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Toshiba 55ZL1 HDTV

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on April 6th, 2011

Toshiba has announced details and a release date for its new flagship 55ZL1 HDTV. It is the first model powered by the new CEVO-ENGINE, which replaces the company’s Cell-powered models. The CEVO-ENGINE is a stack of Cell multicore processors in a seven-core processing unit that provides the muscle for the various features like 2D to 3D conversion, 3D depth control, HDD video recording, Auto Calibration, and even a face recognition feature that will identify you and switch to your personal settings.

Channel lists can be personalized and Toshiba says a new Auto Calibration feature in the 55ZL1 uses a color-analyzer approach to optimize the settings and display movies with the same colors and gray scale intended by the movie’s director. The 55″ model will be available in Europe this May.

Toshiba 14-inch DisplayLink-powered USB mobile monitor

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

Check out this brand spanking new DisplayLink-equipped secondary monitor from Toshiba. It’s a 14-inch mobile USB display that weighs just 2.8 pounds and will cost you just $199.99, which is nice and affordable. For that price you get 1366 x 768 pixels, and 220 nits of brightness with an optional AC adapter.

Some other features include a 400:1 contrast ratio, 16 millisecond response time and support for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. To provide basic power to the device, you just need a USB connection. If you like it, it’s shipping now.

Toshiba to shut down LCD assembly line in Japan for a month

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

Toshiba will be closing down their LCD assembly line for at least a month and PC manufacturer Lenovo has voiced concerns that they are suffering from a parts shortage. Toshiba will also joined by Hitachi for a similar time period. Lives and safety take priority over our gadgets, so we hope that these companies take however much time they need. We will be just fine with the LCDs we already have.

This disruption could result in a global supply shortage which would definitely take a bite out of corporate profits and economic growth across the industry. Toshiba’s plant supplies the mobile phone industry as well as auto makers navigation displays, comprising around 5% of the global small LCD display market.

Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 All-in-one with Sandy Bridge CPU

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

The new Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 all-in-one PC will save you some space on your desktop and comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard disk drive.

Other features include a digital TV tuner, a super fast USB 3.0 port, an SDXC slot and a Combo SupersEngine with a BDXL+ drive. This all-in-one computer will be available in Japan very soon for 200,000 Yen or around $2,421.

Toshiba’s new Blu-Ray and HDD Player comes with VHS Tape deck

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

Most of us have moved on to High Definition standards in our devices and our lives, but not everyone. And so Toshiba is not forgetting those of you who are still rocking your VHS tape collections, with the D-BW500. This media playback device will handle both the old and the new in one device.

Feel free to watch your Blu-ray movies right alongside hard drives as well as VHS tapes. Other hardware specifications include an SD/SDHC memory card slot as well as AVCHD/JPEG playback compatibility. Analog fans will say VH-Yes.

Toshiba color-changing notebook uses nano-technology

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

Toshiba wants their notebooks to be pretty. Most of them aren’t, but the Dynabook Qosmio T750 aims to fix that. It’s the first color-changing notebook. You won’t be able to control the color changing like you change your wallpaper, but it is cool that it uses nano-technology, allowing it to change from green to blue to purple.

The metallic effect was achieved without using any metal, so it’s a bonus for the environment. Other features include a 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel resolution display.

Toshiba launches Satellite M645, A665, A665 3D Edition laptops

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2011

Toshiba has just launched several new laptops featuring Intel’s new processors. There’s the 15.6-inch Satellite A665 which has several processor options including the Core i7-2630QM and AMD Phenom II Dual and Quad Cores. Then there’s the 14-inch Satellite M645 that features the Intel Core i5-2410M as standard. Both have multiple graphics options up to NVIDIA GeForce or GT 525M with Optimus, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and up to 640GB hard drives.

How about a Satellite A665 3D Edition which features a full HD, 3D-ready display and comes with NVIDIA’s active shutter 3D glasses and #D Vision IR emitter? Right now we don’t have any specific info on availability, but they will arrive in the first half of the year.

Toshiba NB550D netbook to feature AMD Ontario chip

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

Toshiba has a new netbook called the NB550D which will be powered by a dual core 1GHz AMD C50 (Ontario) processor, along with a 10-inch display with AMD’s very own Radeon HD 6250M graphics chipset, Harman Kardon speakers, a 6-cell battery good for up to 9.5 hours of run time, HDMI ouput, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, 1GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive.

It will be powered by Windows 7 Home Premium and will come in the odd colors of green, orange, or brown. Aside from the colors it sounds decent.

Toshiba launches NB520 and NB500 netbooks

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2010

Toshiba is packing stereo Harman Kardon speakers with two watts each in their latest laptop, along with an Atom N550 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB HDD, 10 hours of battery life, and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit display. Finally a laptop that will wake the dead.

But if you want something quieter, there’s also the NB500, which has the same specs but without the sound system and stepping down to an Atom N455, while it rocks a lower price. Both ship in the first quarter of 2011.

Toshiba Battery-powered TVs for South Asian Nations

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

Toshiba has announced their latest Power TV series, targeted at Southern Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. These are available in 24-inch (PB1), 32-inch (PC1) or 40-inch (PS1) models.

The battery-powered TVs will still provide basic information needs during Typhoon seasons and during blackouts thanks to the batteries. They are priced between $190 and $400 and come with an LED panel and an internal battery, with enough juice for up to 2-hours.

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Toshiba Portege R700 with built-in WiMAX

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2010

Toshiba has announced the latest version of its popular Portege R700 notebook. The most interesting feature of this notebook is the built-in WiMAX modem which lets users get a fast data connection on either Clear or Sprint.

The S1322W variant of this notebook will cost you $1,349 and features a Core i5 processor, 320GB hard drive, DVD drive, 4GB RAM, and weighs just three pounds. The S1332W is priced at $1,699 and features a 2.66GHz Core i7 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Both 13.3-inch ultralight notebooks are available in stores right now, assuming your location offers Sprint or Clear 4G WiMAX coverage.

Toshiba shows off new Android tablet

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

Toshiba has been showing off a new Android tablet at CEATEC that hasn’t been seen before. The device was being used to demonstrate Toshiba’s Book-Place service for the Japanese market. We don’t have any details on this feature, or the tablet itself.

We do know that it is expected to get Android 2.2 and the photos confirm the presence of a webcam. It is also believed that this device will ship with a touchscreen around 10 inches in size with a resolution of 1024×600.

Toshiba introduces two new 3D TVs in Japan, no glasses required

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Toshiba has announced their latest 3D glassless TVs. The 12-inch 12GL1 and 20-inch 20GL1. The 12-inch model sports a 466×350 resolution with a 500:1 contrast ratio, a digital TV tuner, HDMI out (1080/60p and 1080/24p), Ethernet, a USB Port and an SD card reader.

The 20-inch 20GL1 has a 1280×720 resolution, a 550:1 contrast ratio, Toshiba CELL Regza technology, digital TV tuners, HDMI out (1080/60p and 1080/24p), Ethernet and a USB port.

Toshiba Satellite A665 3D notebook coming in October

Posted in 3D,Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

If you have been waiting to get your hands on a 3D notebook that can shoot that 3D video out to your TV, Toshiba has a new offering coming next month that will fit the bill. The notebook is called the Satellite A665 3D Edition and it uses NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

The notebook ships with a single set of active 3D glasses and has a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The machine can be fitted with Core i5-460M or Core i7-740QM CPUs. The machine has up to 6GB of RAM available and has 640GB of storage.

Toshiba Qosmio X500 arriving September 26

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2010

Toshiba has updated its X500 gaming station with NVIDIA’s new high-end GTX 460M discrete graphics, which has 3D, Optimus, and DirectX 11.

They have priced it at $1,300. It features an 18.4-inch screen, Core i5 or i7 CPU choices, SSD storage options, up to 8GB of RAM, a backlit keyboard, and simulated 5.1 audio coming out of Harman Kardon speakers. It’s pricey, but those specs are worth it. This thing is a beast.