Toshiba launches new Regza tablets in Japan ranging in sizes 7 to 13 inch

Toshiba launches new Regza tablets in Japan ranging in sizes 7 to 13 inch
Toshiba announced the launch of its new four-model line of Regza tablets, ranging from 7 inch all the way up to a gigantic 13 inch model. While the model launches are initially only available in Japan, it will be interesting to see if the unfamiliar sizes will take hold and spread around the world.

Many of the specs of the new tablets are the same among the devices. They all sport Android 4.0, a 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SD card reader, and USB 2.0 port, they vary in processors, resolution, and screen size.

The Regza AT830 sports an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocking in at 1.4GHz. Its display measures 13.3 inches with a resolution of 1600x900. The AT830 comes with a $1000 price tag. The Regza AT700 has a 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display. Both models are now on sale with 64GB of internal storage.

The Regza AT570 touts a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 7.7-inch 1280x800 organic EL display, and can be yours for $883 for a 64GB version, or $744 for the 32GB version.

The Regza AT500 also comes with a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and is on the shelf now in 64GB and 32GB versions, with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display. We can't find a published price for the 32GB model, but the 64GB model retails for $643.

Are you confused yet? Toshiba hopes consumers will be excited about having the ability to select just the right size and specs their device will sport. We like the idea, but can't imagine it'll be easy for retailers to manage so many SKUs for the entire line.

Do you like the idea of being able to chose between so many sizes and configurations, or do you think the better business model is that of Apple or Samsung where there are only one or two sizes, and minimal configuration customizations available?

source: Electronista



12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

1600×900 on a 13.3 inch tab for $1000 ! Are you F*cking crazy Toshiba ? Android will never lead the tab market if oems keep putting out sht like this, at double the price of a ipad.

11. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

How about a tablet that can change its scrrren size?

8. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

They are way overpriced..!! 1000 for the 13.3 inch one, Sorry man. I would rather get a sloid Laptop for that price

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I could get a Alienware for that price and be playing battlefield 3

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think with the lack of an intel i7 CPU and a full operating system where's the value or the worth of paying that much money. I guess that's my opinion but I really think that these are overpriced for what they are.

5. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

13 inch tablet? I would go with a 13 inch ultrabook.

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

No thanks, I prefer having a physical keyboard still. And no, plug in ones like the Asus Prime's don't count.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I thing the transformer could count but it's a small screen with a limited operating system.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

laptops will soon die if 11 inch and 13 inch tablets are released.tablets are much smarter than laptop.waiting for samsung 11.6 tablet to release.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The only thing that is gonna replace a laptop that's a tablet is going to have to have a full OS not android or iOS. Maybe windows eight or a Mac lion tablet but also people like a keyboard for heavy workloads. So if you take the transformer you can put a full OS on it but it is still a part tablet and part laptop as soon as you add a keyboard. So in sence laptops won't probly die off but they will transform in a way or they basically will get updated as fars as form factor to go along with what the market wants. I realy think there will always be a market for a full computer, a laptop, tablet, and smartphone along with a combination of each. But the power that is needed in each along with the portabilitiy in others is complicated because as soon as you put the power in to a smaller object more power is able to go into the biger computers

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

how can a tablet be smarter than laptop? tablets can't match how a laptop can multitask. It can only replace laptops if it has an OS like mac or windows.

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Better go for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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