Toshiba has unveiled new Write, Pro and Pure Android tablets alongside next generation L Pro and C Pro business focused Satellite laptops running Windows.
The firm unveiled its new line of Write, Pro and Pure Excite Android tablets on Tuesday. The Write is the most expensive of the three with prices starting at £499. The tablet is the only one directly marketed at businesses, featuring a digitiser stylus and custom TruNote application. Toshiba claims TruNote will boost worker productivity offering them note taking services similar to those on the S Note app on Samsung's Galaxy Note tablets.
Outside of the stylus the Write boasts identical technical specifications to the cheaper £350 Pro. Both tablets will be powered by quad core Nvidia Tegra 4 processors and feature 2GB of RAM. The processors were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. Toshiba claims the processors are the fastest mobile chips in the world and will offer business customers unparalleled performance.
The Write and Pro (pictured above) will also both boast 10.1in Pixel Pure Display 2560x600 displays, 8MP rear cameras with HDR and run using Google's Android 4.2.1 operating system - there's currently no word when the tablets will be upgraded to the latest 4.2.2 version. The Excite Pure is the cheapest of the three, with prices starting £250. Key cuts include the use of an older Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor and less impressive 1GB of RAM.
The new L and C Pro business laptops were unveiled alongside the Excite tablets. The L Pro series targets the mid-price point and is the more premier of the two, with its 15.6in L50 and 17.3in L70 laptops (pictured above) offering businesses improved component options over their equivalently sized S50 and S70 siblings. The device will ship with third generation Intel core processors, with shared Intel HD graphics, with the option to upgrade to dedicated Nvidia GT740 graphics with Optimus technology. Sadly there is no option to upgrade to Intel's newly announced fourth generation Haswell chipsets.
Ports wise, the two will come loaded with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Toshiba USB Sleep-and-Charge functionality, HDMI, RGB, Gigabit LAN and two-in-one port slots. Despite being marketed as a Windows 8 Pro machine, businesses can have them shipped running Microsoft's older Windows 7 Pro OS. Unlike non-pro series laptops the two will also feature Toshiba Split Screen Utility and triple monitor support productivity services. The Split Screen Utility is designed to automatically arrange active files running on the machine into a coherent order, improving the speed users can access them, thus boosting productivity.
The C series laptops (above) will feature close to identical specifications but will have slight less impressive third Generation Intel Core processors, with Intel HD graphics or Nvidia GeForce 710M, or Nvidia GeForce GT740M dedicated graphics with OptimusTM technology options. Both the L Pro and C Pro laptops are confirmed for release in Q3 this year, with pricing depending on the chosen software and hardware configurations.
Check back with V3 later this year for reviews of the new Toshiba laptops and tablets, or click on the video below for our hands-on impressions of the Write.
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