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01-09-2007, 07:45 PM
TOSHIBA SHOWCASING FIRST NOTEBOOK COMPUTER
WITH HD DVD-R DRIVE AT CES 2007
Company to Demonstrate HD DVD-R Equipped Qosmio™
Audio-Video Notebook at Booth Throughout Show

LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #12832) – Jan. 8, 2007 – Continuing to drive the mobile
computing industry with innovation, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is demonstrating its new Qosmio™ audio-video
notebook computer with integrated HD DVD-R optical drive, the first notebook computer with
the ability to burn HD DVDs, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 in Las Vegas this
week.

With the addition of the HD DVD-R optical drive, the Qosmio notebook provides users
with a state-of-the-art multimedia notebook that can burn up to 30 GB of data, including video
or entire photo and music libraries, onto a single HD DVD recordable disc. The HD DVD-R
optical drive also plays HD DVD movies at a resolution that is six times sharper than the DVD format.

Taking advantage of the capabilities of its included genuine Microsoft Windows Vista
Ultimate operating system, Qosmio pushes the digital entertainment envelope further by
incorporating an HDTV tuner, enabling Qosmio to natively receive high-definition digital
television content. With the ability to not only burn HD DVDs but work natively as a high-
definition TV tuner and digital video recorder, the Qosmio becomes a full-featured high-
definition multimedia center.

Toshiba will be demonstrating a prototype of the new Qosmio with integrated
HD DVD-R during CES in the Emerging Technology section of its booth. Pricing, availability,
specific model number and configuration for the Qosmio with integrated HD DVD-R will be
announced in the first quarter of 2007.

“At CES last year Toshiba showcased an HD DVD-ROM equipped Qosmio and its
ability to play high-definition movies with stunning clarity,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of
marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “We are
pleased to return to CES to showcase the new Qosmio, which not only will play high-definition
video, but provide users with the power to create and burn custom HD DVDs with as much as
30 GB of information of their choosing.”

“The Qosmio is currently unmatched as a portable multimedia machine. With a desktop-
quality display, HD DVD-R drive and HDTV tuner, there is simply no product currently on the
market that comes close to its high-definition capability,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for
the Enderle Group. “It is difficult to imagine any other product packing more high-definition
multimedia features into a mobile product.”

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products
Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems
Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry
leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and
manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics
applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the
United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba
America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology
and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as
well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba has more than 172,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales of over US $54 billion (FY2005). For more information on Toshiba’s leading
innovations, visit the company’s Web site at www.toshiba.com.

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