Toshiba Portégé Z20t Announced

Just a few days after Toshiba Portégé Z20t was leaked by its FCC filings, it was officially announced today, though it won't actually be released before the first quarter of 2015:

What we are looking at here is a 12.5-inch Windows 8.1 Pro 2-in-1 detachable tablet with Intel Core M processor. There's a lot of them popping up these days. HP Envy x2 13 started taking orders yesterday already.

The prices for the various Toshiba Portégé Z20t models and configurations will be announced just before launch in 2015. But we can have a look at the specs in the meantime.

Toshiba Portégé Z20t
Toshiba Portégé Z20t

There will be alternative Intel Core M processors to chose between, as well as options of 4GB or 8GB (1600 MHz) LPDDR3 RAM. Storage options will at least be 128GB and 256GB, with a microSD card slot on the tablet on top of that.

The 12.5-inch screen comes with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS display, with a maximum of 350 nits, and 10-point touch support.

It has a good dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GBit LAN, and optional 3G/4G LTE. A Wacom digitizer is also optional.

It further has a HD webcam on the front, and a 5MP camera on the back of the tablet. The tablet is 8.8 mm thick, with a weight of 799 gram for the tablet, or a total weight of 1590 gram with the keyboard.

The battery life is 8 hours for the tablet, with an additional 8 hours when connected to the keyboard. Like HP's models, the keyboard is backlit.

Toshiba have borrowed the design from the Acer Switch tablets as you'll notice that the tablet can be attached to the keyboard with the display facing away from the keyboard, so that it can be set up in tent mode or slammed together and used as a heavy notepad.

An accurate launch date probably won't be announced before after the CES in Las Vegas in early January.

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– Tom Bowen