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    Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    The convertible offers 17.4 hour battery life, will be available this month.
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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Honestly, the name makes it sound like they've misspelled "Protégé" and not realised it, or intentionally misspelled it thinking that it would be a good name.

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Honestly, the name makes it sound like they've misspelled "Protégé" and not realised it, or intentionally misspelled it thinking that it would be a good name.
    I can imagine the brainstorming meeting when they thought of that name

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    $500 for a keyboard dock and stylus? What are they smoking?

    Portege is an old Toshiba brand IIRC.

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Portege is an old Toshiba brand IIRC.
    I see your point, I hadn't been aware of that.

    I still don't like the name though.

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Honestly, the name makes it sound like they've misspelled "Protégé" and not realised it, or intentionally misspelled it thinking that it would be a good name.
    I remember (very dimly) some Toshiba rep saying that it was some kind of allusion to "Portable" or "Portage". Maybe just a mis-spelling like the Starion car got saddled with (at least according to urban legend).

    Good to see that the Z20t looks to have a secondary battery in it's keyboard dock. From experience with the original Asus Transformer, I really can't see why Microsoft et al insist on only doing power-sucking basic keyboard docks. Having the battery in the keyboard dock gives it a bit of heft, which is great from the usability point of view.

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Good to see that the Z20t looks to have a secondary battery in it's keyboard dock. From experience with the original Asus Transformer, I really can't see why Microsoft et al insist on only doing power-sucking basic keyboard docks. Having the battery in the keyboard dock gives it a bit of heft, which is great from the usability point of view.
    M$ did announced a keyboard dock with battery back with the Pro 2 but I don't know if it ever happened. As I mentioned in the t300 thread I loved my TF101 and the battery in the dock was awesome. Kept the screen from flipping the keyboard and charged the tablet while it was in your bag.

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    Re: Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 Portégé Z20t to rival Surface Pro 3

    Enough with these widescreen, glossy tablets. People never learn.

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