Toshiba launches the Satellite Radius 12 convertible notebook
The US branch of the Japanese tech company Toshiba has announced the commercial launch of the Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop, which Toshiba claims is the world’s first 12.5-inch convertible Windows 10 notebook with a 4K Ultra HD display. To attract customers the Satellite Radius 12 relies on excellent display and sound quality, a sleek and lightweight design and an Intel Skylake processor inside.
“Our design goal was to develop a highly compact, versatile PC that does not compromise on performance or functionality to meet the needs of today’s discerning content creator,” said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Toshiba has created the ultimate companion for the highly mobile, digital consumer that requires versatility, portability and durability with top-of-the-line technology that enables them to fully take advantage of Windows 10 and enhance their productivity and creativity.”
The first thing that you will see when looking at Toshiba’s Satellite Radius 12 notebook is the display – the laptop comes with a 12.5-inch screen that works at 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels, 352 ppi), which is four times the resolution of a Full HD display. There’s an optional 12.5-inch Full HD display too for those who do not want to spend too much on this notebook. Both models feature high brightness of 350 nits for use outdoors and IPS technology for wide viewing angles. In addition to this they come with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protection against scratches and other types of damage when travelling or when a user is simply being careless.
The Satellite Radius 12 hides inside a 6th generation Intel Core Skylake processor, 8 GB of memory (likely DDR4) and a 256 GB/512 GB solid-state drive for instant program loading. Moreover, the notebook sports an ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter, Bluetooth 4.0 and a number of connectivity ports that include a HDMI connector, one USB Type-C port for fast data transfers over USB 3.1 and two USB 3.0 ports. One of the USB 3.0 ports features USB Sleep & Charge technology, which can power mobile devices even when in sleep mode and delivers faster charging speeds when the laptop is off. In addition to all this the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 features a custom-designed adaptive audio system by Harman Kardon and Toshiba that has been specifically designed for convertible notebooks. Sound can be heard through sub-miniature speakers that have been designed by Harman Cardon experts and there’s audio processing software by DTS too for even better sound. All this hardware is situated inside a sleek and highly mobile 0.6-inch (1.52 cm) thick aluminum chassis that weighs 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg). The Satellite Radius 12 4K Ultra HD Edition features a Brushed Metal Finish in Carbon Gray, while the Full HD model features a Brushed Metal Finish in Silver. Both include LED backlit keyboards.
The new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 convertible notebook will be in stores on October 18 this year. You will be able to purchase one for USD 1299.99 (4K edition) or USD 999.99 (standard Full HD model).