With the Satellite Radius 11 (L10W-B), you're free to switch between a Windows 8.1 laptop and a tablet - all on one lightweight, ultra-mobile, touchscreen device. Toshiba's first 29.5 cm (11.6") convertible comes with an innovative dual hinge that allows you to flip the HD screen around from zero to 360 degrees. Switch it to the flat tabletop mode (180 degrees), or fold it around completely (360 degrees) to make the most of the tablet mode.
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is a cheap laptop with a touchscreen that also doubles as a Windows tablet, but it is a slow performer.
Build and Design
In its gold-effect lacquered finish, the L10W looks quite smart, featuring a painted coarse-textile effect on its smooth lid back and genuine textured plastic underside. Powering the compact laptop is an Intel Celeron N2840 processor, clocked at 2.19 GHz and has a little scope to run faster, to 2.58 GHz, using what Intel calls Burst Technology, believed to be a more basic version of its Turbo Boost Technology.
The laptop comes with a pre-installed regular Windows 8.1.
Ports and connectors are limited, but no more so than many ultraportable-class laptops today. Two USB ports are included, USB 3.0 to the left and USB2.0 to the right. There's an HDMI output for connection to a monitor, TV or projector, and an SDXC slot for memory cards. A single 3.5 mm headset jack lets you connect earphones with mic for video chats, for example. But missing from the laptop is any ethernet network port.
To get online, the L10W instead relies on its basic Wi-Fi facility, which connects to wireless networks up to 11n spec, albeit with the slowest single-channel configuration.
Even though the Toshiba Radius 11 comes with a budget TN touchscreen, Its pixels span 1366 x 768, a low resolution for laptop screens but helped here by filling an 11.6-inch rather than 15.6-inch panel. Consequently its pixel density is 135 ppi and thus better than most machines which come with 100 ppi, meaning not such grainy screen typography.
The trackpad is a traditional buttoned design, rather than buttonless, which is more welcome on low-cost laptops since the cheapest buttonless pads rarely work well.
- Intel Celeron processor N2840
- 11.6" 10-point multitouch display
- 4GB DDR3L
- 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
- Windows 8.1 64-bit / No Optical drive
Order the Toshiba Radius laptop and have it delivered to your doorstep within 1-3 working days or same-day within Nairobi. Pay on delivery.