Even Toshiba brings out its rival to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

We’ve got yet another challenger for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it comes from Toshiba under the Portege Z20t branding. The new device is a hybrid which can be used as a tablet and quickly transformed into a laptop-like design, and it offers pretty impressive battery life.

The Toshiba Portege Z20t is a pretty attractive convertible and it’s design to be lightweight and durable. The tablet alone weighs 1.6 pounds or 3.3 pounds when combined with the keyboard dock which can be done with a single hand thanks to a simple mechanism. A 12.5-inch FHD IPS display is fitted on the front which supports 10-point multi-touch input and a Wacom digitizer.

Toshiba Portege Z20t

The panel has also been given anti-fingerprint and anti-glare coatings. Toshiba’s own stylus pen is onboard for handwriting input and there’s a spill-resistant LED backlit keyboard on the bottom half. The tablet portion offers a microHDMI port, microUSB connectivity and a microSD card slot, while the dock packs a full-size HDMI socket, an Ethernet jack and a couple of USB 3.0 ports.

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Lenovo has gone with the new Intel Core M processor for powering up the Surface Pro 3 competitor. And owing to the new chip, you’ll be able to achieve up to 9.1 hours of battery life or 17.4 hour of activity with keyboard docked.

Toshiba Convertible Laptop

Key specs of the Toshiba Portege Z20t:

– Windows 8.1
– Intel Core M processor
– 12.5-inch FHD IPS touchscreen with digitizer stylus
– 128GB or 256GB SSD
– 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
– 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, microSD card reader

The Toshiba Portege Z20t will go on sale this month itself through the company’s online store for $1399.