Toshiba WT301D 10inch Windows 7 tablet unveiled in Japan

first_imgWhile the iPad continues to be a hot commodity, Android tablets pick up steam, and recent BlackBerry price cuts shifted tons of PlayBooks, Windows tablets still haven’t really struck a chord with the average user. They’re often seen popping up in professional environments, however, from loading docks and warehouses to medical facilities…which is why it’s no surprise that Toshiba’s new WT301/D Windows 7 tablet is being aimed squarely at business users.The WT301/D packs a 10-inch, 1366×768 pixel touchscreen display, Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, 1.3MP rear and VGA front cameras, and USB and micro HDMI ports. The package also includes a dock for the tablet which offers two additional USB ports and a full-sized HDMI output for hooking up a larger secondary display. Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business comes pre-installed so that users can get to work right away, and Windows 7 Pro 32-bit is on board to allow connections to a Windows domain.Toshiba hasn’t announced pricing for the WT301/D yet, but the slate looks a bit like the similarly-specced Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 — which sells for around $850. It’s due to go up for sale in Japan next  month, and there’s no word as to whether this little number is going to join the 7 and 10-inch Toshiba Thrive  in the North American market. This time next year, a western launch seems a lot more likely — with the arrival of the more touch-friendly Windows 8.The WT301/D will have plenty of company in Japan when it debuts, joining the likes of the NEC LaVie Touch on retail shelves.More at TechCrunchlast_img

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