The Japanese company Toshiba, which demonstrated the Portege Z20T model on CES 2015, also supported the trend on hybrid ultrabooks and mentioned its simpler version with W20T index. Portege Z20T is a representative of 2-V-1 devices, combining the power and functionality of modern ultrabooks and the capabilities of tablets based on Windows 8.1. The diagonal of the display of the apparatus demonstrated by the representatives of the Toshiba is 12.5 inches, and the resolution of the matrix — 1920 × 1080 points. TOSHIBA Portege Z20T is included immediately with Wacom stylus.
The concept that Tosiba experts adhered to the development of the Portege Z20T adhered to, can be described in a few words: the miniaturization of the device and the maximum duration of autonomous operation. The result of Japanese engineers is presented in the form of these numbers in the specifications for a hybrid ultrabook with a disconnected keyboard. The mass of a mobile device without a keyboard is only 725 g, and with the keyboard — 1.5 kg. At the same time, the declared duration of autonomous work is in the range of 9 hours or 17.4 hours, respectively,.
For the performance of the new items that we have already mentioned in the materials of our site before, the Intel processor Broadwell is responsible for the Intel processor — The Core M chip, the low TDP of which allowed to get rid of active cooling, but at the same time have performance at the level of models with Core i3 and Core i5.
Since the ultrabook tablet (ultrabook planet) is positioned as a flagship device, for storing information, the manufacturer offers to choose configurations with 128 or 256 GB of the SSD drive, as well as a version of 4/8 GB of RAM.
Portege Z20T received all the necessary interfaces and modules, including:
- Microhdmi connector;
- Microsd memory slot;
- Port microUSB on a tablet and two USB versions 3.0 on the dock-keyboard;
- HDMI unit on the keyboard;
- Etherrnet port on the keyboard.
12.5-inch hybrid ultrabook will enter the American market at a price of $ 1399 already this month (we are talking about the basic configuration with 4 GB of the RAM and the 128-GB SSD, but including the dock and digital feather. But the more advanced modification of Toshiba Portege Z20T will cost $ 1699. The Toshiba Portege WT20 model mentioned at the beginning is a complete analogue of the Portege Z20T according to the hardware component, but is deprived of the keyboard and support the Wacomer, which was reflected at the final value of the goods, reducing it to $ 899.
Another novelty from Toshiba, which should go on sale in Europe in the near future, was the Satellite Click Mini hybrid tablet. This model has a 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, for the performance of the Windows systems of which is responsible for the four-core processor Intel Atom Z3735F and 2 GB of RAM.
With a keyboard with a built -in additional battery, the tablet Toshiba Satellite Click Mini will be able to continuously function within 16 hours. For storage of information, the manufacturer equips the SSD 32-GB device with the ability to expand memory with Microsd cards. From the declared specifications, several more points can be noted:
- Prevented Windows 8.1 with an annual subscription to the Microsoft Office 365 Personal package;
- 5-MP back camera;
- 2-MP front camera;
- the presence of a cartrider and a full -size USB connector on the keyboard;
- The mass is about 450 g without a keyboard and almost 1 kg with a keyboard with a thickness of 10 mm and 20 mm, respectively.
The cost of the TOSHIBA Satellite Click Mini model, which will become an equal competitor to the ASUS Transformer Book Chi T90, will be €300.
- TOSHIBA Corporation