BERLIN: JAPANESE COMPUTER MAKER Toshiba announced a Windows 8 ultrabook tablet hybrid at the IFA electronics trade show today.
The Satellite U920T is what Toshiba calls a "convertible ultrabook", transforming from a laptop to a touchscreen tablet using a mechanism where its 1366x768 12.5in Gorilla Glass display slides to cover the full size keyboard.
Weighing a fairly hefty 1.79kg, the U920T comes with a choice of the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors with Intel's HD 4000 built-in graphics. It also features 6GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for short boot times as well as a 1MP webcam on the front that is paired with another on the rear. This, according to Toshiba, is for when you want to web chat along with your family or colleagues.
It has one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet LAN, and an SDTM card reader along with standard Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel WiDi.
Toshiba said the U920T will be released in the fourth quarter, but like many of the vendors at IFA, it didn't quote a price.
As well as its new fancy convertible ultrabook, Toshiba also updated its range of 4K TVs. After having been the first vendor to unveil a 4K TV at IFA last year, this time round it's added an 84in model to its line-up, the Toshiba 84ZL2.
The 3D-enabled 4K flat panel TV promises full HD image quality when viewing 3D and is likely to see a UK release sometime in 2013.
Along with its new laptops and TVs, Toshiba also added the NHX21A and NHW22A data projectors to its product portfolio.
Offering extended lifetime of up to 20,000 hours, Toshiba's new high quality projectors "are ideal for businesses looking for a reliable projector with a low cost of ownership", it claims. µ