Toshiba Radius 11: A Neat Convertible With Bags of Storage on the Cheap

This is Toshiba's new Satellite Radius 11, a convertible PC-cum-tablet. Yes, it looks a lot like a Lenovo Yoga—but if you're on a budget and need a (quite literally) flexible computer, it might be for you.

The previous incarnation of the Radius had a 15.6-inch screen—hardly a practical option for carrying around as a tablet unless you're the Incredible Hulk. Now, shrunk down to 11.6 inches, it seems a far more practical option. In terms of converting the thing, you get a two-axis hinge that rotates 360-degrees. That means the screen bends all the way back, but also allows it to spin around and convert into a tablet with a quick twist.


Inside, the laptop can be configured with the latest Intel Pentium or Celeron chips, up to 4GB of RAM, and either a 32GB flash drive or a 500GB hard drive. The latter is probably one of it's biggest selling points, allowing you to use the device as a tablet and workhorse laptop, too. There's also the other connectivity you might expect—USB 3.0, HDMI, SD card slots and the like. It runs Windows 8.1.


But perhaps the best part is the price. Available from $330, the Radius 11 is pretty cheap. So if you're on a budget and aren't quite sure if a laptop or tablet is the right choice for you, this may be just the ticket. It goes on sale October 26th.

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