Toshiba

Toshiba is releasing the world's first NFC-enabled SDHC memory card on February 21. 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB model will be available.

Toshiba is going to release the new 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 convertible notebook - dynabook P75/28M - in late July.

The estimated price is 170,000 yen.

The display with IPS full HD (1920x1080) touch panel is able to rotate 360 degrees so that you can use dynabook P75/28M in different forms such as a tablet and tent style.

Toshiba is going to release new audio system REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 in late August.

REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 consists of 3 cylindrical parts: a dual drive woofer (maximum output 40W) and 2 satellite speakers (maximum output 20W+20W), and it produces a powerful and clear TV sound. It's used by placement behind a TV so that it doesn't interfere with your view while you watch TV.

Toshiba announced that they will release a new dynabook KIRA series notebook PC, the dynabook KIRA L93 in late June.

The dynabook KIRA L93 has an LCD display that makes a 360-degree turn and a detachable keyboard. So, you can choose the way you want to use it among 7 different ways:

- Notebook PC style
- Tablet style
- Desktop style
- Canvas style
- Flat style
- Tent style

Toshiba today started shipment of sample products of a new microSD card to companies such as mobile device manufacturers.  The micro SD card supports the ultra-fast UHS-II interface standard for the first time in the industry.

There is a 32GB model (THNSX032GAJCM4) and 64GB model (THNSX064GBK5M4).

The 32GB model has a read speed of 260MB/s and a write speed of 240MB/s, which is an 8 times faster read speed and 2.7 times faster write speed than Toshiba's current UHS-I compliant model (MUH-A032G).

Toshiba is going to unleash the world's first 4K LCD display (3840x2160) built-in notebook PC - dynabook T954 - on April 25.

The price is expected to be about ¥220,000.

Toshiba used the technology of their 4K compliant TV REGZA and improved it for this notebook PC. The dynabook T954 has a 15.6-inch IGZO touch panel display, Core i7 4700HQ CPU, Radeon R9 M265X GPU, 8GB memory, 1TB storage, Hybrid HDD, Blu-ray as an optical drive, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0.

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Yoriko Takahashi - January 10, 2014

AT CES 2014, Toshiba unveiled their new notebook PC Chromebook and they surprised people by its real cheap price setting. It's going to be released in the U.S. for ONLY $280!

Chromebook has a 13.3 inch full HD display, Intel Celeron CPU processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, and 100GB Google Drive storage. It weights 1.5kg and is less than 1 inch thick.

The built-in battery runs for 9 hours. There are 2 USB3.0 ports, an HDMI port and memory card reader.

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