Travelling? Ditch your chargers with USB sleep-and-charge

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Travelling? Ditch your chargers with USB sleep-and-charge

Toshiba's business notebooks now include 3 USB sleep-and-charge ports. Good news if you're looking to lighten your travel bag.

If you're like us, you probably find you need a special bag compartment just for phone, camera, and other chargers when you travel.

Phones and cameras that can be charged via USB are a great way to lighten the load and ditch some of those extra chargers - but you need a free USB port, and the notebook needs to be on.

Toshiba's is pushing USB "sleep-and-charge" as one way to make the whole charging thing a bit easier. Select models in the new business notebook range have up to 3 USB sleep-and-charge ports, which work while the notebook is turned off.

Personally, I'm waiting for wireless charging or fuel cells - anything that gets rid of the whole "replace batteries" issue forever. But until then, this is one thing that should help.

Here is the new Toshiba Business notebook range (info supplied by Toshiba):

Satellite Pro P300:  High-end business multimedia notebook (AUD$1870 - $2750 Inc. GST)
-         Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo Centrino2
-         17-inch TruBrite WSXGA+ Widescreen CSV
-         250GB or 800GB (400GB+400GB) HDD / 2GB or 4GB memory
-         ATI 3650 graphics
 
Satellite Pro A300:  Business multimedia powerhouse (AUD$1485 - $1760 Inc. GST)
-         Available in two models with Intel Core2 Duo Centrino2
-         15.4-inch WXGA Widescreen CSV
-         250GB or 320GB HDD / 2GB memory
-         ATI 3650 graphics
 
Satellite Pro L300:  Affordability at its best (AUD$853 - $1320 Inc. GST)
-         Available in three models with Intel Celeron, Pentium, or Core2 Duo
-         15.4-inch WXGA Widescreen
-         160GB or 250GB HDD / 1GB or 2GB memory
-         Webcam options
 
Portégé M800:  Ultra-portable widescreen for executives on the move (AUD$2750 Inc. GST)
-         Available with Intel Core2 Duo Centrino2
-         13.3-inch WXGA Widescreen (LED backlit)
-         400GB HDD / 2GB memory
-         1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
-         Stylish Mercury Silver colour

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