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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.

Toshiba announces 24nm toggle-mode DDR NAND flash

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 to demo impressive new displays this week

Toshiba to demo impressive new displays this week

Toshiba is planning on showing off next-generation displays and technologies for mobile phones, portable electronics, automotive applications, and 3D applications at the 2011 Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium (May 17, 2011 to May 19, 2011). If you're unable…

Toshiba launches world's first LIF SATA 1.8-Inch HDDs

Toshiba has announced the industry's first 1.8" drives with low-insertion force (LIF) SATA connectors, enabling a 10 percent smaller footprint compared to standard 1.8" drives using microSATA connectors. Samples will be available for customer qualification next month.