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.
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.