Since Ray Newbie first starting spinning disks for the masses via a Spark-gap transmitter back in 1909, there’s been no shortage of innovation in the area of audio hardware development. By the time that Walter Winchell coined the term ‘Disk Jockey’ in 1935, people around the world were snatching both live and recorded music out of the air in dance halls, at work and in their homes. Here's how it's done today.
Toshiba this week announced its first 2.5-inch hard drive series to offer up to 1TB of storage in the industry standard 9.5mm high form factor. The company's new MQ01ABD series uses 500GB platter technology and is available in capacities ranging from 1TB down to 250GB. This isn't the first drive to offer 1TB in a standard notebook form factor, but according to Toshiba, its flagship mobile HDD offers an industry leading areal density of 744Gb/in2, an increase in the quantity of data stored per square inch by over 37 percent compared to prior 2.5-inch models.
Toshiba announced it has enhanced its NAND flash portfolio with new embedded NAND flash memory devices that feature toggle-mode DDR NAND for improved performance. These higher performing 24nm e-MMC devices wedge open the bottlenecks typically associated with single data rate NAND, enabling faster random access and sequential performance. The icing on the cake is that they're cheaper to boot, a combination we'll take 8 days a week.
Toshiba and its manufacturing partner SanDisk officially cut the ribbon on their third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba's Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. They're calling it Fab 5, which has nothing to do with the 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball team, though its foundation is just as solid.
How many times have you wanted to yell at a movie character to look behind them before they're sliced to bits, or give them some information crucial to whatever dilemma they're facing? The problem is, they never listen, no matter how spot on your advice. But what if they did? Intel and Toshiba today announced a new social film project called "Inside" that will give you, the viewer, a chance to direct the action from your recliner.
Those newfangled 3D displays are awesome for gaming and movie-watching alike, but there's two things about them we don't like. Wearing those silly glasses for the full 2.5 hours-plus of Avatar 3D kind of sucks, and owning a 3D TV or monitor attracts Blu-ray-loving buddies like flies – flies that leave pizza boxes and beer cans strewn across your once-clean living room. Toshiba's taken care of both of those concerns with the Qosmio F750, a laptop with a glasses-free 3D display that will let you watch your 3D Blu-ray collection from the comfort of your friend's couch.
Toshiba sent us a flurry of notebook announcements this week running the gamut from the tremendously equipped to the totally affordable. Dealing with the latter are the "smartly equipped" Satellite L700 and C600 Series laptops, and when we say affordable, we're talking about netbook-esque prices. Pricing starts at $380, and that's for a 15.6-inch laptop with AMD inside.
Having been available in Europe for more than two weeks now, Toshiba’s Qosmio X770 and X770 3D gaming laptops are now bound for the United States. The company today announced the US launch date and pricing for both laptops. Hit the jump for specs, launch date and pricing.
Toshiba has finally updated their high-end gaming laptop line with the new X770 model. This is a hefty desktop replacement unit, but it has slimmed down compared to the last generation. Still, it doesn't compromise on the specs. The X770 can blow a lot of desktops out of the water.
Well, well, well, look who's getting into the all-in-one (AIO) PC market. It's Toshiba, a company that's been mostly focused on notebooks, but has decided to try its hand at AIO desktops with the launch its new DX1210, a 21.5-inch AIO built around Intel's Sandy Bridge platform. Toshiba's aim is to provide the "complete entertainment experience," and towards that end you'll find a built-in DVD player and integrated TV tuner.