To start with this Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review, we were impressed with its smooth, gorgeous, and slim body. Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 is a notebook that introduces a new world of technology. Radius 12 is mixture of plastic and aluminum parts with silver shiny edges. It is very light weight and small enough that is easy to carry, clearly defining what ultrabooks need to be. It is even better than Mac Book Air, in thinness and light weight.
The reason why Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review cannot be ignored is that it is designed with a 360 degrees rotating screen like a tablet. However, still not being a tab, it is heavier than Dell XPS 13, Mac Book with Retina Display. But no other notebook can rotate or bend back. It is larger in size as compared to Mac Book and of same size as XPS 13, but smaller to HP Elite Book 1020. The problem however is that it looks much cheaper, with loads of visible seams. You’ll also find bare metal connectors inside each of the Radius 12’s ports, and exposed hinges.
There are few quality issues with the body, such as the screen that bulges a bit where it meets the frame and the fan giving a wheezing sound when you hold the laptop vertically, but it has been reported in some units, not all of them. If you buy this machine, we would recommend to inspect it well.
Exploring the World of Toshiba Satellite Radius 12:
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review; Display:
Not only is the display sharper than those on similarly sized competitors, but panel of Radius 12 is proficient of producing up to 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut, much higher than any other typical laptop. Experts measured the Adobe RGB score of 99.8%, and it also hit 99.9% standard RGB. On testing standard RGB (Red-Green-Blue), Radius 12 gives more percentage than HP Elite Book and Dell XPS 13 that stand around 95.3 percent and 96.6 percent respectively. So, you have no need to worry about its display and its resolution.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Audio:
Everyone likes to enjoy the good quality sound from the device they own. The good news is that Radius 12 is integrated with Harman/Kardon speakers, that don’t have enough bass but still give out nice sound quality. Other thing is that, it has two downward-facing speakers that produce good and quality sound. The sound improves a bit when you flip the notebook into tablet mode; the music echoes off the bottom of the Radius 12, which makes the sound review of Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 truly in its favor.
For such a thin notebook, Toshiba did a pretty good job of putting in a keyboard that maximizes its space. It might not be appealing keyboard for some customers but it is much better than laptop keyboards. Although a typical keyboard has keys of 1.5mm but Radius 12 has a key of 1.35mm on keyboard. It is probable that you might make a few mistakes while typing on this keyboard in the beginning, but it can be overcome with time. Other thing is, as is usually for help/support. Here F1 key is as a Cortana button, with it you can open Microsoft new voice assistant for Windows 10.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review on Ports and Webcam:
The left side of the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 has a full-size HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The right side has one more USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, a power button, a volume toggle and, in another thoughtful addition, a Cortana button, for when you’re using the Radius 12 in tablet mode. The button was firm enough so that you can’t unintentionally make it active.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Performance Review:
If we talk about the core hardware of Radius 12, then is integrated with Core i7-6500U, Intel 2.5GHz sixth generation processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, the Radius 12 proficient at everything. It took 19.7 seconds to open 69MB of Word Document in Open Office. While it 9 seconds faster than XPS 13. This makes it one of the quickest machine in the same class making its Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review two thumbs up in terms of performance.
If compared to MacBook pro is with Iris 6100 graphics, Radius 12 is incorporated with Intel 520 graphics, that is sufficient for photo and video editing. Although it is faster than Mac Book pro, but few second slower in performance that XPS 13 Intel HD Graphics 5500. Similarly if you are profound of high graphics games, then resolution 1366 x 768 with these graphics is good.
Notebooks with 4K display use considerably more power than with lower-resolution. Like Dell XPS 13 battery time is 11 hours and 42 minutes, while quad-HD lasted 7 hours and 24 minutes. But the Radius 12 battery merely last for 5 hours and 17 minutes.
Experts have tested the top-end configuration of the Radius 12, comes with a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and of course a 4K display. You don’t need that high a resolution and demand longer battery life, you can get a configuration of the Radius 12, a Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Toshiba estimates that this model’s 3-cell 43-watt hour battery should last up to 9 hours on a charge.
The little and light Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 with a Core i7 CPU, a face-recognizing camera and a 4K touch screen display that turns over backward into a tablet configuration. Eye-catching, compact design; Good value for the money.
You won’t make it through a day with the Radius 12’s sub-par battery life. The keyboard is a little difficult to type on and the touchpad can be downright frustrating. Short battery life; Touchpad is too far to the left.
A brilliant 4K display, a portable and attractive design, and above-average performance are spoiled by short battery life. A Satellite Radius 12 crams an incredible number of features into a 12.5-inch Windows notebook. On paper, it looks amazing.
If you wanted to buy a laptop with solid state drive, and can fold like a tablet, as of Yoga series of Lenovo. Toshiba Radius has all the specifications with Core i7 process, 8GB of Ram, with Operating system Windows 10, 4K resolution, touch screen display, with auto-focusing camera.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review Bottom Line:
There is now doubt that Radius 12 is packed in little package, with amazing performance, awesome display, and with a weight of less than 3 pounds. But what might be challenging for you is its battery life, that is of approx 5.4 hours. Although Toshiba claims that it last for 6.5 hours. Plus is that, Radius 12 tablet offer great display, active stylus, and smooth keyboard, as compared to XPS13 and Microsoft Surface Book.