Toshiba's Tablet does a different kind of wireless

[intro]Toshiba unveils the Tablet PC with a different kind of wireless [/intro] It may have been the culprit behind the dullest CES press conferenc

[intro]Toshiba unveils the Tablet PC with a different kind of wireless [/intro]

It may have been the culprit behind the dullest CES press conference this year (two hours, folks... count 'em), but that shouldn't reflect badly on the new Toshiba Portege R400.

A slim Tablet PC in high gloss Apple white, it claims its fame by being the world's first wirelessly dockable notebook. In English, it means that you don't need to plug anything when you start using the R400 at your desk - everything from the screen to the keyboard and mouse speak to your Portege via the snappily titled Toshiba Wireless Port Replicator.

Your R400 will put you back the best part of $2600 when it goes on sale at the end of this month, but does include either Windows Vista Ultimate or Business, an 80GB drive and an Intel Core Duo processor. The 12.1in screen may seem a mite mean, but Toshiba would argue that Tablet users want light and compact, not gargantuan and widescreen.

As cool as the new R400 may be, we can't forgive Toshiba for coining the crassest product strap line at the entire CES Show...'Defining the mobile avant garde', whatever on earth that means.