Toshiba and Microsoft are showing off a Windows tablet prototype that’s said to be super-thin and super-light. The unnamed 12 inch tablet features a 1920 x 1280 pixel display, an Intel Atom processor, and support for a digital pen and a detachable keyboard dock.

Microsoft briefly demonstrated the tablet during a press event at IFA in Berlin, and The Verge got a chance to take a closer look.

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Toshiba isn’t providing exact specifications for the tablet yet, so we don’t know just how thin or how light it is, or which Atom processor it will feature. But we do know that it connects to a keyboard dock with magnets, allowing you to use the tablet like a notebook.

The docking mechanism doesn’t seem to be adjustable though — so if you don’t like the angle that the tablet is propped up at, it looks like you’re probably out of luck.

Since the tablet seems to be thinner than the digital pen it comes with, there’s no way to stick the pen inside a slot in the tablet when it’s not in use. Instead, Toshiba’s prototype features a mechanism for docking the pen to the side of the tablet, although The Verge says the design of the stylus docking hardware hasn’t been finalized yet.

You can find more photos at The Verge.

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10 replies on “Toshiba unveils super-slim 12 inch Windows tablet concept”

  1. Uhm the big darn bezel is really horrible compare to other bezel-les tablets, why toshiba never learn from others?

    1. It’s a 12 INCH TABLET. Tell me how would you hold it without the bezels? I have a Surface Pro 3 and used to have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 inch. There is no way that the bezels could be much smaller on a device like this. It isn’t a phone or a small tablet that you can get your single hand around by any means.

  2. It doesn’t really look like its thinner than my T300 Chi…

  3. Really beginning to hate these pseudo-laptop “solutions”. It really kills the portability factor, forcing you to be chained to the desk when using in “laptop” mode. Still waiting for the ASUS t100ha.

    1. Yeah, it always amuses me to see someone with a tablet, but shackled to a desk with a keyboard and stand, less portability than a laptop (or a sensible 2-in-1 like the T100). If you can’t use it as a handheld device, it shouldn’t even be called a tablet.

    2. I just use my Cube i7 Stylus with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse stick and touch/pen when I am mobile… I agree the docks are a bit unseemly…

  4. Shouldn’t “thicker” be “thinner” when you say “Since the tablet is thicker than the digital pen”?

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