I can almost hear the company echoing Terry Malloy’s classic lament from 1954’s On the Waterfront, “You don’t understand...I could’ve had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody…”
The brand we knew as Toshiba is gone and Dynabook stands in its ashes. The reinvented brand is relaunching some of its former brands under the new moniker, starting with the Dynabook Terca X50-F. For $2,144 ($1,684 starting) you get a decent first attempt at a second chance. The notebook offers decent performance and great file transfer speeds. However, a subpar display and battery life show that Dynabook’s going to need some time to knock off the ring rust.