Conclusion: Last But Not Least, New All-in-Ones

While the vastly improved fit and finish of the new Satellite and Qosmio notebooks is worthy of attention and Toshiba definitely seems to be trying some new and exciting things with their tablets, it's important to note Toshiba isn't standing still with their all-in-one line, either.

The new LX815 and LX835 all-in-one systems will be employing desktop-class Ivy Bridge processors, but otherwise (wisely in this editor's opinion) foregoing dedicated graphics hardware. Toshiba has redesigned the exterior shells of these units as well. MSRP for the 21" LX815 starts at $599, while the 23" LX835 will start at $879, and like almost everything else Toshiba expects these systems to be available at the beginning of 3Q12.

My personal impressions during the briefing in San Francisco were generally very positive. Toshiba seems to be bringing new blood into the company and it's paying off; the new designs are vital and distinctive, and they shed a lot of that "also-ran" feeling that has plagued them over the past few years. I'd still like to see them attack the ultraportable market with a little more fervor, but the new line of tablets has some life to it beyond just being another set of Tegra 3-powered Android devices.

We'll be looking forward to getting some of the new hardware in for testing (including the Excite line) and seeing how it all holds up in practice.

Don't Just Thrive, Excite
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  • velis - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    OK, so they are announcing stuff that's coming anyway. Looks like pretty decent gadgets, but they aren't really paying attention to displays, except for the 7" tablet and even there, resolution isn't anything to write home about.

    I like the tablet portfolio though (except for the screen part): just pick your size and be done with it. All of them have all the check boxes anyway.
  • gorash - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    The last Excite tablet was NICE, the only thing that sucked was the screen. So the 7.7 one could be decent.
  • bhima - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    Yeah, I will never understand why companies continue to put garbage glossy screens on their laptops. Anything mobile (save for touch devices that need gorilla glass as protection) should always default to matte displays. Also, the screens should have a minimum 65% NTSC RGB color gamut.
  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    "and just 13.4 ounces"

    Ouch. While I can remember to divide pounds by 2 to get approximate kg, and inches are somewhat common.. I have no clue how to deal with ounces without taking out calculator & wiki.
  • A5 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    Oz / 16 / 2.2 = kg
  • euler007 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    The imperial system is so simple, I don't know why everyone doesn't switch back. Clearly the americans have it right.
  • axelthor - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link


    Only three countries have not officially adopted the SI international messurement standard; U.S, Liberia and Burma.

    The main problem with the "imperial" messurement was that it was not standardized between countries so a foot was not the same length everywhere. (See also US gallon vs. UK gallon)
    Also many countries had their own units widely used that had no corrolation to units used in neighboring countries.

    Personally I prefer the simplicity of SI where everything is done in the decimal system as opposed to the fractional system where various fractions are used.
  • Aqua1ung - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    I think euler007 was just being sarcastic :-)
  • dave_the_nerd - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    The exact conversion ratio is 453g/lb, or 28.3g/oz.

    For the sake of rough math I usually multiple ounces * 30, then say "it's a little under ____."
  • Lonyo - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    Nothing on x86 based Windows 8 tablets?

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