Toshiba Portégé M780 Tablet PC gets official with i7 and [NOT] multi-touch

Toshiba’s refresh to their Portégé M700 line of Tablet PCs just got official and the specs are hotter than previously seen with an option for Intel Core i7 processor and multi-touch confirmed. This puts the Toshiba Portégé M780 near the top of my upgrade short list [well, maybe not anymore].

Details on the digitizer are scarce, but it appears to use the same pen as before, meaning it is Wacom Penabled. Mention of multi-touch is fleeting but stated directly in the features list.

Zoom in with a two-finger pinch, move files with a one-finger drag-and-drop, and do many other things with greater ease.

Correction 2/23 9:20PM EST: We’ve been informed that the M780 does not support multi-touch. Mention of two-finger pinch in the product features has been removed and replaced with this.

Tablet Touch Screen: Tap open files, drag documents to folders, or draw across the screen—all with just a touch of your fingers.

Yes, that still reads fingers, plural, but no, it’s not multi-touch. End correction.

Processor options span the new Intel Core range from i3 starting at $1279 to i7 starting at $1799. All feature a 12.1″ widescreen display at 1280×800 with LED backlight for indoor/outdoor viewability, integrated Intel HD Graphics, 802.11a/g/n, and pen + touch input. Other options, like Bluetooth and optical drive, bump the price accordingly, but the i7 model appears to be packed with everything at that $1799 price.

Via Engadget