The Japanese PC maker will leave the business-to-consumer business in certain regions in efforts to refocus its efforts in the enterprise market.
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The new Ultrabook-friendly SSDs will be available later this month in 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB capacities, starting at $159.99.
Toshiba has published an infographic to celebrate sales of 10 million laptops in the UK and Ireland, so you may well own one, though perhaps it's one you no longer use. Now, with the decline of the PC market, the company is focusing more on growth markets such as healthcare and its nuclear power business.
Toshiba intends to cut away unprofitable sectors over the past few years due to weakening consumer demand.
While Toshiba unveils a 7mm hybrid hard drive/solid-state drive, Samsung launches the first PCI Express-based SSDs for ultra-thin PC notebooks, the same one found in new versions of Apple's MacBook Air.
Drop in Japanese currency has pushed the cost of component imports, prompting the Japanese PC maker to jack up prices of their new PC offerings effective July.
One of the major themes at Intel’s annual developer conference, which takes place this week, is expected to be convertibles that function as laptops and tablets. These aren't new, but Microsoft's "reimagining" of Windows has prompted PC makers--including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony--to once again experiment with hybrids. Will convertibles finally catch on?
Mobile joint venture between both Japanese electronics giants ends with Fujitsu acquiring its partner's share and converting it into a wholly owned subsidiary.
Microsoft's Terry Myerson says the company has released the Mango version of its Windows Phone to mobile handset manufacturers and carriers, who will preinstall it on new smartphones. Nokia has been waiting for Mango to appear before launching WP7 products, but the first to be publicly unveiled will be the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T, which is being shown at a press conference in Tokyo at 10am on Wednesday.
Fujitsu's Stylistic Q550 has a functional and robust design. We appreciate the removable battery, while the Infinity Lounge Windows 7 overlay has potential. However, performance is mediocre and internal storage sparse. There should also be a housing on the chassis for the stylus.
A mere day after introducing a new version of its Revo Media Center PC, Acer is expanding its desktop line with the M and X Series systems, both of which offer configurations starting under $500.The M Series features the more traditional tower form factor, complete with room for expansion through open PCI Express x1 slots and an open 3.
With the price-per-gigabyte still too high for most people to use a solid state drive as the primary storage for their PC, tech companies are trying to figure out novel ways to combine the performance advantages of SSDs with the massive storage of today's hard drives. Gigabyte just showed off a new motherboard that has a 20GB SSD built right into it, and now OCZ is showing off a SSD and hard drivecombination that fits on a PCI Express x4 card.
The Mac maker has leapfrogged Samsung to enter the top five group of PC vendors in the UK, amid a general picture of declining sales and low consumer spending
IDC has reported that PC shipments fell 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011 amid cautious business spending, rising prices and disruptions in Japan
Currys and PC World have effectively pulled Toshiba's Folio 100 tablet just days after putting it on sale, according to reports.In a discussion that cited problems with the Android device's Flash playback and other issues, Modaco forum members wrote on Sunday that Dixons Group staff had been told to keep the tablets on display, but increase the price to £999 in a bid to discourage purchases, so as to avoid the high return rate the retail chain has been experiencing with Toshiba's £329 tablets.
Fujitsu has announced a new addition to its Lifebook T Tablet PC range, the Lifebook T730. A significant step forward for this class of notebook from Fujitsu is the inclusion, as an optional extra, of GPS.
PC peripherals company Kensington Computer Products Group has added two new Energy Star-qualified laptop adapters that use 30 percent less energy than typical adapters AND are light, to boot.The Kensington Wall Laptop Power Adapters are compatible with notebooks from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Sony, Gateway, Acer and ASUS.
Four of the world’s six biggest PC manufacturers are now Asian companies, with Acer and Asus representing Taiwan, Lenovo from China, and Toshiba from Japan. Hewlett-Packard still tops the list by number of units sold, and Dell is either second or third.
PC makers delivered some heady second quarter growth figures as Lenovo, Toshiba and Asus gained global market share, according to IDC figures. Toshiba also had the fastest growth in the U.S. as the rest of the field---HP, Dell, Acer and Apple largely held ground.
It’s hard to get excited about a thin-and-light notebook PC when you’ve been carrying them around for more than a decade. However, when Toshiba unveiled the R700, it impressed even a cynical old Portégé and IBM ThinkPad user like me, so I borrowed one.
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