Toshiba Adds Touch-friendly Portégé M780 Tablet & Satellite Pro U500 Laptop

Toshiba announced the new Portégé M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. Both laptops target students, educators and business professionals with their touch capabilities. The laptops take advantage of the built-in touch capabilities of Windows 7 Professional, letting you scroll through Web pages and documents with your finger. The laptops also come with Toshiba’s touch-enabled ReelTime and Bulletin Board applications.

The Portégé M780 Tablet PC builds on the success of its predecessor by offering Intel Core processors, faster DDR3 memory, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep and Charge, and a 12.1–inch diagonal LED backlit display. Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology helps to protect the tablet from bumps and spills with a hard drive impact sensor, LCD display protection, spill resistant keyboard, and PC Health Monitor. The Portégé M780 Tablet PC is available with a number of configuration options starting at $1,279.

The Satellite Pro U500 features Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB Combo port with Sleep and Charge, a hard drive 3D impact sensor, HDMI port, as well as a built-in webcam with face recognition login. The Satellite Pro U500 laptop is available in two configurations: one at $949 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and an upgraded version featuring Intel Core processor, slot loading DVD super-multi, and an LED backlit keyboard for $1,099.

Via:  Business Wire
Inspector 4 years ago

WOW there is like a new tablet ever minute i refresh HH. Big Smile by the time im ready for laptop or a tablet (college) im sure it would not be a laptop or tablet its going to be a whole new generation of computers!

Xylem 4 years ago

Thanks to the iPAD hype, lots of OEM's have started to jump onto the bandwagon. Its like the netbook explosion. We should most definitely see a 12" tablet explosion.

Im still set on the Dell M11X though.. A helloa machine. :). How I wish a Core i5 11 incher...

rapid1 4 years ago

I agree with you on that one Xylem at it's size, but with some good hardware in it that unit is sweet. However some don't need a full on machine as they'll have a desktop or laptop already. Some will say use a smart phone, many won't want that either, but I feel a capable tablet is a great compromise. Now this could be a throw up between the M11X and depending on your needs can change the whole picture. The thing I like about the M11X is it is fully transportable and functional, and with the tablets the processor is somewhat low performance in most cases. Although the only issue I have on the M11x is the same thing a 1.6 UL is also pretty low on the totem pole.

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