story of technology

Some people will tell you that all PCs are the same on the inside: an OS, CPU, display, memory,
storage and disk drives. But in developing dynabook products, we've never subscribed to that philosophy.

For example, the CPU. It is the core component processing complex calculations and sophisticated graphics. Even if two computers contain the same CPU, cooling technology makes a difference. When designed correctly, it allows the CPU to live up to its full potential. dynabook has gained accumulated knowledge from a long history of engineering mobile PCs with compact designs using technologies that simulate airflow.

Even when other manufacturers use the same components, we've been able to make the dynabook thinner and lighter for maximum portability. We've utilized our expertise to make the motherboard as small as possible. These PCs are also built with a Magnesium alloy chassis that is lighter and thinner, yet stronger than materials commonly used by other manufacturers.

Although other PCs may have the same battery capacity, dynabook PCs leverage a component control feature to extend battery life as long as possible. We have meticulously calculated power consumption by all components (CPU, display, storage, etc.)to control them in the most efficient manner, prolonging the computer's battery life. Because of the way a battery works, when you use and recharge it many times over the years, its capacity gradually wears down, reducing battery life. We find this unacceptable. Armed with knowledge built up over many years, we carefully control battery discharging and charging to maintain its capacity as much as possible and to minimize its degradation over time. Furthermore, dynabook PCs are capable of charging rapidly in a short time. Typically, this type of charging leads to the battery losing capacity. However, by properly managing the current flowing to the battery, dynabook PCs can use rapid charging while avoiding a battery's typical degradation.

There is an essential, standard component in a PC that most people don't know about: the BIOS. This software, whose abbreviation stands for "Basic Input/Output System," connects the primary hardware components with the operating system (also known as the "OS"). In other words, if your limbs and organs are the primary components of your body, then the OS is the brain and the BIOS is the vascular system. The BIOS is a critical piece of the PC. Instead of adopting a standard third-party BIOS, dynabook PCs have always used a propriety BIOS that we’ve developed ourselves. Our BIOS builds upon the functions of a standard BIOS and adds security features to include technology that prevents malicious users from stealing important data on your computer, such as IDs, passwords or credit card numbers. Our proprietary BIOS, which comes from decades of engineering computers, makes this possible.

The new pen that comes with X-Series products incorporates ideas of the dynabook Vision.* While a PC is great for researching information (i.e. searching) and producing documents (i.e. productivity), a pen and paper are excellent tools when organizing thoughts or coming up with new ideas. For the X-Series, we've developed software to support digital inking on the PC. A liquid crystal display (LCD) display also contains our distinctive technology. An LCD screen is a standard component. It allows a device to display a wide array of colors. For example, although you may see parts of the screen displaying yellow, they may actually be numerous shades of yellow with slight differences between them. To display more natural-looking colors, Regza, Toshiba's brand of TVs, matches all color parameters specifically to suit the traits of the liquid crystal display. Doing this requires time and effort during the design phase, but it is an area where the company’s expertise to better refine these parameters. Today, all dynabook models come with these types of parameter adjustments, providing our users with photos and videos with more natural colors. We embed this technology into dynabook PCs with the idea of creating, a truly "personal" computer, the most important item in the owner's life.