12.17.04 PMToshiba’s Touchscreen All-in-One Perfect For Windows 8
Toshiba claims that its upcoming Touchscreen enabled All-in-One model meets Microsoft’s requirements for a true touchscreen experience on Windows 8.
Toshiba All-in-One Coming To End Your Windows 8 Touchscreen Woes
Earlier this month, Toshiba debuted its humongous 13inch tablet device, that is currently the world’s largest true tablet device to be found in the mainstream. But that wasn’t the only thing they released — coming up this summer is an all-in-one model that comes with a large display and a capacitive touchscreen.
Toshiba claims it to be the first Touchscreen PC for Windows 8 — an OS that has not even reached Release Candidate yet. Or as Microsoft has named it — Release Preview. But this claim is being made by the company by virtue of the model’s capacitive touchscreen display. This is the same technology that most touch-enabled smartphones use. Other all-in-one desktops in the market most use ‘optical’ touchscreen technology where IR beams are fired from the bezels to ‘see’ where the user is placing his finger.
These all-in-one models are like Apple’s iMacs, as in they have every performance part tucked away behind the display and therefore there is no separate cabinet. The displays come in two different sizes — 21.5inch and 23inch. It comes equipped with USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. There’s also HDMI input for connecting external devices. The configurations go up to 16GB of RAM, 3TB of storage, optional Blu-ray and a TV Tuner. So it is being targeted at the home crowd as the PC alternative to a TV.
The screens have a 1920×1080 resolution, meaning it is a full HD display. So it can natively display 1080p videos without shrinking the image down. The base model price for the 21.5inch is going to be $600 and the same for the 23inch is going to be $880. But the capacitive touchscreen will set you back another $150 on top. However, given the initial hands one reviews from critics and the detailed specs — it does indeed look like a perfect fit for Windows 8.
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