Toshiba Portégé Z20t Discussion Thread

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  1. ivan99

    ivan99 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You are correct! But it seems that on the high end product it is cheaper here ! BTW 1 BP=$1.56 today's exchange.
     
  2. scoobie

    scoobie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is 4gb, 128, 5y51 the low end model then?

    Confusingly there are 2 models , different prices, with seemingly the same specs
    Toshiba Portege Z20T-B-10H
    • Intel Core M-5Y51 Dual Core Processor
    • 12.5" Full HD Touch Screen
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64bit
    • 4GB DDR3 RAM
    • 128GB SSD
    • Integrated Graphics
    • PT15AE-00N006EN
    • £799
    Toshiba Portege Z20T-B-107
    • Intel Core M-5Y51 Dual Core Processor
    • 12.5" Full HD Screen
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64bit
    • 4GB DDR3 RAM
    • 128GB SSD
    • Integrated Graphics
    • PT15AE-00D006EN
    • £1299
    If it includes the keyboard dock, the £799 model seems good value.

    Update: I figured it , the £799 model has no digitizer. They're charging £500 premium for a digitizer!!!
     
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  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    At your exchange rate (which differs slightly from the google calculator tool I used) the cost of the tablet on the UK site is $1246 (compared to the $1227 I got). The price in the US is $1399, so either way the UK store is cheaper.

    Edit: Oh, I see what you are saying now by "high end". I'm not sure what is going on there. The specs for both products look identical (4gb, 128gb, 5y51), so it is much more expensive, but it is not the high end model (8gb, 256gb, 5y71).
     
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  4. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Yea, that is weird. Seems to good to be true to me. My guess is someone made a mistake.
     
  5. scoobie

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    It's the same in other stores though, a £800 model has popped up in multiple sites.
     
  6. scoobie

    scoobie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Update: I figured it , the £799 model has no digitizer. They're charging £500 premium for a digitizer!!!
     
  7. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Ouch, where did you find that? I thought the units without digitizer were called the WT20 (or something like that) instead of z20t.
     
  8. scoobie

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  9. ElectronicFur

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    Yeah click on compare. Then you can see the differences easily.

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  10. Mesosphere

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    Yea, any mention of the digitizer is conspicuously absent on that model.

    That is a pretty steep markup, but my guess is it is more of an economy of scales thing than a parts cost thing. I think adding wacom is relatively expensive, but really I think the pricing difference is probably mostly because they expect to move significantly more of the penless units. I think pen use is still considered fairly niche. One might be able to argue that the number of business users that could benefit from a digitizer if they were willing to give it a try is pretty high, but I don't think the number of users who actually believe that themselves is very high. For the pen equipped models they will sell a lot fewer, so the margin on each device needs to be higher to make it worth their while.
     
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