Toshiba announces Satellite U920T Windows 8 hybrid tablet
Toshiba announces its contribution to the Windows 8 laplet landslide with the Satellite U920T
Like many other manufacturers at this year’s IFA event, Toshiba is getting in on the Windows 8 ‘laplet’ game with the Satellite U920T, an Intel-powered slate with a slide-out keyboard.
Because it’s Intel based, the Satellite U920T runs the full build of Windows 8 rather than Windows RT, so as well as the Live Tile, touch-centric Modern UI it also has a ‘classic’ Windows mode for normal computing purposes.
Reports indicate the Satellite will come with a variety of Intel processor options from the chip-maker's Ivy Bridge catalogue to provide different levels of power and you can expect the onboard memory, price and some other specs to scale accordingly. It’ll also boast Intel HD 4000 graphics technology for a bit of visual punch.
Build quality looks suitably sharp, Gorilla Glass has been implemented in the touch display and there looks to be some aluminium used in its construction from the images we’ve seen.
Toshiba has made an interesting design choice when it comes to storage, you’ve got 32GB of solid-state memory, as in the stuff you normally find in tablets and smartphones, along with a one terabyte hard drive and 6GB of RAM.
The display measures 14-inches but it has a 1366x768 pixel resolution so isn’t going to be the sharpest screen on the market.
We’re hearing a Q4 release for the Satellite U920T but there’s no word on pricing or availability just yet.