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SandForce demos SSDs running next generation NAND flash

Last week Toshiba announced the world’s first solid state drives to use 19nm MLC NAND flash, the THNSNF series. Toshiba’s press release detailed multiple features and specifications, save for which controller was used. Fortunately the 19nm Toggle MLC NAND flash…

Toshiba announces world's first 19nm MLC NAND flash SSDs

Toshiba today announced a new solid-state drive series called THNSNF that’s said to be the first built using 19nm NAND flash memory. The drive lineup comprises as many as eleven different models, spread across 9.5mm and  7.0mm height 2.5-inch variants in…

Tuesday tech deals: 40" TV $380 + deals on Blu-ray player and movies

TigerDirect offers the Toshiba 40" 1080p HDTV for $449.99. This $70 mail-in rebate cuts it to $379.99. With free shipping, that's $9 under a deal from April and the lowest total price we could find by $39. It's also tied as the best shipped price we've ever seen for a Toshiba 40" HDTV...

PC industry grows about 2%, beats Gartner, IDC expectations

Following a 6% decline during the holidays, the PC industry snapped back to growth in the first quarter of 2012 according to Gartner and IDC. The former outfit pegged worldwide shipments at 89 million units for a 1.9% increase year-over-year, while the latter reported a 2.3% bump...

SanDisk 19nm 128Gb flash memory chip is world's smallest

SanDisk has announced the world’s smallest 128Gb (16GB) NAND flash memory chip built using a 19nm process, knocking another nanometer off of the world’s current smallest flash memory chip, Micron’s impressive 20nm 128Gb version that was announced in December. …

TechSpot CES 2012 in Pictures: Part 2

As a follow-up to last week's CES special feature and coverage, here are more of the products we observed and played with, along with photos taken during our journey to the event. As you've surely noticed, mobile tech consumed the event with seemingly every major company unveiling smartphones, tablets or ultrabooks. Nonetheless, we managed to lay hands on plenty of awesome PC hardware from the likes of Samsung, Silverstone, MSI, Razer, Roccat, Toshiba, Gigabyte and more...

Building the perfect ultrabook and where PC makers are wrong

Editorial It appears as though we're just now arriving to that sweet spot where fewer compromises can be made to build fast and svelte machines that are budget-friendly, all at the same time. However, it's easy to miss what a true next-generation ultraportable notebook should be.

Manufacturers are short-sighted if they only focus on building fast machines that weigh 3 pounds or less, without putting design and user experience at the core of their future developments. Here are some key aspects where I believe PC makers should focus and where some are already failing on their first try to deliver a killer ultrabook.

Apple decreasing dependence on Samsung for memory components

Apple has increased orders for DRAM and NAND flash memory from two Japanese component manufacturers in an effort to further decrease dependence on Samsung for various components. Industry sources say Toshiba is handling Apple’s NAND flash parts while Elpida Memory…

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi join forces in LCD joint venture

Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, three of Japan's biggest electronics makers, have announced plans to merge their small and medium-sized LCD panel operations into a single entity called Japan Display. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new venture is likely to…

Toshiba announces 24nm toggle-mode DDR NAND flash

Toshiba has introduced new flash memory chips that offer more performance and storage capacity in less space than existing parts. The company's new 24nm e-MMC chips feature toggle-mode double data rate (DDR) NAND flash memory, which boosts random access and…

Toshiba Thrive ready to ship from Newegg and Amazon

Toshiba's first Android-powered tablet was just given an official U.S. release date. According to a press release issued by Best Buy on Thursday, the Thrive will be available for in-store purchase on July 10. Interestingly, while Best Buy and several…