Toshiba’s Portege z10t Convertible goes on sale this week for $1499
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Toshiba has today officially unveiled its latest tablet-slash-Ultrabook, which will be added to the manufacturer’s business line of ultraportable products. The hybrid device is apparently based on a Windows 8 operating system (can be downgraded to Windows 7) and will launch this week for $1499 and up.
It would appear that one of the key benefits of this detachable notebook is that it is equipped with an 11.6-inch IPS matte panel of 1920-by-1080 pixels native resolution that supports both touch and pen input (Wacom digitizer). Moreover, the z10t comes with a choice of third generation, low-voltage (13W) Core i5 or Core i7 vPro chips and according to a report from Engadget, there will be a Haswell option available in Q4 of this year.
Toshiba’s new convertible model will be offered with up to a 256GB SSD and up to 8GB of internal DDR3 memory (4GB on Ivy Bridge models). In addition, the tablet/laptop features a microSD card slot, a built-in web camera for video conferencing, USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN and VGA ports as well as Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity (4G options in the USA).
The Toshiba Portege z10t presumably measures 0.78 inches thick (the tablet’s height is 0.53 inches) and weighs 3.1lbs with the backlit and spill-resistant keyboard base.