CES 2014: Toshiba shows off 4K laptops, brings Ultra HD to your computer

Lately we have been seeing an increase in the number of 4K monitors hitting the market, including ones recently unveiled by Dell. Content for these screens has been a bit slower to appear, though Netflix has recently pushed the trailer for the upcoming House of Cards season out in Ultra HD quality.

Today, Toshiba became the first to unveil the new technology in laptops, showing off a pair of new notebooks at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

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The Tecra W50 is a 15-inch model with integrated NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, a fourth generation Intel Core processor, and a 3840 x 2160 282 PPI display. The Satellite P50t is a touchscreen model featuring the same specs as the W50. Both devices will ship with Windows 8.1. No other specs have been reported as of this writing, but we’ll update this when more information is known.

Few other details are known so far, including price and availability date for either device. It’s safe to assume they aren’t geared towards the budget-minded, so start saving up your money now if you have your heart set on one of these notebooks.

Toshiba unveils new line of Ultrabooks and convertibles

Ultrabook is a popular word these days in the technology world — as much so as netbook was a couple of years ago. Toshiba unveiled its lineup at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it included some impressive designs in, not just Ultrabook, but also convertibles.

The video, which you can watch below, starts off with what the company terms as “the first 21 x 9 aspect ratio Ultrabook”. It also packs Harmon Kardon speakers — a name many of you home theater geeks (I am one of you) will know.

There is also a new 14.1 inch Ultrabook that packs a 500 GB HDD, as opposed to an SSD, which saves a bit on the cost, but is still thin and lightweight. The company also unveiled an Intel Core i9 convertible which can be slid to convert into a tablet.

Prices for these devices begin at $799 and range up from there. You can get more details on specs and availability in the video below.

Interview by Nick DiMeo of F5 Live

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The Toshiba Excite X10 Tablet

Toshiba was recently at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showing off their new Excite X10 tablet.  The X10 is impressive upon first view because it is currently the world’s thinnest tablet at just 7.7 millimeters.  Toshiba senior product manager Duke Dang explains that using magnesium and a bonding method between the touch panel and LCD  helped them achieve this.

The tablet features a micro SD slot, micro HDMI port, a micro USB port, headphones jack, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, and Corning Gorilla Glass.  One unique software feature that Toshiba has introduced is a file manager, which gives the Excite X10 more of a PC feel with the ability to create folders and move files around.  They have also added a screen rotation lock button to the side of the tablet.

The Toshiba Excite X10 is running Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, and should be available very soon – they are looking at first quarter 2012 release.  There is not yet a price available.  For more info you can visit Toshiba and also check out the video below.

Interview by Jon Wurm of F5 Live.

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Toshiba Glass FREE 3D TV’s

Todd and Steve Lee (from Waves Of Tech) talk about seeing the 3D TV’s at the Toshiba booth at CES 2012. The one that impressed them the most was Toshiba’s 55inch 4k tv which will ship sometime in “early 2012″ and cost somewhat less then $10,000. I personally don’t know how much I would use the 3D on the set, but I would LOVE the 4K. Now to get more 4K content. Anyone have a Red camera I could borrow?

For more information, go check out the Toshiba Website us.toshiba.com

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GNC #664 Running a Tight Ship

Working on the Format pretty happy tonight with the time adjustment, hope you agree and looking for feedback on the adjustments being made. Lots of tech as always, thanks for your email comments on the show and the supporting material for the show. Guess the terminator was wrong today was not Judgement day but how far off are we from having the machines from taking over? I am currently reading Paul Allen’s Idea Man this is a great book highly recommend you pick it up..

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Toshiba Self Encrypting Drive Erases Data if Pulled from Computer

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Toshiba created a new drive with an interesting security feature: If it gets placed in another system, the drive erases everything.

It’s called the Toshiba SED (Self Encrypting Drive). It’s a 2.5 inch, 7200 RPM drive in sizes up to 640 GB. The drive has a AES-256 encryption and Opal Security Subsystem Class (Opal SSC). But it has even another feature. One that can erase the drive.

It’s a setting you can choose. If the drive gets taken out of the selected device and put in another to read the data, the drive can be set to delete all it’s information. You can also choose to only “deny” access, but what fun would that be?

There is a hybrid mode, too. You can choose certain areas of the disk to be wiped. Therefore, not all data could be lost. I suppose you could have a folder on the drive that opens to a video of Dennis Nedry saying “unh-unh-uh, you didn’t say the magic word” (Jurassic Park reference)…

This drive is meant for higher-end systems and high security computers. Point-of-Sales machines would benefit from this drive if certain data gets stored. Client and service kiosks as well.

While the standard computer user doesn’t need this level of security, it would be great if you have documents that you don’t want people to see. Just remember: if you set it, then try to change the drive, you loose it all.

Of course, to use the drive, you will need to have a computer that supports it. You would also have software that would control the encryption. That way if you want to safely move it to another computer, you can change the settings to move it, move the drive and reset the protocol.

Great for higher security computers. Bad if you forget the function is there in the drive…

 

GNC-2011-02-07 #645 Back from Chicago!

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Calling ET Dilemma.
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Honeycomb Tablet Website Live.
Gmail Priority Inbox comes to Mobile.
Firefox Road Map.
Huffington Post goes for 315 Million?
Darth Vader Wins!
Roku USB Port Open.
Sprint Kyocera dual Screen Mobile.
Samsung Upgraded Powershots!
Twitter Wins Super Bowl Traffic
Salt and Pepper Switch.
Doctor Ear buds.
New Blood Pressure Cuff.
Water Resist your iPhone.
Facebook Killing Marriages.
Pirating breakdown.
Greece Arresting File Sharing Site Owners.
Domain Protection Advice.
Revenge with Snow Blower.
Android 3.0 Video Editor.
Software by Download Only?
Last.FM no longer free.
FCC and Universal Service Fund.
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XOOM no Wifi without Activation.
Reverse class action Lawsuits.
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AT&T iPhone Carrot.
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Cord Cutters Percentages.
Google Exec Free in Egypt.
Astronaut to Fly Mission.
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Toshiba SSD and Standard HDD head to head!

There has been vast improvement of SSD drives over the past year, write and read speeds are up considerably. The folks at Toshiba had a demo running that really breaks it down on speed and life time reliability of drives that are being used in a variety of applications that are often not healthy for standard hard drives.

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Toshiba Glass Free 3D TV Not Ready for PrimeTime

3D TV is great in theory except for one thing the glasses. The glasses are often bulky, expensive and lets face it most people don’t want to wear them. The dream scenario is glass free 3D TV.  Toshiba is attempting to creating such a TV using lenticular sheets of magnified lenses. At CES 2011

Tom Newman visited the Toshiba booth and a took at the Toshiba 3D glass free TV.   According to both his and other reviews, it is definitely a 1.0 product and is not ready for prime time. The picture is pixellated and lacks stabilization. The viewing angle is only 40 degrees, 20 degrees on both sides. There are 2 screens the 20″ which can be viewed up to 3 feet away and the 12″ which can be viewed up to 2 feet.

It also cost a lot of money, expected price for the 12 inch is $1400 and the 20″ is $2800, Samsung is offering a traditional 50 inch 3D with glasses at $990 according to PCW.   At this point those of us in the U.S. don’t have to worry about the price since it is coming out in Japan first and there is no release date for the U.S. Most people don’t expect glass free 3D TV to be ready for the public until 2015 at the earliest.

Interview by Tom Newman from Fogview

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Toshiba 11″ Windows 7 Tablet

Todd casts his eye over Toshiba‘s upcoming Windows 7 tablet, with a larger than usual screen at 11.6″, Atom processor and dual cameras. Being very early to the booth, there was no one readily available to talk to, but as you can see from the video, the Toshiba tablet appears to be a prototype. The jury’s still out on the oversize screen on this one, but there were tablet designs for every possible configuration and use.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

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