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Toshiba Portege Z10t Ultrabook/Tablet is the prefect business tablet !

Toshiba Portege Z10t Ultrabook/Tablet is the prefect business tablet !

The Toshiba Portege Z10t is an 11-inch laptop / tablet hybrid aimed at the enterprise. Toshiba first teased the Portege Z10t business Ultrabook at IDF Beijing last month.

The Toshiba Portege Z10t is the best business tablet out there for the traveling businessman or salesman. This device has the performance and capability to be used like a desktop and yet still has the portability of laptop or tablet.

The Toshiba Portege Z10t is home to one of the best tablet displays we've ever laid eyes on: a 1080p IPS panel with a matte finish -- an unusual choice for a device like this. The benefits there are three-fold: it reduces glare, masks fingerprints and, best of all, makes pen input feel more like writing on actual paper.
On the inside, the Portege Z10t runs your choice of Core i5 or i7 vPro processor.

The tablet itself also comes with a few handy ports, including a USB 3.0 port, a micro-HDMI socket and a full-size SD card slot, all located on the right-hand side along with the power socket, volume rocker, headphone jack and power button.

Here are some pros of this device and how you can use it 3 different ways:

  • As a Desktop - While you're in your office youe can use the Toshiba Portégé Z10t series Dock (PA5105U-1PRPA), which includes 2 USB ports, gigabit Ethernet, power, and full size HDMI ports. With this setup you can simply drop the Z10t tablet into the dock and use my 25" monitor and full size keyboard and mouse, as you would with a desktop computer. This tablet and setup has the power to run all the applications that you need, including AutoCAD, and with the gigabit Ethernet connection you are able to quickly open up drawings and files from our network shares.
  • As a Laptop - The Portege Z10t includes a keyboard dock, which has 1 USB port, HDMI, VGA, and gigabit Ethernet ports. This keyboard dock is a nice option to have, whether it's making typing an email easier and the ability to use a mouse, like you would with a laptop... or connecting to a projector in a conference room and not having to use dongle adapters.
  • As a Tablet - The Portege Z10t tablet itself has 3.5mm headphone jack, one USB3.0 port, microHDMI, power port, and a full size SD slot. As it tablet it works great at work for walking around doing inventory with Microsoft Excel, and with the USB port you can use a hand held scanner for quickly scanning in bar codes. Or relaxing at home playing a game or browsing the web. Also the full size SD is nice for getting pics off your camera. But the best part is, this is one device for everything. Also, the Z10t easily fits in the saddle bags on your motorcycle!

The cons of this device are:

  • Battery life - The battery life on this device is only around 5 hours at the max and under heavy use you're looking at 4 hours, maybe less. Would've been nice to see a slightly larger battery (around 45w) and the new Intel Haswell processor.... This combination would probably get around 7 hours or more.
  • Fan noise - Fan can get a little loud sometimes.
  • Memory size - Can only get this device with 4GBs of system memory.
  • Physical Keyboard - The physical keyboard takes some getting used to because the key strokes are shallow... You can use the desktop dock and full size keyboard. Also, the screen only tilts back a little past 90 degrees while on the keyboard dock... 

Overall its still the best choice over its rivals.