The Portege Z20t’s Full HD IPS display delivers vibrant, clear detail with wide viewing angles. The 2-in-1’s touchscreen is ideal for business and education use, offering 10-point multi-touch support for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Professional, and anti-fingerprint and anti-glare coatings that help reduce reflections, allowing for work under office lights or even outside. The device also features a Wacom digitizer with 2,048 points of sensitivity that enables amazing handwriting recognition and feels just like writing with a pen on paper using Toshiba’s Digitizer Pen with Eraser. A secondary, emergency pen is stored conveniently in a dedicated slot on the tablet for anytime access.

Functionality and productivity are further enhanced by the inclusion of a spill-resistant LED backlit keyboard for working in dimly lit environments and an improved key design for comfortable typing. Additionally, the integrated Accupoint with its own dedicated buttons provides an alternative to the large clickpad for increased accuracy.

The Portege Z20t is powered by Intel Core M processors, which offer the ideal combination of battery life and business-class performance in a single device. With the inclusion of these processors and Toshiba’s engineering, the Portege Z20t is housed in a fanless chassis with a premium, black magnesium alloy finish that operates silently with up to a 9.1-hour battery life rating as a tablet and an unprecedented 17.4-hour battery life rating with the keyboard dock.

The device features the new M.2 SSD interface and can be configured with a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive and up to 8GB of on-board LPDDR3 memory for easily multitasking. To ensure a comprehensive tablet experience, the device features a full array of sensors, including ambient light, gyroscope and an e-compass. The device also includes powerful wireless capabilities, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0.

The Portege Z20t offers a number of advanced features designed to keep a business’ critical data safe, including Toshiba’s EasyGuard suite. A Kensington lock port is included, which can secure the keyboard to desks and ensures the tablet cannot be detached when docked. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) safeguards the data on local storage, while Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) allows IT departments to monitor, maintain, repair, update and upgrade machines remotely. Designed, engineered, manufactured and tested in-house at Toshiba, each model has also passed several rigorous tests to meet Toshiba’s quality standards, including the HALT (Highly Accelerated Lifestyle Test), which simulates accelerated use conditions to improve product reliability.

The Portege Z20t is easy to manage within corporate IT environments with advanced manageability options, including Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Toshiba Cloud Client Manager (TCCM) and Toshiba Smart Client Manager 2.0 (TSCM).

The Portege Z20t provides extensive options to connect to all the peripherals a business user might need in a “dongle free environment.” In tablet mode, a Micro HDMI port, Micro USB port and microSD slot are included for connecting to additional displays and fast data transfers. With the keyboard attached, users can make the most of additional connectivity without additional adapters, including full-size RGB, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports.

The Portege Z20t will be available for purchase through Corporate Direct, Reseller Partners, business-focused e-tailers, such as CDW, PC Connection and Zones, as well as from ToshibaDirect.com in January 2015, starting at $1,399.00 MSRP.

The Portege WT20, sold without the digitizer and keyboard base will be available in February 2015 starting at $899.00 MSRP.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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