Toshiba’s new Multimedia hub for notebooks


Toshiba_mm_hub If you have a notebook computer and want to get the benefits of a port replicator and complete 5.1 audio in one unit then you might be interested in Toshiba’s new Multimedia Center.  The replicator provides a 4-port USB 2.0 hub, Ethernet connection, and a SPDIF coaxial optical audio port.  This is packaged in a small form and is coupled with a complete 24-bit Dolby Digital Surround Sound audio center for serious gamers.  Throw in a remote control and you’re in the groove.  $129.99 from the Toshiba online store.

Complete specs after the jump.


  • 24-Bit Advanced HD™ audio sound
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • 4 port USB 2.0 hub
  • RJ-45 Ethernet connection
  • SPDIF coaxial optical port
  • EAX® effects for truly extreme gamers
  • CMSS® 3D virtual surround sound
  • In the box: One Toshiba Multimedia Center USB/Audio Hub, remote control, AC adapter, USB cable, setup CD, Quick Start Guide and documentation
  • One year limited warranty


  • Interface: USB version 2.0
  • Ports: One Ethernet (RJ-45), four USB 2.0, one SPDIF coaxial output, one 5.1 PC speaker output, one AC in, one headphone jack and one line-in
  • Dimensions and weight: 8.4" x 5.19" x 1.59"; 1.02 lbs (excluding AC adapter)

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Intel® Pentium® III or Celeron 800MHz processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4, XP Service Pack 1 or above
  • 128MB RAM
  • 340MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • One available USB Version 1.1 or 2.0 port



PA, I’m not sure but suspect it’s because the hubs connect to the laptop via USB. Laptops use a bunch of different video chips so there is no standard, per se. Just a guess.


Any idea why no video out on this thing?

All of the Targus replicators are also missing VGA out?

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