Meet Toshiba’s Satellite Radius 12, the world’s smallest 4K hybrid Tablet/laptop

by on September 6, 2015

Stephan Jukic – September 06, 2015

The sheer pixel count of 4K resolution numbers at just under 8.3 million for normal 4K UHD (3840 X 2160 p) or a little more than 8.3 million for “True” 4K at 4096 x 2160 yet despite these counts, we’re seeing all those pixels get packed into ever smaller screens. While nothing so far can beat Sony’s new Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone that was unveiled at IFA 2015 this year and which packs 8.2 million pixels into a mere 5.2 inches of screen space, there are some other also very impressive small 4K devices emerging these days.

One of the most recent of these to-date is definitely the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12. This highly flexible new device is ultra-portable ultra HD and ultra-cool- Coming to shelves and online stores in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Radius 12 notebook/tablet will have a keyboard that can bend back a full 360 degrees for full touchscreen tablet functionality on its 12 inch screen, and all that users enjoy on that display will be powered by one of Intel’s new 6th generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, by far the most advanced and powerful the company has come out with so far in the consumer electronics segment.

At 2.8 pounds, the Radius 12 is actually a bit heavier than many conventional laptops such as Lenovo’s LaVie Z and also heavier than the equally convertible tablet/notebook LaVie 360 version of the Z. Furthermore, the 12 inch Macbook with Retina display also beats the Radius 12 in the weight and bulk department.

However, despite these even slimmer, lighter competitors, the Radius 12 is more than light enough for any sort of high-powered portable use, and its Core Skylake processors put it a cut above the above-mentioned rivals in terms of sheer computing power.

Intel's Skylake technology will offer a new level of CPU power in the 4K Toshiba Radius 12

Intel’s Skylake technology will offer a new level of CPU power in the 4K Toshiba Radius 12

And the Radius 12 will certainly need much of that new Intel processing power, since its real golden characteristic is the 3840 x 2160 pixel 4K display it comes with. Given its 12 inch screen, 4K resolution on the Radius means a whopping pixel density of 352.47 per inch, so many that no amount of close examination with the naked eye will reveal anything but completely smooth graphics (assuming you’re looking at native 4K or visuals that scale to 4K resolution).

Furthermore, this new Toshiba notebook/tablet will be loaded on color specs, with 100% reproduction of the AdobeRGB color spectrum, a feat that many high-end 4K monitors and 4K TVs can’t even match. With an IPS display technology to garnish said screen still further, we can look forward to an amazingly vibrant, clear and realistic display quality in the Radius 12.

Additional awesome specs include Gorilla Glass protection from damage for that ultra-high end screen and a tough aluminum body for the rest of the Radius. Furthermore, this notebook will include a backlit keyboard, a full HDMI port (no mention of 1.4 or the newer 2.0) and two USB ports along with a new USB Type C port.

No pricing details about the Radius 12 are yet available but we don’t expect it to start going on sale for anything less than $1500.

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