Toshiba Announces New Convertible Laptop-Tablet PCs

Toshiba has announced a refresh for its Satellite Click line of hybrid PCs as well as a brand new convertible machine with a 360-degree hinge.
Dubbed the Toshiba Satellite Radius, Toshiba is calling this a 'premium multimode laptop,' but the company is really following in the footsteps of the likes of Lenovo, which already has its Yoga line of convertible tablets.

The Radius boasts a 360-degree hinge and a 15.6-inch full HD display. It runs on Intel's Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, packs in 8 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of storage, Intel's WiDi, 802.11ac WiFi, DTS sound, and Harman Kardon speakers. The standout feature is, of course, the fact that the device can be positioned in various different modes for ease of use depending on what you're doing:

Laptop mode: A traditional 90-degree angle view ideal for productivity.
Tablet mode: A full 360-degree screen fold conveniently transforms the device into a big-screen tablet.
Tabletop mode: Collaborate on a screen that lays flat at a 180-degree angle.
Presentation mode: Fold to a 270-330 degree angle for a rear-facing screen ideal for sharing content and presentations with groups.
Audience mode: A 270-315 degree flip that hides the keyboard under the display for a hands-free movie-watching experience.

The other two laptops, the Click 2 and Click 2 Pro are a little less interesting, though they both feature removable displays and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop. Toshiba was light on details regarding the Click 2. We know it packs a 13.3-inch HD TruBrite display and runs on a Pentium CPU with 4 GB of RAM, but Toshiba didn't say anything about screen resolution, storage, or any other features. The Click 2 Pro packs a 13.3-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, Intel's Core i5 or Core i7 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD storage, and an optional 500 GB HDD in the keyboard portion of the device. The Click 2 weighs 4.84 lbs in laptop mode (2.81 lbs without the keyboard), while the Click 2 Pro weighs 4.52 lbs in laptop mode (2.31 lbs in tablet mode).

Pricing starts at $925, and the Satellite Radius will be available beginning in early July. The Click 2 is priced at $586.99, and the Click 2 Pro starts at $1,028.99. Both will be available in late June, and all three machines will be sold through Best Buy and at Toshiba's website.

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