Toshiba has unveiled a pair of new notebook computers aimed at small and medium business users. Both of the new computers fit into the Tecra line and include the compact Tecra Z40 and larger Tecra A50. The Tecra Z40 notebook computer has a 14-inch screen and is built using a magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis.
Toshiba has announced a new storage product designed specifically for thin laptops. The storage product is a hard drive called the MQ02ABF and it uses a traditional 2.5-inch form factor. Despite using a traditional 2.5-inch form factor this is an incredibly thin hard drive with a profile only 7 mm thick.
Toshiba has announced that the L9300U series of 4K ultra HD TVs is now available at select retailers the US. The series of 4K ultra HD TVs are available in 58-inch, 65-inch, and 84-inch screen sizes. Toshiba will also be providing a couple very nice upgrades at no additional cost to buyers of the televisions for a limited time.
Toshiba has announced a new upgrade kit designed to help computer users get the performance of a SSD inside their computers. The upgrade kit is called the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal SSD. Toshiba promises that the SSD upgrade kit will offer faster boot up and overall performance for the computer.
Toshiba has unveiled three new business laptops: the Toshiba Portege Z30, Tecra Z40, and the Tecra Z50. All models are designed for the working day, meeting a variety of needs and being offered in three different screen sizes, allowing users to select the type of that best meets their needs in terms of both portability and hardware. Prices haven't been announced yet, but Toshiba says they'll be arriving in the fourth-quarter of this year.
Toshiba has announced that its Portege R30 premium ultraportable laptop has been updated with new processor options from Intel. The machine can now be fitted with full-voltage fourth generation Intel Core M processors. The ultraportable also has an integrated DVD drive despite its lightweight and thin profile.
Toshiba has announced a new mobile workstation rolling out along with other new business-focused laptop computers. The new machine is called the Tecra W50 and it is a mobile workstation with a 15.6-inch full HD resolution display. Toshiba promises that the machine is one of the thinnest and lightest designs in its class.
The 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index report for Household Appliance and Electronics has been issued this week, showing Apple to continue to lead the pack in Personal Computers as has for a decade. This honor appears to be running above the industry average, with a total score of 79 shown for satisfaction in Personal Computers while Apple earns a cool 87 on its own.
This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.
Touchscreens and Windows 8 go together, Microsoft keeps insisting, and it looks like at least Toshiba is listening: the company has a pair of new notebooks, the Satellite W30t and "Click" W30Dt, with detachable screen sections for standalone slate use. Running Windows 8.1 on a 13.3-inch HD IPS touchscreen with 10-finger multitouch, the Satellite W30t is Toshiba's Intel model with a choice of Haswell-generation Core processor and Intel HD 4300 graphics, while the W30Dt - which will launch as the Satellite Click in the US - opts for AMD, with the A4 APU and Radeon HD 8180 graphics.
Toshiba is wading into the increasingly crowded sportscam market, taking on GoPro and Contour with the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, the Camileo X-Sports packs a 12-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080/60p video recording, and an built-in 2.0-inch preview display on the back; it also bears a striking resemblance to GoPro's Hero range, though Toshiba plans to include more accessories and mounts in the box than Hero does.