Toshiba has been making some changes, and shifting its focus, which has resulted in the company cutting back on its consumer PC division and focusing more on the business market. So Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang was able to visit the company’s office to see what the company has been up to since its shift in focus and was shown Toshiba’s Encore 2 Write Tablet, Portege Z20t 2-in-1, the Dynadock 4K, and Canvio Cast Wireless Adapter in action.
Black Friday? Check. Cyber Monday? Check. Ongoing savings, Steam Weeklong Deals, and GOG DRM-Free Big Winter Sale? Check, check, and check again! Phew, talk about a busy holiday shopping season, and it doesn't feel like it's coming to a close anytime soon. Instead, more and more promotions keep popping up, like Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals starting with a Toshiba Encore Mini tablet for $79, marked down from $119.
OCZ may have learned a lesson from its competitors that swapping NAND flash memory in an existing solid state drive line tends to irritate customers. Rather than go that route with its Vertex 460 line and risk a public outcry, OCZ this week announced its new Vertex 460A SSD family using newer A19 Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chips provided by its parent company, Toshiba.
Company focusing on businesses more than consumers
It appears that the future of traditional PCs doesn’t look too bright, at least where Toshiba is concerned. Toshiba announced that it is shifting away from consumer PCs and focusing more on business PCs as part of a restructuring effort.
One of many cheap, no-frills Windows notebooks ready to take on Chromebooks
The influx of dirt-cheap Windows laptops that we had been warned about a couple of months back has begun. Among the first wave of such devices is the Satellite Cloudbook CL10-B, an 11.6-inch laptop that runs Windows 8.1 with Bing and is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor.
Whether it's a low-cost Windows 8.1 tablet or a newly minted Chromebook model you're after, today's your lucky today. That's because Toshiba announced the retail availability of its Encore Mini, an affordable 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet priced at a scant $120 MSRP, along with its second generation Chromebook model simply dubbed Chromebook 2 (pricing ranges from $250 to $330 MSRP).
All the talk is CPU-ville these days is Haswell-E this and Haswell-E that. Hey, we're excited about Intel's next chip release too, but lets not forget there's another player in the field. We're of course talking about AMD, and if you're looking to build a low cost system, then take a look at today's top deal for an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core CPU for $100 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupond code: [EMCPBHB22]). The FX-6300 runs at 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo), has 8MB of L3 cache, and a 95W TDP.
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When Toshiba acquired OCZ's storage division and rebranded it as OCZ Storage Solutions, it freed the bankrupt company to concentrate solely on building solid state drives rather than balancing the business side of securing affordable NAND flash memory and trying to contend with shortages. We're starting to see the fruits of this relationship, as OCZ today announced its new ARC 100 SSD Series intended to deliver "exceptional performance an an enticing price point."
You've probably heard that we only use about 10 percent of our brains, though studies have debunked that myth. You actually use much more than you think, though one disadvantage to filling up that mysterious blob inside your skull is that you can't just hop online and order a bigger version. You can, however, upgrade your hard drive when it fills up, and like our brains, we tend to use more of our HDDs than we think until sudddenly we get a message saying we're low on space - do'h! Don't despair, you digital packrat -- just check out today's top deal for a Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $105 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE27]). This retail drive sports a 7200 RPM spinkdle speed, SATA 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, and 3-year warranty.
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You're not alone. We also know what it feels like to be picked on, bullied, made fun of, and teased relentlessly. People can be cruel when they see you pull a USB 2.0 flash drive from your pocket. "Hey, the 1990s called, they want their thumb drive back!," they'd say. It doesn't have to be that way. We're here to tell you that yes, the grass is greener on the other side, and once you upgrade to a USB 3.0 flash drive, it's a brand new world out there. For less that what you'd probably spend on a typical visit to Star Bucks is today's top deal -- a Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $9 with free shipping (normally $13 - use coupon code: [EXLEMC2288]). It's sleekp, compact, and includes downloadable security software for password protection.
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