Preview: Toshiba's Port

By David Flynn, May 6 2013

Toshiba's forthcoming Portégé Z10t joins the growing ranks of Windows 8 hybrids – part tablet, part Ultrabook – which promise if not the best of both devices, certainly the convenience of both.

The 11.6 inch HD touchscreen makes it larger than most tablets, although nestled at the most compact end of the Ultrabook market.

Happily, most of the ports are found on the side of the tablet rather than the detachable keyboard, so even in the most stripped-down mode you've got USB and HDMI sockets plus an SD card slot.

The keyboard dock sports another pair of USB and HDMI ports, a more conventional RGB video out port plus a LAN socket for jacking into a hardwired network.

Pricing will start at $1,199 for the base model with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state drive. if you want Intel's beefier Core i5 powerplant the ticket jumps to $1,499 with the same amount of RAM and storage, although the later can be optioned up to 256GB.

Toshiba will showcase the Portégé Z10t at this week's Australian launch of its 2013 consumer notebook line, but it won't hit the streets until sometime in June. For full specs and more details, click through to mytoshiba.com.au.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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I like the theory of the table / ultrabook hybrid, certainly for the 'convenience factor' like David says. I think it's the way forward for quite a few people. A little out of my price range at the moment though!

I would be interested to hear if anyone out there is using a similar setup yet, and how they are finding it? I've seen a few people in the lounges with the surface or other windows 8 tablets, but I don't think i've come accross anyone using a hybrid yet...


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