Toshiba debuts Satellite W30t and W30Dt 2-in-1 laptops
IFA 2013 is in full swing right now, and Toshiba has taken the opportunity to reveal some new additions to its line of 2-in-1 computers that can transform from laptops to tablets. The recently announced Satellite W30t and W30Dt feature detachable backlit keyboards and multi-touch screens to give users a more versatile Windows 8.1 computer in an extra portable package.
For the most part, the two models are nearly identical, with the only major difference between them being their processors. The W30t is run by 4th-generation Intel Core processors with an Intel HD 4200 GPU, while the W30Dt incorporates fanless AMD A4-APU Series processors with an AMD Radeon HD 8180 GPU. Because of its fanless construction, the W30Dt does not require any vents on the case like the W30t. Both models have their CPUs located in the tablet portion though, giving them the same processing power whether the keyboard is attached or not.
Other than that, each computer sports a full 33.8-cm (13.3-in) HD IPS screen, which is capable of 10-finger touch support. The two models can be equipped with up to 500GB HDD storage as well as 4GB DDR3L memory. They also include the usual HD webcam with a microphone and connections for micro-USB, micro-HDMI, micro-SD, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Both the keyboard and tablet portions have their own separate batteries, which according to Toshiba provide five hours of power each for a total battery life of 10 hours when they're connected. If needed, each section can also be charged individually. Both pieces also have their own built-in speakers and will transfer audio from the keyboard to the tablet when it's disconnected and vice versa when it's reattached. The keyboard also includes a USB 3.0 slot that can charge any connected devices even when the computer is switched off.
According to a spokesman with the company, the Satellite W30t and W30Dt are expected to sell at a price of €749 (US$980) and €649 ($850), respectively. Toshiba plans to begin shipping the two laptops to store shelves in Europe in Q4 of this year.