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.
A day after Samsung unveiled its water friendly W200 pocket camera, Toshiba announced a waterproof recorder of its own for $10 less. Toshiba's Camileo BW10 is a pocket-sized, HD camcorder that comes protected in a yellow or silver rubberized shell that Toshiba says makes it an ideal candidate for shooting videos in up to six and a half feet under water. Compact and sturdy, the BW10 can also withstand dirt, snow, and other outside hazards.
You're not going to find anyone saying you can have their 3D glasses when you pry them from their cold, dead hands. The truth is, the need for eye gear is a major turnoff many consumers would rather do without, even if it means living in a 2D world. That's where glasses-free 3D displays come in, like the one found on Nintendo's recently released 3DS handheld console, and also on Toshiba's just unveiled 'Dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR' notebook. If glasses-free 3D displays aren't exactly new, why is Toshiba beating its chest?
Toshiba claims it went back to the drawing board and re-engineered from the ground up a new range of thin, light, and highly-durable business laptops. These high-performance oriented models include the Tecra and Portege lines, both of which Toshiba says are the thinnest business notebooks the company has ever made.
Toshiba is still trying to work out what it's going to call its upcoming 10.1-inch tablet, but one thing the company has already figured out is where to sell the device. According to a landing page on Best Buy's website, the mega electronics retailer will carry the device when it launches on...well, Toshiba hasn't figured that bit out just yet either, or if it did, the company is choosing to keep it a secret.
You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but Toshiba proved you can bake new tricks into old technology. The company this week beefed up its NAND flash portfolio with SmartNAND, its next generation 24nm NAND flash technology. What makes SmartNAND different from previous NAND products is that it comes with a control chip that supports error correction code (ECC), removing the burden of ECC from the host processor while minimizing protocol changes, Toshiba says.
Like the rest of its consumer electronics peers, Toshiba too is betting big on 3D. But its romance with 3D has been of the glasses-free variety from its very inception. The company holds the distinction of being the first to market with an autostereoscopic 3DTV and has also been seen lugging a glasses-free 3D notebook protoype at recent trade shows. According to Digitimes, the world could see the launch of glasses-less 3D notebooks from Toshiba as early as the second half of 2011.