Toshiba hatches a hybrid hard drive

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Toshiba has announced that it’s to launch a new range of 2.5inch hard drive which combine either 750GB or a terabyte of spinning storage with an 8GB NAND flash cache as a hybrid hard drive. The MQ01ABD, for that is its name, learns which files you regularly access and then clones them into the cache area in order to speed up loading times for commonly used files.

Toshiba launches USB powered monitor

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Remember when USB was for gamepads and mice? It seems that the future for the data transfer port includes fuelling low energy monitors.

Toshiba is the latest manufacturer to announce an LED screen which can be powered entirely from a standard USB 2.0 port. The cunningly named Toshiba USB LCD Mobile Monitor is exactly that, and while it's not what we'd normally look for in a gaming screen, there's a few things that make it look worth trying out.

Are ultrabooks the future of PC gaming?

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How powerful does a laptop need to be? It’s a pertinent question. Last week Razer unveiled a laptop it proclaimed the “saviour of PC gaming”. But the big laptop news is that we’re about to be deluged by ‘ultrabooks’ - thin and light MacBook Air clones which weigh just over a kilo, but pack powerful Core i5/i7 processors.

Hands on with Toshiba's glasses free 3D laptop

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Toshiba has just launched its first glasses free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750 3D. It's a 15.6 inch screen machine which uses a lenticular lens system to divide up the vertical pixel columns, not unlike the Nintendo 3DS. Basically, two images are displayed on screen at the same time, divided between alternating columns, and tiny lenses angle left eye images in the direction of the left eye and right to the right.