Toshiba unveils complete enterprise storage solutions

With the huge amount of data available in the Internet right now, it kind of makes you think: Where are all those data being stored? The demand for higher storage capacity to support Ultra-HD videos, high resolution photos and CPU-intensive games certainly increases. For companies, data is everything. It is the blood life of their business. Crucial information including client details, financial reports and business strategies must be stored securely and make sure company data are backed up. To address the varying needs of customers and the different storage requirements of their specific devices, Toshiba introduced its wide lineup of storage devices ranging from portable disk drives, NAS drives, solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) to fit the storage needs of customers, from personal to large-scale businesses last August 14, 2013 at the Discovery Suites, Pasig City. In 1984, Toshiba invented what we have come to know as the ‘flash memory’. Three years later, they came up with the NAND technology, which later on became an internationally standardized memory device. Since then, our definition of data storage has changed. The launch of the next-generation of enterprise storage solutions will allow customers to optimize business data management across all tiers. The Client SSDs combine multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND flash technology with a high performance flash controller for improved performance to support high-end PC applications. Meanwhile, the Enterprise SSDs and HDDs are equipped with high-speed and high-capacity drives capable of handling massive data. Among the wide range of products are the Enterprise SSD, Mission Critical HDD, Enterprise Nearline HDD, 3.5-inch Desktop HDD, Client SSD, 2.5-inch Mobile HDD, 2.5-inch Hybrid Drive, and external hard drives. For Toshiba portable hard drives, the Canvio line is mostly compact and ranges from 500GB to 2TB and is perfect for users requiring more storage capacity while mobile at the same time. For mid-line enterprise, Toshiba released the Nearline Series. Minimum storage for this line is 4TB, and features a 24/7 operation, MTBF (Meantime Between Failures) of 1.2 Million hours...

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Toshiba launches new P-Series Satellite laptops for entertainment and gaming junkies

Last week we saw Toshiba launched a handful of new laptops. One of which is the P-Series Satellite laptop targeting those who need top-end technology for gaming and entertainment applications. For a 15-incher, the new Performance Series Satellite laptop is beautiful. It has a thin, sleek form with rounded edges and a brushed-aluminum silver finish inside with chrome accents on the lid. There’s also an edge-to-edge Full HD 15.6-inch screen inside. It has a tiled, frameless backlit LED keyboard with the whole top of it dedicated to a speaker grill powered by Harman Kardon speakers with Slip Stream technology. There’s also an enlarged click touchpad for you to play around with. This laptop can also output Ultra HD (UHD) or quad HD picture via HDMI on UHD-supported TVs that has been showing up lately. There are two variants for the P-Series Toshiba Satellite, the touch-enabled P50t UltraBook, and the full-powered non-touch P50, both having the latest NVIDIA mobile GPUs around so they’re no slouch in the graphics department. The P50 is not touch-screen but is equipped with a full-powered 4th generation (Haswell) Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT745M dedicated graphics. The touch-screen P50t, on the other hand, uses a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 ultra-low voltage processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphics. Both variants come with 1TB HDD storage and runs on a 64-bit Windows 8 OS. Ports include 2 USB 2.0, and 2 USB 3.0 with 1 being able to charge your devices while asleep. The Toshiba Satellite P50t starts at Php49,990 while the Satellite P50 goes for Php62,990. Related posts: Toshiba Satellite E200 SE...

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Toshiba launches 2nd generation 4K Ultra HD TVs

It was back in mid-2012 when we saw the world’s first 4K TV, the 55-inch Toshiba Regza RZ1. Yep, Toshiba was first to market a 4K or quad-HD TV. This year, after improving on that first 4K TV, Toshiba proudly introduces the new 2013 models using their 2nd generation 4K TV system. These TVs come in 58”, 65”, and 84” sizes, all having four times the resolution of an HD resolution TV. That’s 3840 x 2160 for you because for screen sizes over 55”, the rougher the picture quality becomes in just a Full HD resolution. Toshiba’s 2nd generation 4K TV system features Toshiba’s own CEVO 4K video processing engine. This CEVO 4K is responsible for up-scaling content and restore its precision (up to 90%) so you don’t need to wait for native 4K content. However, standard def or YouTube videos won’t be quite as sharp and detailed when up-scaled especially on the 84-inch TV. The CEVO 4K on these new TVs is equipped with a quad-core CPU for high picture quality processing and a dual-core RISC CPU for real-time video processing. This engine features a handful of video restoration technology: Fine Texture Restoration. Detects texture portions and restores very fine texture back to a “near-4K” level. Brilliance Restoration. Restores brilliance by analyzing specular and diffused reflections. 3D Frame Resolution +. Restores texture by referring to the congruent texture in ambient frames. Reconstruction Method. Restores the precision by simulating the reverse-process of a camcorder’s digitalization process. Color Texture Restoration. Restores the detail color texture and edges by refining the high-chroma texture. Color Restoration. Restores richness of color expression from the compressed color information. Self-Congruency Method. Restores sharp, smooth edges and textures by gathering congruent textures in a frame. During the demo, it was very easy to appreciate the sharpness, clarity and vibrancy of Blu-ray content when viewed on a 4K TV. It’s clearly the future of home entertainment especially if you’re loaded with HD videos as you can easily be immersed in the viewing...

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Toshiba launches Canvio Desk Hard Drive, comes in 2TB and 3TB

Yesterday, Toshiba launched a variety of their external storage solutions and if you’re looking for maximum storage for your desktop PC without having to waste a drive bay for it, the Canvio Desk Hard Drive is the one for you as it comes in 2TB and 3TB size. The Canvio Desktop Hard Drive has a small and compact design for 3.5-inch drive it carries. It is eco-friendly with a fanless design for a quiet operation and reduced power consumption. Like all of their external drives, the Canvio Desktop also uses a USB 3.0 interface for a faster performance. As for pre-installed applications, the Canvio Desk is pre-loaded with NTI Backup Now EZ that backs up your entire machine including OS, settings, program and data. You can perform automatic backup scheduling and secure your backup files with a password. This drive is ready to use out of the box and is also equipped with an NTFS driver for Mac users. The Canvio Desk Hard Drive retails Php5,699 for the 2TB and Php7,199 for the 3TB and comes with a three-year limited warranty. Related posts: Toshiba’s Canvio Slim gives you a pocketable 500GB...

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Toshiba’s Canvio Slim gives you a pocketable 500GB storage

Do you bring your external storage with you everyday but find the size too bulky for your purse or pocket? The Toshiba Canvio Slim portable hard drive is one of the world’s slimmest external storage at just 8.9mm thickness. The Canvio Slim only comes in 500GB and uses a USB 3.0 connection for faster transfers. It comes with built-in backup and security features which you can use to schedule automatic backups of your computer. Backup, which you can secure with a password, is not limited to data but also the whole OS and the installed software and settings. This drive also comes with internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to protect your data from shocks. Oh and it’s compatible with Mac computers as well. The Toshiba Canvio Slim portable hard drive retails for Php3,999 and will be available to leading PC stores nationwide. Earlier today, we learned that EA Global is now the sole distributor of Toshiba accessories which initially can only be bought from Toshiba concept stores. With the EA Global and Toshiba partnership, we’ll now see these accessories and peripherals in more accessible PC shops. Related posts: No related...

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Toshiba Portégé Z930, still the lightest and thinnest Ultrabook

The first Ultrabook from Toshiba, the Portégé Z830, is one of the top Ultrabooks in its generation offering a premium, tough design with no compromise on specs and functionality. Now Toshiba retained the same build that won them a red dot award but with even better specs in the form of the Portégé Z930. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 is a 13.3-inch Ultrabook with a 15.9mm-thin frame with durable magnesium alloy chassis with a brushed metallic finish that weighs only 1.12 kg, making it the thinnest and lightest 13-inch Ultrabook we have right now. Powering the Portégé Z390 is Intel’s 3rd generation Core processor (i5 and i3 version), and a 4GB DDR3 RAM (up to 8GB), with 128GB SSD (up to 256GB) for storage. What probably sets this Ultrabook apart from others is that for a thin form factor, it doesn’t skimp on full-sized ports. While others require you to have a dongle just to plug in a VGA monitor or a LAN cable, the Portégé Z930 has USB ports, Ethernet port, full-sized HDMI port, and VGA port located at the back. You’ll also love the spill-resistant backlit keyboard on this Ultrabook and it even comes with a fingerprint reader for those who don’t like typing passwords. the Toshiba Portégé Z930 is already available for P69,990 for the Core i5 version, and P82,990 for the Core i7 version. Toshiba Portégé Z930 Specs: Intel Core i5-3427U 1.8GHz Processor | Intel Core i7-3667U 2.0GHz Processor Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Intel HD Graphics 4000 13.3” high-brightness display 4GB DDR3 | 6GB DDR3 128GB Solid State Drive (Serial ATA, SSD) Full size ports: HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card Reader, Gigabit LAN Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN (802.11 a/b/g/n or b/g/n) Matte A4 spill-resistant tile backlit keyboard and large multi-touch touch pad Magnesium casing with internal honeycomb reinforcement 31.6cm x 22.7cm x 0.83cm (front)/1.59cm (back) 1.12kg Li-Ion (47Wh, 8-Cell), up to 8 hours battery life SRP: Php69,990 | Php82,990 Related posts: Toshiba introduces super slim Portégé Z830 Ultrabook Toshiba plays the slim laptop game with Portege...

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Toshiba Regza RZ1, world’s first glasses-free 3D TV with Quad FHD display

We just came from a Toshiba press launch where they unveiled what’s arguably the mother of ALL TVs, their Regza RZ1. Instead of focusing on having the thinnest or the best-looking TV in the market, Toshiba gunned for being the first in the market with its overachieving display and 3D feature. The Regza RZ1 TV will leave you breathless with its world’s first Quad Full HD display panel. That’s 4 times the 1920 x 1080 resolution of a Full HD display. That’s a whopping 3840 x 2160 resolution! That’s 8 million pixels on a 55-inch screen! Granted there’s not a lot (or probably none) of freely available videos out there that is recorded in Quad FHD but this TV just gives the brightest and crispiest image I’ve seen. It will literally make you salivate. Aside from having that ultra high resolution, the Toshiba Regza RZ1 is also the first TV in the market to have a glasses-free 3D display. No need to worry about misplacing those 3D glasses, or making sure that they still have batteries, simply experience 3D viewing with your own naked eyes with this TV. If you want to be geeky and learn how Toshiba accomplished this, the Regza RZ1 TV utilizes the Regza Engine CEVO DUO S which generates 9 parallax images and projects them onto the panel. These images are then passed through special lenticular lenses to deliver these images accurately through each eye simultaneously thus achieving the 3D effect without the need for dedicated 3D glasses. Wipe that blood off your nose because your jaw will drop if you learn about its price. The Toshiba Regza RZ1 comes in only a 55-inch model and will retail for around Php600,000. In other words, forget about it. Toshiba is clearly just showcasing this TV around while achieving the bragging rights to be the first in the market to ship a glasses-free 3D TV with a 4-megapixel display resolution. Related posts: No related...

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Toshiba Qosimo X770 gaming laptop review

Nov 18, 11 Toshiba Qosimo X770 gaming laptop review

Posted by in Featured, Laptops & Tablets, Reviews

Gaming laptops today are looking more mighty from its sheer appearance down to its core. They scream of power and they pride on the contempt of every gamer that has experienced it. As games today become more graphically realistic, it’s no wonder that the laptops of today have to keep up with the demanding requirements of games, not to mention the gamers themselves. So today, I have the luxury of testing out the Qosmio X770 which is Toshiba’s latest rig in their Qosmio lineup. Design and Features What’s apparent with the Qosmio X770 is its 17.3in HD screen, which is by all means huge! It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and renders visuals impressively with vivid and well-saturated colors. The black bezel around the screen has a glossy smooth surface which in turn, makes it smudgy. The overall design ditches the boring business look and opts for the red, silver and black palettes that would please any gamer. It’s mainly made of plastic but is solidly built making it feel really durable. The keyboard keys are well spaced from each other and are a bit bigger than regular laptop keyboards. Because of the huge real estate, it still has room for a numpad to complete a full keyboard layout. And best of all, it lights up in bold red for those late night gamers to enjoy. The touchpad and its controls are very responsive although I would presume that gamers would still opt to use an external mouse for more precision gaming. A set of Harman/Kardon speakers are located on the top left and right sides of the laptop as it delivers rich booming sounds to satisfy your multimedia needs. This clearly compliments the gaming experience as it is loud enough to fool your neighbor of having some war action going on inside your room. Looking at the laptop sideways, the back portion is raised considerably for typing comfort. At the left side you’ll find the exhaust which is pretty effective in...

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Win a Qosimio F750 3D Gaming Laptop from Toshiba

Here’s another contest you might want to join. Just like the Razer contest we posted previously, it’s very simple to join this one but you need a Facebook account for it. The prize at stake is the world’s first glasses-free 3D notebook with 2D/3D Simulataneous Display, Qosmio F750 and a complete set of SteelSeries Gaming! The whole package is worth $2,700! So what do you need to do? Just follow these simple steps: Go to the Qosmio Gaming Facebook fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/QosmioGaming) and click the “Like” button Upon reaching the landing page, click on the “I Deserve a Qosmio” button on the left side bar Click on the “Promotions” tab Answer why you deserve to own a Qosmio in less than 24 words, complete the remaining fields and click Submit! This contest will end on November 5, 2011 and only citizens of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam are eligible to join. Related posts: Palit Sonic Platinum Contest is giving away GeForce cards The Great Lenovo – PTB Laptop Giveaway The Great Lenovo-PTB Laptop Giveaway...

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Toshiba introduces super slim Portégé Z830 Ultrabook

Finally I was able to see, feel and touch an ultrabook a couple of days ago at the Toshiba launch and boy it was one fine-looking laptop. The Portégé Z830 is Toshiba’s first ultrabook powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core processor. This 13-incher weighs only 1.12kg and is relatively thin at 15.9mm, a huge improvement in size and weight from last generation ultraportables. Despite the size, the Z830 doesn’t lack in speed and power with the latest 2nd gen Intel Core processor, 128GB SSD and up to 6GB DDR3 RAM. Because of the thin form, most of the ports are located at the back. The Portégé Z830 was built to last with a a light, yet durable magnesium alloy casing that is reinforced with an enhanced Honeycomb Rib design and new internal structures that provide shock absorption and increased rigidity. It also has a full-size spill resistant tile keyboard with backlight and a large multi-touch touchpad. According to Toshiba reps, we can expect the Portégé Z830 to be available in a couple of months. No local pricing announced but knowing Toshiba’s premium pricing and how other ultrabooks are priced, don’t expect this to go below $900. One thing’s for sure, once you see the Toshiba Portégé Z830, you’ll need something to wipe the drool off your face. Sorry for the crummy shots. This thing looks wayyy better than in the photos. Toshiba Portégé Z830 Specs: 2nd generation Intel Core processor up to 6GB DDR3 RAM 128GB SSD 13.3″ HD display, 1366 x 768 WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, card reader, VGA port, HDMI port Matte A4 tile keyboard, large multi-touch touchpad 1.3 megapixel webcam Stereo speakers enhanced with Toshiba Audio Enhancement technology Related posts: Toshiba plays the slim laptop game with Portege...

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