Toshiba Launches the U920t Ultrabook Convertible The Company's First Ultrabook and Tablet Hybrid is Optimized for Windows 8

2012-10-12


Markham, ON (October 10, 2012) - Toshiba's Digital Products Group (DPG), a division of Toshiba of Canada Limited, today announced the launch of the pioneering U920t Ultrabook Convertible device. The U920t Ultrabook Convertible combines the performance and form factor of an Ultrabook with the ease-of-use of a tablet. Its unique sliding hinge allows it to be used as a touch screen tablet or Ultrabook with a keyboard.

"The U920t showcases Windows 8, providing a responsive touch experience on beautiful, precisely engineered hardware," said Steve Wong, Product Manager at Toshiba Canada. "Consumers will love interacting with Windows 8 on this device, with the operating system's modern, intuitive touch gestures and Windows Store apps and live tiles. This is just the beginning of a new generation of hardware development designed to take advantage of touch from Toshiba."

Satellite U920t: Tablet Meets Ultrabook - in a Single Pioneering Device

The Satellite® U920t Ultrabook Convertible is excellent for on-the-go consumers and professionals. The device can be used in two modes: as a tablet or as an Ultrabook, made possible by its unique sliding hinge. From tablet mode, users can slide the display back and tilt it up to reveal an LED backlit raised tile keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad™ with Windows 8 gesture support and use the device like a traditional Ultrabook.

Less than 0.8 inches thin and weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Satellite U920t features a lightweight, soft touch surface, offering the portability of a traditional Ultrabook as well as a long battery life rating. Its vivid 12.5-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with IPS technology provides impressive viewing angles whether in tablet or Ultrabook mode, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass resists scratches. Equipped with a speedy 128GB solid state drive3 and a responsive 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel Rapid Start technology, the Satellite U920t offers ultra-responsive performance. The device also includes a front HD webcam for video chatting and a three megapixel rear camera with autofocus for taking photos and video in tablet mode.

The Ultrabook Convertible also comes packed with a range of connectivity options including 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® 4.0, Intel Wireless Display as well as a media card reader, HDMI® port and two USB 3.0 ports, one of which supports USB Sleep & Charge. In addition, the Satellite U920t features a range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, GPS and near-field communication (NFC) capable of wireless data transfer applications.

Windows 8 Optimization

Toshiba's new U920t Ultrabook Convertible features a Synpatics ClickPad with Windows 8 gesture support, which allows customers to perform the same gestures on the touchpad as they would on a touchscreen device. All other Toshiba laptops and the new touchscreen LX830 All-in-One PC will feature Windows 8 once it launches on October 26, 2012.

Toshiba of Canada

Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual personal computers, laptop computers, tablets, high definition televisions, DVD players and Blu-ray players. Throughout its history, Toshiba's commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information, visit Toshiba on Facebook or Twitter.

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Availability: The U920t launched today will be online at major retailers and Toshiba.ca.

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