Toshiba Satellite Click Mini 8.9" Full HD Touch Screen Tablet/Laptop £199.95 @ Argos / Currys PC World
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Toshiba Satellite Click Mini 8.9" Full HD Touch Screen Tablet/Laptop £199.95 @ Argos / Currys PC World

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Found 2nd Jul 2015
Brief spec: Intel Atom Z3735F, Full HD 1920x1200 Touch display, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 8.1 with 1 year Office 365 Personal.

The keyboard dock will has its own battery as well, which has the same battery capacity as the tablet, so essentially double up the battery life to 13 hours.

It also comes with two memory card slots, one microSD and one full SD card reader.

The screen is a bit smaller at 8.9" than usual tablet. But if you treat it as an 8" full HD Windows tablet, with the extra keyboard and additional battery, this is not a bad deal. It also smart enough that when the tablet is docked into the keyboard, it will consume the battery from keyboard first, then only from the tablet. If charging, then it will charge the tablet first, then only the keyboard, this ensure you got the most reserve for battery in tablet for portability.

Compare to the Miix 3 which has a fixed angle when docked, this give you more angle to use as mini laptop. It also has both front and back camera, and dual speaker.

For those prefer iPad than Windows Tablets, there is also 10% off all iPad over £329 at Currys PC World:

Link: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

31 Comments

I wish this had a better processor. The Z3735F is less capable than the one in my Asus T100...which is now almost 2 years old.
Aside from that, it looks like a good bit of kit. Particularly like the dual sd and micro SD slots and the Full HD screen.

wenttoabetterplace

I wish this had a better processor. The Z3735F is less capable than the … I wish this had a better processor. The Z3735F is less capable than the one in my Asus T100...which is now almost 2 years old.Aside from that, it looks like a good bit of kit. Particularly like the dual sd and micro SD slots and the Full HD screen.



It's 8" so you cannot expect as fast a CPU as your 10" - but the next version will likely have the better CherryTrail version like Surface 3...

I think it's pretty neat for a 8" including keyboard - like the original EEPC netbook.

Adrian7

It's 8" so you cannot expect as fast a CPU as your 10" - but the next … It's 8" so you cannot expect as fast a CPU as your 10" - but the next version will likely have the better CherryTrail version like Surface 3...I think it's pretty neat for a 8" including keyboard - like the original EEPC netbook.



I can expect a better processor. The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 comes with a Z3770...and my own Asus (now 2 years old) has a processor with a good bit more grunt than the one in this Toshiba (it also has a lower resolution screen, which is less demanding - increasing the gulf in performance).

The Z3735F seems to be the processor that EVERY Windows tablet manufacturer is using. But with a 1080p screen, this just isn't a good combination IMO.

These are good little devices, screen is nice if a tad washed out but the colours are accurate and it is very bright on the highest setting. Keyboard/track pad is pretty tiny but useable. Speakers are tinny but sound nice in stereo. Build quality is decent, no gaps or creaks. Battery life is the real stand out, been getting around 10 hours in laptop mode, could probably get more turning the brightness down. Really impressed for the money.

It's now for £249 so expired

wenttoabetterplace

I can expect a better processor. The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 comes with a … I can expect a better processor. The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 comes with a Z3770...and my own Asus (now 2 years old) has a processor with a good bit more grunt than the one in this Toshiba (it also has a lower resolution screen, which is less demanding - increasing the gulf in performance).The Z3735F seems to be the processor that EVERY Windows tablet manufacturer is using. But with a 1080p screen, this just isn't a good combination IMO.



Agree, its a neat little tablet with what I think is the best screen size for a tablet and a clamshell keboard dock which I think is essential in order to get the most out of windows tablets, and they certainly havent shirked on ports, however the slightly weak processor, low ram and also the low internal memory (ideally id want 64gb as a minimum) is currently stopping me snap this up.

I wish they provided spec options for people who wanted to pay a little more for the better specs

utkhan79

It's now for £249 so expired



£199 on Amazon still

utkhan79

It's now for £249 so expired



If it has an you're interested then its available for £199.99 in a few other places

argos.co.uk/sta…htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:14507206137|tsid:59130|cid:265006737|lid:18283950120|nw:g|crid:66759902457|rnd:4075936018718216398|dvc:c|adp:1o6|kw:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?gclid=CNLq7MPe88YCFYLnwgod5h8GSw&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!66499993459!!!g!65195593095!&ef_id=UzrLGgAABFKpIjDo:20150724121147:s

Stelph

Agree, its a neat little tablet with what I think is the best screen size … Agree, its a neat little tablet with what I think is the best screen size for a tablet and a clamshell keboard dock which I think is essential in order to get the most out of windows tablets, and they certainly havent shirked on ports, however the slightly weak processor, low ram and also the low internal memory (ideally id want 64gb as a minimum) is currently stopping me snap this up.I wish they provided spec options for people who wanted to pay a little more for the better specs



Yeah it's very much bog standard Atom SOC inside, Cherry Trail on the way as well. As long as you accept the limitations it's a great device with plenty of plus points. Love the form factor.

Stelph

If it has an you're interested then its available for £199.99 in a few … If it has an you're interested then its available for £199.99 in a few other placeshttp://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4020457.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:14507206137|tsid:59130|cid:265006737|lid:18283950120|nw:g|crid:66759902457|rnd:4075936018718216398|dvc:c|adp:1o6|kw:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/toshiba-satellite-click-mini-8-9-2-in-1-white-10119717-pdt.html?gclid=CNLq7MPe88YCFYLnwgod5h8GSw&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!66499993459!!!g!65195593095!&ef_id=UzrLGgAABFKpIjDo:20150724121147:s



Add in the current Bespoke pricing offer (10-15% price reduction plus a further 14% Quidco cashback)...you could well be looking at a v.v.good price.
Personally though, I would much prefer the Miix 3 from Very for £123. Though it doesn't have nearly as good battery life.

I have one of these. gogosteve is right.

* it's pretty portable, I use an IVSO "portfolio" style case bought off Amazon.

* Screen is good (actually 1920x1200, so 1080p movies play slightly letterboxed). Plays netflix well.

* Speakers are fair, headphone socket is free of noise and goes plenty loud enough.

* The microUSB slot in the tablet charges the tablet first then the dock (dock doesn't have charge socket). Also, the port can be used with an OTG cable and thus a second USB host.

* The microSDHC slot in the tablet is separate from the dock's, so you can have two cards fitted. I bought a right-angled micro to full-sized uSD adaptor to use with the dock as a full-sized card sticks out enough to be annoying - these are only a £ or so off ebay. I am using a 64GB Samsung EVO card.

* battery life is excellent.. but since it charges over microUSB the recharge time isn't very quick

* keyboard and touchpad are pretty good for a small device

I've got linux running, not brilliantly, on it. I shrunk Windows down about 512M, made a new partition to be used as /boot, and installed linux into a dedicated partition on the microSD card. You can get it to boot off an SD card in the dock and thus not need to risk breaking windows. If interested there's a long discussion of it on the Toshiba forums.
Not got cameras, bluetooth, sound, suspend or resume working :-(
I wouldn't recommend buying this if you absolutely have to have linux working on it.

HTH,
Paul
Edited by: "speculatrix" 24th Jul 2015

I've got the Acer Switch 10 with built in 500gb hhd which is awesome!

So how is this better than the Miix 3?

MrPuddington

So how is this better than the Miix 3?



This is smaller (9" rather than 10"), the screen is higher resolution, the keyboard has an extra battery in it and a full SD reader and is a proper clamshell to make it into a laptop (i.e the hinge holds weight rather than needing propping up)

I would also like the option of paying slightly more for a better spec.

My last netbook & particularly the power supply are too bulky for travel.
So I now use a 8" Samsung tablet, with a very nice small USB charger.

I would quite like to move to a lightweight Windows touch screen netbook that charges off USB. However, everything I try in the stores runs really slowly. Fast processors should not add mass.

I also have an ultrabook with Haswell core-i5 and proper SSD (not the eMMC in most tablets and similar) and it resumes from deep sleep sufficiently quickly that by the time I have opened the screen it's ready for a password, and unlocks and gives me a working desktop in under two seconds. Its CPU is quick enough to load and render web pages more or less in the blink of an eye, and its 8GB ram means it never lags. However, it would cost at least four times that of one of these discounted Click Minis to replace it.

Realistically these cheap tablets will never give that kind of experience, you just have to not work them too hard by doing just one thing at a time to stop them lagging. There are still big compromises of getting a low electrical power CPU into a thin body without much cooling. Still, things are a lot better than they used to be!
Edited by: "speculatrix" 24th Jul 2015

jaizan

I would also like the option of paying slightly more for a better spec.My … I would also like the option of paying slightly more for a better spec.My last netbook & particularly the power supply are too bulky for travel.So I now use a 8" Samsung tablet, with a very nice small USB charger.I would quite like to move to a lightweight Windows touch screen netbook that charges off USB. However, everything I try in the stores runs really slowly. Fast processors should not add mass.



Faster processors generally use more power and therefore need better cooling and a larger battery, this means that it will weigh more and cost more.

Edit - Obviously it will also cost more due to the better processor
Edited by: "minicale" 24th Jul 2015

minicale

Faster processors generally use more power and therefore need better … Faster processors generally use more power and therefore need better cooling and a larger battery, this means that it will weigh more and cost more.Edit - Obviously it will also cost more due to the better processor



Agreed. However, the IC makers keep improving their processor technology to have faster performance without higher power consumption. That's why the high end smartphones work so well.
I'm happy to pay more for a faster but compact netbook sized device.

MrPuddington

So how is this better than the Miix 3?



I had a Miix 3 but swapped to the Click Mini. I wasn't impressed with the battery life on the Miix 3 (around 5 hours) and the screen, although it was full HD didn't look right, the colours were off not a lot but enough to annoy me. The trackpad did not support gestures either. The Miix 3 does have great build quality though and the stand function is solid. Speaker is good as well although not stereo.

If anyone wants to try out the Click Mini they have them on display in Staples, think they're £250 in there though.

gogosteve

I had a Miix 3 but swapped to the Click Mini. I wasn't impressed with the … I had a Miix 3 but swapped to the Click Mini. I wasn't impressed with the battery life on the Miix 3 (around 5 hours) and the screen, although it was full HD didn't look right, the colours were off not a lot but enough to annoy me. The trackpad did not support gestures either. The Miix 3 does have great build quality though and the stand function is solid. Speaker is good as well although not stereo. If anyone wants to try out the Click Mini they have them on display in Staples, think they're £250 in there though.



It may not have resolved the issues, however;

- Right click on the desktop
- Graphics Properties
- Display
(Then adjust the settings accordingly).

I wasn't particularly impressed with my Asus T100 screen until I came across a forum post that had some recommended adjustments (contrast/gamma etc). Worked a treat

If you search Toshiba Click on Argos two come up. One at 249 and the other 199. Can't see any difference tho. Different catalogue and EAN numbers tho.

Got one of these on the Prime day lightning deal - so far pretty impressed, gives me laptop functionality with only 1kg to carry round (and I can't afford an ultrabook). You want good eyes and little hands, though.

sibo666

If you search Toshiba Click on Argos two come up. One at 249 and the … If you search Toshiba Click on Argos two come up. One at 249 and the other 199. Can't see any difference tho. Different catalogue and EAN numbers tho.



Colour!

Original Poster

For those prefer iPad than Windows Tablets, there is also 10% off all iPad over £329 at Currys PC World:

Link: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

Both colours available on the Very website for £199.99. If you sign up for a new credit account, you can get £30 off using the following code 69HHD at checkout.

Bringing this down to £169.99! May be a deal for some. Haven't posted as a new deal, may be worth amending this.

Stelph

This is smaller (9" rather than 10"), the screen is higher resolution, … This is smaller (9" rather than 10"), the screen is higher resolution, the keyboard has an extra battery in it and a full SD reader and is a proper clamshell to make it into a laptop (i.e the hinge holds weight rather than needing propping up)


The Miix has a proper hinge, and the display has the same number of pixels. Obviously a larger screen is an advantage, although size may not be. The SD card slot is nice, but hardly a buying decision for me. That leaves the battery time - is it as good as promised?

Anybody updated to Windows 10 yet?

forum.toshiba.eu/sho…ini

It's vital to create a rescue/restore USB drive anyway with the click mini (I trashed Windows twice by mistake trying to install Linux), but even more important before you upgrade to Win10 in case you want to go back.
I'm definitely not installing Windows 10 for at least a couple of months. Might let an old spare laptop get updates to see how it goes.
Edited by: "speculatrix" 30th Jul 2015

I upgraded one of these to windows 10. It messed up the chipset drivers AND the restore process wiped the option to return to windows 8.1. It's going back to currys and being replaced...

DONT upgrade straight away when you first turn it on (windows 8 setup asks you to upgrade) Make a image disk first and download the right drivers from the special Toshiba site. I learnt the hard way...

whats the special toshiba site. I upgraded and touchscreen didn't work after a short time but lucky had the trackpad, then it crashed and no option other than reset would get it to work but only to windows 10 again but with no office and drivers. Ones on tosh site are all windows.8.1 drivers. Thinking of taking back and getting one at 279 with usb c and 64gb and new processor but not full hd which is downside

Taylorspost@gmai

whats the special toshiba site. I upgraded and touchscreen didn't work … whats the special toshiba site. I upgraded and touchscreen didn't work after a short time but lucky had the trackpad, then it crashed and no option other than reset would get it to work but only to windows 10 again but with no office and drivers. Ones on tosh site are all windows.8.1 drivers. Thinking of taking back and getting one at 279 with usb c and 64gb and new processor but not full hd which is downside



can you not restore Windows 8.1 from the backup you made when you first got the device and Windows suggested a backup was a good idea?
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