The world's first laptop with Technicolor Color Certification
Toshiba was quick to embrace Intel's Ultrabook form factor during its infancy, and now that 4K displays are gaining traction, here comes Toshiba once again. The Toshiba Satellite P55t is a 15.6-inch laptop with a 4K Ultra HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, which offers up four times more pixels than a Full HD 1080p display. It's also supposedly the first notebook in the world to earn Technicolor Color Certification.
It seems like every PC hardware company on the planet has its own solid state drive (SSD) series -- except for AMD, that is. Rumor has it that's about to change. Word on the web is that AMD is working with Toshiba on a line of AMD brand SSDs. It's not uncommon to outsource such things, and as the rumor goes, Toshiba's building the drive based on the exact specifications AMD came up with.
It only took a mass of bull horns and the collective cries of power users far and wide, but dare we say that Microsoft finally got the message? It sure seems that way -- Windows 8.1 is improving on the Desktop side and is about to get a major update that will make things better than ever, the timing of which will come just as support for Windows XP comes to a screeching halt. Coincidence? We think not. Regardless, if you find the upcoming intriguing, then check out today's top deal for Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit for $125 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCPFPG22]).
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If you're the type that likes to make a scene, one way you can do that is by heading over to the computer lab or your local library and wait for someone to whip out a USB thumb drive. That's when you say, "Oh, what's that you have there? That must hold what, 32GB? How cute!," That's when you pull out your USB hard drive and slam it on the table. Not too hard, mind you. In fact, just place it down gently and yell out, "Bam!" Sound like fun? Then check out today's top deal for a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 1TB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPD27]). Granted, it won't slip into your pocket as neatly as a flash drive, but it does boast USB 3.0 connectivity, plug-and-play operation, and lots of storage space.
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There's all kind of flash, some good and some bad. Flash Gordon? He gets a thumbs up, as does flash photography. Flashing your bits in public and exploiting Adobe Flash? Those get thumbs down. Flash storage? We definitely dig it, and if you're USB thumb drive is running low on space, you might dig today's top deal for a Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $16 with free shipping (normally $24 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF45]. It's a compact drive that offers up to 70MB/s read and up to 10MB/s write speeds and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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If it weren't for pesky budgets and a little thing called fiscal responsibility, most businesses would opt for super fast and capacious solid state drives, but in the interest of balance sheets, hard drives are still vogue. There's also room for continued improvement and innovation in the HDD space, which Toshiba tackled with its new enterprise-grade AL13SXB and AL13SXQ HDDs.
Tired of slow file transfers? Assuming your PC has a USB 3.0 port, it might be worth upgrading to a USB 3.0 flash drive. Not all of them are created equal, however, though Toshiba just announced its large-capacity TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 flash drive family with high-speed transfers. Specifically, Toshiba rates the read and write speeds at up to 222MB/s and 205MB/s, respectively.
If you thought Toshiba might simply hand over all solid state drive chores to its recently acquired OCZ Storage Solutions subsidiary, think again. Toshiba will continue to build its own brand SSDs alongside OCZ and today announced its new HG6 series. It's the newest edition to the HG family and is intended for a wide range of applications, everything from ultrabooks and ultrathins to data center servers.
Google has to be pleased with the growing popularity of Chromebooks, which are laptops built around the search giant's cloud-based Chrome OS. If you're interested in Chromebooks but have yet to pick one up, you have another model to choose from. New to the U.S. market is Toshiba's first Chromebook, a 13.3-inch machine with an Intel Celeron 2955U processor.
Spotlights on 4K tech, OZC's timely revival and updates from BackBlaze's HDD failure study
On this week's episode of the No BS Podcast #217, the staff tackles the onslaught of 4K panels, including the newly released 24-inch 4K from Dell and obsess over its insane PPI count. Next we shift gears and focus on Microsoft, not to bash the company, but to give two thumbs up for a good-looking quarterly revenue report from Surface sales. We move on to discuss the study from BackBlaze on Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital drives and failure rates. The staff concludes with editor picks and Gordon delivers his signature rant.