Ed Word: Managing Maximum Expectations

It's hard on the streets for an EIC.


Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive

We’ll get the bad news out of the way first. You aren’t going to win any speed competitions with Toshiba’s Portable External Hard Drive; we tested a 200GB version (the device itself comes in capacities ranging from 100GB to 200GB), and the resulting benchmark numbers are nothing for Toshiba to be proud of.

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Watchdog: November 2007

Our consumer advocate investigates flaming batteries, creative marketing, and Vista-only notebooks.

Toshiba TDP-FF1AU Video Projector

Toshiba TDP-FF1AU Video Projector lights up dark rooms.


Toshiba IK-WB15A

There are two types of webcams: the cheap devices used for online chats, and the expensive models used for video surveillance. Toshiba’s new IK-WB15A Network Camera falls squarely in the latter category, but it offers some features you won’t find on products costing twice as much.

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Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

Monster notebooks skew two ways these days: They’re either gaming-friendly, desktop-replacement machines that breathe fire, or they’re big-ass Media Center jobbies.

We haven’t yet seen a Toshiba notebook that’s competitive in gaming performance, but the latest Qosmio (pronounced Cosmio) just might be the best Media Center notebook we’ve seen to date.

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