Archive for Toshiba

Size Matters For Toshiba HDD

Posted in Hard Drives,Toshiba by Chetz on April 18th, 2007

Toshiba 200GB portable hard driveAs hard drives continue to shrink in size and increase in storage space, Toshiba gets to wear the crown for how much you can store on a portable HDD. The company has had its debut in this marketplace by launching 2.5-inch 100GB and 200 GB portable HDDs that are USB 2.0 compatible. That’s about 90 DVD movies you could hold on the largest Toshiba drive, good enough so that you can take it with you on trips for the rest of your life, and its hard shell casing makes it great to stick inside your travel bag too.

The 100 GB drive retails for around $130 and the 200 GB is priced at $230. Sales of portable HDDs are also growing fast too with industry analysts predicting that the number of units sold next year will be 6 million, up 58% over …

Toshiba Qosmio G40

Posted in Notebooks,Toshiba by Chetz on April 6th, 2007

Qosmio G40 notebookThe latest laptop in Toshiba’s Qosmio line has been sighted. The futuristic looking Qosmio G40 is getting a facelift from its predecessors, changing the keyboard base color for a silvery art deco angular finish.

Inside the beast there’s an Intel 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of RAM, HDMI 1.3 output and two 200GB hard drives. A major change is the inclusion of a HD-DVD-R so that you’ll finally be able to burn your own HD-DVDs. The unit’s 17 inch widescreen display has a max resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Since all we’ve got to go on for the Qosmio G40 are leaked photos and specs at this point, take all intel with a grain of salt until the official word comes down. That said, supposedly Toshiba will let this baby fly loose onto …

Early Look at Toshiba G900

Posted in Mobile Phones,Smart Devices,Toshiba by Darrin Olson on February 11th, 2007

Toshiba G900Some early pics and information on a new mobile device from Toshiba were unleashed today from the 3GSM show in Barcelona this week via Engadget.

The Toshiba G900 packs the new Windows Mobile 6 platform with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch WVGA display. Also included is 64MB of internal memory with a miniSD card expansion slot, a biometric scanner for finger print security and video calling.

Connectivity to the G900 is manged through tri-band HSDPA, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth and a USB connection. This device will also support USB On-The-Go which allows two devices to connect to each other without the need for a host with drivers. We’ll provide more information on this as it comes available.

SanDisk, Toshiba to launch 16 Gigabit NAND Flash memory

Posted in Flash Memory,News,SanDisk,Toshiba by Darrin Olson on January 24th, 2007

Sandisk and Toshiba to launch 16 Gigabit NAND Flash memorySandisk recently announced that they along with Toshiba are planning on shipping their next generation of NAND flash memory in the first quarter of 2007 as they begin a transition in production at one of their joint wafer fabrication plants. The transition will mark the beginning of producing 56 nanometer multi-level cell flash memory chips from the previous 70 nanometer production. This will create the industry’s highest available density in a single chip MLC NAND flash memory.

This release comes after a number of recent announcements from Sandisk touting milestones in memory capacities, faster performance and flash storage solutions. The higher density in these chips equate to the potential of flash memory cards and thumb drives being available with higher storage capacities. Currently the capacity of memory devices is limited to how many chips …

Toshiba 1.8 Inch 100GB HDD

Posted in Hard Drives,News,Toshiba by Darrin Olson on December 5th, 2006

Toshiba 100GB 1.8 Inch HDDTokyo – Toshiba has announced the release of a new 1.8 inch hard drive with a capacity of 100GB. That is a density of 155.3 gigabits per square inch, and is the most of any current 1.8 inch drive.

The new small hard drive (MK1011GAH) uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and an improved error correction code to help obtain the high density in the small drive, and it also complies with energy conservation laws consuming a low amount of power.

Drives like this are key in continuing to provide smaller technology gadgets that can continue to hold more information. The press release mentions that this innovation will help move forward with smaller and lighter notebooks, but the iPod also uses this size of a hard drive, which could mean even greater capacity for it or similar devices.

The new 1.8 inch 100GB …

Toshiba 360 Degree Viewing Headgear

Posted in Games,Headgear,Toshiba by Chetz on October 29th, 2006

Toshiba 360 Degree HeadgearRecently in Tokyo Toshiba has made a helmet with a 40 centimeter dome shaped screen to provide wearers a 360 degree view of whatever they are watching on television, whether it is a TV show, movie or a video game.

The Space Balls reminiscent headgear seems fairly large, and raises the question of how strong the necks of the users have to be to be able to utilize it for an extended length of time. The whole helmet actually weights only 6 pounds, which is fairly light weight compared to most motorcycle or space helmets.

Inside the helmet, there are infrared sensors that can detect which way the users head is facing, and then uses a small projector in the top back of the helmet to change the picture they are seeing accordingly in an attempt to give a real-life feeling simulation of being …

Toshiba Gigabeat MES60VK

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video,Gigabeat,Toshiba by Darrin Olson on September 21st, 2006

Gigabeat

The Gigabeat web site alone makes me like this gadget. They have done a good job building a nice interactive Flash site, and of course it has music with an awesome beat, which brings us to the MES60VK Gigabeat multimedia device.

The Gigabeat MES60VK version from Toshiba has a 60GB drive to hold your music, video, TV shows, movies and pictures. You can transfer video through the Windows Media Player, buy movies for the Gigabeat at Vongo, and get music with Microsoft’s Plays For Sure. Al of this is accessible to you through an easy to use navigation control and a 2.4 inch color panel. The only thing that would make this a little cooler is if you could record audio and/or video with it, but at least in this version you cannot.

The battery in the Gigabeat will allow you to play music up to 12 …