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Toshiba Dynabook Satellite TXW/67JW

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2009

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite TXW/67JWHere’s another Dynabook notebook from Toshiba. While it looks pretty similar to the rest, the Dynabook Satellite TXW/67JW is available exclusively on its e-Store.

Here’s what’s beneath the hood: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz processor, 4GB RAM, Intel GM45 Express Chipset, 16” 1,366 x 768 resolution LCD display, 320GB hard drive, DVD Super Multi drive, and Wi-Fi.

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ with 512GB SSD

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on May 14th, 2009

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ with 512GB SSDToshiba has announced the top-of-the-range Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ. The world’s first PC to integrate a 512GB SSD (Solid State Drive). The new model comes in two versions on Toshiba’s online shop for the Japan. It features 2-bit-per-cell multi-level NAND flash memory to realize the world’s largest capacity SSD, with four times the density of SSD integrated into currently available products.

The data access speeds have increased by about 230% for read and by 450% for write. The battery will give you up to 12 hours. The ultra-low voltage CPU saves energy by cutting power consumption.

Toshiba intros four new Satellite Pro S300 laptops

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2009

Toshiba intros four new Satellite Pro S300 laptopsToshiba just added four more 15.4-inch widescreen Satellite Pro S300 series notebooks to it’s line. Both the S300-EZ1511 and S300-EZ1512 feature an Intel Pentium T3400 processor, 1GB memory, and a 120GB hard drive. Selling for $529, the S300-EZ1511 features integrated GMA 4500M graphics and Vista Home Basic, while the S300-EZ1512 is selling for $579 with GMA 4500MHD graphics and Vista Business.

The S300-EZ1513 will run you $649 and sports an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, 160GB hard disk storage, 1GB memory and GMA 4500MHD graphics. The last model, the S300-EZ1514, has a Core 2 Duo T6570 processor, 2GB of memory, GMA 4500MHD graphics and a 160GB hard drive. This one will run you $699.

Toshiba launches first 512GB SSD

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on December 18th, 2008

Toshiba SSD FamilyThe SSD is slowly becoming more and more of a match for the traditional HDD. One of the key complaints about SSDs compared to a traditional HDD is that of storage capacity. One of the other key complaints is price, the typical SSD costs much more than a comparable HDD.

Toshiba has announced its latest SSD line that includes the industry’s first 512GB SSD. That much storage capacity puts the SSD up there with some of the largest traditional HDDs aimed at notebook users. The 2.5-inch 512GB SSD is built using Toshiba’s 43nm NAND technology.

Toshiba A605 ultraportable now available in the US

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on October 22nd, 2008

Toshiba Portege A605Notebooks are still one of the most hoped for items on many holiday wish lists despite the poor economy. Many who hope to get a notebook as a gift want a small and portable system like the one Toshiba has introduced to the US.

The Toshiba Portege A605 Laptop is a 12.1-inch ultraportable that weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 1.18-inches thick. Battery life is promised to be 6.9 hours and the system carries a retail price of $1399.99. A nice feature on the machine is the Sleep-and-Charge USB port that makes charging your USB devices easier to do.

Toshiba’s $4k Qosmio X305-Q708 gaming laptop

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2008

Toshiba’s $4k Qosmio X305-Q708 gaming laptopToshiba is laying the smack down on Alienware, revamping its flame emblazoned Qosmio X305 by introducing the Qosmio X305-Q708, which features a Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD, 320GB 7,200 RPM SATA drive, dual-layer DVD writer, twin NVIDIA 512MB GeForce 9800M GTS graphics cards, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Windows Vista Ultimate. It’s also got a full-sized keyboard with a ten-key number pad, four Harman Kardon speakers, HDMI / DisplayPort connectors, 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wireless USB / USB Sleep-and-Charge technologies and a 17-inch TruBrite LCD (Unknown resolution).

It should be available by the time you read this for around $4,199.99. But if I were you I’d pay extra to get rid of the whole fire motif. With those specs, it’s a damn shame Toshiba is so set on making you look like a flaming dork.

Best Buy gets exclusive Toshiba Satellite E105 Lappy

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on October 8th, 2008

Toshiba Satellite E105When most people want a new notebook, they look around online and then go to a retail store to buy. Enthusiasts wanting system that you can’t buy in retail outlets may actually order online, but the average consumer wants to walk in a store and leave with their new computer.

To help the retail shoppers find a machine with good performance, Best Buy and Toshiba have teamed up for a Satellite E105 notebook that is a Best Buy exclusive. The notebook has a 14.1-inch LCD and offers up to 5.5 hours of battery life.

Toshiba launches 256GB SSD

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 26th, 2008

Toshiba 256GB SSDI have talked about the drawbacks of SSDs before, including the high price of the typical SSD and the lower storage capacity among others. The price for your average SSD is starting to come down and new technology is bringing us higher capacities and better performance. Toshiba introduce a new SSD this week that helps performance and capacity concerns.

The Toshiba 256GB SSD uses multi-level cell technology for faster performance. The 256GB drive uses the industry standard 2.5-inch form factor. MLC technology allows the SSD to have read speeds of 120Mbps and write speeds of 70Mbps.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701 Best Buy exclusive gaming notbook

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2008

Toshiba Qosmio X305 Gaming notebookGaming notebooks are known for a few things—power, gaming performance and a high price. Your typical gaming notebook will often cost three times or more the amount that you can get a normal notebook for. Not all notebooks for gaming are hugely expensive though and Toshiba has introduced a new gaming machine that has a very reasonable price.

The new Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701 is a Best Buy exclusive system that retails for $1,549.99. The machine has Toshiba’s slick looking fiery finish with Rouge design. Graphics for the notebook are via NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS discrete card and the CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor.

Toshiba 9800M GTX gaming laptop

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2008

Toshiba 9800M GTX gaming laptop
The Toshiba Qosmio WXW/79GW gaming laptop means business,(play actually) as it comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of DDR3 memory. It also sports a 64GB SSD drive with a 160GB 7200 SATA hard drive. Some other features include a 17 inch WSXGA+ (1,680×1,050), 1GB GeForce 9800M GTX graphics card, a 1.3MP camera, 4 in 1 card reader, HDMI out, USB, Firewire, WLAN, and a DVD super drive.

As if that weren’t enough, it comes to you with this awesome flame skin. The Toshiba 9800M GTX Gaming Laptop will be available in Japan next month. The SSD model will cost $3500.

Toshiba Qosmio G55 has visual gesture controls

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2008

Toshiba Qosmio G55 has visual gesture controls
Toshiba’s got a new Qosmio. The G55. It should go on sale next month with a price of $1,550. Some specs include an 18.4-inch (1680 x 945) display, Centrino 2 CPU, GeForce 9600M GT, 4GB of RAM, dual drives, and the “Quad Core HD processor”. The interesting thing however is the camera-based visual gesture control system. Seems like they’re taking a page from the Wii playbook.

On one hand it looks a bit frustrating and you need to have steady hands, plus it apparently is hell on the wrists. Then again it could be very useful for a number of applications. Either way, we’re talking about a laptop with motion control. Of course, we want one.

Toshiba’s 815T PB on Softbank robot phone

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 27th, 2008

Toshiba’s robot phone
Toshiba’s new 815T PB on Softbank, developed to coincide with a new show featuring robo-phones is freakishly weird, but we love it. This is what phones should aspire to be. We only hope that they don’t become self aware and drill into your skull, in order to take up permanant residence on your ear. We might all become servants to these things.

Transformer fans will no doubt wet their pants. This is the first mobile phone that you could actually use as a toy. Yes, this is real. Obviously the silver one is the good guy, the black one just looks mean. Not much more info at this time, but I hope other phone manufacturers are paying attention.

HD DVD still fighting with another big sale

Posted in HD DVD,Toshiba by Reuben Drake on January 18th, 2008

Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player showing another big sale for HD DVD supportAfter Warner announced its decision just before CES 2008 to go with the Blu-ray disc format exclusively the camp over at HD DVD had to take a step back and rethink their plan. They ended up canceling a press conference and then rumors flew about others heading to HD DVD as well.

It appears now that HD DVD is still coming out fighting, whether it be a strong and somewhat desperate effort to try and gain more HD DVD supporters or just taking the opportunity to unload as much inventory as possible, if you’re interested in HD DVD here is your chance. The big sale might be for both reasons but today Amazon is showing an impressive deal on the Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player.

CES 2008

Toshiba debuts lots of new flat panels

Posted in CES 2008,HDTV,LCD,Toshiba by Nino Marchetti on January 10th, 2008

Toshiba Cinema Series REGZA XF550 SeriesToshiba came to CES loaded down with new flat panels to display. The company is showcasing 20 new LCD TV models across five different model families.

Toshiba was specifically displaying models which totaled include “five new series, four new cosmetic designs, three new dimensions of picture quality and two new gaming features.” They run from the top line Cinema Series REGZA XF550 Series (around $3,200 max price) to the lower end AV500 (lowest price around $430). Availability for all models is spread out between February and May.

Get all the details on Toshiba’s 2008 LCD TV line up after the jump.

New Toshiba Tablet PC sports LED backlight

Posted in Tablet PC,Toshiba by Nino Marchetti on December 10th, 2007

Toshiba Portégé M700Toshiba brings us word today of its first Tablet PC to incorporate a touchscreen LED backlight display. The new Portégé M700 starts with a base configuration price of around $1,450.

The Toshiba Portégé M700 offers up a 12.1-inch WXGA display which the company says offers 30 more percent detail than a standard 12.1-inch display. The incorporated LED backlight display and associated anti-glare coating let one view it in a wider variety of settings both inside and out. Being a Tablet PC the Portégé M700 supports both fingertip input capabilities and traditional pen-based input, detecting and automatically switching between the different input methods as needed.