Toshiba to tap out touchscreen laptop line
First model out now
Toshiba's Satellite U500-1EX has become the latest notebook to hop onto the touchscreen bandwagon. The laptop's 13.3in display is multi-touch capable.
Toshiba's Satellite U500-1EX: multi-touch sensitive
Control comes courtesy of Windows 7's Touch Pack add-on. The 1280 x 800 resolution screen is driven by the graphics core integrated into the 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330 processor built into the laptop.
The U500-1EX's other key specs: 4GB of DDR 3 memory, 320GB hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, multi-format DVD writer, HDMI output and a sleep-and-charge combo USB/eSata port.
Point, press and click
The whole shebang weighs a shoulder-stressing 2.15kg. The Satellite U500-1EX costs £649, Toshiba said, and it'll be out imminently. ®
That is all...
Oh come on...
When was the last time Toshiba ever made anything that looked nice?
Good Lord, that looks UGLY!
How is this different?
I seem to recall computers like this called "Tablet PCs" some time ago
Notice the fancy hinge mechanism, designed to lower the centre of gravity when the screen is up, thus making the machine more stable when you prod it... Just like a Psion!
The technology may have come along 13 years, but qwerty touchscreen devices still face the same physical problems, made worse when the screen extends up so much higher from the base, I would imagine.