The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 Windows convertible notebook is ready to hit the U.S. late this week, launching on Oct. 26 for an affordable $330.
The company unveiled its Satellite Radius 11 convertible back in September, introducing the device in Europe. The hybrid machine runs Microsoft's Windows operating system and sports an 11.6-inch display, as well as a 360-degree hinge. This hinge will allow users to push the screen back until the lid is back-to-back with the keyboard, transforming the device into a tablet, or use it at various angles depending on their needs and preferences.
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and comes in several configurations. More specifically, the system supports Intel Celeron or Pentium processor, up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, or a 500 GB hard drive. The device weighs in at roughly 2.9 pounds, which should make it quite portable.
"Mobility means different things to different people, and Toshiba's new Satellite Radius 11 and CL10-B reflect that," Sandor van der Ham, Vice President, B2C PC, Lifestyle Products & Services Group at Toshiba Europe GmbH, said in a press release back in September. "In developing these adaptable Windows 8.1 devices, we've created an affordable range that offers the flexibility and freedom to do whatever you want to do, wherever you are without the need to compromise on design, performance or innovation, just as the individual chooses it."
"We're pleased to see this new innovation from Toshiba; the Satellite Radius 11 epitomizes Windows 8.1 hardware that is designed for a mobile-first, cloud-first world," added Peter Han, Vice President, Worldwide OEM Marketing. "With five different modes, it provides the flexibility people need throughout the day - from work to home to on-the-go."
According to the company, the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 can be used in five different modes: laptop, tablet, tabletop, presentation, and audience. Simply put, other than the obvious laptop and tablet modes, the 360-degree hinge allows users to prop the device at various angles.
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 further features a front-facing HD webcam, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot, and an HDMI port.
The convertible Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 will become available for purchase in the U.S. on Oct. 26 for a starting price of $329, at major retailers and directly from the company's website.