toshiba http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/368/ en Toshiba Cutting Back on its Consumer PC Division http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_cutting_back_its_consumer_pc_division_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u166440/toshiba.jpg" alt="Toshiba" title="Toshiba" width="200" height="133" style="float: right;" />Company focusing on businesses more than consumers</h3> <p>It appears that the future of traditional PCs doesn’t look too bright, at least where <a title="Toshiba press release" href="http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2014_09/pr1801.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Toshiba</span></a> is concerned. Toshiba announced that it is shifting away from consumer PCs and focusing more on business PCs as part of a restructuring effort.&nbsp;</p> <p>The electronics company feels that a focus on the more profitable business-to-business(B2B) field is better for it than the unpredictable business-to-consumer(B2C) market which saw declines in <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a title="MPC article" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/gartner_predicts_pc_shipments_will_decline_84_percent_2013" target="_blank">2013</a>&nbsp;</span>for the entire industry and early 2014. In response to the decline, it is downsizing by reducing its global workforce by 900 employees, about 20 percent of its non-manufacturing workforce, within the fiscal year as part of the restructuring efforts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Toshiba revealed that it would also withdraw its B2C resources from certain markets, but didn't say where, while focusing on developed countries that would also help to promote its B2B business simultaneously. However, the PC division isn’t the only part of Toshiba that has gone through a restructuring process. It has already restructured its TV business back in 2013 when it reported a $1 billion loss for two straight years.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Follow Sean on&nbsp;<a title="SeanDKnight Google+" href="https://plus.google.com/+SeanKnightD?rel=author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Google+</span></a>, <a title="SeanDKnight's Twitter" href="https://twitter.com/SeanDKnight" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Twitter</span></a>, and <a title="SeanDKnight Facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/seandknight" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Facebook</span></a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_cutting_back_its_consumer_pc_division_2014#comments consumer PCs restructuring toshiba Toshiba restructuring News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:13:30 +0000 Sean D Knight 28566 at http://www.maximumpc.com Toshiba Unveils Dirt-Cheap Windows Notebook at IFA http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_unveils_dirt-cheap_windows_notebook_ifa200 <!--paging_filter--><h3><strong><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u46168/toshiba-cloud-book-satellite-cl10-b.jpg" alt="Toshiba Satellite CL10-B" title="Toshiba Satellite CL10-B" width="228" height="128" style="float: right;" /></strong></h3> <h3><strong>One of many cheap, no-frills Windows notebooks ready to take on Chromebooks</strong></h3> <p>The influx of dirt-cheap Windows laptops that we had been <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140723PD213.html" target="_blank">warned about a couple of months back</a> has begun. Among the first wave of such devices is the <strong>Satellite Cloudbook CL10-B</strong>, an 11.6-inch laptop that runs Windows 8.1 with Bing and is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor.</p> <p>Currently being showcased alongside the dirt-cheap likes of the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_unveils_7-inch_windows_81_tablet_120_and_second_generation_chromebook_250" target="_blank">Chromebook 2 and the Encore Mini 7-inch Android tablet</a> at the ongoing IFA 2014 event in Berlin, the <a href="http://www.in.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/Toshiba-revives-Cloud-Book-name-with-Satellite-CL10-B/articleshow/41901217.cms" target="_blank">CL10-B</a> is, as you would expect, very minimal in terms of specs. </p> <p>Inside this device, you will find a low-end Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI out and an SD card reader. The 11.6-inch display on this thing is a non-touch TN (twisted nematic) display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution.</p> <p>The CL10-B, which can last around 6 hours on a single charge, will be available globally before the year is out. Although we know it will cost £200 (roughly $330) in the UK, Toshiba has yet to spill the beans on pricing for other countries.</p> <p>Follow Pulkit on <a href="https://plus.google.com/107395408525066230351?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_unveils_dirt-cheap_windows_notebook_ifa200#comments ifa 2014 laptop notebook Satellite Cloudbook CL10-B toshiba windows 8.1 with bing windows notebook News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:13:11 +0000 Pulkit Chandna 28490 at http://www.maximumpc.com Toshiba Unveils 7-Inch Windows 8.1 Tablet for $120 and Second Generation Chromebook for $250 http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_unveils_7-inch_windows_81_tablet_120_and_second_generation_chromebook_250 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/encore_mini.jpg" alt="Toshiba Encore Mini" title="Toshiba Encore Mini" width="228" height="158" style="float: right;" />Two different products, two different platforms</h3> <p>Whether it's a low-cost Windows 8.1 tablet or a newly minted Chromebook model you're after, today's your lucky today. That's because <strong>Toshiba announced the retail availability of its Encore Mini</strong>, an affordable 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet priced at a scant $120 MSRP, <strong>along with its second generation Chromebook model simply dubbed Chromebook 2</strong> (pricing ranges from $250 to $330 MSRP).</p> <p>The Encore Mini sports a slim 0.43-inch profile and weighs just 12.5 ounces, making it small, light, and slender enough to fit in a backpack, briefcase, or purse.</p> <p>With regards to the specs, the 7-inch slate features a 1024x600 resolution driven by an Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor (2MB cache, up to 1.83GHz). It also has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, 0.3MP front-facing camera, 2MP rear-facing camera, micro USB 2.0 port (cable included), microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 with Bing. Toshiba also tosses in a year of Office 365 Personal (must activate within a limited time).</p> <p>These aren't killer specs by any means, but for the price, it's a capable piece of hardware, provided you're interested in a Windows 8.1 tablet to begin with. If so, you can order the Encore Mini today <a href="http://www.toshiba.com/us/tablets/encore/mini/WT7-C16" target="_blank">direct from Toshiba</a>.</p> <p>Moving along to the <a href="http://www.toshiba.com/us/computers/laptops/chromebook-2" target="_blank">Chromebook 2</a>, Toshiba's second generation Chrome OS laptop comes in two different sizes -- 12 inches and 13 inches. The 12-inch version is considered an entry-level model with a standard HD display, while the 13-inch version brings a Full HD 1080p panel with IPS technology to the Chromebook scene.</p> <p>Both models come with an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, HD webcam, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, SD card slot, HDMI output, and a security lock. Look for these to be available starting October 5.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_unveils_7-inch_windows_81_tablet_120_and_second_generation_chromebook_250#comments chromebook 2 encore mini laptop notebook slate tablet toshiba windows 8.1 News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:31:43 +0000 Paul Lilly 28471 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: AMD FX-6300 Vishera, Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_amd_fx-6300_vishera_samsung_840_pro_series_512gb_ssd_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/vishera.jpg" alt="Vishera" title="Vishera" width="300" height="228" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>All the talk is CPU-ville these days is Haswell-E this and Haswell-E that. Hey, we're excited about Intel's next chip release too, but lets not forget there's another player in the field. We're of course talking about AMD, and if you're looking to build a low cost system, then take a look at today's top deal for an <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819113286-_-0828&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core CPU</a> for <strong>$100</strong> with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupond code: [<strong>EMCPBHB22</strong>]). The FX-6300 runs at 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo), has 8MB of L3 cache, and a 95W TDP.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147194&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-SSD-N82E16820147194-_-0828&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-inch 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive</a> for <strong>$300</strong> with free shipping (normally $360 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPBHB23</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231428-_-0828&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$72</strong> with free shipping (normally $80 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPBHB24</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814121779-_-0828&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0</a> for <strong>$436</strong> with free shipping (normally $480 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPBHB26</strong>]; Additional $20 Mail-in Rebate)</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149396&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822149396-_-0828&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$100</strong> with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPBHB25</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_amd_fx-6300_vishera_samsung_840_pro_series_512gb_ssd_and_more#comments amd asus Daily Deals daily deals g.skill Newegg samsung toshiba Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:38:50 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28440 at http://www.maximumpc.com OCZ Builds an ARC 100 Solid State Drive, Invites Value Conscious Users to Hop Aboard http://www.maximumpc.com/ocz_builds_arc_100_solid_state_drive_invites_value_conscious_users_hop_aboard_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/ocz_arc_100.jpg" alt="OCZ ARC 100 SSD" title="OCZ ARC 100 SSD" width="228" height="151" style="float: right;" />Respectable performance at a reasonable price</h3> <p>When <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_finalizes_ocz_buyout_what_comes_next2014" target="_blank">Toshiba acquired OCZ's storage division</a> and rebranded it as OCZ Storage Solutions, it freed the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/bankrupt_ocz_sells_assets_toshiba_35_million2013">bankrupt company</a> to concentrate solely on building solid state drives rather than balancing the business side of securing affordable NAND flash memory and trying to contend with shortages. We're starting to see the fruits of this relationship, as <strong>OCZ today announced its new ARC 100 SSD Series</strong> intended to deliver "exceptional performance an an enticing price point."</p> <p>The new drives use next generation Toshiba A19nm NAND flash memory paired with the familiar Barefoot 3 M10 controller, which OCZ says emphasizes real-world performance. Reliability and endurance are also areas of focus -- OCZ rates its ARC 100 SSDs as being able to deliver 20GB of host writes per day under a 3-year warranty.</p> <p>OCZ's ARC 100 comes in three capacities:</p> <ul> <li>120GB: 475MB/s max read, 395MB/s max write, 75,000 random read IOPS, 80,000 random write IOPS</li> <li>240GB: 480MB/s max read, 430MB/s max write, 75,000 random read IOPS, 80,000 random write IOPS</li> <li>480GB: 490MB/s max read, 450MB/s max write, 75,000 random read IOPS, 80,000 random write IOPS</li> </ul> <p>A point of emphasis in introducing these drives is OCZ's new "ShieldPlus Warranty" that's intended to eliminate the hassle of dealing with support claims. If a drive goes bad, no original proof of purchase is required -- just provide the ARC serial number and, if deemed defective, OCZ will advance ship a brand new ARC SSD of the same capacity, along with a pre-paid return label for the faulty drive.</p> <p>The 100 ARC Series will be available in the next few weeks and priced at $75 for the 120GB model, $120 for the 240GB model, and $240 for the 480GB model.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/ocz_builds_arc_100_solid_state_drive_invites_value_conscious_users_hop_aboard_2014#comments arc 100 Build a PC Hardware ocz solid state drive ssd storage toshiba News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:30:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 28338 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Toshiba 3TB Hard Drive, NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_3tb_hard_drive_nzxt_h440_mid_tower_case_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_3tb_hdd.jpg" alt="Toshiba 3TB HDD" title="Toshiba 3TB HDD" width="300" height="246" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>You've probably heard that we only use about 10 percent of our brains, though studies have debunked that myth. You actually use much more than you think, though one disadvantage to filling up that mysterious blob inside your skull is that you can't just hop online and order a bigger version. You can, however, upgrade your hard drive when it fills up, and like our brains, we tend to use more of our HDDs than we think until sudddenly we get a message saying we're low on space - do'h! Don't despair, you digital packrat -- just check out today's top deal for a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149396&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822149396-_-0717&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$105</strong> with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPCWE27</strong>]). This retail drive sports a 7200 RPM spinkdle speed, SATA 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, and 3-year warranty.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231428-_-0717&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$75</strong> with free shipping (normally $83 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPCWE47</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146148&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CASE-N82E16811146148-_-0717&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">New NZXT H440 Steel Mid Tower Case</a> for <strong>$100</strong> with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPCWE55</strong>]; Additional $10 Mail-in rebate)</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-COOLING-N82E16835181031-_-0717&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm</a> for <strong>$75</strong> with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPCWE63</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220877&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-OTHER-N82E16820220877-_-0717&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Patriot LX Pro Series 16GB microSDHC Flash Card</a> for <strong>$8</strong> with free shipping (normally $11 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPCWE84</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_3tb_hard_drive_nzxt_h440_mid_tower_case_and_more#comments corsair Daily Deals daily deals g.skill Newegg nzxt Patriot toshiba Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:32:49 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28185 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, WD 4TB HDD, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_transmemory_16gb_usb_30_flash_drive_wd_4tb_hdd_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_transmemory_16gb_usb3.jpg" alt="Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" title="Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" width="300" height="192" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>You're not alone. We also know what it feels like to be picked on, bullied, made fun of, and teased relentlessly. People can be cruel when they see you pull a USB 2.0 flash drive from your pocket. "Hey, the 1990s called, they want their thumb drive back!," they'd say. It doesn't have to be that way. We're here to tell you that yes, the grass is greener on the other side, and once you upgrade to a USB 3.0 flash drive, it's a brand new world out there. For less that what you'd probably spend on a typical visit to Star Bucks is today's top deal -- a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820168080&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-FLASHDRIVE-N82E16820168080-_-0513&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive</a> for <strong>$9</strong> with free shipping (normally $13 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2288</strong>]). It's sleekp, compact, and includes downloadable security software for password protection.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001912&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824001912-_-0513&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Samsung SD360 Series White High Glossy ToC 23.6-inch 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor</a> for <strong>$160</strong> with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2289</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178432&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-EXT-HDD-N82E16822178432-_-0513&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$70</strong> with free shipping (normally $80 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2286</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236520&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822236520-_-0513&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Western Digital WD SE 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$245</strong> with free shipping (normally $265 - use coupon code: [EMCPEWA29])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167151&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-SSD-N82E16820167151-_-0513&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel 335 Series Jay Crest 2.5-inch 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive</a> for <strong>$110</strong> (normally $120 - use coupon code: [<strong>EXLEMC2292</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_transmemory_16gb_usb_30_flash_drive_wd_4tb_hdd_and_more#comments Daily Deals daily deals intel Newegg samsung seagate toshiba wd Western Digital Tue, 13 May 2014 13:37:14 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27799 at http://www.maximumpc.com Toshiba Now Mass Producing Speedy 15nm NAND Flash Memory Chips http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_now_mass_producing_speedy_15nm_nand_flash_memory_chips_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_15nm.jpg" alt="Toshiba 15nm" title="Toshiba 15nm" width="228" height="161" style="float: right;" />Toshiba wins race to 15nm in NAND flash memory field</h3> <p>What a relief it must be for OCZ to now be owned by Toshiba. Prior to the acquisition, OCZ had to fret about its supply of NAND flash memory chips, and that's not a concern for Toshiba, which makes its own. On top of that, Toshiba continues to advance the technology. To wit, <strong>Toshiba just announced it developed the world's first 15nm processor technology</strong>, which it's applying to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories.</p> <p>Mass production of these new chips is getting under way at Toshiba's Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations in place of second generation 19nm parts. Toshiba's also working on a second stage at its Fab 5 plant, which will also focus on 15nm memory.</p> <p>The 15nm NAND flash memory chips are smaller, sport improved circuitry, and achieve the same write speeds as Toshiba's 19nm parts, though the data rate is boosted to 533 megabits per second, which is 1.3 times faster. That speed increase is largely due to a new high-speed interface.</p> <p>These faster chips will make their way into smartphones, tablets, and solid state drives (SSDs), <a href="http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2014_04/pr2301.htm" target="_blank">Toshiba says</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_now_mass_producing_speedy_15nm_nand_flash_memory_chips_2014#comments 15nm flash memory Hardware nand toshiba News Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:13:34 +0000 Paul Lilly 27693 at http://www.maximumpc.com OCZ Skips Over SATA, Announces PCIe-Based RevoDrive 350 http://www.maximumpc.com/ocz_skips_over_sata_announces_pcie-based_revodrive_350 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/revodrive_350.jpg" alt="OCZ RevoDrive 350" title="OCZ RevoDrive 350" width="228" height="179" style="float: right;" />Super fast drive offers up to 1.8GB/s of sequential speeds, according to OCZ</h3> <p>It wasn't all that long ago when it seemed silly to think we'd ever saturate the SATA interface. Solid state drives have made that possible, which is why OCZ decided to tap into the PCI Express Gen. 2 x8 interface for its latest storage product. <strong>According to OCZ, it's RevoDrive 350 can hit up to 1.8GB/s in sequential performance</strong>, along with up to 140,000 4K random write IOPS.</p> <p>Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions division built the RevoDrive 350 for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications. It uses Toshiba's 19nm NAND flash memory paired with up to four LSI SF-2282 processors to deliver blazing fast RAID performance in an easy-to-deploy, single card solution.</p> <p>"The new RevoDrive 350 is built using proven technology with the added benefit of utilizing in-house premium Toshiba flash and OCZ’s proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 to deliver highly efficient performance aggregation while reducing the burden on host resources," said Daryl Lang, Senior Vice President of Product Management for OCZ Storage Solutions."This next generation PCIe SSD is the ideal solution for performance-minded users looking to maximize both bandwidth and density for the complete gamut of gaming, content creation and workstation applications."</p> <p>In terms of longevity, OCZ claims its RevoDrive 350 can withstand up ot 50GB of host writes per day for 3 years, which is the length of the warranty.</p> <p>The RevoDrive 350 is available 240GB ($530), 480GB ($830), and 960GB ($1,300) capacities with support for both Linux and Windows.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/ocz_skips_over_sata_announces_pcie-based_revodrive_350#comments Build a PC Hardware ocz revodrive 350 solid state drive ssd storage toshiba News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:52:48 +0000 Paul Lilly 27686 at http://www.maximumpc.com Toshiba Throws 4K Crowd a Bone, Launches World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_throws_4k_crowd_bone_launches_worlds_fastest_microsd_memory_cards_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_cards.jpg" alt="Toshiba UHS-II" title="Toshiba UHS-II" width="228" height="163" style="float: right;" />The first memory cards to comply with the UHS-II standard</h3> <p><strong>Toshiba is crowning its new microSD memory cards as being the fastest the world has ever seen</strong>. They're supposedly the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II interface standard, which is an ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Version 4.20. Specifically, the new cards are UHS Speed Class 3 enabled, which allow for 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s.</p> <p>There are two capacities available -- 32GB and 64GB. The 64GB cards top out at 260MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, while the 32GB cards offer a maximum read speed of 145MB/s and a maximum write speed of 130MB/s. That represents an 8x write speed improvement and 2.7x read speed improvement when compared to Toshiba's current 32GB microSD UHS-1 cards.</p> <p>"This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras," <a href="http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2014/memy_14_708.jsp" target="_blank">Toshiba said</a>.</p> <p>Toshiba has begun sampling shipments to chipset vendors and manufacturers of smartphones and other mobile devices. It's not clear when the cards will be available to the general public or for how much.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_throws_4k_crowd_bone_launches_worlds_fastest_microsd_memory_cards_2014#comments 4k memory card microsd toshiba uhs-ii News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:33 +0000 Paul Lilly 27658 at http://www.maximumpc.com Toshiba Satellite P55t Wields a 4K Ultra HD Display, Technicolor Certification http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_satellite_p55t_wields_4k_ultra_hd_display_technicolor_certification <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_satellite_p55t.jpg" alt="Toshiba Satellite P55t" title="Toshiba Satellite P55t" width="228" height="145" style="float: right;" />The world's first laptop with Technicolor Color Certification</h3> <p>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 <strong>Toshiba Satellite P55t is a 15.6-inch laptop with a 4K Ultra HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel</strong>, 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.</p> <p>According to Toshiba, each Ultra HD display is individually calibrated by Chroma Tune and is Technicolor Certified during production for a more natural color expression and accurate color gamut. The end game here is to eliminate mismatches when viewing photos or other imagery.</p> <p>"Our color certification team worked closely with the engineering team at Toshiba to ensure the highest levels of color calibration on this laptop's display," said Manuele Wahl, senior vice president, Licensing at Technicolor. "We applied the same rigor of testing and calibration used on major motion pictures to ensure not only that photographers and videographers now see what they shot in perfect color, but consumers can also experience 4K film and videos as Hollywood directors intended."</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_satellite_p55t_keyboard.jpg" alt="Toshiba Satellite P55t Keyboard" title="Toshiba Satellite P55t Keyboard" width="620" height="420" /></p> <p>In addition to a 4K Ultra HD display, the Satellite P55t also boasts a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3L-1600 RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics, 1TB hard drive, four USB 3.0 ports, UHS-II SD card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HDMI output, Harman Kardon speakers, and an optical drive (Blu-ray burner optional).</p> <p>The Toshiba Satellite P55t will be available on April 22 for $1,500 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/toshiba_satellite_p55t_wields_4k_ultra_hd_display_technicolor_certification#comments 4k Hardware laptop mobile notebook OEM rigs satellite p55t toshiba uhd ultra hd News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:35:45 +0000 Paul Lilly 27640 at http://www.maximumpc.com Rumor Mill: AMD Taps Toshiba to Build a Branded Solid State Drive http://www.maximumpc.com/rumor_mill_amd_taps_toshiba_build_branded_solid_state_drive_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/amd_ssd.jpg" alt="AMD SSD" title="AMD SSD" width="228" height="159" style="float: right;" />AMD may soon have its own line of SSDs</h3> <p>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. <strong>Word on the web is that AMD is working with Toshiba on a line of AMD brand SSDs</strong>. 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.</p> <p>The rumor <a href="http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/34445-amd-and-toshiba-to-launch-ssd" target="_blank">originates at <em>Fudzilla</em></a>, which claims it "stumbled upon" the news and that AMD will soon make an announcement. It's not known where Fudzilla is getting its information from, though there's plenty of speculation to go around.</p> <p>"AMD's decision to enter the SSD space is all about bundles," Fudzilla says. "The announcement is expected very soon, as well as the official pricing and specification, but we are expecting to see 120GB to 240GB drives."</p> <p>Toshiba recently acquired all of OCZ's storage assets, which puts the company in good position to serve a company like AMD, if in fact this rumor turns out to be true. We're speculating here, but we can envision Toshiba pairing its 19nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips with an Indilinx Barefoot controller.</p> <p>If AMD goes this route, it would open up some interesting bundle opportunities. AMD already offers a line of branded RAM, and of course the company is known for its processors and graphics cards.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/rumor_mill_amd_taps_toshiba_build_branded_solid_state_drive_2014#comments amd Build a PC Hardware solid state drive ssd storage toshiba News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:09:36 +0000 Paul Lilly 27594 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_microsoft_windows_81_pro_64-bit_kingston_ssdnow_v300_240gb_ssd_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/windows_81_screenie.jpg" alt="Windows 8.1 Screenie" title="Windows 8.1 Screenie" width="300" height="170" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_bringing_back_start_menu_and_catering_mouse_and_keyboard_users_2014">about to get a major update</a> 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 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416778&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-OTHER-N82E16832416778-_-0403&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit</a> for <strong>$125</strong> with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFPG22</strong>]).</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149490&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-EXT-HDD-N82E16822149490-_-0403&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba Canvio Slim II 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$60</strong> with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCYTZT58934</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116580&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824116580-_-0403&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">ViewSonic VA2342-LED Black 23-inch 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor</a> for <strong>$130</strong> with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCYTZT58929</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721108&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-SSD-N82E16820721108-_-0403&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555">Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240G 2.5-inch 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive</a> for <strong>$110</strong> with free shipping </p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-GPU-N82E16814127745-_-0403&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit 3.0 SLI Support Video Card</a> for <strong>$230</strong> with free shipping (normally $260 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPFPG26</strong>]; additional $10 Mail-in rebate)</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_microsoft_windows_81_pro_64-bit_kingston_ssdnow_v300_240gb_ssd_and_more#comments Daily Deals daily deals Kingston microsoft msi Newegg toshiba viewsonic Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:39:28 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27558 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB USB 3.0 HDD, Acer 21.5-inch LED Monitor, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_canvio_basics_1tb_usb_30_hdd_acer_215-inch_led_monitor_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_canvio_0.jpg" alt="Toshiba Canvio" title="Toshiba Canvio" width="300" height="256" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149497&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-EXT-HDD-N82E16822149497-_-0310&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 1TB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$60</strong> with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPD27</strong>]). 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.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009437&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824009437-_-0310&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Acer Black 21.5-inch 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor</a> for <strong>$100</strong> with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPD22</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CASE-N82E16811139006-_-0310&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case</a> for <strong>$140</strong> with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF35</strong>]; additional $20 Mail-in rebate)</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239003&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-FLASHDRIVE-N82E16820239003-_-0310&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Kingston DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive</a> for <strong>$9</strong> with free shipping (normally $12 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF68</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-COOLING-N82E16835181032-_-0310&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm</a> for <strong>$95</strong> with free shipping (normally $105 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF73</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_canvio_basics_1tb_usb_30_hdd_acer_215-inch_led_monitor_and_more#comments Acer corsair Daily Deals daily deals Kingston Newegg toshiba Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:08:56 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27408 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Toshiba TrasnMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Intel Core i7 4770, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_trasnmemory_32gb_usb_30_flash_drive_intel_core_i7_4770_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/toshiba_trasnsmemory_32gb_flash.jpg" alt="Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" title="Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" width="300" height="196" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820168081&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-FLASHDRIVE-N82E16820168081-_-0306&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive</a> for <strong>$16</strong> with free shipping (normally $24 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF45</strong>]. 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.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116900&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116900-_-0306&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$295</strong> with free shipping (normally $310 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF25</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231560-_-0306&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$144</strong> with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF33</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178432&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-EXT-HDD-N82E16822178432-_-0306&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$60</strong> with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF55</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-PSU-N82E16817182200-_-0306&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply</a> for <strong>$50</strong> with free shipping (normally $60 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCPGPF34</strong>])</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_toshiba_trasnmemory_32gb_usb_30_flash_drive_intel_core_i7_4770_and_more#comments corsair Daily Deals daily deals g.skill intel Newegg seagate toshiba Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:41:58 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 27396 at http://www.maximumpc.com