Dynabook Toshiba commitment to innovation

In 1985, we launched the world’s first mass market laptop PC, the famous T1100. This device was recognised by the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a milestone in electrical engineering, one of only 17 so recognised during the entire 1980s.

We’ve been committed to mobile computing and to innovation ever since achieving global market leadership and delivering over 30 world firsts in 35 years.

Now, as Dynabook, innovation remains a core part of our corporate culture, and we will continue to lead the way.

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DYNABOOK J-3100 SS.
The world’s first notebook computer. Also, the first device to feature the Dynabook name.

INTRODUCING THE SECOND OF OVER 30 WORLD FIRSTS: THE DYNABOOK J3100.

Recognised by the Information Processing Society of Japan as the world’s first A4-sized notebook, the Dynabook J-3100 featured a 10MHz CPU, 640kb of RAM, a 640 x 400 pixel display and a built-in 3.5” floppy disk drive. The engineers used breakthrough technologies to keep the weight to only 2.7 kg. Released at a remarkable price – under 200,000 yen – it was a hit, selling over 170,000 units within a year.

INNOVATION.
IT’S IN OUR DNA.

Toshiba’s founders were renowned innovators in their day. Tanaka Hisashige was known as ‘The genius of mechanical wonders’, and Fujioka Ichisuke earned the title ‘The Edison of Japan’. They were inventors, and their focus on innovation and technical leadership became part of the company’s culture and a major driver in its global success.

Dynabook convertible laptop

INNOVATION. IT'S HOW WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS COMPETE.

Today, with our core team and capabilities intact and a new factory under construction, we remain committed to innovation. We will continue to focus on mobile computing, and continue to develop new, customer-focused technologies and products, with quality and reliability at the core of what we do.