The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is a portable notebook with a screen that flips back 360 degrees to let you use the computer as a tablet.
Toshiba unveiled the Radius 11 at IFA in September and promised it’d launch in the UK soon for £329 (About $530) and that it’ll be available in the US in October or November for an unspecified (but probably lower) price.
Now the convertible laptop has passed through the FCC on its way to US store shelves.
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 features a 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor. It has HDMI output, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
The system weighs about 2.9 pounds, which makes it kind of heavy for a tablet but pretty light for a notebook.
If the design looks familiar, that’s because the Satellite Radius has a 360 degree hinge first popularized by the Lenovo Yoga series of convertible laptops. But Toshiba’s not the only company taking cues from Lenovo. HP, Asus, Dell, Panasonic, and others have all borrowed Lenovo’s design idea.
There aren’t a lot of new details about the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 in the FCC documents. But I did learn one thing from them: the notebook isn’t manufactured by Toshiba. It’s made by Chinese manufacturer Pegatron.
thanks Dave Zatz!