Toshiba Reveals Windows RT, Windows 8 Concept Systems

Unfortunately, Toshiba apparently did not complete the devices in time for Computex as all three devices are shown to the public as non-working concepts. Needless to say, there is no information on specs available at this time. either. The information is limited to just descriptions of:

- A Windows 8 ultrabook convertible designed in partnership with Intel
- A touch-screen Windows RT clamshell PC
- A Windows RT tablet with keyboard dock

Among the functional, but less exciting products Toshiba brought to Computex are the Ivy Bridge-based R9 Series business notebooks, the AT300 tablet with Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip and an arrival date sometime this summer, the 13.3-inch Portege Z935 Ivy Bridge Ultrabook ($900), as well as the 23-inch LX830 all-in-one PC, also based on Intel's Ivy Bridge.

As an unusual contribution, the company also unveiled the Satellite U845W, an ultrabook with a 21:9 screen aspect ratio. With a 14.4-inch screen, the "cinematic display" delivers a very wide resolution of 1792 x 768 pixels. Toshiba will be offering the U845W with 500 GB HDD or 256 GB SSD options and Ivy bridge processors from $1000.

A variant of the U845W, the regular U845, will come to us as a more affordable ultrabook for prices starting at $750 MSRP. The system will have a 14-inch 1366 x768 screen, a 500 GB HDD that is paired with a 16 GB or 32 GB SSD.

  • belardo
    Toshiba makes crap.

    The 21:9 14" notebook = crap and stupid.

    Friends don't let friends by crap.
  • internetlad
    friends don't let friends misspell words
  • redyellowblueblast
    belardoToshiba makes crap.The 21:9 14" notebook = crap and stupid.Friends don't let friends by crap.
    Apparently friends don't let friends buy vowels either.
  • belardo
    Can I borrow $5 for the letter "u"?
  • phamhlam
    I would like to solve the puzzle now. Is the answer "Friends don't let friends BUY crap."?
  • belardo
    YES!!! You are the winner!
    *CLAP!* CLAP! *CLAP!*

    What do you win???

    A brand new Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultra book! But better yet, we give you TWO of them!!
  • archange
    This forum has gone to $#%^ xD
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    Let's be realistic, though; this 21:9 screen is a pretty dumb idea. What's going to make your productivity go up is increasing the 768 rows, not giving you 1792 columns. Can you see more text in Word? No, since having two pages side by side is pretty silly when you can't fit whole pages vertically on the screen. Can you fit more lines of code in your IDE of choice? Again, no.

    A 1792x768 display has nearly exactly the same pixel density as a 1366x768 screen. There's no way I'd take the former with a glossy finish over the latter with a matte finish, and even if everything else were equal, I don't know why I'd take a heavier laptop just to gain nearly useless screen real estate.