Looking to court business users who need both a laptop and a tablet, can’t be bothered packing both into their neat little briefcases, Toshiba are preparing to launch the Portégé Z10t, an 11.6-inch detachable ultrabook/tablet hybrid.
Running Windows 8 with a 10-point multitouch full HD screen, the Portégé Z10t can convert into a more portable tablet with the press of a button, detaching the touchscreen from its full-size keyboard base.Offering the “latest Intel processors for Ultrabook” (we’ll give you specifics once we get them), the machine will be available in configurations with variable-sized SSD storage depending on wallet size, 1 USB 3.0 port on the tablet and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard base, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0, optional Wi-Di screen sharing and a HSPA/LTE module.
Being aimed at enterprise users, Toshiba are pushing the machine’s security features heavily too, with Intel Anti-Theft and vPro features protecting against unauthorised access and offering remote device disabling controls.
Toshiba will also be offering a sold-separately DigitizerPen stylus, letting you sketch notes on the screen and have them turned into typed, digital text through the machine’s handwriting recognition software.
Hitting UK stores in Q2 2013, there’s no word yet on pricing. We’ll keep you posted.