Toshiba announced its newest convertible laptop, the Portégé X20W, at CES 2017. And while it may seem like a run-of-the-mill two-in-one computer, Toshiba is claiming an extremely impressive 16 hours of battery life. That distinction obviously will depend on how well it holds up in real-world use, but it’s certainly something that would help Portégé X20W stand out among the crowd. Otherwise, the Portégé X20W tries to offer the best of both worlds when it comes to tablet and laptop PCs, making it like almost every other convertible ever made in that regard.
Spec-wise, it’s a fairly standard high-end convertible for 2017: a seventh-generation Intel Core processor, a USB-C port for charging and connectivity (it also includes a legacy USB 3.0 port), and a 360-degree hinge that offers five different viewing angles.
There are a few interesting additions to the Portégé X20W, however. The trackpad has an integrated Synaptics fingerprint sensor for biometric security. There are two IR cameras to support Windows Hello facial recognition. And the multitouch display has a proprietary TruPen stylus built on Wacom Feel technology with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and Windows Ink support.
Toshiba is also planning a wide range of USB-C accessories for the Portégé X20W, including two different docks — Toshiba WiGig Dock6 and Toshiba Thunderbolt 3 Dock, available later this year. Both docks are designed to plug in take advantage of the multi-purpose features of USB-C to allow for additional connectivity options through a single port.
The Portégé X20W will be available “soon” in a Microsoft Store exclusive Slate Gray color, and a Onyx Blue version that will be sold on Toshiba’s website later this month. Further details on the convertible, including pricing, exact specifications, and a concrete release date have yet to be announced.