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Toshiba Qosmio F755 arriving August 16th, for $1,699

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

The Qosmio F750 glasses-free 3D laptop is now called the F755. August 16th is the date when you’ll be able to pick up Toshiba’s latest 15.6-inch media machine starting at $1,699. The notebook packs in a Core i7 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 750GB hard disk.

Other features include a Blu-ray drive, and GeForce GT 540M GPU. It won’t be able to convert 2D games to 3D out of the box, but Toshiba is working with Nvidia to deliver that feature by November, if you can wait that long. It starts shipping in about two weeks.

Toshiba MQ01ABD HDD series

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

The new Toshiba MQ01ABD series of 2.5-inch HDDs offers up to 1TB of storage capacity. Standing at 9.5mm tall, the 5,400RPM drives also boast an areal density of 744Gb per square inch, and are designed to maximize energy efficiency, burning just 0.55 watts while in idle mode.

Gamers and entertainment enthusiasts will enjoy the MQ01ABD’s enhanced acoustics, which max out at 19dB in idle, and 24dB while seeking. No info yet on pricing, but they will arrive soon.

Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 HDTV With Power Saving Button

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on July 22nd, 2011

The Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 will be released in Japan in September and features a 1,366×768 IPS panel with a 1,100:1 contrast ratio, a digital TV tuner and USB recording features.

Those are interesting, but the standout feature of the Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 is a Power Saving button on the remote that is capable of reducing the TV’s brightness up to 75% without image quality loss. That will save some power. The Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 HDTV is priced at around $826.

Toshiba Satellite L750 Notebooks from $490

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Toshiba has announced another new notebook series to fit the Satellite range called the Satellite L750. They are powered by AMD processors and will come in over 24 different models in the L750 line. They all have 15.6-inch displays and a 16:9 aspect ratio with TruBrite technology.

ATI Mobility Radeon graphics are on-board as well. They also share a full-size keyboard and a 10-key keypad. Some will have gesture sensing track pads and Toshiba ReelTime as well. Pricing starts at $483.99.

Toshiba DX1215 all-in-one PC hits the US

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Toshiba has introduced its first all-in-one PC for the US. The DX1215 is intended as a media hub with a 21.5-inch, 1080p touchscreen, Onkyo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio processing. There’s also Toshiba’s TV-focused video upscaling engine and a new Sleep & Music feature that lets users play music from the speakers through another source even if the machine is off.

Toshiba expects systems to have Core i5 and i7 processors, a 1TB hard drive, a DVD burner and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and four 2.0 ports. Some versions will have a TV tuner. these will be exclusive to Best Buy and they ship on July 3.

Toshiba releases REGZA 19P2 TV with internal Battery in Japan

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

Toshiba has announced a new addition to its REGZA TV line. The 19P2 is a 19″ LCD TV (1366 x 768), with a very interesting feature. It has a removable internal battery that will give you 5 hours of continuous entertainment. That’s great if you lose power and want to keep watching.

Extra batteries will cost you $86 each. Other features include a 1Seg Digital TV Tuner, an HDMI port and D4 Japanese input. You can expect it this summer in Japan.

Toshiba Thrive now available for pre-order

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Toshiba has announced June 13th for pre-order availability of the Thrive Android 3.1 tablet. It’s a 10-inch Tegra 2 tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution, dual cameras (5 megapixel on the back, 2 megapixel up front), 1GB of RAM, and a 23WHr battery.

Other features include HDMI, USB 2.0 and SD card slots. You can even swap the Easy Grip back and replace the battery if you like. The 8GB Thrive is $430, while the 16GB unit is $480 and the 32GB is $580. You can order from Toshiba or Amazon, Best Buy or Office Direct, with deliveries expected in mid-July.

Toshiba UL863 LED TV Series With Face Recognition

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Toshiba Europe has introduced the new Toshiba UL863 LED TV series with a new face recognition feature. The Toshiba UL863 can identify up to four users and automatically select their personal settings. Through an embedded WLAN interface, the LED TV easily connects wirelessly to the home network and allows access to Toshiba Places, Toshiba’s Web-based content and service platform for laptops and TVs.

It also supports HbbTV, the European standard for providing an open platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband. The new Toshiba UL863 LED TV series is available in 32-inch, 37-inch, 42-inch or 46-inch models.

Toshiba STOR.E Edition USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Toshiba has a new line of USB 3.0 external hard drives in the STOR.E Edition. They are available in three different storage capacities: 500GB, 750GB and 1TB.

The plug and play hard drives feature different colors and a casing that has a grooved texture, a USB 3.0 connection interface and they come pre-loaded with Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software. Nothing on pricing and release date yet though.

Toshiba Thrive priced at $450

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Toshiba first showed off its Honeycomb tablet at CES and now we have more details. Retailer J&R put up some pre-order pages, (which are no longer up), for a 10.1-inch Toshiba tablet named the “Thrive.” The 8 GB version of the tablet was $449.99, while the 32 GB Thrive was $579.99.

Sadly there was no mention of a release date and the tablet was just listed as “coming soon.” The tablet has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM and the usual SD, USB, and HDMI ports.

Toshiba 3D Optional Qosmio X770 gaming laptop

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Toshiba has announced the new X770 Qosmio gaming laptop. This one has a more metallic enclosure compared to it’s predecessor and shrinks the display from 18.4 inches to 17.3 inches (1920 x 1080), which is obviously easier to carry around.

The standard configuration gives you a Core i7-2630QM processor, 8GB of RAM, 1.25TB of storage from a pair of hard drives, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics. You can also get a separate X770 3D model, which sports a 3D webcam and gives you a pair of active shutter glasses. Both will be available in the next few weeks, starting at €1,300 ($1,850).

Toshiba Introduces Write-Once SD Card

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

Toshiba has announced an SD card like you have never seen before. It allows users to store up to 1GB of content, but the content can not be erased or modified in any way. Write once and that’s it. It also can not be formatted. It looks like any other SD card and can be used just like a normal card.

What you store on it stays on it. Toshiba is targeting “governmental offices” and businesses with the Write-Once Card and they have already started selling them in Japan. The company is probably testing the waters with this low capacity card, hoping to deliver media on them eventually.

Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR does 3D and 2D simultaneously

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2011

The Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR is the world’s first glasses-free 3D notebook PC capable of displaying 2D and 3D at the same time. Perfect for users who want to play a 3D game in one window, while doing normal stuff in another window at the same time. I wonder if multitasking like this would be an eye strain.

It uses the webcam to track the user’s face and make sure that the 3D images are delivered correctly to each eye, which is a pretty smart way of doing it. The SpursEngine dedicated image processor can convert images from 2D to 3D in real time so. If you love 3D, this sounds like a winner as you get the best of both worlds.

Toshiba 10.1-inch Regza AT300 Honeycomb tablet hits Japan in June

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on April 20th, 2011

Toshiba’s first Honeycomb tablet is almost available and has now been priced and given a ship date. The 10.1 inch tablet with a 1,280 x 800 pixel display, USB, HDMI, and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera will be Japan-only for right now.

The Tegra-2 powered Android 3.0 tablet shall be known as the Regza AT300 and will cost you about $723. It will hit Japan in late June. Hopefully it will arrive here soon as well, but for now this is for Japan only.

Toshiba MK6461GSYG 2.5” Drive with automatic data destruction

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

We are talking destroying data on purpose, not by accident. So don’t worry, Toshiba isn’t shipping any faulty gear here. The new MK6461GSYG Series of HDD is a secure HDD with AES 256Bit encryption that will “invalidate” the data, rendering it useless when the drive connects to an unknown computer. Therefore, making your data more secure.

You can expect these new drives to be available at the end of June in 160, 250, 320 and 640GB capacities with a 7,200rpm speed. No idea which laptops these will show up in. We will have to wait and see.