A notebook computer equipped with desktop processing power and the ability to send diagnostic data to technicians is among the new releases announced by the Computer Systems Group of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. The Tecra 8100 comes with a 750 MHz processor and includes the new VirtualTech feature, an interactive e-support function that can quickly send a full system report to a Toshiba technician, who then can diagnose a problem without the user having to answer a string of questions, the company said. The Tecra 8100 is available immediately for about US$4,300. Notebooks in the Portege and Satellite Pro series will be ready for shipping by the end of the month and pricing starts at around $2,000. Toshiba can be reached at http://www.toshiba.com .

Prices listed are in US currency.