Toshiba's e-STUDIO™400P Printer and DP85F Fax Receive High Praise From the Leading Independent Buyer's Guide for Office Equipment

IRVINE, California, (May 03, 2004)

Demonstrating its strength in offering a broad range of quality office equipment options to the customers it serves, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) today announced that both its DP85F facsimile and its e-STUDIO™400P printer have received the 2004 Editor's Choice Award from Better Buys for Business, the nation's leading independent buyer's guide for office equipment. The annual recognition marks the fourth-straight designation as "Editor's Choice" for the DP85F by Better Buys for Business.

Toshiba's DP85F

As the mid-range offering in Toshiba's line of laser-class fax machines and one of the most competitive dealer-sold machines of its type, the DP85F received high praise from Better Buys for Business as, "A great value for buyers looking for a 33,600 bps machine with JBIG compression." First named "Editor's Choice" in 2001, the DP85F is available through Toshiba's authorized dealer network with an MSRP of $1,699 (USD).

Toshiba's e-STUDIO400P

Introduced in July 2003, the e-STUDIO400P offers a print speed of 40 pages-per-minute, with a monthly duty cycle of 200,000, leading Better Buys for Business to praise it as, "a robust departmental printer … an excellent choice for a busy office." Printing at 1,200 dpi, the e-STUDIO400P starts with a fast 350 MHz processor and 64 MB of memory, with the option to upgrade to 320 MB. The e-STUDIO400P is available through Toshiba's authorized dealer network with an MSRP of $1,539 (USD).

"We are quite proud that the DP85F has been selected as 'Editor's Choice' for the fourth year in a row by Better Buys for Business, and are equally honored to have the e-STUDIO400P receive the same designation from the nation's leading independent buyer's guide for office equipment," said Steve Rhorer, director, Product Marketing, TABS.

About Better Buys for Business

Better Buys for Business publishes a series of 10 independent consumer guides to document imaging equipment. Subjects include copiers, printers, digital duplicators, fax machines, and scanners. The publication accepts no advertising, and seeks to provide end users with unbiased analysis and advice. To find out more about the company, or to order a guide, call (800)247-2185 or visit

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers and toner products throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS comprises four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division, Toner Products Division, Document Solutions Engineering Division and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a subsidiary which operates a network of acquired office equipment dealers.

Named the most favored manufacturer in seven of the past eight years by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are a marker for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC) in 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2002 and received the CIO Web Business award for its leading edge intranet site in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 62nd largest company in terms of sales. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2002 was approximately $47 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at