Toshiba scores big with a relatively low investment
Investors weren't beating down OCZ's doors to hand the company money, or even a floatation device. Out of options, out of time, and out of cash, OCZ could do nothing but negotiate with the only company showing interest in its assets. That company is Toshiba, which hammered out a deal with OCZ to acquire all of the drive maker's assets in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for $35 million.
It's the end of an era, folks. If you've been around the PC building block awhile, you'll recall how OCZ Technology started off as an enthusiast memory maker over a decade ago. OCZ ducked out of the struggling DRAM business in January 2011 to focus on the more profitable solid state drive (SSD) market, but even that proved difficult to navigate. With no other recourse in sight, OCZ is filing for bankruptcy.
If you live in the midwest or any other part of the country where it gets snow each winter, then you've seen the first snowflakes of the season by now. That can mean only thing -- time to stock up on games and hole yourself up in your warm and cozy home or apartment! No need to blow your wad of cash on a single game, though. Today's top deal is for a Bioshock Infinite Game Download for $12 with free shipping (normally $40). In addition, several other titles by 2K Games like Borderlands 2 and XCOM Enemy Unknown are on sale for up to 80 percent off, making this an ideal time to stock up on the gaming necessities for the winter.
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While much of the PC industry is hustling to bring lower-cost Ultrabooks to market, Toshiba is unabashedly raising the high end, complete with an all-new brand meant to ooze excellence. The first product to wear this proud badge is the 13.3-inch Kirabook. With its upmarket looks, über-high-res screen, and serious-for-its-size parts, this high-priced newcomer is gunning for no less than Apple’s Retina display–boasting MacBook Pro.
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Laptops are getting thinner with each new generation, and if that trend is to continue, component manufacturers have to step to the plate with slimmer parts. Toshiba seems up to the challenge. The company just unveiled its first two platter 7mm HDD series for notebooks. Toshiba's new MQ02ABF line comes in 750GB and 1TB capacities, both with a 5400 RPM spindle speed in a 2.5-inch form factor.
Whether you're transferring files from an old PC to a new one or simply wanting to backup your data, an external hard drive with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a serviceable solution. It's also the topic of today's top deal, which is a WD Elements 2TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $100 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code EMCWXWR246). It's fast, sleek, and comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software.
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Toshiba on Thursday announced its new Q Series Pro line of high-performance solid state drives. These 2.5-inch drives adhere to the 7mm form factor, which means they're slim enough to fit into an Ultrabook, a point of emphasis for Toshiba. Judging by the graphs on Toshiba's website, the Q Series Pro drives feature sequential read performance of around 550MB/s and sequential write performance in the neighborhood of 500MB/s.
The death of the mechanical hard drive has been greatly exaggerated. Don't get us wrong, we're big fans of solid state drives just like every other power user, but for the price, HDDs still offer the best bang for your buck when mass storage is the name of the game. Underscoring that point is today's top deal for a Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $110 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code AFNJ2657). This isn't a slow spinning drive, either. It features a 7200 RPM spindle speed, 64MB of cache, and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Toshiba announced several updates to what it classifies as its "mainstream laptop" lineup, though one of the new additions is the Qosmio X75, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with an unidentified 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, four memory slots, Nvidia Geforce GTX 770M graphics with Optimus technology, and a 1.5TB hard drive. Pricing starts at $1,400, which isn't too shabby for a gaming laptop.