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Toshiba Claiming "World's Thinnest" With Tablet, Ultrabook

A Japanese press release distributed by Toshiba (translation) reveals that the company plans to showcase the "world’s thinnest and lightest" 10.1-inch tablet and 13.3-inch ultrabook next week during CES 2012.

According to reports, Toshiba's 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet will only measure 7.7-mm thick and feature a 1280 x 800 resolution. Other hardware specs will include a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 SoC, a rear-facing 5MP camera, a front-facing 2MP camera, micro-HDMI output, and storage capacities of 16 and 32 GB.

Additional reports claim that Toshiba will also showcase an unnamed 7-inch tablet that will be completely different than the current Thrive model. It will reportedly feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a rear camera, microSD and microUSB ports. This one will likely take on Amazon's Kindle Fire, a "budget" tablet packing a dual-core Qualcomm SoC. In fact, this gadget will probably be one of MANY sub-$200 tablets we'll see at CES this year.

As for the 13.3-inch Toshiba ultrabook, there's speculation that the company could be referring to the Portege Z855. However in addition to the tablet and ultrabook, Toshiba reports that it will also showcase an 7-inch OLED reference tablet with wireless power charging and a water-resistant construction, and a 55-inch QFHD glasses-free 3D HDTV.

  • mikenygmail
    UltraExpensive!
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  • lp231
    This tablet fad is going to die!
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  • g00fysmiley
    most interested to see what tthey can so do with that sub $200 device. I'm still hoping for a 7 inch tablet that works as a phone. sure short people can't do a phne that big, but once you get past the 6' mark you can probbaly manage carrying a 7 inch tablet withot it looking to odd... and i doubt tablets will go away, they will keep getting better and better. sure its not as powerful as a pc, but they have thier uses as e readers, thigns to check your email/ check the news on from places other than a desk, and not on a tiny phone screen. you are on tom's bastion for technophiles, empbrace it :)
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  • malicemizer
    When they start making beaming interactive holographic wrist watches that can do anything give me a call.
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  • mikenygmail
    MalicemizerWhen they start making beaming interactive holographic wrist watches that can do anything give me a call.
    do anything, eh? sounds like the holodeck to me!
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  • sigma3d
    Tablets will pretty sure pioneering the mobile web as the smartphones did about 4 yrs ago. Still we re at the early ages of this mobile trend nevertheless im pretty sure that what we call web is essential as tv or car would we say it for the mobility of the social media. New players and "smart" devices will be join this trend. Its inevitable! Keep it or die trend is upon us on social technology is just begun... I think after the next gen gaming devices aka PS4/XBOX720/WII2 we're more likely move towards to on2go gaming devices that you can play volleyball on the beach as you play in your room.
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  • memadmax
    I wonder how fragile the thing is.........
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  • house70
    This would be the other extreme. Toshiba had the thickest tablet (thrive), now it has the thinnest...
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  • extremepcs
    I'd rather have something thick, powerful, and cheap. Yeah... I know. That's what she said ;)
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  • robochump
    Thin is nice, battery life is nicer!
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