Toshiba today announced the Portégé Z20t, a 2-in-1 detachable PC that will take on Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Z20t comes with support for high-precision Wacom pen input, a 12.5-inch Full HD IPS detachable display, a reversible keyboard dock, Intel Core M processor. It also offers up to a 17.4-hour battery life rating.
With a 12.5-inch display, the Portégé Z20t, provides the perfect balance between mobility and performance. Built with an extremely light, yet durable magnesium alloy, the tablet weighs only 1.6 pounds3 and when combined with the keyboard dock, just 3.3 pounds. The keyboard dock features a simple hinge mechanism that allows the tablet to be detached with one hand. The attachment mechanism is also reversible, enabling a presentation mode for showing content to a group of people.
The Portégé Z20t’s Full HD IPS display delivers vibrant, clear detail with wide viewing angles. The 2-in-1’s touch screen is ideal for business and education use, offering 10-point multi-touch support for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Professional, and anti-fingerprint and anti-glare coatings that help reduce reflections, allowing for work under office lights or even outside. The device also features a Wacom digitizer with 2,048 points of sensitivity that enables amazing handwriting recognition and feels just like writing with a pen on paper using Toshiba’s Digitizer Pen with Eraser. A secondary, emergency pen is stored conveniently in a dedicated slot on the tablet for anytime access.
Functionality and productivity are further enhanced by the inclusion of a spill-resistant LED backlit keyboard for working in dimly lit environments and an improved key design for comfortable typing. Additionally, the integrated Accupoint with its own dedicated buttons provides an alternative to the large clickpad for increased accuracy.
The Portégé Z20t is powered by Intel Core M processors, which enables fanless chassis with a premium, black magnesium alloy finish that operates silently with up to a 9.1-hour battery life rating as a tablet and an unprecedented 17.4-hour battery life rating with the keyboard dock.
The device features the new M.2 SSD interface and can be configured with a with a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive4 and up to 8GB of on-board LPDDR3 memory5 for easily multitasking. To ensure a comprehensive tablet experience, the device features a full array of sensors, including ambient light, gyroscope and an e-compass. The device also includes powerful wireless capabilities, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® v4.0.
The Portégé Z20t in tablet mode includes a Micro HDMI port, Micro USB port and microSD slot are included for connecting to additional displays and fast data transfers. With the keyboard attached, users can make the most of additional connectivity without additional adapters, including full-size RGB, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 port.
The Portégé Z20t will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, Reseller Partners, business-focused e-tailers, such as CDW, PC Connection and Zones, as well as from ToshibaDirect.com in January 2015, starting at $1,399.00 MSRP. The Portégé WT20, sold without the digitizer and keyboard base will be available in February2015 starting at $899.00 MSRP.