Toshiba Satellite U925T is first NFC-Enabled ultrabook

Toshiba logoA popular feature that has entered the world of smartphones and tablets is mobile payments, or near-field communication (NFC), and Intel is now showing off such technology in Ultrabooks.

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012, a mobile payment-enabled Ultrabook was demonstrated using Mastercard's PayPass. Up until now, PayPass was mainly used at certain retailers where shoppers could tap their credit card against a sensor for complete payment.

Now, this technology has been brought to Ultrabooks. At IDF 2012, a mobile payment-enabled Toshiba Satellite U925T was set up for demo purposes. I decided to give the system a try for myself, which I've documented in the following photos.

Toshiba Satellite U925T

The PayPass NFC swipe really just save you from having to enter your PayPass password (for non NFC-enabled Ultrabooks, you'll just have to type your password in. Billing, shipping and credit card information is usually pre-saved in most e-tailer sites). Intel mentioned that the system is safe, since the e-tailer doesn't receive your credit card number -- just verification from MasterCard.

According to Intel, the Toshiba U925t is the only Ultrabook to offer built-in NFC technology. However, this will change in the near future, as more Ultrabooks will start featuring the new tool.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: NFC, Toshiba, ultrabooks

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