Toshiba launches WT310 Windows 8 Pro tablet

Toshiba has officially announced the launch of its latest tablet running the Windows 8 Pro operating system. The tablet is called the WT310 and features a large 11.6-inch full HD resolution screen. Toshiba says that the new tablet is optimized for business users with a range of features specifically designed to help mobile workers.

The 11.6-inch display is touch sensitive supporting gestures including swipe, scroll, and allows users to launch programs or open documents with a tap. Toshiba also equips the WT310 with a DigitizerPen. The pen works in conjunction with software on the tablet to convert handwritten notes and text into documents for editing sharing with colleagues.

The case of the tablet is made from plastic and Toshiba promises that the plastic is strong enough to protect the internal components of the tablet from damage in the event of a drop, bump, or access pressure. Storage is via an internal SSD and the tablet features the Trusted Platform Module. Plenty of connectivity options are available making it easy to connect the tablet to an external display or television including a micro HDMI port and support for Intel Wireless Display technology.

The tablet also features a full-size USB 3.0 port and an SD card slot for storage expansion. The tablet has integrated Wi-Fi, support for HSPA+/LTE for mobile broadband and Bluetooth 4.0. The 11.6-inch screen has an anti-glare coating and the tablet uses the latest Intel processors designed specifically for ultrabooks. Toshiba isn't offering details on the specific processor and storage capacity for the tablet at this time. Availability for the WT130 is set for Q2 in the UK with pricing expected to be announced closer to launch.

[via Toshiba]