file transfer and the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, co-developed by Toshiba, will be demonstrated.

Latest PC models now available with pre-installed Windows® 2000 Professional

At the European Windows® 2000 deployment conferences Toshiba has confirmed the availability of the latest notebook and desktops models with a selectable operating systems installation starting from the beginning of April. From such configuration, business customers can choose between Windows® NT4 and Windows® 2000 Professional as their preferred operating system platform on the following series: Satellite Pro 4270, 4280 & 4320, Portégé 7140, 7200, 3410 & 3440, Tecra 8100, Equium 3100, 7100 & 7350 models. The new Equium 2000 model comes with Windows® 2000 Professional as single OS pre-installation.

Windows® 2000-Based Services and Support

As a part of its support program for Windows® 2000, Toshiba is providing system support, a series of Web services and technical information to help its business customers evaluate and deploy Windows® 2000-based solutions. The Windows 2000 Advice Centre offers guides to the latest features of Windows 2000. It will shortly also include links to Toshiba support systems, BIOS, drivers, and utilities related to Windows 2000 upgrades and installation procedures.

Windows® 2000 Upgrade Program

In addition, Toshiba is offering customers of Windows® NT 4.0 Workstation a Windows® 2000 Professional license upgrade on selected desktops and notebook models. Toshiba has distributed coupons for these upgrades on the Equium 7100, 7300, 3100 & 3200 desktops, as well as Tecra 8000, Portégé 7020CT and 3110CT and Satellite 4090 and 4100 notebooks factory-installed with Windows® NT 4.0. For more details click here . The operating system's robust management capabilities dovetail with Toshiba's Tecra 8000 and Equium 7100 desktops, which are designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) with a stable platform that simplifies motherboard and memory upgrades. Windows 2000 Professional also enhances usability for mobile users with additional power management and Plug & Play functions, while extending the highest level of security, reliability and performance. Windows® 2000 Ready PCs. Windows® 2000 Ready PCs from Toshiba have the power and performance to provide the easiest possible upgrade path to run Windows® 2000 Professional.

Satellite Pro, Satellite, Tecra and Portégé are registered trademarks, Equium is a trademark the Toshiba Corp. All other products mentioned are trademarked and/or registered by their respective companies.