Toshiba is joining the already-crowded laptop/tablet combo market with its Satellite U920t and U925t hybrids that were introduced at the IFA 2012 in Berlin. Each device runs on the full-blown Windows 8, has a 12.5-inch scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display with 1366 x 768 resolution, and is powered by Intel Ivy Bridge chips with integrated Intel HD4000 graphics under the hood. Availability and pricing will be revealed close to the October 26th launch of Windows 8.
What Else You Need To Know
- The U920t features an i3/i5 Intel CPU, up to 256GB SSD drive for storage, and up to 8GB DDR3 RAM for multi-tasking, and has NFC support.
- Unlike other convertibles, the U920T's keyboard couldn't be detached from the device.
Hybrids are becoming increasingly popular in the tech space, appealing to consumers who are looking for an ultra-lightweight device that can double as a tablet. But what’s strange about the satellite U925t is that the display folds up, instead of down.- Samantha Murphy, Mashable
Toshiba Satellite U920T pictures and hands-on
Definitely something a bit different from Toshiba, but then there is a lot of other folding Windows 8 devices being announced right now.
Toshiba Unveils Tablet-Ultrabook Hybrid
Hybrids are becoming increasingly popular in the tech space, appealing to consumers who are looking for an ultra-lightweight device that can double as a tablet.
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IFA 2012: Toshiba Launches Windows 8 Convertible Tablet
The tablet is expected to ship around the same time Windows 8 is officially released though at a price which is likely to be slightly more than $1000.
Toshiba Announces New Products and Innovations at IFA Berlin 2012
Nvidia’s Optimus graphics switching technology should ensure maximum battery life out of the 1.65kg and less than 21mm thick Ultrabook.
- IFA: Toshiba unveils a Windows 8 ultrabook and tablet hybrid
- Tech Radar
IFA 2012: Toshiba's Satellite U920T is half Windows 8 Ultrabook, half tablet
The U920T was developed in partnership with Intel so it features little extras like the Intel Sensor Solution (3D acceleration sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor) for souped up gaming action.
- Toshiba outs Satellite U920T Windows 8 convertible: hands-on