Toshiba Unveils World’s First Netbook with Harman/Kardon Speakers

Posted: February 18, 2011 in Tech

Toshiba’s Singapore Computer Systems Division (CSD), a division of Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, unveiled the latest model of its new netbook family: the NB520, a model for users who want a slim and stylish netbook with enhanced sound features.

Mr. Roger Salvante, Senior Sales Manager of Tricom Dynamics Inc.

The NB520 series is the world’s first netbook with embedded premium speakers from Harman/Kardon® for a superb entertainment experience with a vibrant sound.

“Offering a magic sound experience by featuring the world’s smallest Harman/Kardon® speakers on a laptop embedded in a slim and stylish casing, the NB520 meets a yet unfulfilled user demand in the netbook market”, said Ms. Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Marketing, Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division.

Vibrant bass and crystal clear trebles
Despite its diminutive size, the NB520 packs a powerful sonic punch with its 2 watt Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers, giving sound volume and quality not normally associated with netbooks. They support Dolby® Advanced Audio™ to provide a natural sound experience while listening to music or watching videos in HD quality (720p) on the netbook. Coupled with the Sleep and Music feature, the NB520 allows consumers who’ve stored their favorite music tracks on a MP3 player to connect the gadget to the netbook and listen to the music through the Harman/Kardon® speakers without turning the PC on.

Pleasing to all senses
While the NB520’s subtle look with shiny metallic reflections and engraved dot patterns is pleasing to the eye, the paint with its rubber textured feeling is appealing to the touch. A selection of five fresh color variations – Warm Brown, Joyful Blue, Striking Lime Green, Daring Sunlight Copper, Sophisticated Turquoise – give customers a wide choice to express their personality.

Easy Connectivity and Usability

The NB520 series features 3 USB ports, integrated webcam, and Bluetooth V3.0 High Speed which offered up to 8x faster data transfer. The NB520 series also comes with USB Sleep-and-Charge feature whereby users can charge their electronic devices without turning the PC On.

Toshiba’s exclusive value-added software tools like the Toshiba Reel Time and Toshiba Bulletin Board are also pre-installed in the NB520 series. These interfaces help users to locate recent files easily and the latter allows them to customize and manage their daily activities. To top it off, it features Power-Saving Eco-Utility software which helps to conserve our environment by lowering power consumption and giving the netbook a longer battery life.

Detailed Specifications

Comprehensive Service & Support Offerings
All Toshiba Notebook PCs are backed by Toshiba’s extensive service and support. The new NB520 series comes standard with a 1-year carry-in Regional Limited Warranty (parts & labor), 1-year battery (carry-in).

Pricing and Availability
The NB520 series will be available by March 2011. Retail price is yet to be announced.


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