Toshiba Satellite Radius i5/8GB/256GBSSD £499.99 Save £350 @ PC World
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Toshiba Satellite Radius i5/8GB/256GBSSD £499.99 Save £350 @ PC World

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Found 1st Apr 2016
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12.5" 2-in-1 Save £350 at £499.99.
Full HD and with a decent battery life of 9 hours.
Bought 1 as its the cheapest I have seen.

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Great find!

These are Toshiba's last consumer laptops. They are leaving consumer market and focus only corporate clients. They said they are honoring warranty.

These never really warranted their premium pricing, but at £500 for a Skylake, full HD touchscreen 2-in-1 that's a good deal.

1.32kg is pretty good for a total weight, but it's kinda heavy to use in tablet mode. My Dell Venue is 1.5kg with the keyboard attached but less than 900g when detached and I still find that kinda heavy to use as a tablet, which if we're being honest is very, very rare.
Edited by: "BigYoSpeck" 1st Apr 2016

Nice to see Radius 12 back in stock.

Good price.

Good Ultrabook and screen.

Good value for spec/quality Ultrabook to have.

Hot.

Once you've tried Surface you stay with Surface nothing else matters.

fishmaster

Once you've tried Surface you stay with Surface nothing else matters.


If nothing else you may as well use it whilst you are paying it off...

fishmaster

Once you've tried Surface you stay with Surface nothing else matters.



I tried surface and realised it was almost Apple-esque in the value for money category, and went for a Dell Venue Pro 11 instead, at least I can upgrade twice as often and still have money in the bank..

mike

mbuckhurst

I tried surface and realised it was almost Apple-esque in the value for … I tried surface and realised it was almost Apple-esque in the value for money category, and went for a Dell Venue Pro 11 instead, at least I can upgrade twice as often and still have money in the bank..mike



This Apple argument never washes, Apple is a different system, there are many factors with regard to Apple why you pay that price, it's too high for some, but doesn't negate those factors. An intrinsic mistrust/hatred/in-congruency of thought regarding Apple doesn't make it less so. Apple have led the way but interestingly made a big mistake with the iPad Pro, something they can learn from the Surface, instead of making an OSX iPad Pro, they made an iOS version. The Surface 4 is the best device in this form factor, it offers a full OS not a Mobile OS, and the design and integration is the best so far, in fact there's an argument to make that the Surface 4 is the best current Window 10 laptop/tablet. If I had a need for one then I'd get one.

The Surface brand especially the Surface 4 is now the pinnacle of what you can currently achieve with hardware on Windows 10 platform as an integrated experience. It's easy to find Surface 4 reviews on Google so I'd advise anyone whose interested in what I've said to go check the reviews.

fishmaster

Once you've tried Surface you stay with Surface nothing else matters.


For the price of similar spec Surface Pro 4 you could by this and have change to buy a Surface 3. Best of both worlds. I am a huge Surface fan but they outpriced rhemselves with the 4. I got one of these Radius a month back on last round of deals and its brilliant. Toahiba dont have a great rep for build quality but this thing is gorgeous. Shame they are dropping out of the market because with this machine they finally started competing with the major players

fishmaster

Once you've tried Surface you stay with Surface nothing else matters.



They are exceptionally well built devices but it's hard to justify the cost for a given spec level. If the same spec Surface was even just say £300 more than this I'd see the value, but it's over double the price. Plus it's lap-ability isn't great unless you go for a Surface Book.

Great deal from a good name.

Anyone find any video reviews, can't seem to find any for the non 4K version~?

"THE BAD You won't make it through a day with the Radius 12's sub-par battery life. The keyboard is a little difficult to type on and the touchpad can be downright frustrating."

Saying that, the review was of the 4k screen which will drain the battery more.

Was going to grab this, but the keyboard and touchpad make it a no go for me. Think I'm gonna wait for the thinkpad 13.

Edited by: "hugekebab" 1st Apr 2016

Can't help but notice the specs on pc world 360 degree rotation. Wouldn't it be 180?

lewissymonds

Can't help but notice the specs on pc world 360 degree rotation. Wouldn't … Can't help but notice the specs on pc world 360 degree rotation. Wouldn't it be 180?



Laptop lid closed to tablet mode = 360°

Thanks! was kicking myself when I missed out couple weeks ago.

Hi,

I quite fancy a surface as want something for taking notes on during meetings. Have Chromebook which is great for general use but no office. Have laptop that is great for office but hard to wander around a classroom with.
I want a device that will take over the jobs of both. The only thing that puts me off Surface is price. I can see this is a much better deal but the issue is no stylus so can you take notes with it like the surface?

Smashing deal. Heat given.

I have the 4K version which also has the i7 processor and it is excellent. The 4K display on it is amazing and the colours are also natural. It has the Harman Kardon in built speakers which are fantastic and surround sound for watching movies. I also downloaded GTA 5 on it recently and the game runs a dream with very clear graphics and smooth gameplay. My only concern is the mouse touch pad which can sometimes be tempremental but that only happens rarely and the touch screen compensated for it.

uk90

I have the 4K version which also has the i7 processor and it is … I have the 4K version which also has the i7 processor and it is excellent. The 4K display on it is amazing and the colours are also natural. It has the Harman Kardon in built speakers which are fantastic and surround sound for watching movies. I also downloaded GTA 5 on it recently and the game runs a dream with very clear graphics and smooth gameplay. My only concern is the mouse touch pad which can sometimes be tempremental but that only happens rarely and the touch screen compensated for it.


Have you updated the bios? Its not on the toahiba update app but its on their website. Fixed it for me. I have 4k one too, video on it is astonishing

Im torn, I was saving up for a surface book, but this is a really good deal.

I havent seen one in person, what is the returns like for PC World? If I get it but dont like it, will they refund?

Farmio

I havent seen one in person, what is the returns like for PC World? If I … I havent seen one in person, what is the returns like for PC World? If I get it but dont like it, will they refund?



14 days to inform them of your wish to return then 14 days to return it.

Farmio

Im torn, I was saving up for a surface book, but this is a really good … Im torn, I was saving up for a surface book, but this is a really good deal.I havent seen one in person, what is the returns like for PC World? If I get it but dont like it, will they refund?


This is more compact than the surface book and it is a lovely machine to hold and use. SB top end has a dedicated gfx card but tbh its not hugely more powerfull than the intel hd 520. Unless you just won the lottery then for me, given the huge price gulf, i would give this a whirl

lewissymonds

Can't help but notice the specs on pc world 360 degree rotation. Wouldn't … Can't help but notice the specs on pc world 360 degree rotation. Wouldn't it be 180?



it is 2 in 1. 360 degree for tablet mode.

hugekebab

"THE BAD You won't make it through a day with the Radius 12's sub-par … "THE BAD You won't make it through a day with the Radius 12's sub-par battery life. The keyboard is a little difficult to type on and the touchpad can be downright frustrating."Saying that, the review was of the 4k screen which will drain the battery more. Was going to grab this, but the keyboard and touchpad make it a no go for me. Think I'm gonna wait for the thinkpad 13.



I have read reviews about its battery below average of Ultrabooks.

Do not know about keyboard and touchpad.

Great screen and good quality, cheap price for an Ultrabook.

Ultrabook with good quality and good screen tend to be a lot more expensive. Ultrabook at this price I normally only see HP Envy and Lenovo UX31 (old model, do not remember exact model number). Both of them come with bad screen.


Go for the FHD version should get you around 7 hours, and save some money at the same time.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 1st Apr 2016

soggybiscuit

Thanks! was kicking myself when I missed out couple weeks ago.



And now it is even cheaper.

Farmio

Im torn, I was saving up for a surface book, but this is a really good … Im torn, I was saving up for a surface book, but this is a really good deal.I havent seen one in person, what is the returns like for PC World? If I get it but dont like it, will they refund?



Suggest you go to Currys/PC World have a test first.

I heard from few people who went to Currys to test it, they quite like it.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 1st Apr 2016

Ive ordered it. I hate this website! haha

Farmio

Ive ordered it. I hate this website! haha


When you get it upgrade BIOS before anything else. It fixes some bugs mentioned in reviews and on other comments. The fan on mine was on too much but the bios fixed it amd increased battery life

dkwookies

When you get it upgrade BIOS before anything else. It fixes some bugs … When you get it upgrade BIOS before anything else. It fixes some bugs mentioned in reviews and on other comments. The fan on mine was on too much but the bios fixed it amd increased battery life


will do.

Does this come with load of preinstalled rubbish. I work in IT and ususally perform a clean install with all machines, but heard that Windows10 this isnt needed.

Farmio

will do.Does this come with load of preinstalled rubbish. I work in IT … will do.Does this come with load of preinstalled rubbish. I work in IT and ususally perform a clean install with all machines, but heard that Windows10 this isnt needed.


Its got some crap toshiba driver apps, delete those cos they dont work. Just go upgrade drivers from their site. Its also got the usual supects, e.g. mcaffee. Its only a 10 minute clean up though.

How would this be with autoCAD?

Farmio

Ive ordered it. I hate this website! haha


Just say the honest truth, you love this web site and that's why you put your money where you mouth is. The truth is "I want this laptop, thank you very much, web site, here is my money, take it away."

Tha

dkwookies

Its got some crap toshiba driver apps, delete those cos they dont work. … Its got some crap toshiba driver apps, delete those cos they dont work. Just go upgrade drivers from their site. Its also got the usual supects, e.g. mcaffee. Its only a 10 minute clean up though.



Would it be worth just wiping the drive and going fresh?

andoake1

How would this be with autoCAD?



I would got for something with a higher dedicated gfx (940m or higher) card and bigger screen if i were you. Just my op though, depends on your mobility use

Farmio

ThaWould it be worth just wiping the drive and going fresh?


I reckon so, tosh have all the stock drivers on their site so its painless enough

I recommend looking at Latitude 7350 pcmag.com/art…asp

andoake1

How would this be with autoCAD?



It's a dual core without dedicated graphics and a 12.5" display so it won't be a powerhouse for it.Are you talking about your only system for using or as something you can fold back and show clients/colleagues work on with the added convenience of a touch screen interface?

This seem perfect for surfing and the occasional use of Microsoft office. Any idea where and how much a cheap (roigh ball park) MS Office license can be purchased.

Tempting
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