Toshiba U920T convertible with Windows 8, first impressions
In Gizmodo are in the IFA 2012 , and today we had the opportunity to test the first bet of Toshiba convertible PCs by Windows 8 , the Toshiba U920T, which has some peculiarities that make it interesting, however, has disappointed details for a PC that comes from the 949€. Let’s start.
This year will be the year of the convertible notebooks, using the output of Windows 8, a system that fuses, software level, the tablets with traditional PCs, so how could it be otherwise, the hardware will have to go together. And during the IFA and is reflected, as we are seeing more conventional laptops with touch screens or directly convertible.
In the case of Toshiba U920T have a good first attempt to Toshiba to get into this market, but does so in a different way as we would expect (a screen of 11.6 “and a i5, for example), but furthers the concept PC convertible and focuses differently than a mere piece of PC basics or secondary, they just want to have a real station content creation and productivity in a portable size, although the measures could be improved in future releases, on everything in thickness of PC.
- Intel Ivy Bridge in several configurations i5 and i7.
- Display 12.5 “1366×768 IPS.
- 5 points touch support.
- Up to 256GB of SSD.
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card.
- 2x USB 3.0 and WiDi.
- Ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS.
- 326.5 x 213 x 19.9mm and 1.45kg minimum weight.
- Front and rear chamber 3MPX.
Look and feel
In a word, ruggedness. Could not be otherwise with this pesoy dimensions, really. Although the sliding system of the screen is not the best we’ve seen, I can not be all right with it should because it was tied to the security system of the table, whose eyelashes hampered a little screen pass the keyboard, but it is true that I miss something in the mechanism of smoothness without both mechanical sound.
In terms of materials, they are the highest we can find on a laptop, but it feels good in general, removing the coarseness of the displacement system and weight that is slightly elevated.
What audience points? For people who want to have the tactile experience of Windos 8 but do not want to miss having a team that is closer to a conventional laptop to a tablet, as the convertible Toshiba aims for an audience a little more demanding in terms of hardware, there is more to do that does not have the typical 32 or 64 GB hard drive, but goes to the SSD 256b, which puts him in a different league to the convertible There are currently, but still be one of them.
Furthermore content creation, not just consumption, it is also an important part of U920T, having a little more screen (reaching the 12.5) will allow us to do more than a team with 10.1 inches, although ECHO in need of something more resolution, at least Zenbook UX31E style, which may well have come to 1600×900 pixels on the screen of 12.5 “.