Previously, the Surface Pro 3 was by far, the best actual tablet computer (running a desktop/laptop operating system). But, this is 2015 and the competitors are lining up once more, using newer technology. The Portege Z20t is a laptop/tabley hybrid, with a 1920 x 1080 screen, measuring 12.5-inches — .5 more than the SP3’s.
Aesthetics: a mere 0.35 thick, weighs 1.6 pounds, and if the optional keyboard dock is purchased, a battery life of 17.5 hours, instead of the base 9.1 hours.
Powering the Portege Z20t? Intel’s newest Core M chip, which in this case is optimized for performance, but also takes a nod at preserving battery life. Base ports include a micro-HDMI socket, micro-USB connection and a microSD slot — plus power jack and 3.5mm audio jack, of course. The dock adds full-size HDMI, Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports.
The Portege goes on sale this January, with options for either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of solid-state storage. Starting at — wait for it — $1,399, which is much more than the entry-level Suface Pro 3 ($799), or $1,899 to get the full kit with Wacom pen.
Definitely breaching Ultrabook pricing here, Toshiba. Via: Toshiba