Toshiba showed off some of the sleekest ultrabooks we’ve seen at any CES to date that weren’t just prototypes. I was able to put my hands on four different models, ranging from a 21:9 aspect ratio ultrabook made for watching movies without having any bars on the sides, to a really great convertible that maintains the battery life we’ve been expecting to find in ultrabooks today. Toshiba also introduced their first touchscreen at a very affordable price, proving that the big companies are really onboard with the Windows 8 user experience.
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?
Todd talked to Scott at the Toshiba booth about the new “SuperSpeed” USB 3.0 Thumb drives that will be available this spring. The drives are up to 10 times faster then USB 2.0 at 220mb/sec reading and 94mb/sec writing.
They will be available in 32GB and 64GB sizes and will be $100 and $200 respectively.
Scott also showed off Toshiba’s new SD Cards with wifi. The product will be called “FlashAir” and will be a 2 way wifi enabled SD Card. Other wifi cards have only been one way where you can pull photos from the card wirelessly. This new card will allow you to put files on the card from other devices as well as download from the card wirelessly.
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.
Todd casts his eye over Toshiba‘s upcoming Windows 7 tablet, with a larger than usual screen, Atom processor and dual cameras. Being very early to the booth there was no one really available to talk to yet, but as you can see the Toshiba folks appear to be in prototype mode, I am not sure what I think of the overside monitor on this one, but their were tablet designs for every possible utilization.
Toshiba was demonstrating lots of 3D TVs in their booth at CES. 3D was the big buzz word at last year’s CES show and I wasn’t impressed.
This year all the major companies were showing 3D TVs and the technology (and price points) have improved. There are a number of issues surrounding 3D: cost, lack of content, multiple 3D technologies, and having to wear the stupid 3D glasses.
Well, Toshiba was showing off a “glasses free” 3D TV. The demo was interesting but you could tell it’s was a first generation product. You needed to be right in front of the display to see the 3D effects and it still wasn’t as good as viewing with glasses.
I don’t believe “glasses free” 3D TV (or 3D TV in general) is here for everyone, but there’s always next year.