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.
Toshiba just trotted out what it claims is the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality baked in. It's called the FlashAir, it has 8GB of storage capacity, and it sounds an awful lot like the Eye-Fi line of SDHC cards, doesn't it? In some respects, the FlashAir is similar, but it's also different in one very big way.
Are we going to have to petition Congress to change Thursday to Ultrabookday? If the flood of announcements keeps up like this, we might just have to take that drastic step. First, Lenovo unveiled three different Ultrabook models… Wait, did we say first? Actually, Toshiba managed to squeak in under the wire and yank the curtains off of its Ultrabook prior to Lenovo's announcement, making the Portégé Z830 series the first Intel-based MacBook Air clones out of the gate. Officially, at least.
Known to the Japanese as the dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR and to the British as the Qosmio F750 3D, the “world’s first glasses-free laptop” is coming to the States wearing a name badge that reads Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D. Heralding it as a “breakthrough in consumer 3D technology, Toshiba on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch date and pricing for the new 3D laptop.
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.