AAPL Stock: 118.3 ( + 0.49 )

Printed from

Toshiba to launch quad-core, WiMAX notebooks in fall

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed August 20, 2008

Toshiba quad-core, WiMAX

Toshiba on Wednesday announced it would combine Intel's mobile quad-core processors and WiMAX broadband support into one product, launching notebooks equipped with both before the end of 2008. Together, Toshiba believes, the new-generation notebooks will have the processing power to take full advantage of the WiMAX long-range wireless broadband technology, enabling media streaming, live video conferencing and mobile TV at speeds higher than those offered by Wi-Fi connections.

Wi-Fi tops out at 11Mbps, while the mobile version of WiMAX, 802.16e, is rated at maximum theoretical speeds of 70Mbps over short distances and with a clear line of sight, with decreases from there based on distance and obstructions such as buildings and trees. Sprint is planning to deploy WiMAX through its Xohm network, which launches in September.

Intel's Core 2 Extreme mobile quad-core processor tops out with the QX9300 offering speeds as high as 2.53GHz, with a Q9100 Core 2 Quad rated at 2.26GHz.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented