Toshiba's latest laptop does convertibility on the cheap

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Steve Dent
September 15th, 2015
Toshiba's latest laptop does convertibility on the cheap

With recent models from Dell and Lenovo tablet laptop hybrids a la Surface are suddenly de rigeur. If those models are outside your budget, Toshiba has just introduced its own low-cost Windows 10 model, the Satellite Click 10. It weighs in at a scant 2.2 pounds and when you detach the keyboard, you've got a 0.36-inch (9 mm) thick, 1.2 pound tablet. Either way, you get features like a 10-inch 1,900 x 1,200 multi-touch display, front 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras, 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage (expandable via a MicroSD slot), a Micro HDMI port for TV output and Dolby Digital Plus stereo speakers.

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The fun stops there, however, as it only packs an Intel Atom x5 processor and 2GB of RAM. Power-wise, that makes it more tablet than laptop, so running Windows 10 may be a burden for it. However, the $349 price tag may overcome those objections, and the light weight, keyboard and Windows 10 should make it a decent tablet and viable laptop in a pinch, for less than many Android tablets.
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