Portege Z10t - I can't believe...

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  1. Ashers

    Ashers Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Sorry, what's the "altair build"?
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Without the escape codes for the e's the misspelling of the model name is so much more legible! (Portege, not Protege)
     
  3. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    In the shared Youtube video on pg 2, they actually seem to be talking about a yet-to-come z10t model with Haswell. They call it the "Altair" model, which would have a 13.3" screen and be Haswell. Atleast that's what they say in the video.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    "Altair" was mentioned and showed on the Intel video from Computex. It happens around the 10-min mark, I think. Around the same time they show the Asus Trio and HP Rove.
     
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  5. Ashers

    Ashers Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks. A 13" Z10t sounds excellent - that would be top of my list. I think I'm going to hang on to the Duo-11 for another 3-4 months - lots of really interesting stuff coming out at the moment.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    And there's more to come later this month. Samsung will hold an event and perhaps HP will announce some machines as well.
     
  7. czm2000

    czm2000 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Haha! Yeah, it was certainly easy to pick out from the crowd. Steve B was kind enough to fix it. I felt it important to be correct so it has better SEO. The more searches it appears in the more people we can get talking about it :)

    Yeah, I'm with you. Don't mind the hinge design at all. Its certainly no worse than the Helix hinge. And I actually kind of like the robustness of this hinge. Not everything has to be svelt.

    Sent from my GS4
     
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    czm2000 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Oh man, good catch!

    Steve B...pretty please, with a cherry on top :)

    Sent from my GS4
     
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    meow9th Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm not a big fan of the hinge design, but I wouldn't call it ugly, and I definitely wouldn't say it's uglier or less functional than any other hybrid (except for the Surface Pro, of course :D). The hinge just reminds me of the extended battery I had on my X61t, and boy, did I hate that thing. Always in the way and completely ruinous to the Thinkpad aesthetic (it's not a box when it has an awkward piece sticking out in the back) - granted, the Z10t hinge is flush with the tablet surface.
     
  10. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Just to express a different opinion-- I actually like the extended stick-out battery on my x200t. A wonderful handhold when carrying the tablet around. Makes it less "tippy" too. It's not like I'm in love with it, but it has a function, IMO.

    I find the hinge on the z10t less-than-sexy, but entirely functional. That's good enough for me. I don't think anyone's buying a Toshiba for it's sleek build. They want a kick-b*tt functional machine, IMO. And that's what this seems to offer, or may be...
     
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