Toshiba hopped on the portable notebook/tablet hybrid with the launch of the Satellite Click series of 2-in-1 devices last year. The Toshiba Satellite Click looks like a 13.3 inch notebook, but you can remove the keyboard and use the device as a tablet. With a list price of around $600, the Click Series is also reasonably affordable (and you can also find models going for even lower prices).
Unfortunately the Click is hampered by a relatively slow AMD A4 processor and a 1366 x 768 pixel display.
Now it looks like Toshiba has a new 13 inch 2-in-1 with a faster CPU and higher-resolution display.
Th new model is called the Toshiba Satellite P30W, and it’s a 13.3 inch 2-in-1 ultrabook. The Windows 8.1 tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5-4210U dual-core Haswell processor with Intel HD 4400 graphics. It has a 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
Mobile Geeks spotted a listing for the Satellite P30W at Amazon Germany, where the computer is described as having 4GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. There’s no word on whether a cheaper 128GB model will be available, but this version appears to have a price tag of about 999 Euros.
The keyboard base appears to be super-slim near the front, but there’s a chunky bit in the back which houses full-sided ports including an HDMI port and 2 USB ports.
There’s no word on if or when we’ll see this model in other countries.