Toshiba Portégé Z20t Does Double Duty

Toshiba's got a detachable PC that doubles as a tablet. Plus, check out the LG curved smartphone and ASUS ultraportable laptop.


Toshiba’s Portégé Z20t is a 2-in-1 detachable PC with high-precision pen input designed for a wide range of uses. An ultrabook and tablet in one, the device features a 12.5-inch Full HD IPS detachable display, a sleek thin-and-light design and a reversible keyboard dock. Powered by Intel’s Core M processor and pen technologies by Wacom, the Z20t has a 9.1-hour battery life rating as a tablet and 17.4-hour battery life rating with the keyboard dock. The tablet weighs 1.6 pounds and when combined with the keyboard dock, weighs 3.3 pounds.


Light and Portable

The ASUS ZenBook UX305 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop at 0.48-inches thick. The UX305 weighs 2.6 pounds and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. Its wedge-shaped design is crafted from solid aluminum, and features in-plane switching anti-glare display. The full-size ergonomic keyboard provides an improved layout for comfortable and accurate typing coupled with a large responsive touchpad that supports Smart Gestures for precise control of Microsoft Windows 8.1. Powered by the Intel Core M processor and standard solid state storage, the UX305 has 8 GB of RAM and an ultrafast 256 GB solid state drive.

Flex Phone

LG Electronics’ G Flex2 curved smartphone offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with octa-core 64-bit capable CPUs.

The phone measures 5.9 x 3 x .28-.37 inches, with a 5.5-inch full-HD display. It operates on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and has memory capacity of 16/32 MB eMMC ROM/2 GB DDR4 RAM/microSD slot (up to 2 TB).

The phone’s self-healing back is designed to resist nicks and scratches from normal everyday use, with a healing time of 10 seconds at room temperature. The G Flex2 weighs 5.4 ounces and comes in silver or red.




Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.