At the ongoing IFA 2014 tech show in Berlin, most of the tech giants have already started pulling down the curtains from its flagship products. Under the same roof, Toshiba has also announced two new 11.6-inch laptops in its Satellite series.
Claiming to offer easy mobility and added flexibility, these devices dubbed as Satellite Radius 11 and Satellite CL10-B are also Toshiba's first 11.6-inch convertible laptops. Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 and Satellite CL10-B will be available in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2014. While the company has not spoken about the formal release of the two new mobile PCs in other markets.
The company says that the Satellite Radius 11 features five different modes letting the users an easy access to the content in a variety of ways. On the other hand, the Satellite CL10-B offers the freedom to save and access files in the cloud, using one travel-friendly laptop.
"Mobility means different things to different people, and Toshiba's new Satellite Radius 11 and CL10-B reflect that," says Sandor van der Ham, Vice President, B2C PC, Lifestyle Products & Services Group, Toshiba Europe GmbH.
He further adds, "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. It's mobility, just as the individual chooses it."
Speaking of the hardware and software configuration of the two devices, most of the specifications are similar. For instance, both Satellite Radius 11 and Satellite CL10-B sport a 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) resolution and 10-finger support touchscreen , Intel HD Graphics , HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SD card reader , Wireless LAN (802.1b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 , stereo speakers with DTS SoundTM, HD webcam with built-in microphone , Kensington lock port and they even share the same 289 x 199 x 19.9 mm dimension. Also these both newbiews will be available in Satin Gold colors.
However, as far are as the differences are concerned, the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 can be bought with an Intel Celeron or Pentium with Intel Burst Technology 2.0 processor. It houses 500 GB HDD and is backed by a better 4 GB DDR3L (1600 MHz) RAM. Moreover, it is powered by Windows 8.1 Operating System and weighs 1.3 Kg .
In the case of Toshiba Satellite CL10-B , buyers will get a Intel Celeron with Intel Burst Technology 2.0 processor. There would be a storage capacity of 32 GB eMMC and a 2 GB DDR3L (1600 MHz) RAM. It runs the Windows 8.1 with Bing weighing 1.1 Kg.
Flexibility and Freedom
Optimised for touch to help users get the most out of Windows 8.1, the Satellite Radius 11 is designed to be flexible with five separate modes for use in different situations. Laptop mode is ideal for productivity and access to the keyboard and ports while the tablet mode utilises the 360 degree hinge for watching videos or browsing the web. Once the laptop is folded over 180 degrees, the standard keyboard becomes disabled so it doesn't matter if keys are hit accidentally while held.
Both the Satellite Radius 11 and CL10-B are extra light for ultra-mobility weighing from just 1.1 kg, and come in a sleek, satin gold clamshell design that was made to be travel-friendly. There is also a full frameless tile keyboard with large clickpad on both models, for more comfortable typing and navigation in addition to the 10 finger touch support.
Power and Processor
Both these devices come with an integrated Intel HD Graphics and Intel Burst Technology 2.0 that provide greater responsiveness and power efficiency. The Satellite Radius 11 features a 500 GB hard drive for storing a range of files and provides up to 4 GB of RAM for smooth performance and multi-tasking. As the Satellite CL10-B is designed for storing documents in the cloud, a responsive 32 GB of eMMC storage is included with 2 GB of RAM.
Both models feature a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port for transferring files, while the HDMI ® -out port allows for large screen viewing. With the SD/SDHC media slot, users can quickly transfer information via memory card too making it easy to move important files and documents between devices.
Both these laptops come with a high-quality HD webcam with built-in microphone is ideal for anyone wanting to chat online with friends, or take part in a web conference. Moreover, also users will get a defined sound quality through the stereo speakers enhanced by DTS Sound.