Teso K116 ultrabook features a tablet top, detachable keyboard

Chinese device maker Teso is now offering an ultrabook with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and a detachable keyboard. The Teso K116 showed up at business-to-business sales site Alibaba recently.

Teso K116

The list price is between $400 and $600 per unit… but that’s the price for distributors looking to order 1000 or more computers to resell at higher prices.

In other words, we don’t know the real retail price for the Teso K116 yet, and odds are it will be sold under a different brand name if and when it shows up on store shelves.

Since Ivy Bridge processors aren’t expected to ship for another month or two, it will probably be a while before we know the final specifications for this computer.

In order to qualify as an ultrabook, a computer needs to meet certain requirements set by Intel. For instance it needs to have an Intel Sandy Bridge or later processor. It needs to use a solid state disk or hard drive with solid state cache for storage. And typically ultrabooks weigh less than 4 pounds and measure less than 0.8 inches thick.

Teso K116

According to the Alibaba listing, the Teso K116 has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive, multitouch display, up to 4GB of RAM, and a solid state disk with between 16GB and 128GB of storage.

The PC will be able to run Windows 7 or Windows 8.

One of the key features that sets it apart from most ultrabooks on the market today is the detachable keyboard which lets you use the Teso K116 either as a notebook or as a tablet. That makes sense for a product that’s designed to run Windows 8 as well as Windows 7, since Microsoft’s next-generation operating system will feature a new touch-friendly user interface.

via Netbook News.de

  • toronado455

    The awesome thing about this type of design is that, with all the heat-generating components behind the display half instead of below the keyboard half of the laptop, the keyboard and palm rest area should remain at room temperature no matter what. The only challenge that I see with this type of design is that of a weight imbalance and tip-over risk. Perhaps that can be at least somewhat mitigated by locating the heaviest components in the tablet nearest to the hinge.

  • Zdanee

    Also a good sized second battery in the keyboard half should balance it out. Thou I don’t know how the screen would handle the heat on the long run…

    • toronado455

      Secondary battery in the keyboard half? You mean like in the ASUS Transformer keyboard dock? The weight balance issue may be part of the reason ASUS did that. Though, it might not be ideal from a heat standpoint since batteries do generate heat. As far as I know, nobody has published any heat measurements of the Transformer keyboard dock.

      As far as the screen handling heat, well… just ask a 3rd gen iPad owner in a few years.  (-: I doubt that is a serious problem for the screen itself.

      • CyberGusa

         Apples to oranges comparison, since despite generating more heat than the iPad 2 the new iPad is still a low powered device that generates far less heat than anything running laptop range hardware.

        The main concern for the new iPad is whether it generates too much heat for the battery as it doesn’t get hot enough to really effect the other components.

        Though, as long as this K116 has a good active cooling system that effectively vents the heat then it shouldn’t be a problem, but if it’s sealed like the iPad and relies on passive cooling then it could be a problem.