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At this year’s Red Dot Awards, Toshiba, who’s many products we’ve reviewed here on TheEffect.Net, have won 2 awards for design for their Chromebook 2 and Portege Z20t. We recently got some hands-on time with the Chromebook 2 and we were extremely impressed by its full HD IPS display, lightweight build and stylish design so we totally understand why it won the design award.



For the Portege Z20t, we haven’t actually seen one in the flesh but from feedback from other outlets, they were impressed by it productivity features and the ability to remove the touch display and use it as a tablet. Again, it is one stylish piece of kit so we have no questions as to why it was awarded the Red Dot award. You can find the full press release below and we just want to say a huge congrats to Toshiba on their win.

Toshiba Europe GmbH today announces it has been awarded a Red Dot Award 2015 for product design for both its Chromebook 2 and Portégé Z20t at the international design competition.

 With 4,928 innovative entries from 1,994 participants across 56 countries, the Red Dot Award 2015 ‘Product Design’ category is not only the largest and most recognised product competition in the world, but also the most international. The accolade of receiving the ‘Red Dot’ is a globally recognised mark of design excellence – with winners being selected by a judging panel that comprises outstanding designers, respected design professors and specialist journalists from 25 different countries.

Toshiba Portégé Z20t

The Portégé Z20t combines powerful performance with Intel® Core™ M processors and tablet flexibility in one. Aimed predominantly at business professionals, the fully detachable 31.75 cm (12.5”) device with Full HD display is designed to help users create or consume content with ease. Whether it’s being used for giving presentations via the reversible dock, taking notes in meetings, or for completing day-to-day tasks, users can benefit from high performance and a long lasting battery life of up to 17[1] hours that supports productivity at all times. With a premium design that’s thin and lightweight, carrying the Portégé Z20t around is easy too. And, with integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the data stored locally will stay safe – leaving users to focus on getting their work done.

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 enables users to fully immerse themselves in entertainment – whether watching the latest movies with the superior clarity of the optional bright Full HD IPS or listening to the great sound of stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy® to bring out the best in their music. Business professionals, on the other hand, can power through spreadsheets with ease on the 33.8 cm (13.3″) optimised screen space, and travel light thanks to the device’s weight of just 1.35 kg. With a long battery life and host of familiar applications, users can be more productive – wherever they study, work or play.


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Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

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