Toshiba releases new tablet/laptop hybrid Satellite 925t

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 3:52:12 by

Toshiba launched the all-new Satellite U925t in an event last week. The device is of utmost importance from a number of aspects. For one it is the first Windows 8 device launched by the Japanese PC-makers and it has a different shape from the contemporary line of tablets.

Microsoft has been marketing and advertising its new operating system in the market for the increasing ergonomics in terms of touch capabilities. The new OS has been mainly targeted at the tablet market, although it also has the Windows 7-based interface as well for traditional PC and laptop usage.

This is where the basic concept behind Satellite U925t comes in. The new device is a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet. This is not news that PC-makers have been making hybrid laptop/tablets. In the past all kinds of hybrids were made, with a detachable screen, swivel-adjustable screen laptops. In fact, it was Apple who introduced a slate like tablet for the first time in the market.

All the traditional tablet hybrids had Windows versions installed in them but the limitations were in the operating system itself. Windows has never been touch-oriented OS and the pressure-screen touch interaction on the displays was another turn-off. The release of the original iPhone introduced capacitive touch screens in the technology market and operating system have been adapting the tech since then.

The new W8 is all about touch, that is the major pitch from Microsoft and it rightly is good for tablets. But Windows platform has never been restricted to tablet computing. Therefore, Toshiba comes along with a joint solution for laptops and tablets.

However, the new hybrid tows the line of slider cellphone, more than the older tablet PCs. The touch-sensitive screen slides back and forth. In full-forward push, it adjusts to a hinge at the back to tile upwards and become a laptop. In full backward pull, it adjusts neatly to the base and becomes a rather thicker tablet.

The base is comprised of a keyboard and a track-pad, which are small but given the 12.5-inch screen size they are rather comfortable.

There are two USB 3.0 and HDMI ports on either side of the base but no Ethernet cable. Under the hood are a Core i5 dual-core processor, DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth and NFC chip for communication with other tablets, smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices.

At 3.2 pounds it is heavier than an ultrabook, much less a tablet, but at 0.78-inch depth it is quite impressively slimmer than its ultra-thin peers.

Satellite U925t will be available for the official Windows 8 launch on October 26 and its price will be announced at the same event.

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