Toshiba Unveils New Tablet-Ultrabook Hybrid

Toshiba has unveiled a new tablet-ultrabook hybrid during the 2012 IFA conference in Berlin along with a series of new computer devices.

The tablet-ultrabook hybrid was the star of the announcement by Toshiba, reports Mashable. The new device is called the Satellite U925t and is a Windows 8 ultrabook that converts into a tablet when the user slides the display back and up.

Tablet-ultrabook hybrids are becoming more and more popular in the tech area because they appeal to consumers who are looking for an ultra0lightweight device that also doubles as a tablet. The strange part about the new Toshiba Satellite U925t is that the display folds up instead of down.

Despite the strange way it folds, the device packs a big punch inside, boasting a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Rapid Start. It also has a 128 GB solid state drive and a DDR3 1600MHz memory standard. The device weighs a small 3.2 pounds and measures 0.78 inches.

The Toshiba tablet-ultrabook hybrid features a 12.5-inch HD touchscreen, which is made from corning Gorilla Glass. If has a front HD webcam and a rear 3MP webcam with auto-focus.

Mashable notes that Dell also unveiled a tablet-ultrabook hybrid with the Dell XPS Duo 12 at the IFA show. The hybrid device features a 12-inch screen with a full HD display and a flip hinge, which transforms it from table to ultrabook and vice versa. Dell also announced a Windows RT tablet, called the XPS 10. The XPS 10 could be a stron Microsoft Surface competitor, featuring a HD touch screen, microUSB connector, microSD slot, and removable keyboard dock.

Would you be interested in purchasing a tablet-ultrabook hybrid?