Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced several touchscreen PCs designed for Windows 8, including a pioneering Ultrabook Convertible device, an All-in-One Desktop PC and a premium entertainment laptop.
“These PCs showcase the possibilities of what Windows 8 can do, providing a responsive touch experience on beautiful, precisely engineered hardware,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Consumers will love interacting with Windows on these devices with the operating system’s modern, intuitive touch gestures and Windows apps and live tiles. This is just the beginning of a new generation of hardware development designed to take advantage of touch from Toshiba.”
The Satellite U925t Ultrabook Convertible combines the performance and form factor of an Ultrabook with the ease-of-use of a tablet and is ideal for on-the-go consumers and professionals. The device can be used in two modes: as a tablet or as an Ultrabook made possible by its unique sliding hinge. From tablet mode, users can slide the display2 back and tilt it up to reveal an LED backlit raised tile keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support and use the device like a traditional Ultrabook.
Less than 0.8 inches thin and weighing only 3.2 pounds1, the Satellite U925t features a lightweight, soft touch surface, offering the portability of a traditional Ultrabook as well as a long battery life rating. Its vivid 12.5-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display2 with IPS technology provides impressive viewing angles whether in tablet or Ultrabook mode, while Corning Gorilla Glass resists scratches. Equipped with a speedy 128GB solid state drive3 and a responsive 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor4 with Intel Rapid Start technology, the Satellite U925t 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 Ultrabook Convertible also comes packed with a complete range of connectivity options including 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display5 as well as a media card reader, HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports6 , one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge7 . In addition, the Satellite U925t features a full range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, GPS and near-field communication (NFC) capable of a range of wireless data transfer applications.
Satellite P845t Premium Touchscreen Laptop
The Satellite P845t offers consumers a premium Windows 8 touch experience in a traditional clamshell laptop design. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display2 with edge-to-edge glass, the Satellite P845t incorporates everything needed for an amazing entertainment and powerful multitasking experience, including ultra-responsive 3rd generation Intel Core processor4s and Intel Rapid Start technology, 6GB of DDR3 memory and a spacious 750GB hard drive. Dressed in an elegantly textured aluminum body in Champagne Silver, the laptop is not only stylish, but extremely durable.
The Satellite P845t comes equipped with a comfortable raised tile keyboard and a spacious ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support, giving the user a choice in how they want to interact with the OS. The laptop also includes harman/kardon stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements, multiple USB 3.0 ports6 for faster data transfers plus USB Sleep & Charge7 and Toshiba Sleep & Music8 , two technologies that give users the freedom to power up their smartphones and enjoy music from their MP3 players, even while the laptops are powered down. Always available and always connected, the Satellite P845t features a long battery life rating, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Intel Wireless Display5 to share the laptop’s screen wirelessly with a big screen TV.
LX835 Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop
Toshiba’s LX835 All-in-One Desktop PCs are the perfect Windows 8 devices for the kitchen, family room or dorm room, ideal for multitasking, productivity and HD entertainment. Blending performance, style and affordable pricing, these PCs feature 23-inch diagonal full HD 1080p resolution touchscreens ideally suited for navigating Windows 8 and Windows apps as well as watching movies, playing games and getting work done.
The LX835 PCs are fully equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processor4s, up to 2TB of storage9 and up to 8GB of memory, two USB 3.0 ports6 plus four USB 2.0 ports and superior audio from Onkyo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D.
Select configurations feature NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with 2GB of DDR3 graphics memory, with options for a built-in TV tuner and HDMI-in port. The PCs are bundled with a comfortable full-size raised tile 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 U925t, Satellite P845t and Toshiba LX835 will be available for purchase on October 26, 2012 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.