Toshiba has introduced a new 12.5-inch enterprise-segment ultrabook, called the Toshiba Z20t Portégé, which comes with a detachable dock and can be used as a tablet as well. The highlight of the tablet is its reversible dock, which can be docked either way. The device is powered by an Intel Core M processor, and features Intel HD 5300 graphics. The 12.5-inch IPS display has a 1920x1080px resolution, and features touch support of upto 10 fingers. Wacom digitizers are also supported. It comes with 256GB of SSD-based storage and 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 1600MHz. The device will be running Windows 8.1 natively, and Toshiba claims it can deliver up to 16 hours of usage in a single full charge. The Toshiba Z20t Portégé comes with a 3-year carry-in international warranty, and is priced at Rs. 1,30,000. It will be available via B2B channels.
Read the full press release from Toshiba below:
Toshiba India today announced a new 31.75cm (12.5) 2-in-1 detachable ultraportable with reversible dock to meet the needs of mobile enterprise users. The Portégé Z20t is optimized for business users with a variety of productivity and security features plus the powerful new Intel Core M processor, which support both content creation and consumption with ease. With an extra-long battery life of up to 16 hours, lightweight magnesium chassis and sleek, thin design, the Portégé Z20t is prepared for professional life – whether in or out of the office. Portégé Z20t is priced at Rs 1,30,000/- and will be available in India through B2B channel.
The year 2015 also marks 30 years of Toshiba bringing innovative Products to the mobile computing industry. Celebrating this feat extraordinaire, an elated Mr. Sanjay Warke, Country Head – DS Division, Toshiba India stated, “Testimony of Toshiba’s passion for innovation dates back to centuries but thirty years ago, Toshiba put the power of technology in everyone's hands with the launch of World’s First Laptop, Toshiba T1100. From mono LCD display, 16-bit processors, and floppy disk memory packed in a 4.1kg luggable design, which was state of the art technology for its period, our unparalleled experience and passion for developing innovative products have always kept us ahead of the curve. With 140 years of legacy and 30 years of breakthroughs in the PC industry, Toshiba has always been a pioneer in truly redefining technological innovation.”
“The Portégé Z20t represents a remarkable technological achievement and delivers everything a modern business professional require in a full mobile computing experience,” said Mr. Sivakumar, Vice-President PC Business, DS Division, Toshiba India. “Built for professional users, the Portégé Z20t offers a slim-line and lightweight device whether it’s used in laptop or tablet mode in any scenario while still satisfying the security and IT management features that are crucial to any organisation in today’s complex business environment.”
Perfectly formed for ultra-flexibility
With an optimized form factor and wide range of features for flexible business use, the Portégé Z20t is the ultimate companion for professionals. The integrated Wacom digitizer offers superb hand writing recognition so that users can take notes and draw diagrams quickly and clearly in meetings while it can be stored conveniently in a dedicated slot on the tablet to minimize the chances of losing it.
Designed as a laptop but equally impressive in tablet mode, the Portégé Z20t features a reversible dock enabling the tablet to be stowed backwards allowing use as a presentation device to a larger group of people. When docked the tablet benefits from the longer battery life and extra connectivity options on the keyboard. For convenience and ease of use, the tablet can be detached using one hand via the simple attach mechanism.
The Portégé Z20t also has a Full HD IPS touchscreen display enabling vibrant, clear detail with wide viewing angles in case multiple users want to view the content on screen. The display’s anti-glare feature is perfect for the business user by reducing reflections to allow for work under office lights or even outside. Functionality and productivity are further enhanced by the inclusion of a spill resistant backlit keyboard for working in dimly lit environments with an improved key design for easy and comfortable typing. Additionally the integrated Accupoint provides an alternative to the large ClickPad for increased accuracy.
Ultra-portable all day long
When used as a laptop, the battery life is up to an impressive 16 hours by combining the charge in both the tablet and keyboard – ideal for use on long haul flights or negates the need to re-charge at the end of every day. If used as a tablet, the battery life will provide a full working day’s use of up to 8 hours. Weighing from just 730g and measuring only 8.8mm thin in tablet mode or from 1.51kg in laptop mode, the Portégé Z20t is also incredibly portable given the computing performance included.
Impressive performance in every mode
The powerful Portégé Z20t features the Intel Core M processor which enables the optimal combination of battery life and business class performance in a single device. With the inclusion of these processors and Toshiba’s engineering, the Portégé Z20t is housed in a fanless chassis with a premium, black finish that operates silently. The Portégé Z20t includes an SSD of up to 256GB and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory for superb responsiveness and the ability to run multiple programs with ease. Together with Intel HD graphics, business users will be able to compute faster making it an exciting yet practical model for use in the office or on the move.
Business security for professional peace of mind
The Portégé Z20t offers a number of advanced features designed to keep a business’s critical data safe including Toshiba’s EasyGuard suite. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) safeguards the data on local storage, while Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) allows the IT department to monitor, maintain, repair, update and upgrade machines remotely. Each model has also passed several rigorous tests to meet Toshiba’s quality standards – including the HALT (Highly Accelerated Lifestyle Test) by independent German test institute, TÜV Rheinland such as drop testing up to 76 cm. A Cable lock port is available which secures the keyboard to desks or other fixed points and ensures the tablet can’t be detached either when docked.
Connectivity for all scenarios
The Portégé Z20t provides extensive options to connect to all the peripherals a business user might need regardless of how it is being used. In tablet mode, a micro HDMI port, micro USB port and microSD slot are included for connecting to additional screens and fast data transfers respectively. With the keyboard attached, users can make the most of additional connectivity and no need for adapters with a selection of full-size ports including RGB, HDMI, GBit LAN and 2x USB 3.0 ports.
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