Toshiba Takes on Windows 8 with a Slew of Touch-Friendly PCs
Toshiba has launched three touch-friendly PCs - a convertible Ultrabook, an All-in-One Desktop PC, and an entertainment notebook PC - designed for Windows 8.
The Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook includes a unique sliding hinge which enables you to switch from a tablet to an ultrabook instantly, revealing the illuminated tiled keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support. Powered by an Intel Core Ivy Bridge i5 processor, it measures less than 19.9mm thin and weighs from 1.52kg, and features a Clear SuperView 12.5-inch diagonal HD touch-screen display with IPS technology, 128GB solid state drive, and a front HD webcam along with a 3-megapixel rear camera with autofocus for taking photos and videos in tablet mode.
Equipped with a 14-inch diagonal HD touch-screen LED display with edge-to-edge glass, the Satellite P840t Premier Series notebook PC powers on an Intel Core Ivy Bridge processor, with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and high-capacity hard drive. Besides a durable 3D hard disk motion sensor which protects the hard disk from vibrations and knocks, the Satellite P840t offers a comfortable, raised illuminated tiled keyboard and a spacious Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support. It also integrates harman/kardon stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancement.
Utilizing an Intel Core Ivy Bridge i7 processor, the Regza LX830 All-In-One Desktop PC features a 23-inch diagonal Full HD 1080p resolution touch-screen ideally suited for Windows apps, 2TB of storage space, Onkyo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D, and high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics. The PC comes bundled with a comfortable full-size raised tiled wireless keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad and a matching wireless mouse that are both pre-paired to allow users to start using the All-in-One right out of the box.
The Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook, Satellite P845t Premier Series notebook PC and Regza LX830 All-In-One desktop PC will be available on 26 October 2012.
Read on for the full press release.
Singapore, 10th October 2012 – Toshiba Singapore Digital Products & Services Group (DS) today launched three exciting touch-friendly PCs designed for Windows 8, ranging from a state-of-the-art convertible Ultrabook, an All-in-One Desktop PC to a premium entertainment notebook PC.
“These PCs are designed to take advantage of Windows 8 enhanced user interface, providing an intuitive and engaging computing experience on stunning and precisely engineered hardware,” said Ms Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Digital Products & Services Group. “Consumption of digital media has evolved and Windows 8 launch came in time to leverage on this revolution through its modern, intuitive touch gestures and Windows apps and live tiles. We have always believed that computing is more than just modern software deployment. Thus, with the launch of these touch-friendly devices, Toshiba has once again close up the gap between hardware capabilities and software design.”
Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook: Tablet and Ultrabook in a Single Device
The Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook merges the convenience of a tablet and productivity of a Ultrabook by combining them into one ultra-slim design that is ideal for consumers and professionals on-the-go. The unique sliding hinge enables user to transform the device from a Tablet to an Ultrabook in a mere second! From tablet mode, users can slide the display back and tilt it up to reveal the illuminated tiled keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support; enabling the device to be used like a traditional Ultrabook.
Less than 19.9 millimetres thin and weighing from just 1.52 kilograms, the Satellite U920t is tough but lightweight and features soft touch surface while offering the portability of a traditional Ultrabook as well as its long battery life rating. Its true-to-life Clear SuperView 12.5-inch diagonal HD touch-screen display with IPS technology provides impressive viewing angles whether in tablet or Ultrabook mode, while Corning Gorilla Glass resists scratches. Equipped with an ultra-fast 128GB solid state drive and speedy 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, the Satellite U920t offers ultra-responsive performance. The device also includes a front HD webcam for video chatting and a three-megapixel rear camera with autofocus for taking photos and video in tablet mode.
The convertible Ultrabook also comes packed with a complete range of connectivity options including integrated 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display as well as a media card reader, HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports, one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge. In addition, the Satellite U920t features a full range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer and near-field communication (NFC) capable of a range of wireless data transfer applications.
Satellite P840t Premier Series Entertainment Touch-screen Notebook PC
The Satellite P840t Premier Series notebook PC offers consumers a premium Windows 8 touch experience in a ultra-sleek, ultra-chic notebook PC design. Equipped with a 14-inch diagonal HD touch-screen LED display with edge-to-edge glass, the Satellite P840t incorporates everything needed for an amazing entertainment and powerful multitasking experience thanks to the ultra- responsive 3rd generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and high-capacity hard drive.
Dressed in Brushed Aluminum Silver, the notebook PC is not only stylish, but extremely durable with 3D hard disk motion sensor that protects the hard disk from vibrations and knocks of everyday life. The Satellite P840t also features a comfortable raised illuminated tiled keyboard and a spacious Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support, giving users a greater control over how they want to interact with the new Windows 8 user interface. The notebook PC also includes harman/kardon stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancement, multiple USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers plus USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba Sleep & Music, two technologies that give users the freedom to charge up their mobile entertainment devices or phones while enjoying music from them even while the notebook PC is powered down.
Designed for the most immersive entertainment experience anytime and anywhere, the Satellite P840t offers long battery mileage, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 supporting extended distance file transfers.
REGZA LX830 Touch-screen All-in-One Desktop
The REGZA LX830 All-In-One Desktop PC hi-fi inspired chassis is designed to blend harmoniously with your furniture regardless of your home décor. With Windows 8, it is the ideal device for multitasking, productivity and HD entertainment. Weaving performance with style, REGZA LX830 features a 23-inch diagonal Full HD 1080p resolution touch-screen ideally suited for Windows apps as well as watching movies, playing games and getting work done.
The REGZA LX830 is fully equipped with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, 2TB of storage space and up to 16GB of system memory for lightning-fast responsiveness. Not forgetting connectivity, it also features two USB 3.0 ports plus four USB 2.0 ports, a built-in TV tuner and HDMI-in port, enabling it to double up as a TV or game console display. Beefing up the setup, the REGZA LX830 also includes superior audio from Onkyo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D and high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with 2GB of DDR3 graphics memory for all your entertainment needs. The PC comes bundled with a comfortable full-size raised tiled wireless keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad and a matching wireless mouse that are both pre-paired to allow users to start using the All-in-One right out of the box.
The Satellite U920t Premier Series Convertible Ultrabook, Satellite P845t Premier Series notebook PC and REGZA LX830 All-In-One desktop PC will be available for purchase on October 26, 2012 at major retailers.