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Toshiba Satellite Radius

Toshiba Satellite Radius

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74 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Toshiba's Satellite Radius continues a trend of manufacturers building convertible devices for those users who can't decide between a laptop and a tablet. But while the Radius is a decent performer, do you really need a 15-inch tablet?

On the laptop side of things, PC World calls the Radius "a well-designed laptop" that "looks more expensive than it is." Laptop Magazine calls it a "handsome notebook," though Wired found the keyboard "a little difficult to use" due to its compressed layout. But switch the Radius to tablet mode and things get a little more muddled, as PC World found the screen "a little flimsy" despite the device being "heavier and more unwieldy than the more common 13-inch models." It might be lighter than many laptops, but Wired notes it "far outweighs standard tablet devices."

If the size is not an issue, or you weren't planning to use the tablet mode very much, the performance is adequate for many browsing tasks, with PC Mag even calling it "impressive." PC World was less enthused, noting that "benchmark results were middling" and Wired found it "underperforms." However, they also note it's not "much better" than many Atom-based tablets, meaning if you just want to enjoy your web browsing and other light tasks on a larger screen that PC World calls "bright, vibrant, and responsive," it should serve your needs just fine.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1522
Bundled OS
Windows
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Type
Screen size
Bundled OS
Pointing device
Video outputs
Midsize
1522
Windows
Trackpad
HDMI

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74 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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