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Briefly: Lian Li PC-Q26 chassis, Toshiba ships Satellite Radius 11

10/23, 4:31pm

Aluminum chassis brings network storage options to consumers in mini-ITX form factor

Lian Li announced a new chassis aimed at consumers looking for custom built network-attached storage (NAS) options and system integrators. The new PC-Q26 brushed aluminum chassis grants ample room for storage options, while promoting the use of smaller computer parts as emphasized by the fit for mini-ITX motherboards. The case allows up to 11 storage drives to be stowed inside, with room for 10 drives in 3.5-inch bays and one in a 2.5-inch bay.

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Toshiba rolls out new NAND, fabricated using 15nm process

10/02, 8:41am

New manufacturing process leads to higher capacities, faster NAND

Toshiba today announced the launch of the world's smallest embedded NAND flash memory products, integrating NAND chips fabricated with cutting-edge 15nm process technology. The new products are compliant with the latest e∙MMC standard, and are designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs and wearable devices. Sample shipments of the 16GB products start from today, with 8GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB products to follow.

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Toshiba cuts 900 jobs as part of PC business restructuring effort

09/18, 2:53pm

Job losses, major changes triggered by volatile consumer PC market, claims Toshiba

Toshiba is preparing to eliminate a chunk of its workforce as part of its PC business restructuring, the manufacturer has advised. Approximately 900 positions will be culled globally, representing more than 20 percent of its computer production arm, excluding manufacturing, with the effort expected to cut fixed costs by more than 20 billion yen ($184 million).

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 adds 1080p display, 4GB RAM options

09/03, 8:07am

Two models of Toshiba Chromebook 2 shipping in US from October

Toshiba's second iteration of the Chromebook adds quite a few improvements compared to the original, including a choice of 13.3-inch displays. The Chromebook 2 will be available with a similar 1366x768 monitor to the first version, though a second option involves a 1920x1080 IPS display as well as doubling the amount of memory.

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Toshiba shows Satellite Radius 11 notebook, Encore Mini 7-inch tablet

09/03, 7:19am

Toshiba Encore Mini includes Office 365 Personal, entry-level specifications

Toshiba has introduced two devices running Windows 8.1 at IFA, adding to its existing Radius and Encore ranges. The Satellite Radius 11 is a convertible notebook able to switch between tablet and notebook modes, while the Encore Mini is a 7-inch tablet offering full Windows 8.1 with Bing and Microsoft Office 365 Personal preinstalled.

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Toshiba pushing TransferJet wireless adapters in Europe this year

09/01, 8:19am

High-speed TransferJet adapters pass data between nearby devices at up to 375Mbps

Toshiba will be attempting to make TransferJet more prominent in the US and Europe, by releasing adapters for the high-speed wireless data transmission technology. The manufacturer is planning to use the Sony-created technology to provide quick transfers of data between devices located physically close to each other, with the dongles shipping to Europe later this year.

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Leaked iPhone 6 logic board shows NFC chip, 16GB of storage [u]

08/29, 2:30pm

May confirm two important points

[Updated with video showing powered-on device] A new set of photos from Feld & Volk and well-known leak source Sonny Dickson show what appears to be a complete logic board for the iPhone 6. Significantly, the board contains both an NXP-made NFC chip and what's believed to be 16GB of Toshiba flash memory. Plans for NFC are now widely reported, and the photos may back a claim that Apple will retain 16GB as an option.

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Schematics suggest iPhone 6 may come in 16, 64, and 128GB models

08/21, 11:25am

Might discount claims of 16GB being dropped

Another new schematics leak from Chinese repair firm GeekBar suggests that the iPhone 6 may come in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. Modules from suppliers Toshiba and Hynix are listed, notably excluding 32GB. If the schematics are indeed representative of planned iPhone models, it may hint that Apple is doing a significant shakeup of its usual 16/32/64GB tiers.

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AMD officially launches OCZ partnership with Radeon R7 SSD line

08/19, 11:35am

New SSD line starts AMD's 'one stop shop' for enthusiasts

AMD today announced its previously-rumored technology partnership with Toshiba-owned OCZ Storage Solutions for AMD Radeon-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Launching the range is the AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.

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Photo may show fully-assembled iPhone 6 logic board

08/14, 3:12pm

Key components hidden under shielding

A photo obtained by a Taiwanese news site is said to show a fully-assembly logic board for the iPhone 6. Some visible components include the SIM slot, Toshiba flash memory, and what may be a Wi-Fi module at the base. Other important components however, like the processor, are concealed by electromagnetic shielding.

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Toshiba enters wearables market with fitness tracker in Japan

08/14, 7:11am

Fitness tracker from Toshiba uses small module with interchangeable wristband

Toshiba is joining the ranks of companies producing wearable devices, by creating its own fitness band. The WERAM1100 uses a simplistic design of a small sensor block embedded inside an interchangeable rubber wristband, similar to the Sony SmartBand's construction, with the device able to perform typical fitness tracker monitoring functions.

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OCZ releases ARC 100 value series of consumer SSDs

08/13, 7:06pm

ARC 100 SATA III series features Toshiba A19 nm NAND, prices start at $75 for 120 GB

Toshiba-owned OCZ announced the release of a new series of 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSD) called the ARC 100. With the new ARC series drives, OCZ is offering solid state performance at entry-level pricing to spur consumer adoption. OCZ is selling the SATA III drives in three sizes, featuring Toshiba NAND, a three-year warranty and prices starting as low as $75.

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Tablet shipments shrink year-over-year for first time

05/28, 4:46pm

iPad keeps top spot

Global tablet shipments fell year-over-year for the first time in the March quarter, according to tracking data from NPD DisplaySearch. Whereas 59 million units were recorded in Q1 2013, the market shrank to 56.3 million units last quarter. If paired with laptops, tablets nevertheless represented over half of mobile PC shipments.

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Toshiba bolsters Satellite line with new Click 2, Radius models

05/27, 10:35am

New models ship in June, exclusive to Best Buy

Alongside an array of tablets, Toshiba today announced a refresh of its Satellite laptop line. Debuting today are the Satellite Radius convertible, and the Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro detachable PCs. Both models are exclusive to Best Buy, and will debut in June.

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Toshiba introduces Excite Go 7-inch Android, Encore 2 Windows tablets

05/27, 10:33am

Toshiba Encore 2 includes 8-inch, 10-inch models, Windows 8.1 installed

Toshiba has introduced a trio of tablets, with one running Android and the others on Windows 8.1. The Excite Go continues Toshiba's Excite range of Android devices, while the Encore 2 tablets follow on from the original, offering 8-inch and 10-inch displays with a resolution of 1280x800 packed into a 0.4-inch device that's considerably thinner than their predecessor.

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Toshiba named as preferred processor partner for Google's Project Ara

05/22, 4:09pm

Japanese company to provide three types of processors, set to be sole chipmaker

A processor vendor has been picked for Google's anticipated Project Ara phone initiative, according to report from Nikkei. Working with Google as far back as October 2013, Toshiba has been tapped as a preferred vendor for the low-cost, modular smartphones. Commercial units of the phones are expected to ship in 2015.

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Briefly: Rogers 700MHz LTE rolls out, Toshiba UHS-II microSD cards

04/18, 5:48am

Rogers begins 700MHz LTE rollout in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver

Rogers is expanding the available spectrum for its LTE service in Canada, by turning on its 700MHz network. Engadget reports that areas of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver will see the benefits of 700MHz at first, with subscribers and AT&T customers roaming in the region able to see Rogers LTE in indoor areas where the signal was previously inaccessible. While it does not offer specific timing, Rogers plans to roll out the extra spectrum bands across the country.

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Toshiba shipping Satellite P55t 4K notebook next week for $1,500

04/15, 3:22pm

High-resolution Toshiba notebook has Adobe Lightroom 5 pre-installed

Toshiba will be shipping its notebook with a 4K-resolution display in the United States starting from next week, the company has revealed. Going under the Satellite P55t name instead of the P50t it was initially unveiled as at CES, it will be available from April 22nd, and will offer a native resolution of 3,840x2,160 on its 15.6-inch TruBrite touchscreen display.

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Toshiba reveals more about Satellite P50t, Satellite S50, S70 ranges

03/20, 6:57am

Haswell-based Toshiba notebooks offer high capacities, high-resolution option

Toshiba has detailed new ranges of notebooks it will be releasing this year, as well as providing additional information for one it has already revealed. More detail about the Satellite P50t, a notebook with a 4K-resolution display first introduced at CES, is provided by the company, along with the lower, more conventional-resolution Satellite S50 and S70 notebooks.

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Mayday feature puts Amazon on top of 2014 Rescuecom chart

02/18, 2:33pm

Lenovo score drops

Amazon has shot to the top of Rescuecom's latest annual Computer Reliability Report, according to a press release. The company achieved a score of 7,590, vastly outdoing Samsung, which came in second with 768. Rescuecom determines reliability rankings by comparing computer and tablet vendors' marketshares with the numbers of repair calls its Level 3 technicians handle.

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DealNN: 17-inch Alienware for $1,399 and more

02/04, 3:36pm

17-inch Alienware for $1,399 and more

Currently at Dell, buyers can get a 17-inch Alienware gaming laptop computer for $1,499. Use coupon code '2M66J?BPVPP$F3' to drop the price down to $1,399. That's about $70 less than the lowest price offered anywhere else. This model features a 2.4GHz Intel i7 (Haswell) processor, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive, with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. A one-year warranty on parts and labor is included.

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OCZ Storage Solutions updates SSD warranty details

02/02, 3:30pm

All OCZ Technology warranties not covered by Toshiba subsidiary

After Toshiba's acquisition of the assets of troubled SSD manufacturer OCZ Technology, it was believed that the business would continue on as it was prior to bankruptcy filings for the purpose of everyday operations. In one important aspect, however -- warranties -- the company will alter because of the terms of the bankruptcy proceedings. The new Toshiba subsidiary OCZ Storage Solutions is cutting warranty service on many older OCZ drives.

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Toshiba completes purchase of bankrupt manufacturer OCZ

01/22, 4:20pm

Toshiba owed the most money by defunct company, terms of deal not revealed

Toshiba has completed the process to purchase the assets of PC hardware developer OCZ. The SSD maker declared bankruptcy in the beginning of December, with Toshiba having announced its intention to purchase the troubled manufacturer nearly simultaneously. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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Toshiba adds 4K display to Tecra W50, Satellite P50t, updates Kirabook

01/07, 11:10am

Ultra HD screens added to Toshiba performance notebooks

Fresh off the back of its first Chromebook unveiling, Toshiba has launched two new notebooks with 4K-resolution displays. The upgraded Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t, complete with Ultra HD screens, are accompanied by an updated Kirabook, with the Ultrabook now packing a Haswell-based Intel Core i7 processor, though not UHD high-resolution screen.

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Toshiba Chromebook launches with Haswell Celeron processor

01/06, 1:02pm

13.3-inch display, 16GB SSD in first Toshiba Chromebook

Toshiba has launched its first foray in Chrome OS notebooks, by showing a Haswell-based Chromebook at CES. Offering a 13.3-inch, 1366x768-resolution display, the Toshiba Chromebook follows the same pattern as other Chromebooks, in offering a 3.3-pound, 0.8-inch thick notebook with relatively low specifications that are adequate enough for light Internet work, along with a fairly cheap price tag.

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Google to show off open VP9 codec for 4K video at CES

01/03, 10:15am

19 hardware partners lined up to support standard for YouTube

Google's YouTube will be showing of a 4K-capable video codec, VP9, at next week's CES in Las Vegas, according to GigaOm. The format is being presented as an alternative to H.265, and will be open and royalty-free. To avoid the lack of support that killed off Google's VP8, the company has signed up 19 hardware partners, including Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, ARM, Intel, Broadcom, and Marvell. At CES, 4K YouTube steaming will be demonstrated at booths belonging to LG, Sony, and Panasonic.

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Briefly: Galaxy Camera 2, Toshiba Chromebook specs leak

12/27, 1:28pm

Samsung set to refresh Galaxy Camera line

Samsung appears to be preparing a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Camera, an Android-powered device that the South Korean tech giant pushed out amid a range of other offerings. Tech industry insider @evleaks previously revealed a test shot from the device in November, and now the Galaxy Camera 2 has reportedly shown up in Indonesia's ePostel certification website. The mid-range Android shooter could show up early next year at CES or a bit later at MWC.

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OCZ formalizes buyout offer from Toshiba for $35 million

12/02, 11:30pm

Deal conditional on regulatory approvals, bankruptcy court rulings

Financially troubled SSD manufacturer OCZ Technology Group today announced that the company has signed an asset purchase agreement with Toshiba Corporation to acquire substantially all of OCZ's assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding for $35 million, subject to customary regulatory approval. The move comes only a few days after OCZ revealed that bankruptcy was imminent and its assets had been seized by debtors. The offer has already been approved by both Toshiba's and OCZ's board of directors.

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Briefly: Best deals on PC laptops for Cyber Monday

12/01, 9:15pm

Great laptop deals on Dell, HP, ASUS and more

Cyber Monday will be kicking off for a lot of online retailers at midnight. We've gathered some of the best deals on PC laptops that can be had right now.

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Toshiba launches seven-inch Excite 7 Android tablet for $170

11/20, 10:15am

Excite 7 smaller version to earlier 10-inch Toshiba tablets

Toshiba has launched a new seven-inch Android tablet, one that briefly surfaced as a leak in July. The Excite 7 is a smaller companion to the 10-inch Excite Pure, Pro, and Write tablets revealed earlier this year, and though it shares the same external design language as its larger stablemates, it opts for a smaller seven-inch display with a lower 1024x600 resolution.

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Samsung holds lead, Apple slips in Q3 RescueCom reliability rankings

11/19, 3:24pm

Apple positioned as biggest computer maker

Samsung continues to hold top place in RescueCom ranking of the most reliable computer brands. The firm's scores are determined by balancing each company's US marketshare versus the number of repair calls handled by Level 3 RescueCom technicians. In Q3 figures, Samsung holds a score of 694; coming in a distant second is Apple at 259, which RescueCom notes is less than half of what it managed in Q2.

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iPad Air teardown shows lower build cost than third-gen iPad

11/05, 11:01am

Uses single LTE chipset for all US carriers

In spite of shifting to more advanced components, the iPad Air is actually cheaper to build than the third-generation iPad was, according to a teardown by IHS iSuppli. The cost is estimated to be between $274 and $361 per unit, depending on the exact configuration. The base cost is $42 less than it was for the third-gen iPad. One contributing factor is the A7 processor, which while costing $18 per unit, is still $5 less than an A5 processor was 18 months ago.

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Toshiba commences sale of L9300U Ultra HD televisions in US

10/14, 7:53am

4K-capable TVs supplied with upscaling Blu-ray player, sound bar

Toshiba has started selling its range of Ultra HD televisions in the United States. The L9300U range, consisting of a trio of televisions capable of displaying 4K-resolution video, and will be supplying its BDX6400 4K Upscaling Symbio Blu-ray player and SBX5065 300-Watt Sound Strip as free extras to purchasers for a limited time after launch.

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Toshiba launches four professional laptops, one mobile workstation

10/07, 5:01pm

All new Toshiba models boast fourth generation Haswell processors

Toshiba today announced the launch of its latest range of business laptops, which includes the newly designed Z-series family and the new Portégé R30, the successor to the previous Portégé R930. Two new Tecra laptops also launch today: the new Tecra W50, a high-performance mobile workstation, designed for heavy-duty tasks; and the new Tecra A50, which offers increased levels of performance, security and reliability over its predecessor.

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Toshiba shuttering two TV factories, laying off 3,000

09/30, 6:00pm

Move intended to restore profitability to beleaguered department by 2014

Electronics manufacturer Toshiba is cutting its television division by 50 percent, and closing two facilities used for flat-panel manufacture. While not completely shutting down the department, the company expects that the changes will help the company see profitability in television sales in a tightening market before the end of 2014.

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Toshiba intros 'deep focus' phone camera module with two sensors

09/26, 11:40am

Tech mimics Lytro camera

Toshiba has introduced a smartphone camera module that utilizes two sensors to capture "deep focus" images. The technology appears to be similar to Lytro's cameras, simultaneously capturing images and depth data. Users can then manipulate the depth of field or focal plane after taking a single picture.

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Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action camera set for Q4 launch in Europe

09/05, 8:21am

Uses 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording

Toshiba has introduced a new action camera to its line of Camileo camcorders. The Camileo X-Sports houses a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor that can record Full HD resolution video at 60 frames per second, as well as taking photos while recording video, at set time intervals, or in a burst mode, housed inside a case that can withstand drops from as high as five feet.

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Toshiba targeting Google Chromebooks with Satellite ND15t

09/05, 6:32am

Toshiba tries netbook reboot with Satellite ND15t

Toshiba has debuted a new Satellite netbook running Windows 8.1. The Satellite ND15t is a compact 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook aimed at the entry-level notebook targeted at users who might otherwise be tempted by a Google Chromebook. Although netbooks have all but disappeared from the market, Toshiba's new ND15t moves is being pitched as both affordable and offering more productivity than Google's Chrome OS notebooks.

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Toshiba launches 8-inch, 13.3-inch tablets running Windows 8.1

09/05, 5:51am

Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet includes Office preinstalled

Toshiba has launched two new tablets at IFA, both of which will be compatible with Windows 8.1. The Satellite Click is a 13.3-inch detachable tablet that can convert to a notebook by attaching a keyboard dock, while the Encore tablet is an 8-inch model with multi-touch capabilities and a budget-oriented price tag, that attempts to mimic the functionality of larger versions.

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Apple gains in computer reliability survey; Samsung holds lead

08/21, 4:22pm

Apple-related troubleshooting calls fall by more than half

Apple's score has almost doubled quarter-to-quarter -- to 503 -- in a Q2 Rescuecom survey of computer reliability. The data is based on a mix of manufacturer marketshare and the number of calls Rescuecom's Level 3 technicians have to handle. Between Q1 and Q2, the number of Apple-related calls dropped by more than half, even though Mac marketshare has remained largely unchanged.

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Toshiba unveils 14-inch, 15.6-inch Satellite E-series notebooks

07/29, 1:12pm

New lines have multitouch displays, Intel and AMD processor options

Toshiba has unveiled some new additions to its catalog of notebooks. The 14-inch Satellite E45t Ultrabook and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t and E55Dt models from the Satellite E series are mid-ranged systems that introduce 10-point multitouch support, with the Intel-based versions offer Dragon Assistant voice control and Intel Wireless Display, and the AMD models using a quad-core A6 APU with Radeon graphics.

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Toshiba launches first UHS-II compliant SD memory cards

07/16, 7:35pm

New cards capable of up to 250MB per second data transfer

Toshiba today announced that it will launch a new series of SD memory cards offering the world’s fastest data write speed for the format. The latest edition to its line-up of Exceria memory cards feature a high peak data rate, and are designed to utilize read and write speeds of new digital cameras and other applications requiring large data transfers performed rapidly.

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Benchmarks suggest possible seven-inch Toshiba tablet in works

07/13, 11:21pm

Screenshot allegedly shows Toshiba AT7-A running Android 4.2.2

Toshiba may be making a new tablet running on Android Jelly Bean, one that is in a smaller form factor than the 10-inch models launched last month, according to a report. Benchmarks said to be for the Toshiba AT7-A appear to show it as running on version 4.2.2 of the mobile operating system, as well as revealing other alleged specifications for the seven-inch tablet.

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Toshiba shipping 58, 65, 84-inch UHD TVs to US in August

06/28, 6:14am

58-inch 4K-capable TV to go on sale in the US for $5,000

Toshiba has revealed that it will be releasing three 4K televisions in the United States, shortly after similar Ultra HD televisions go on sale in Japan. Starting in August, the L9300U series of UHDTVs will go on sale with a choice of three screen sizes, all of which will use the company's CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core processor and CQ Engine for image processing and upscaling HD content to 4K resolution.

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Toshiba rolls out Qosmio PX30t, multimedia, gaming AIO desktop

06/04, 8:09am

Toshiba adds Qosmio PX30t with Haswell to UK lineup

Toshiba has rolled out its first Qosmio-branded all-in-one, designed to be a capable multimedia and gaming machine. The Qosmio PX30t (pdf) is powered by a choice of Intel third- and fourth-generation Core-series processors that also support Ultra HD out capabilities in the fourth-gen Core i7 quad-core variant. The 23-inch all-in-one also sports a HDMI-in port, allowing for the connection of a console with support for audio through its built-in DTS Studio Sound-capable Harman/Kardon speakers.

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Toshiba launches Excite tablet line with three models, pen support

06/03, 10:17pm

Tegra 3 and 4 based systems available this summer

Taking another crack at the tablet market, Toshiba has released three new devices in the same 10-inch casing. The Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" line includes the entry level Excite Pure, the Excite Pro, and the pen-based Excite Write have all been announced at Taiwan's Computex.

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Toshiba revises laptop line with Haswell, AMD A-series processors

06/03, 9:02pm

Qosmio X75, C, L, P, S models all updated

Following Intel's official Haswell release and AMD's similar announcement, Toshiba has renovated nearly its entire line of laptop computers at Taiwan's Computex. Newly updated today are the Qosmio X75 gaming laptop, entry-level Satellite C series, the midrange Satellite L series, the Satellite P series premium laptop line, and all the Satellite S models.

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Toshiba prepares Regza Z8X UHD TV range for late June release in Japan

05/28, 9:29am

New 4K-capable televisions include optional DVR with 6-channel recording

Toshiba has revealed it will be launching a new set of 4K-capable televisions in Japan. The Regza Z8X range of UHDTVs, measuring 58, 65, and 84 inches, will include native support for NHK's "Hybridcast," a system the Japanese broadcaster is trialling which adds more information to TV programming through an Internet service.

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Toshiba first to have range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified TVs in UK

05/07, 3:05pm

Extra DivX features provide multi-language subtitles, audio, chapters

Rovi has revealed that Toshiba will be the first television manufacturer to launch a range of DivX Plus Streaming-certified HDTVs. The addition of DivX Plus Streaming to the televisions will allow users to watch streaming content with typical features found in DVD and Blu-ray Disc usage, such as support for multi-language subtitles and audio tracks.

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Leak: Images of Toshiba tablet show 10.1-inch screen, keyboard dock

05/03, 11:12am

Tablet uses Nvidia Tegra 4, includes micro-HDMI output

Toshiba is preparing to release a new tablet running on Tegra 4, according to leaked details and photographs. Images reported to be for the Toshiba AT10LE-A have surfaced, showing that Nvidia's latest mobile processor clocked at 1.8GHz will be combined with a 10.1-inch display and a keyboard dock with chicklet-style keys.

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