Toshiba Outs First Windows 8 Tablet WT-8 For Rs 15,490
Toshiba introduced its first-ever 4K-powered laptop in the country earlier this year, and now the company has dived into the Windows tablet space with WT-8. Incidentally, WT-8 is Toshiba’s first tablet offering in the Windows space and ranks alongside plethora of Windows slate available in the country these days.
The tablet is an 8 inch display with 1280x800p resolution which runs on the Microsoft Windows platform. The device will be available exclusively on Amazon in the country for a price of Rs 15,490.
Much like the other Windows products, WT-8 is packed with an Intel Atom processor, paired with 1GB RAM and offers expandable 128GB storage. In addition to that, the slate offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless display support as well. There’s a 5 MP camera on the back and a 1.2MP front snapper. It’s nowhere close to the sleek Lenovo Tab S8 or an even iPads with its 9.48mm thickness, and weighing 385 grams.
Many brands like iBall, Notion Ink, Dell and Acer among others have managed to make their own slates, and there prices varies anywhere between Rs 12,000 to Rs 30,000. Going forward, we expect tablets to be priced as low as Rs 6,100 (i.e. $100), says Microsoft.
Having said that we’ve never been fans of an 8-inch Windows tablet due to its software deficiency and the form factor itself doesn’t make much sense from product point of view.