Toshiba is updating its Satellite Radius line of convertible notebooks with three new models. Like earlier members of the Radius family, all of the new models feature 360 degree hinges that let you fold the screen back until it’s opposite the keyboard so you can hold the laptops like a tablet.
But the new models feature updated processors, a dedicated button for Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant software, and one model has something Toshiba hasn’t offered on a convertible notebook before: a 4K display.
Toshiba will offer 14 and 15.6 inch models of the new Satellite Radius with HD displays. There’s also a Satellite Radius 4K Ultra HD Edition with a 15.6 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel display (that’s 282 pixels per inch).
The 15 inch models will be available with 5th-gen Intel Core “Broadwell” processors, while the Satellite Radius 14 will be available with a Broadwell chip or an AMD processor.
Each model features 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port. an SD card slot, Harman Kardon stereo speakers, and DTS sound.
The laptops will be available starting June 21st, which means they’ll ship with Windows 8.1 software. But they’re eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when the operating system launches on July 29th, which explains the dedicated Cortana button (since Cortana isn’t available for Windows 8.1).
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 has a starting price of $585, while the Satellite Radius 15 will sell for $843 and up.
Toshiba hasn’t announced any plans to update the Radius 11, which is a low-cost convertible with an 11.6 inch display and an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor.
Update: A next-gen Radius 11 with an Intel Celeron N3540 Bay trail processor, a dedicated Cortana button (the F1 key) and dual-array microphones launches June 21st.
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