Despite affordability being an integral part of Intel’s ultrabook vision, PC vendors are finding it difficult to honor the $1,000 price cap stipulated by the chip maker. If it’s the price that’s keeping you from buying your first ultrabook, you might not have to wait all that long now for a dip in ultrabook prices. Hit the jump for more.
Now is not the time to buy a mechanical hard drive, not unless you absolutely have to. As you know, the recent flooding in Thailand hit the hard drive industry pretty hard (from a technology standpoint -- obviously the biggest tragedy here is the impact it had on people's lives), and even just a 1TB hard drive is going to set you back about $150 street, almost triple what they selling for prior to the flood. Is the shortage really that bad?
Despite Ultrabooks’ lackluster debut, some analysts remain confident of a spectacular turnaround. Perhaps the upcoming Toshiba Portege Z835 Ultrabook will spark the massive change in fortune that is needed if Ultrabooks are to conquer a sizable portion of the portable PC market. The Portege Z835, which is Toshiba’s first Ultrabook, is all set to make its U.S. debut as a Best Buy exclusive.
Is your Halloween costume full of win? If you're planning to dress up as something totally geeky, -- perhaps you and your significant other will dress up as an iPhone and a Galaxy S II, or a fully functional Nikon DSLR like this guy -- scary, funny, or anything worthy of a larger audience than your local neighborhood provides, Toshiba's giving you a chance to have your mug (and the rest of your costume) plastered on a giant LED screen above Times Square in New York.
We’ve been keeping you up to date on the effects of the Thailand floods on the hard drive market as we’ve received news of the situation: both Western Digital and Seagate, the world’s largest suppliers of HDDs, have been forced to halt or cut back on production as the waters rose around their factories. HDD prices are already expected to rise over the next year as a result. Now, add Toshiba to the list of impacted companies – and its flood damage is so severe that it doesn’t plan on opening the facility again anytime soon.
Last month, Toshiba ended its decade-long absence from the desktop market with the 21.5-inch DX1210 all-in-one (AIO) PC. Now the electronics conglomerate has effectively doubled the size of its AIO lineup by adding another product to it. The new DX735 features a 23-inch full HD multi-touch display with a “stylish and space-saving TV-like design.” Specs after the jump.
Disney’s Appmates iPad peripherals are a testament to the fast-evolving technology habits of kids. Needless to say, they are an innovative way of engaging with kids constantly riveted to their various gadgets and gizmos. Toshiba, on the other hand, is targeting a completely different subset of children with its Satellite L735D Kids’ PC - those whose don’t really appreciate the tablet form factor. The Satellite L735D Kids’ PC is essentially the Satellite L635 with an updated processor and some other minor changes.
All eyes right now are on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, and that could spell trouble for Toshiba. Like the Kindle Fire, Toshiba's tablet is scheduled to ship in November. And also like the Kindle Fire, Toshiba's Thrive is a 7-inch slate with a dual-core processor running Google's Android OS. The problem Toshiba will have is in convincing consumers the Thrive is worth twice as much as the Kindle Fire.
Toshiba is trying to cover all the bases with its new Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive line. These drives ship in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities for local backups, support fast transfers via SuperSpeed USB 3.0, support plug-and-play operation, and come pre-loaded with cloud-based backup software.
There have been conflicting reports about the price of the first few manifestations of Intel’s Ultrabook concept. Doubts persist about the ability and willingness of PC vendors to sell ultra-thin and light laptops with standard voltage processors for less than $1,000, as laid out by Intel in its Ultrabook manifesto. But price is not the only concern.