Archive for Toshiba

Toshiba A665 Laptop ready for 3D Blu-ray and Games

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

The A665 is a 15.6-inch laptop that will hit US stores on June 20th. It features a 3D Blu-ray capable drive, Intel’s Core i7-740QM quad core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M discrete graphics, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 640GB hard drive, and a 12-cell battery. The basic 3D model starts at $1600.

If 3D isn’t for you, Toshiba has a non-3D A665 and the M645, both of which offer processors ranging from Core i3 up to Core i7 or AMD’s Phenom II Quad Core and optional discrete graphics. These two models come with seamless graphics switching Nvidia Optimus technology. Starting prices are $800 and $730. Both look like they offer solid performance and will be available this Sunday as well.

Toshiba unveils 3D Dynabook TX/98MBL notebook

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on June 7th, 2010

Toshiba has a bunch of different notebooks. The company is big in the electronics market and was the major firm behind the defunct HD DVD format. Toshiba has gone in the Blu-ray market now and has announced the industry’s first PC that supports Blu-ray 3D.

The new notebook is called the Dynabook TX/98MBL and has a 15.6-inch 120Hz LED backlit screen ready for 3D. The 3D effects use the NVIDIA 3D Vision system and support 3D games and future 3D Blu-ray titles.

Toshiba LCD panel does 2D and 3D images at the same time

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

Toshiba has an LCD panel which is capable of converting a 2D image partially to a 3D image, where it can then be viewed with the naked eye without the need for an extra pair of special glasses. This LCD panel is compatible with the “integral imaging method” developed by Toshiba and boasts nine viewpoints within a 12″ display at 1,400 x 1,050 resolution for 2D images in full screen and 466 x 350 for 3D images in full screen.

The 3D images are made possible thanks to the “GRIN (gradient index) lens” that changes the distribution of refraction indexes by controlling the gradient of liquid crystal molecules. Turning on the second panel allows You to show 2D images and 3D images simultaneously.

Toshiba at work on world’s lightest 13-inch notebook says rumor

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on May 7th, 2010

When it comes to ultraportable notebooks, the 13-inch segment is where many shoppers search for their perfect machines. The 13-inch ultraportable is a good compromise between power and usability for many consumers.

Toshiba is said to be working on a new notebook that is the lightest 13-inchnotebook in the world. Rumors peg the machine at under 1kg with a SSD for storage. The machine will also reportedly have a USB 3.0 dock and more.

Toshiba REGZA HDTVs with integrated HDD or USB storage

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

Toshiba Japan has updated their REGZA HDTV range with select models supporting USB hard-drives or coming with 500GB of storage built-in. The Toshiba REGZA R1 series comes in 32-, 37- and 42-inch sets, while the REGZA H1 series comes in 32- and 37-inch sets.

Each has a USB port and Full HD resolution (Aside from the 32-inch models, which get 720p support). There’s also the entry level Toshiba REGZA A1 series, with 19-, 22- and 26-inch models, which all offer 720p HD resolution.

Toshiba Regza LED LCD TVs do LAN recording

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2010

Toshiba’s latest line of Regza LED LCD TVs have been announced for the Japanese market. The Z1 series comes in a range of 37″ to 55″ edge-lit LEDs, with USB and LAN recording functionality. That’s right, these Regza LED LCD TVs can record over a network.

Some other specifications include video-on-demand support, 10Wx2 speakers, Regza Link, four HDMI ports and an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Prices range from $2,700 to $5,200.

Toshiba debuts Tecra M11 notebook

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on April 14th, 2010

Toshiba makes a full range of notebooks for different user groups. The company has unveiled its latest notebook called the Tecra M11 that is aimed at the user who is on the road frequently. The M11 is designed for portability, style, and security.

The M11 has a 14-inch LED backlit screen with HD resolution. The CPU inside the machine is one of the new 2010 line of Intel Core processors. Toshiba uses the Windows 7 Pro operating system for the M11.

Toshiba Camileo S20, H30, and X100 camcorders finally land in US

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on April 7th, 2010

We heard about the Toshiba line of camcorders way back in September of 2009. I’m not sure what took the things so long to land in the US, but Toshiba has announced that the cameras are finally available here.

The line includes the Camileo S20, H30, and X100 camcorders. The S20 is a tiny camcorder 0.67″ thick and weighing only 3.5 ounces. It has a 4x digital zoom, direct YouTube upload button, and a 5MP CMOS sensor. It can record in 1080p resolution.

Toshiba UX600 series HDTVs certified Windows 7 compatible

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

Here’s something different. Have you been looking for a Windows 7 certified 55-inch TV? Toshiba thinks so. Their 120Hz UX600 series is the first HDTV on the market to get official Microsoft certification, largely due to DLNA support over Ethernet or WiFi.

The logo lets you know it’s a Windows TV so that the average consumer know what he/she is buying if they are looking to stream media to the living room. Hopefully no Blue screens of death here.

Toshiba UX600 series HDTVs with WiFi, 1080p & LED-backlight

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

Toshiba has announced the UX600 series, complete with an included WiFi adapter in the box and they can access YouTube, VUDU, Pandora and other social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. At first, three models in the UX600 range will be available, the 40UX600, 46UX600 and 55UX600, at 40-inches, 46-inches and 55-inches.

The trio all offer a 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, Full HD 1080p and Toshiba’s ClearFrame 120Hz technology. They can also act as a digital photo frame, and they have automatic brightness control based on ambient lighting.

Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX laptop with Multi-Touch display

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

We haven’t heard much interesting news from Toshiba lately, but today Toshiba UK has announced the new Satellite U500-1EX, a portable laptop with a 13.3” multi-touch screen. The Satellite U500-1EX feature multi-touch capabilities and uses Microsoft’s Touch Pack for Windows 7 which allows users to flick through files and folders just by touching the screen.

It also features some other touch controls, like tap and double-tap, drag, press and hold, and flick and rotate. If you like getting all touchy feely with your laptop, why not give it a go for $889?

Toshiba Viamo tablet for doctors

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

Convertible tablets are everywhere, but very few of them can help a doctor to save your life. Toshiba’s Viamo can. The Viamo is a portable ultrasound device with some tactile knobs and buttons, but it can be entirely controlled by the touchscreen, which folds down flat.

Yes, it looks bulky and it isn’t as portable as other ultrasound machines, but it looks quite a bit more advanced than others. This guy even mounts on a pole so you can wheel it around the ER. Viamo has just been approved by the FDA and is now available in the US. Maybe it will replace the clipboard entirely.

Toshiba E205 notebook shipping now at Best Buy

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on January 20th, 2010

Some info about the Toshiba E205 surfaced at CES earlier this month. The notebook is a Best Buy exclusive and is among the first notebooks to take advantage of Intel Wireless Display technology. When the machine was first heard of the retail price was pegged at nearly $1000.

Best Buy is now shipping the E205-S1904 notebook for $899.99. For the money, you get the Intel Wireless Display tech and a Netgear Push2TV adapter to allow you to send video and other content wirelessly to your HDTV in the living room.

Toshiba dynadock V is perfect for notebook users

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on January 11th, 2010

I am not a big fan of working exclusively from a notebook. The problem is that my desktop machine is more powerful than 99% of the notebooks out there and I want to use my 30-inch display not a smaller 15.6-inch screen of the average notebook.

If you like to work from a notebook, but get tired of unhooking all the peripherals attached to it when you move around, Toshiba has a new universal notebook dock for you called the dynadock V. The dock has four USB ports along with 3.5mm jacks for headphones and a mic.

Toshiba intros ZX900 Series 55-inch and 65-inch Cell TVs

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2010

Toshiba’s ZX900 Cell TV claims to have 143 times the processing power over existing televisions. That processing allows for Toshiba’s Resolution+ upscaling, a 480Hz frame rate and some home media server capabilities. Net TV applications include Netflix, VUDU, CinemaNow and Pandora, along with 802.11n WiFi and 1TB of HDD for streaming and storage.

It also boasts video phone capability, but it’s we aren’t sure if it has a built-in webcam or if you bring your own USB. The Japanese version has eight tuners, but that has been removed from this US version. These displays use KIRA2 LED-backlit displays with 512 zones of localized dimming, as well as built-in Wireless HD.