Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review – Ultra HD 12.5 inch

Feb

15

2016

In summary

The Radius 12 is a stunning 4k screen that gives a very sharp image by the diagonal of 12.5 “. The image is not only sharp, but also supports the Adobe RGB color range, though the calibration of the box a bit better may be. the laptop casing had little bit more intense and that some keys are very small takes some getting used to typing on the keyboard. the hardware is thanks to an i7 processor, 8GB of memory and a 256GB sSD.
pluses

Highest pixel density at this time
Display of Adobe RGB color space
Prima touchpad

negatives

small keyboard
Color reproduction could have been better calibrated
Screen not laminated

final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 7,5
Price for publication: € 1500, –
Available from: € 1499, –
Tested version: Toshiba Satellite Radius P20W 12-C-106

For years, Toshiba presented its operating profit to positive and that the Japanese company came time to stand; the shares ended up in a free fall and had to be taken austerity measures. One of those measures is to stop the sales of consumer laptops in Europe, and from April will Satellites, Qosmio and Chromebooks company therefore are no longer available.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

Own fault thick hump, you might say, but ultimately European consumers shoot little on the shrinking laptop offerings. In addition, Toshiba has in recent years produced a number of interesting laptops. The P50t the company was the first 4k display in a 15.6 “laptop and applied to the new Radius 12 Toshiba recently pulled the same trick, but then with a 12.5” laptop. Although Toshiba laptops only six weeks in Europe we expect the supplies 12.5 “4K screen soon be seen in other laptops; reason enough for a review so.
Appearance and housing

The Radius 12 is an ultrabook with a large metal housing. Only the edges, where the connectors are placed, and the brown portion at the hinges are made of plastic. That is also immediately the weakest portion of the housing; press in the middle of the hinges against the screen or on the housing, which then give it properly. This is not normally a place where a lot of force to get listed, but it was neat as the housing in any place had felt just as strong.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

On the rest of the case is little to criticize. The metal, probably aluminum is brushed in horizontal bands and gives the laptop a clean look. Also, the hinges of the screen are made of metal and to ensure that the screen can be folded around the housing. You can use the laptop as a sort of tablet, or resting on the keyboard part. Keyboard and touchpad do not touch the surface through the thin black border around the edge of the casing. The edge is thin enough not to get in the way when the Radius 12 just as a laptop, but it provides very little protection as the screen flips, and we would rather not put on a rough, uneven surface the laptop. Or which mode is often used in practice is questionable, because the screen wobbles quite easily as you touch the touchscreen.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

A practical addition top of the screen is the camera using infrared can create a 3D scan of your face so you can log in with your face thanks to Windows Hello.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

For connecting peripherals, there are, as is often the case with ultrabooks, three USB ports available. Two of these, placed on either side of the laptop, a regular USB-A connector and support speeds up to 5Gb / s, while the USB-C connection to 10Gb / s go. To complete the outfit, there is also an HDMI port and a SD card reader available. Since it is a convertible, the volume control is also placed on the side of the housing. The key also opens the zoek’ menu in Windows 10. Finally, there are LEDs placed to show the wireless network connection is active, and whether the battery is charged, the need for us to go by.
Keyboard and touchpad

The compact size of ultrabooks usually makes is sacrificed for the depth of the keyboard. Radius 12 is no exception and has flat dabs with very little travel. What easily by tapping the most able, however, the road is not flat dabs, but the size of the keyboard. Most non-alphanumeric toesen These are very narrow. When I press for example the tab or slash key touch quickly a wrong button or slap you next to the button on the metal casing. In our Toshiba could have used the free two and a half centimeters left and right nice to enlarge the keyboard.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

The touchpad has a slightly rough finish, so the precision is good. In addition, we reacted immediately multitouch movements. On the upper edge can be used after the entire surface to a mouse click, so you do not have to move for each click your finger at the bottom of the touchpad. In contrast to the keyboard, the touchpad will therefore require little getting used to.

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