Toshiba reveals Windows 8-based Satellite U925t hybrid

In June, Toshiba revealed a prototype for a Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid at Computex. Today, the company officially announced that it will turn that prototype into a full fledged consumer product.

Maximum PC reports that Toshiba has branded the product as the Satellite U925t Ultrabook. While it can be used as a touch screen tablet, the physical keyboard also slides out for users who need to touch something a little more sturdy.

The Ultrabook will have an Intel Core i5 processor inside, along with a 128 GB SSD, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, two cameras (front and rear) and a media card reader. The keyboard has an LED backlight and a CkickPad with Windows 8 gesture support While the Satellite U925t will be released when Windows 8 launches on October 26th, there's no word yet on what it will cost.

Toshiba also showed off a Windows 8 prototype device with a detachable keyboard back in June, but there's no word on when, or even if, that product will be launched. While Toshiba was originally planning to launch a Windows RT-based device sometime this year, the company recently announced that those plans have been pushed back "due to delayed components".

Source: Maximum PC | Image via Toshiba

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Not my cup of tea and my Toshiba laptop was a piece of junk. But looks better than the other examples out there.

Apple set the standard for an ultrabook. We need a manufacture to step up and create a benchmark that Win8 tabs all aspire to be.

They are nice designs, but my eyes are set on the Surface. If priced reasonably, I will pick up two, one for myself and the other for my brother.

I actually think some of these designs are quite nice. For some people who need to take notes on their lap, the Surface is impractical (we have no idea how well the type cover will work on your lap, but a dock would definitely be sturder).

dagamer34 said,
I actually think some of these designs are quite nice. For some people who need to take notes on their lap, the Surface is impractical (we have no idea how well the type cover will work on your lap, but a dock would definitely be sturder).

You should get a laptop then.

Typing on your lap is uncomfortable. If you're typing on your lap, you're most likely not doing any serious typing. So might as well type with the onscreen keyboard. You can also WRITE on it with a stylus as well.

Thanks goodness to MS taking the initiative to design and produce the Surface. So far I'm so disappointed with some of the OEMs design so far. I think Windows 8 would have a tough time to beat android and iPad. Well done MS!!

No, no, NO, they don't get it do they. It's a good thing Microsoft created the Surface or else we might of just gave-in to the iPad black hole. I'm not referring to the "smarter" bunch that can appreciate a Microsoft OS for what it's worth, I'm referring to the other 90% that is more attracted by polished shiny looking hardware. If apple was going to come out with a keyboard dock for the iPad (I'm sure they will shortly), it would look awesome, maybe not as awesome as the 3mm thin Surface keyboard/cover but awesome none the less.