Toshiba M700 Tablet PC and Concept UMPCs at CES

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A few weeks back Toshiba announced the release of their newest Tablet PC, the M700. This time I am bringing you some real pictures and hands-on information from the CES show floor.

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Toshiba Portege M700 Tablet PC specs:

  • Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz T7500 processor
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 1GB or 2GB RAM options
  • 12.1" WXGA (1280×800) LED backlit LCD display with both touchscreen and digital pen/ink capabilities
  • 802.11a/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet
  • PC Card Slot
  • IEEE 1394
  • Integrated webcam
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery

The M700 definitely has a solid design and chassis. The LED backlight screen was amazing, it really looked more like a notebook then a tablet, by which I mean no graininess. The hinge has a unique design as well that locks into place making the tablet feel more like a notebook, there was no signs of flex, just like the R400.

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The touchscreen was responsive and the pen was accurate. The extended battery slice gives the M700 all day computing power and adds a little height to the machine, which puts the tablet on a little slant when typing. The Toshiba reps even told us that the starting price is going to be a little cheaper then planned, now around $1,500. Overall I think Toshiba has a winner on their hands. I can’t wait to get my hands on this review unit and run some benchmarks. Don’t worry we hope this will be very soon.

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Toshiba had a great set-up. Not only were the tablets and notebooks on display nice, so were their concept UMPCs. What a unique design and cool colors they had. I wish I could have got my hands-on one of them, but they were locked behind the glass.

Toshiba UMPC in docking station. (view large image)

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Toshiba has paired with Intel on these UMPC designs that will seem to have SSD hard drives. They were small and shiny, real attention grabbers. The UMPCs are supposed to be released sometime in Q2, so I guess we will have to wait and see what the specs will. I know the MID competition is starting to get fierce, even Lenovo showed some concept UMPC/MID designs that are supposed to be released to the Chinese market.




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