Archive for Toshiba

Toshiba UL605 series LED-backlit TVs hit the US

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2010

Toshiba has added a new addition to its LED-backlit TVs called the UL605. It replaces the outgoing UX600 by offering a slimmer shape, edge-lit LED backlights and a 120Hz panel. It will come bundled with a USB Wi-Fi adapter so you can access Vudu movies, Flickr and Picasa photos, DLNA media sharing and Facebook or Twitter.

You can choose from 40-, 46- and 55-inch sizes for $1,399, $1,699 and $2,499. Those price tags aren’t that bad all things considered.

Toshiba UHS-I SDHC and microSDHC cards

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on September 5th, 2010

Toshiba’s first batch of lightning-quick UHS-I cards ship in November, Toshiba’s chips will be faster and larger than Panasonic’s. Toshiba is offering full-size SDHC UHS-I cards at up to 32GB that promise maximum read and write times of 95MB/s and 80MB/s respectively, not to mention tiny microSDHC units that manage a very respectable 40MB/s and 20MB/s.

These numbers might be a bit less in practice, but we imagine you’ll get at least the quoted minimum transfer rate of 10MB/s. No prices on these just yet, but we will know soon.

Toshiba issues recall on T series notebooks due to burn risk

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2010

Toshiba has been in the notebook computer business for a long time and has over the years been forced to recall some of its machines for various reasons. Toshiba has announced a recall of some of its T series notebook computers due to a burn risk.

Toshiba is recalling the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 notebooks and has sold about 41,000 units globally. The reason for the recall is that the machines can overheat at the place where the AC adapter connects posing a burn hazard.

Toshiba unveils Lumileo P100 pocket projector

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2010

Business users who do a lot of presentations know that schlepping a normal projector around the city or an airport is no fun. The new glut of small pocket and pico projectors coming to the market promise a lot more portability, but they give up a lot in performance.

Toshiba has unveiled a new pocket projector called the Lumileo P100 that is your typical small projector. It measures 116 x 50 x 18mm and weighs 96g with the battery inside. The small projector only has 14 lumens and needs a dark room to throw its maximum 65-inch image.

Toshiba StorE TV+ with 2TB HDD and 802.11n

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

Toshiba’s StorE TV+ media drive looks forward to connecting to your TV, and filling up its 2TB hard drive with shows for your viewing at your leisure. It features 802.11n as well as 10/100 Ethernet and even has a tiny LCD display on the front to make things easier to view.

A wide range of formats are supported by the StorE TV+ including Ogg and Flac audio and MPEG 1, 2, 4, H.264, VC-1 codecs, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV and MP4 for video playback. Both DivX and XviD are missing from that list for some reason.

Toshiba SmartPad details leak

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

The Toshiba SmartPad will now be known as the Toshiba Folio 100. We now know about the name change, but specs for the Folio 100 have leaked as well and it’s supposed to run Android 2.2. The Folio 100 will have: A Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, multitouch display ,10.1 “widescreen WSVGA (1024x600pixel), 2 stereo speakers and a microphone.

There’s also 16GB of internal memory, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, an HDMI port, USB 2.0 standard, USB 2.0 mini audio jack, SD card reader, and 7 hours of battery life.

Toshiba Tablet images leaked

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2010

Seems like every manufacturer out there is making a tablet of their own. Maybe two. Toshiba can now be listed among them as they are expected to launch a tablet very soon. We even have some pictures of the upcoming tablet which have now surfaced.

It looks pretty much like you would expect. A tablet PC featuring a 10-inch display with a black bezel around it. The device will be powered by Google’s Android. Some specs include: An NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, HDMI port, Docking station, Memory card reader, Audio jack, and both Full and mini USB ports.

Toshiba HDD Platters get 2.5Tb of data on every square inch

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

SSDs are popular, but traditional hard drives still have a place in our devices. Toshiba has been demonstrating a prototype of a new storage technique called bit-pattern recording. This technique offers a storage density of 2.5Tb per square inch, or to put it another way, about five times more than the company’s current offerings.

They achieve this by placing individual bits onto lithographed “islands” of magnetic material that will protect the charge of the individual bit while allowing the sector to be smaller. We won’t be seeing this until about 2013 however.

Toshiba’s dual-touchscreen Libretto now on sale in the US

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2010

True to its word, Toshiba has started selling the Libretto W100 in the US. The system is the same model available worldwide and uses twin seven-inch, multi-touch screens as virtually its only interface. One of the screens can either serve as a touchscreen keyboard, a custom interface or as a second display for tasks like reading.

The device will cost you a cool $1,100 and runs on a 1.2GHz Pentium US400, 2GB of RAM and a solid-state drive. It has just one USB port and a microSDHC slot, along with Bluetooth.

Toshiba unveils 3D upgrade kit for its Blu-ray recorders

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

Toshiba is making a 3D upgrade kit available for its range of Blu-ray recorders, in the wake of it’s Regza line of 3D HDTVs. All of their new Blu-ray recorders will pack a hard drive inside, while the flagship RD-X10 will feature 2TB of storage space, letting you play 3D movies right out of the box. It will arrive in Japan this September for $2,500.

There will also be three more models which take advantage of the 3D upgrade kit, but so far there is no word on pricing. The company is going pretty heavy on 3D obviously.

Toshiba Canvio external HDDs for Macs

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

The Toshiba Canvio portable HDDs sure do look purty. In addition to sleek good looks, the Canvio for Mac external HDD series ships with pre-loaded Mac-customized backup software.

They are available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities and the Toshiba Canvio for Mac features USB 2.0 connectivity and a shock sensor so you can keep it safe from bumps and bangs. The 500GB, 750GB and 1TB models are priced at $99.99, $119.99 and $139.99.

Toshiba crams 2.5-inch HDD into 3.5-inch bracket for enterprises

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on June 22nd, 2010

Toshiba has more HDDs in its line up than you can shake a stick at. Some of them are for consumers and some of them are aimed at businesses. Toshiba has announced a new HDD that is aimed at the enterprise with blazing fast speed and low power consumption.

The drive family is the MBF2xxLRC and are 2.5-icnh drives inside a 3.5-inch bracket. The point of the drives is to let enterprises upgrade to more power efficient storage drives without having to replace hardware not supporting 2.5-inch drives.

Toshiba AC100 Android Netbook with seven days of standby battery life

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2010

Toshiba’s AC100 is the company’s first machine to run on Android, and packs an amazing eight hours of battery, or up to seven days of standby life.

It runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 250 chip, with 512MB of DDR2 RAM, and 8GB NAND flash memory. The SD/MMC card reader expands the storage and the 1.3MP webcam with microphone will have you using video-chatting. It’s running Android 2.1 Eclair, has a 10.1-inch TruBrite screen with LED-backlighting, and 1,024 x 600 resolution and weighs 870g.

Toshiba unveils slick AC100 Android netbook

Posted in Android,Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on June 21st, 2010

Toshiba has unveiled a thin and very cool new netbook called the AC100. The little machine runs on Android platform and uses the NVIDIA Tegra platform. Toshiba designed the machine to be a take-anywhere unit for active types looking for instant email, web surfing, and more.

Toshiba claims that the machine is good for up to seven days on standby with mixed use. The machine can boot in under a second and with constant use it is good for eight hours.

Toshiba Satellite T200 Series Laptops

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2010

Toshiba has announced its new line of T200 series thin and light laptops with low-power processors and an affordable price. The two new laptops are the 13.3-inch Satellite T235 and the 11.6-inch Satellite T215. Both laptops feature Toshiba’s Fusion Chrome finish, with a patterned design on the outside.

They are available in red, white and black and are just an inch thin, and under four pounds. Prices start at $469.99.