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There's slim, and then there's Toshiba's Canvio Slim II. The company's second-generation drive follows up on a successful launch last year, with this one offering up as much as 1TB of internal storage space and measuring just 12.5mm thick. It's easily one of the thinnest and smallest on the market in terms of external HDDs, and it relies on USB 3.0 in order to keep those transfers brisk. For those seeking remote access, you'll find it here.  As long as Toshiba’s Canvio Slim II is connected to an Internet-enabled PC that is powered on and active, users will have complete access to their files, music, movies and photos from any device — no matter if they are home or away. ... Read more...
Toshiba is the latest PC maker to let us know all the details of its newly-refreshed line of devices, and the company’s lineup consists of tablets, notebooks, and an all-in-one. There’s a trio of 10.1-inch tablets, actually--the Excite Pro, Excite Write, and Excite Pure. The Excite Pro ($499.99) and Excite Write ($599.99) feature PixelPure (2560x1600) displays, NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. They also offer Harman Kardon speakers with DTS Premium Voice Pro; 8MP rear cameras; and ports including micro HDMI, micro USB, and micro SD. The Excite Write also comes with a pressure-sensitive Toshiba TruPen and accompanying... Read more...
Give Toshiba credit for aggressively targeting the Android tablet market with what appear to be reasonably priced slates starting at $299. That's the price of the Excite Pure, a refreshed Android slate with a 10.1-inch display (1280x800), NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 16GB of internal storage, 3MP rear-facing camera, stereo speakers, micro HDMI output, micro USB ports, a microSD card slot, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. That's not a bad spec sheet for the money, though if you have a bigger budget, things start to get even more interesting. For $500, Toshiba's Excite Pro delivers a 10.1-inch PixelPure display with a 2560x1600 resolution, the same as found on most 30-inch computer... Read more...
Continuing its advancements into smaller manufacturing processes, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced this week that it has developed second generation 19 nanometer process technology that will be used in the mass production of 2-bit-per-cell 64-gigabit NAND memory chips. Toshiba's already used the technology the develop what it claims is the world's smallest 2-bit-per-cell 64Gb NAND memory chips, which measure a scant 94 square millimeters in size. That's a 25 percent reduction over previous technology. Though small in size, the chips are capable of writing 25 megabytes of data per second, the world's fastest class in 2-bit-per-cell territory, according to Toshiba. The... Read more...
So, now that 4K HDTVs are hitting the production line, one has to wonder: where is all of that 4K content going to come from? No doubt, some of it will be upscaled 1080p content at first, but many motion pictures are already being shot natively in 4K. It's just a matter of time before even more content arrives that way, as well. But to do it properly, you need a capture card that can handle the extreme influx of all of that data. 4K shooting requires huge amounts of storage space, and also, a memory card with tons of bandwidth to handle all of the I/O transmissions. That's where Toshiba comes in. The company has just announced a new 4K-ready, 160MB/s CompactFlash card, designed to cater to 4K-equipped... Read more...
Someone over at Toshiba’s PR department is likely getting a stern talking-to right about now; Toshiba posted a press release concerning its new high-end KIRAbook a day early. The release was dated for tomorrow, and now it appears as though they’ve pulled it down. However, Engadget snagged the full text of the release. In it, Toshiba announced the 13.3-inch KIRAbook ultrabook, and the PixelPure display seems to be the premiere feature. It boasts a native 2560x1440 resolution with 221 ppi, and it’s available in standard and 10-point multitouch versions. The actual screen is made from damage-resistant Corning Concore Glass, and the body of the KIRAbook is pressed magnesium alloy.... Read more...
Toshiba this week announced the launch of new microSDHC memory cards based on SeeQVault technology, a mobile DRM standard licensed by NSM Initiatives LLC and backed by Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony. The technology applies bidirectional authentication with a unique identifier and public key infrastructure, and can be integrated into flash memory cards along with the devices that run them. "SeeQVault technology gives consumers access to the latest digital content - and the freedom to enjoy it across platforms. The SeeQVault card can be used for playback of content from a smart phone, tablet or TV with a high level of security," Toshiba says. The end-game is to tie content such as pre-loaded movies... Read more...
In the race for "smaller, faster, better," memory chip makers probably have it the toughest. They're already dealing with immensely small objects, but as software evolves, we're sure in need of lots more of the stuff to keep our app addiction on course. One of the troubles, however, is power consumption. Most consumers probably don't realize just how much energy is sucked out of their laptop, tablet and phone by nature of RAM being in there, and that's one of the things that Toshiba is looking to address with its latest introduction. The company this week announced the development of an innovative low-power technology for embedded SRAM for application in smart phones and other mobile products.... Read more...
Portable? Expansive? On sale now? Toshiba's got all of these qualifications in more, all tucked neatly within the latest 2TB Canvio Basics and Special Edition portable HDDs. The company has just expanded its mobile hard drive range, revealing a 2TB Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive and a 2TB Canvio Special Edition portable hard drive. Toshiba's simplest storage solution, the Canvio Basics 3.0, is now available in a 2TB capacity, which can store up to 571,000 digital photos, 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies. As with the rest of the offerings within the Canvio Basics 3.0 line, software setup is not necessary. The Canvio Basics 3.0 supports USB 3.0 for rapid transfer... Read more...
As far as promising wireless technologies go, few have rivaled Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But honestly, TransferJet has the potential to. It's a sophisticated communications platform with all of the right bells and whistles, but it has yet to gain the kind of mainstream attention and adoption necessary to make it a household name. But at CES 2013, Toshiba is hoping to do its part in changing that. The company has announced that it will showcase a reference display of an SDHC memory card with TransferJet -- described as "close proximity wireless transfer technology" -- at the show. The SDHC memory card on reference display will be a product under development, integrating a TransferJet transceiver IC,... Read more...
Enterprise drives aren't too tough to locate these days, but 4TB ones? Those are a little more special. Toshiba has just expanded its line of business critical HDDs with a new 4TB MG Series offering, along with three other big boys to fill up the roster. Among those four is a new, self-encrypting model. The 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm MG Series includes both SATA models — the MG03ACA400 and the MG03ACA400Y — and SAS models — MG03SCA400 and the MG03SCP400 — and all deliver 4TB of storage, the company’s largest capacity to date. The company's touting these as ideal for RAID storage and arrays, tiered virtual infrastructures for public and private cloud deployments, archives,... Read more...
Eye-Fi ushered in the idea that Wi-Fi could indeed be embedded into a consumer flash memory card, and now Toshiba is introducing a wireless LAN embedded SD card of its own. It's a FlashAir card, which is an SDHC card with a WLAN chip + antenna inside. Also, for a limited time, Olympus will offer the FlashAir for free through a mail-in rebate when purchasing select Olympus Cameras. The FlashAir is fully compliant with SD Association Memory card standards and is offered with 8GB of storage. As you might imagine, data stored on the FlashAir can be read and transferred by using standard WLAN communication. Setting up the connection between the devices is a breeze as the FlashAir does not require... Read more...
According to a Reuters report, the European Commission is planning to level fines at six major electronics companies that participated in a price-fixing scheme for CRT displays in the late ‘90s. The apparently guilty parties include LG Electronics, Philips, Samsung SDI, France’s Thomson, Panasonic, and Toshiba. Presumably, the companies have all been bracing for this inevitability, as they were raided by the European Commission five years ago, and the day of reckoning is likely to be November 28th. European Commission building It’s unclear how much the sanctions against the companies may be, but because of the length of time over which the price fixing occurred, they may be... Read more...
It's October, and that means one thing in particular: Windows 8 has arrived. Or, it will soon. And Microsoft's OEM partners are ushering in all sorts of new machinery to celebrate the occasion. Toshiba is the latest company to announce that its Windows 8 machines are now up for pre-sale, with new Satellite laptops, Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs on the docket. Toshiba's new laptops feature spacious touchpads with Windows 8 gesture support to allow users to perform gestures on the touchpad as they would on a touchscreen device. In addition, to help transition consumers to the innovative interface in Windows 8, Toshiba's new PCs come pre-installed with Toshiba Desktop Assist, a utility designed... Read more...
Tired of hauling around "portable" hard drives that don't feel very portable? Toshiba's here to help. The company just announced the world’s smallest portable hard drive, the Toshiba Canvio Slim. It's a 500GB unit that measures just 9mm thick, 107mm long and 75mm wide. As you'd expect, it's plug and play out of the box, supports both Mac and PC platforms, handles USB 3.0 transfers and ships with NTI Backup Now EZ software. It'll ship in October $115, but it may be worth the premium for those trying to carry lots of files while sticking to just a carry-on. (It's also worth pointing out that Seagate will probably take issue with this, given it's ~9mm GoFlex Slim drive is arguably just as... Read more...
Despite plans to the contrary, Toshiba won't be releasing computers and tablets built around Microsoft's upcoming Windows RT platform, after all. The OEM blamed the sudden 180 in strategy on a delay in getting parts. "Toshiba has decided not to introduce Windows RT models due to delayed components that would make a timely launch impossible," Eric Paulsen, a U.S-based spokesman, said in the statement. "For the time being, Toshiba will focus on bringing Windows 8 products to market. We will continue to look into the possibility of Windows RT products in the future while monitoring market conditions." Toshiba originally planned to launch Windows RT products using ARM-based processors from Texas... Read more...
Toshiba is expanding its storage portfolio with the announcement of the Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive and the Solid State Drive (SSD) PC Upgrade Kit. Toshiba’s Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB configurations and is designed to be used right out of the box. The Canvio Desk features a USB 3.0 interface and a fan-less design. This drive comes preloaded with NTI Backup Now EZ software. Toshiba’s Solid State Drive PC Upgrade Kit supports capacities up to 240GB and comes with all of the tools you'll need to update the drive in your notebook or PC including a data migration cable and cloning software. Three Upgrade Kits are available, with prices... Read more...
Solid state drives (SSDs) are the sexy storage options these days, but those trusty (and affordable) mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) are still relevant and garnering attention from hardware companies. Enter Toshiba, which today announced the broadening of its HDD portfolio with new models featuring 2TB and 3TB capacities. Toshiba's new DT01ACA Desktop series of 3.5-inch SATA drives spin at 7200 RPM and are targeted at all-in-one (AIO) gaming PCs, home servers, external applications, and consumer electronic (CE) products such as set-top boxes and digital video recorders, Toshiba says. In other words, there's something for everyone. Sounds all well and good, but with SSD prices coming down and... Read more...
Toshiba announced two new Tecra laptops that are designed for small and medium business users. The new Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 laptops are available exclusively through Toshiba Direct. Leasing options and volume discounts are available. The new Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 laptops feature a fiberglass reinforced casing with a Honeycomb Rib structure, a spill resistant keyboard, hard drive impact sensor and a shock absorbing design. The laptops can be configured with 3rd generation Intel Core processors, dedicated AMD graphics, a 512GB SSD, and up to 16GB memory. The laptops weigh less than 5.3 pounds and measure one inch thin. The Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 are available with 14.0- and 15.6-inch... Read more...
Toshiba may want to have a chat with its PR department on the subject of burying the lead. Tucked away in an otherwise low-key press release mentioning that Toshiba is shuffling its digital products facilities in Japan, there’s a potentially big announcement: a major part of the restructuring will consolidate the company’s TV, PC, and tablet R&D teams into one spot, where they’ll be developing “fusion products” for the global market and streamlining product lines. Specifically, here’s the bit that follows the mention of the TV division being moved to western Tokyo, where the PC and tablet divisions already reside: This integration will allow product developers... Read more...
Who has time for manual backups these days? Exactly. To meet the demand for more automated backup processes, Toshiba has today introduced the Automatic Backup Portable Hard Drive, which will interestingly be sold exclusively (at least for now) at Walmart. t’s compatible with both USB 3.0 and 2.0, and not surprisingly, It's pretty basic outside of the intelligent storage / backup. It'll ship in 500GB ($59.99) / 1TB ($84.99) sizes starting July 23 with a 2-year warranty and a palm-sized form factor. The software included works with PCs using Windows, so Linux and Mac users need not apply.... Read more...
Ouch. Toshiba is the latest panel maker to feel the pinch after being fined a whopping $87 million by a U.S. jury in a price fixing verdict. This week, Toshiba and its subsidiary, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), announced that a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) issued a verdict against Toshiba in the amount of $87 million due to alleged antitrust practices in the LCD business. It's just one of many companies found guilty over the past few years, and Toshiba is making clear that it expects to not pay for any of it. Why? Because they think they're innocent. This class action was filed in 2007 by direct purchasers... Read more...
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