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holiday return policy:

Purchases made through Toshiba Direct from November 28, 2014 through December 24, 2014 are eligible for return or exchange through January 15, 2015. Products, including laptops, netbooks, tablets, desktops, TV lamps, and accessories (batteries, remotes, Power adapters, etc), except those products specifically named as 'final sale' on the www.toshiba.com/us website, are eligible for refund or replacement. TAIS will not issue an RMA for a visual product to be returned for credit. All products eligible for return require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number, which may be requested by calling 1-800-618-4444. To be considered for the holiday return period, an RMA request must be made no later than January 15, 2015 and all products qualified for return must be returned to TAIS within ten (10) days of customer receipt of the RMA number. The maximum TAIS will refund for items purchased through TAIS is the original purchase price of the product, less restocking fee, plus any related taxes. Original shipping and handling charges or similar fees and return shipping charges are not refundable. Returns made without an RMA number will be refused or returned to the Customer. All products with valid RMA authorization must be returned in original packaging and be in the same condition as Customer received them. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and risk of loss on all return shipments. Customer must use a reputable shipping carrier capable of providing proof of delivery, as well as properly packing and fully insuring the return shipment. Upon receipt of the returned product(s), TAIS will inspect the product to determine if the product has been opened, used, and whether it contains all parts included with the original shipment, and to confirm there was no modification, abuse or misuse of the product, or user negligence. TAIS may reject the return or deduct costs associated with: open packaging, missing parts, non original packaging, modification, abuse, misuse of the product or user negligence. While TAIS may issue an RMA for individual software packages represented by Customer as unopened, upon receipt and inspection any open packages will not be accepted for return/credit and will be returned to Customer.

eSATA USB Port — Store it smarter. Get it faster.

Faced with a growing collection of personal and professional files, blossoming photo albums, and a raft of home movies from the ever-trusty camcorder, many have begun using a 3-1/2” external hard drive to ease the strain on their laptop. But if only they could transfer those files faster. Well, with the introduction of high-speed eSATA USB ports on new Toshiba laptops, now they can.

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Enjoy a stellar storage solution

Sad but true—all that digital “footage” of your darling new puppy comes at a cost. Typical home video files can range up to 1GB or more. Add thousands of pix, humongous amounts of music plus millions of miscellaneous files and even the biggest hard drive can feel the pinch. But with external storage and an eSATA port on your Toshiba laptop you can offload those files and transfer them faster than via a standard USB port. What a relief!

Fast-forward your movie-making

If you enjoy making movies on your notebook you know how quickly precious hard drive space can vanish. But with an external hard drive and an eSATA port on your Toshiba laptop you quickly gain access to tons of high-speed storage. What’s more, you also get a fast way to move around those chunks of video while making a saga of your big summer party.

Kick up your back-ups

Use an external hard drive to back-up your data? That’s a very smart solution. But with an eSATA port it quickly becomes an absolutely brilliant one. You can transfer your files up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port. So you’ll be done in a flash and back enjoying the million or so things you can do on your Toshiba laptop.

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