Toshiba Satellite Radius Launches as Lenovo Yoga Competitor

Toshiba has introduced three new laptops for the back-to-school season

The Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 tablet/laptop convertible is a very popular line of PC solutions and it seems that competing manufacturing companies are hoping to share in the success by bringing about similar products to tempt consumers with.

It’s the case of Toshiba which, in anticipation of the back-to-school buying frenzy, has unveiled a line of three new laptops.

Not all three bear distinct Yoga-design cues, but the most interesting one of the bunch does. We’re talking about the Satellite Radius, a laptop that can be bent in a number of different configurations, with the screen facing the keyboard or the other way around.

The hinge allows the laptop to be folded in 360-degrees and Toshiba uses resistance to lock the device in the position you have chosen, so users can try a myriad of possible ways.

The Satellite Radius comes equipped with a 4th-gen Intel processor, 8GB of memory but there’s an option to go as far as 1TB of hard drive storage.

The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch screen that offers full HD resolution and has HDMI out, Harman/Kardon audio, and supports 4K output.

The Satellite Radius will become available in July from Best Buy and Toshiba online starting at $925 / €677.

As for the other two laptops that got unveiled today, we had an idea they were coming, because one of them popped in for a visit at the FCC. Here are the convertible Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro, two devices that can be used either in tablet or laptop mode.

Both offer full IPS 13.3-inch displays and run Windows 8.1 out of the box. The Click 2 has a lock-in hinge that allows the screen to be removed from the keyboard dock, while the premium version, the Click 2 Pro, takes advantage of the push-to-release mechanism.

The Click 2 bundles a quad-core Intel Premium processor, 500GB hard drive and Skull Candy audio experience when used in concert with Skull Candy’s Crusher headphones.

The Click 2 Pro takes things a little bit further, by coming with a 4th-gen Intel Core processor under the hood, full HD 13.3-inch display and 128GB SSD. It also includes built-in microSD, micro HDMI, micro USB 2.0 and Miracast.

The Click 2 and Click 2 Pro will be available in June, with Toshiba selling the first one for $586.99 / €429, while the latter will be offered for $1,028 / €753 a pop.

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