When it comes to the SSDs that Apple crams inside the MacBook Air notebooks the SSDs come from one of two sources - Samsung or Toshiba. Apparently, both brands of SSDs are used inside the machines depending on what is on hand. The thing that consumers take note of when shopping is that the Samsung model SSDs are considerably faster than the Toshiba brand.
If CES last year was dominated by tablets, CES 2012 has been the year of the ultrabook. Intel's ultraportable notebook trademark had already picked up late in 2011, but it's the Consumer Electronics Show this week where the big guns like Dell and Samsung came out to give it some real momentum. If Intel has its way, one of the following machines will be lightly weighing on your shoulder over the next few months.
Toshiba announced yesterday that the super-skinny AT200 tablet would be headed to the US mid-Q1 as the Excite X10, and we wasted no time in grabbing some more play with the 0.3-inch slate. First shown at IFA 2011 a few months back, the Excite X10 is just as appealing today: crisp edges, lashings of brushed aluminum and a great 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display add up to a tablet that feels as good in the hand as the on-screen graphics look.
We just got through with a hands-on look at Toshiba's latest ultrabook, this time an unnamed prototype model with a 14 inch screen. The notable thing about it isn't the hardware (which, we admit, is pretty awesome) but the early version of Windows 8 that's running on it. Have a peek below and see what Toshiba has in mind for 2012.
In case anyone wasn't sure about what we'd be seeing at CES this year, let me tell you -- Ultrabooks! They are a hot ticket item and we'll be seeing plenty over the next week. Toshiba is already running strong with a few sleek 14" laptops but we've spotted a brand new 14" ultrabook and have plenty of pictures.
Toshiba has confirmed to CNET that it will be launching its 55-inch glass-free 3DTV in the US during the first quarter of 2012. This isn't any ordinary 3DTV as it will be the first in North America to boast 4K resolution, which is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, with the ability to upscale Full HD to QFHD or Quad Full High Definition.
Toshiba has made some big promises for its CES reveal next week, including the "world's thinnest and lightest" 10.1-inch tablet, but it's a new 7-incher that has leaked out today. The new model, currently unnamed, is expected to be a budget option, NotebookItalia reports, running an unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and a 1024 x 600 touchscreen.
Toshiba has previewed its CES 2012 intentions, promising to demonstrate the world's thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet at the show next week, as well as 13.3-inch ultrabooks plus slates using OLED panel technology. Details are short and boasts are strong in the company's Japanese press release, but "thinnest and lightest" is a common mantra: Toshiba is looking to corner the market in slimline notebooks and innovative portable tech.
When the first Toshiba Android tablet was released, it seemed like a really big deal - at one point it was even rumored that they'd be the ones to host the tablet-centric Android 3.0 Honeycomb as a hero - alas that did not happen, and now that the first iteration (call the Toshiba Thrive, just so you know) is both too fat and unwieldily to sell as a top dog, the big T is sending out a new generation called Toshiba Excite. This tablet was revealed a few weeks ago as a contender for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with its dual-core 1.2Ghz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor and its 10.1-inch display at 1280 x 800 resolution - and today Mobile Syrup relays Toshiba information that it'll be on sale come February 2012.
Toshiba's REGZA 55X3 TV almost had it all when the glasses-free 3D 55-inch 3850 x 2160 set was announced back in October; all that was missing was the price. That's been rectified ahead of the 55X3 going on sale in Japan midway through this month, and as you'd expect for 4K2K and the ability to upscale Full HD, it doesn't come cheap: 900,000 yen, in fact, or a whopping $11,578.