Toshiba loves a 4K display. From the Satellite P50t to the Kira and the Radius 15, the company is accommodating sharp screens to laptops of all form factors and sizes, and now it is taken the title of being the first one to put one on a 12.5 inch laptop.
The Satellite Radius 12 is not any old laptop either: it is a 2 in 1, meaning it will flip and rotate into 5 different positions depending on how you want to interact with its touchscreen.
The Radius 12 catches the eye thanks to its brushed aluminium finish Satin Gold, to be exact though it looks more of a silver color. Its design echoes the company’s Satellite Kira, with a grey trim surrounding the base paired with a black plastic hinge.
Toshiba’s laptop displays are sometimes guilty of being dimmer than we’d like, which thankfully is not the case with the Satellite Radius 12. It is clear, bright and vibrant with bold colors but that is to be expected as ever screen that comes with this laptop is technicolor certified. The display is also reflective, but not overly so.
The chiclet style keyboard’s keys supply a small amount of travel and are little smaller than keys on a regular sized keyboard. They are little longer than they are wide and feel similar to Dell’s XPS 13 to type on and that is no bad thing.
The model on display was equipped with an Intel 6th gen Core i7 6500 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz backed up by 8GB of RAM, and Toshiba included a 512 GB SSD for storage. Like the 12 inch MacBook, the Radius 12 has a USB 3.1 Type C port and 802.11ac WiFi for communication.
The Satellite Radius 12 is shaping up to be a great option, if you are in the market for a powerful 2 in 1 with a great 4K display. It is implausibly portable and mostly well built, flex ridden trackpack aside.