Toshiba Unveilings at 2012 CES: Thin & light tablets & ultrabooks

Toshiba Unveilings at  2012 CES: Thin & light tablets & ultrabooks

We’ve been giving you plenty of information about products that we’ll be hearing more of at CES 2012 next week in Las Vegas. Many laptops and ultrabooks are expected to be unveiled and we have some news of some Toshiba devices that should be making an appearance at the event.

First off we have news of two new tablets, one a 7-inch entry level Android and the other a 10.1-inch model. We predict there will be a plethora of more affordable tablets this year, hot on the heels of the success of the Kindle Fire from Amazon. The 7-inch Toshiba tablet is in black and blue and to be frank the look of it doesn’t rock out boat, but then it is entry-level. Specs are reported as a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1024 x 600 resolution, microUSB port, microSD slot and a rear camera. The fact that it features capacitive buttons suggests it won’t run on either the Android 3.2 or Android 4.0 operating systems.

News of the tablet comes to us from Dan Graziano over on BGR, sourced from Notebook Italia. Also the Japanese Toshiba website states that the larger tablet due to be unveiled at CES is the “world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1 inch tablet.” That’s quite a claim so it will be interesting to see if Toshiba can back it up. Thin and light, as in ultrabooks, seems to be the way of the future at the moment and appealing to consumers so the 10.1-inch tablet could be a big success.

Speaking of ultrabooks a report on PC World by Melanie Pinola tells about another Toshiba device due at CES. This is the “thinnest and lightest” 13-inch laptop and it’s thought that it could be the Portege Z830 Ultrabook spoken of last year, with a weight of less than 2.5 pounds. You can check out Toshiba’s 2012 CES press page here where the company talks its 2012 CES plans.

You may also be interested in our 2012 CES roundup of what to expect and also the schedule of CES keynotes. Certainly it seems as though Toshiba will be going all out to impress in Las Vegas and we can’t wait to see further news on these ultra thin and light devices. Which device are you most interested in? Let us have your comments on this.

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