by Anton Shilov
05/29/2013 | 11:50 PM
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, has introduced the company's first Windows 8 device designed for business users, the Portégé Z10t Detachable Ultrabook. The new notebook wed convenience with productivity and performance since it can easily be transformed into a tablet by detaching the display from the keyboard.
Toshiba Portégé Z10t is equipped with an 11.6” IPS display with 1920*1080 resolution, Corning Concore Glass and an anti-glare coating. The ultrabook can be configured with the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with integrated graphics cores as well as Intel vPro technology, active management technology (AMT) and trusted platform module (TPM) for maximum manageability and security. The detachable tablet features 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory, HD front-facing and 3MP rear-facing cameras, full-size SD card slot, USB 3.0 and Micro HDMI port, and an audio combo jack. The keyboard dock features full-size HDMI, RGB, LAN and USB 2.0 port. Finally, an optional cradle dock includes LAN, two USB 2.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port and a headphone jack. Portégé Z10t is equipped with Windows 8 Pro, however it also supports 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.
Reflecting on Toshiba's 10-year history building convertible PCs, the Portégé Z10t features an Ultimate Silver casing crafted from a high-stiffness resin and a sturdy locking hinge mechanism that keeps the display soundly anchored when connected to the detachable keyboard. The detachable keyboard includes a touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support and Accupoint, and is LED backlit and spill-resistant.
"The Portégé Z10t is Toshiba's first computing device purpose-built from the ground up to deliver a more intuitive Windows 8 experience for business users. The Detachable Ultrabook form factor helps business users achieve new levels of productivity by giving them the portability they need and the flexibility to get work done and easily share information on the go, while satisfying the durability, security, and manageability needs of corporate IT departments," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and product development at DPD of Toshiba America Information Systems.
The Portégé Z10t is an ideal choice for on-the-go professionals looking for a single, versatile device that offers more screen real estate than most tablets, but all the same ultra-responsive performance of a laptop. The built in digitizer adds even more functionality for those who want to write and take notes on-screen.
The detachable tablet measures only 0.49” (1.24cm) thin and boasts a super-mobile weight of just 1.91 pounds (866 grams). As an ultrabook, the device sports a slim-line profile and weighs only 3.24 pounds (1.46 kilograms).
The Portégé Z10t will be available for purchase through select Toshiba resellers, e-tailers from May 29, 2013 and directly at ToshibaDirect.com on June 25, 2013, starting at $1499 MSRP.