In lack of some original designs of Windows 8 tablets, we’re happy with concepts such as the Toshiba tablet shown below, based on Wacom technology and Win 8. Created by Diego Garcia, this render also includes a keyboard dock, that turns the tablet into a full fledged laptop. Add to that a stylus and some Wacom drawing and you’ve got a perfect tool for designers.

This Toshiba concept tablet has 2 USB 3.0 ports, also packs in a SIM slot and microSD card slot. The keyboard dock is easy to attach, through a mechanism that seems similar to the one on the Transformer Prime from ASUS. The dock offers a multitouch touchpad, Ethernet port and HDMI output. Back to the main slate, the Toshiba Windows 8 tablet relies on a Wacom 12.1 inch display, that has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and uses IPS technology. The screen supports a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and other features include an Intel Core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage.

As you may have figured out, this is a product for designers, drawers, creators of animations and artists. It also has 4 rotating balls at the bottom, helping the device move and rotate on the tablet more easily. As the renders show, this is in no way a slim tablet, at 15.5mm in thickness, twice as much as the ASUS Transformer Prime (almost). Any speculations of a price for this beauty, in case it ever becomes real?

  • ani_guy

    Now this is whats a lot of my artist friends and animator, including myself, waiting for. Only thing that worries me is a video card…. maybe the tegra3 would be better. 

  • Rrodriguez0001

    Concept tablet?  Aren’t we a little late in the game to be at this stage?  I have to say, I’m a little worried that the hardware folks could be falling behind.  For example, though we’re reading a lot about the higher resolution/retina displays for Windows 8, I haven’t read anything that suggest anyone actually building these.  Will these be available in 2012?  Will they even be available in the first half of 2013?  I really, really hope the hardware folks don’t disappoint their loyal customers.

  • ValdeEdius

    This keyboard concept screams of carpel tunnel after prolonged use, the ergonomics are terrible.

  • stoneseeker

    agreeed,  it needs a discreete video card, and I also think that at that resolution, perhaps a 13.3 inch screen would be a bit better.  Obviously battery life would suck on this beast, but who cares?!   It’s for serious artists and would be light years more portable than a Cintiq.  I would easily pay $2500 for soemthing like this.     Pleeeeeeaaaaase wacom/toshiba/asus/Sammy/ whoever:   make artists a POWERFUL tablet PC…   we are stuck using high end business Tablet Pc’s that  aren’t really built for our uses (like the Fujitsu T901)  someone must hear our plea…  there would be so much money in it if it were built right.