Toshiba’s CES 2009 Press Conference – No Tablet PC or Netbook Love

Truc and I are at the Toshiba press conference. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear we’ll be seeing a new Tablet PC or Netbook from Toshiba this week. Their USB press kit contains just TVs, TV/DVD combos, and stand alone players. As is always the case with CES, that may change as the day and week progresses […]

2009 Predictions: Warner’s Take


Here we go with my predictions for what we’ll see, what we’ll talk about, what’ we’ll laud, and what we’ll moan about in the coming year. If I do say so myself, I did pretty well with my 2008 predictions, but that is no guarantee that I have any great leg up on what I’m […]

Toshiba Getting Ready to Unleash 512GB SSD


Solid State Drives (SSD) continue to command attention and it looks like Toshiba will be looking for come at CES 2009 where they plan to show off a 512GB version to add to its lineup. Supposedly these will hit mass production in April or so. No word on price yet, but I would expect it […]

Acer, Asus, Toshiba Planning to Use Snapdragon?

Interesting. According to this article at CNet, Asus, Acer and Toshiba are working on small notebooks using Qualcomm’s instant-on solution, Snapdragon. Actually, according to Manjitt Gill (the interviewee) it is more like always on. “Our vision is that (the device is) always connected. Even when you shut it down, it’s still ‘on.’ (The laptop) goes […]

Scoring My 2008 Predictions


The end of the year brings scores of predictions and posts, columns, and reports on what we’ll see in the next year. We each do predictions here at GBM. I’m gearing up for my 2009 predictions, but first here’s a look back at my 2008 predictions to see how much of a predictor I really […]

Toshiba’s Holiday Sales

Toshiba Black Friday

Not to be left out, Toshiba is running special 20% discounts and free-for-3 specials. If you are hankering for a Toshiba notebook or Tablet PC, head on over.

GBM Podcast #62: An Inventory of the Tablet PC Space


What’s going on of late in the Tabletscape? Rob and Warner take an inventory of what we’ve seen lately (or not) from the various Tablet PC OEMs, and also discuss what we might or might not see coming up in the month’s ahead. They also spend some time talking about Rob’s issues with Dell and […]

Toshiba M750 Tablet PC Gets Official


Several weeks ago, we brought you early news of Toshiba’s upgraded Tablet PC, the M750. Toshiba made it all official today, listing it on Checkout the full gallery of pictures. The M750-S2701 lists for $1699.   Specs of the M750-S7201: Processor: 2.26 ghz Frontside bus: 1066 ghz Memory: 2 gb Display: 12.1” WXGA LED, […]

Toshiba Portege M750 Tablet PC Announced

There appears to be a new Tablet PC out and about and it’s the new Toshiba Portege M750 Tablet PC that can be found on the Toshiba Canada site.   I am not currently finding it on the US site as there is only the older M700 listed.   If you don’t want to make […]

Toshiba Pushes SSD To 256GB, Adds to Netbook Lineup

In a welcomed move, Toshiba announced plans for a Q4 2008 release of its new 2.5″ 256GB SSD drive utilizing SATA II interface. To keep costs relatively low, Toshiba will employ next-generation MLC architecture with maximum read and write speeds of 120MB/s and 70MB/s respectively. For the exploding netbook market, Toshiba has also announced 8GB, […]

Video of the Toshiba Satellite NB105 Netbook

Toshiba’s Netbook entry, the Satellite NB105 keeps attracting interest and you knew sooner or later we’d begin to see video. Well here is the first one, although it is a little dark. This one is running XP. > Via Lilliputing Tags: Toshiba+Satellite+NB105, Netbook

The Toshiba Satellite NB105 Netbook

Interesting that this seems to be called Satellite and not Libretto, but hey, jkkmobile has stumbled onto pictures of Toshiba’s Netbook from Toshiba Mexico and this link. The Satellite NB105 Netbook looks like what we all thought it would, but hey, it is still early. See more pictures here.   Tags: Toshiba+NB105+Netbook

Toshiba Heading Into the Sea of Netbooks?

Of course this only makes sense. Toshiba is the last of the big OEMs to launch a ship into the uncharted by crowded sea of Netbooks, and now it looks like rumors are afloat that they will make the leap. A jkOnTheRun reader (anonymous of course) his reporting that Toshiba is showing some Netbooks to […]

Toshiba Prototype UMPC / ULPC Unveiled

PCAuthority has the goods on Toshiba’s entry in to the ultra low cost space – a prototype handheld touch device sporting a 5.6″ screen, running Vista on an Intel Atom processor. Looks like a UMPC / Origami to me. Strangely, Toshiba had this to say about the device: “We don’t think this [prototype] is commercially […]

Talk To Toshiba: Are They Your Go-To OEM?

Toshiba has been in the Tablet PC space from the very beginning, coming to market with the Portege 3500 in November 2002, quickly updating it to the M200 / M205. Since that time, they have introduced various configurations and form factors, targeted at the consumer and the business person. Their current Tablet PC offering is […]

Toshiba SSDs Heading to 512GB

The size of Solid State Drives (SSDs) keeps marching upwards and we hope the price keeps coming down. Toshiba is about to roll out its 128GB models this summer but is now talking about improvments in their manufacturing that will lead to 512GB SSDs in 2009. Those same improvements should lead to price reductions as […]

Some Latitude XT Usage Notes

This past week proved to be quite the test for how well the Latitude XT was going to hold up to some rigorous mobile usage. I’m pleased to say that it held up quite well and is still proving to be a great Tablet PC. Here are some notes from using it during the MVP […]

PC Mag Review of Toshiba M700

While the Toshiba Portégé M700 is certainly not a new release, PC Magazine is apparently just getting around to doing a full review. PC Mag has a new “GreenTech” stamp of approval for computers that have a lower impact on the environment, and the M700 has been “GreenTech Approved.” Interestingly, the author, Cisco Cheng, appears […]