Toshiba shows off upcoming Windows 8-based Portege Z10 hybrid

Toshiba launched a Windows 8-based hybrid product, the Satellite U925, as part of the Windows 8 launch. That product had a keyboard that slid out of the touchscreen and then could be tucked back in to make it into a tablet. This week, Toshiba revealed plan to launch a second Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid, but with a different design.

Engadget reports that Toshiba showed off the device at the Intel Developer Forum this week. While the company didn't give a name for the product, the article says it is similar to a device called the Portege Z10 that recently passed FCC inspection. This notebook has a keyboard that detaches from the main device, but it has a rather large hinge that keeps the screen in place when used as a notebook.

The screen itself is 10 inches, and the main device has a USB 3.0 port, a micro-HDMI socket and a full-size SD card slot, along with a version of Intel's Ivy Bridge processor. The keyboard is backlit and contains a trackpad and a pointing stick. Other than that there's no other information about the hardware specifications on this upcoming Windows 8 hybrid, but we should know more when it is launched later this quarter.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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I don't mind the hinge as I've tried out the Acer W510 and due to its small hinge it feels wonky. It seems to hold but you constantly feel as if its going to fall off the keyboard if you arent too careful. I want to use my devices with convidence. Which is why the strong magnet on the Surface RT (as well as the overall build quality) convinced me to get one.

Fritzly said,
I will keep waiting for the Lenovo Helix.

Same here. Only one that offers 8GB RAM, i5, 256GB SSD, Wacom, 1920x1080 panel, and a battery in the keyboard all at once.

Unfortunately Haswell will be out pretty shortly after the Helix comes out so I may just stick with my X230T until the Helix is refreshed with Haswell.

W32.Backdoor.KillAV.E said,
More cheap looking ugly junk. Just what we've all been waiting for

/s


I dunnno about you, this actually looks okay to me.

I like the dock/KB much better than the Surface. Looks like it will allow easier use on your lap by keeping the screen upright.

-adrian- said,
Well - the surface is a tablet with keyboard and this one here is a ultrabook with tablet

Yea, I know. I just was commenting on the dock. Wish the Surface had a different dock.

-adrian- said,
Well - the surface is a tablet with keyboard and this one here is a ultrabook with tablet

Actually the Surface is a Slate Tablet, this is a Convertible Tablet....

Fritzly said,

Actually the Surface is a Slate Tablet, this is a Convertible Tablet....

actually they're both slates and ultrabooks at heart, just one with a dock solution and other with kickstand and cover-keyboard

x.iso said,

actually they're both slates and ultrabooks at heart, just one with a dock solution and other with kickstand and cover-keyboard

They are both computers. Lets leave it at that.