There are so many new computers this week, it’s hard to keep track, but just in case you hadn’t had your fill of uber new laptop goodness, two more are on the way from Tosh.
The creator of the laptop PC appears keen to shake up the formula this year, and has taken the time to announce new laptops that it hopes will persuade you to take a chance on its brand.
Sure, you might be looking for new processors, faster speeds, and better battery life, but two options from Toshiba are coming, with a focus on quality displays for one section of the market, while looking hard at battery life for another.
Let’s do the high-end screen option first, because this has been an ongoing conversation with computer makers for what seems like ages. We can even remember talking to Toshiba about it years ago, because while the computer company had put out some truly lovely displays — paging Kirabook, anyone? — most of its screens, and indeed most laptop screens out there just didn’t pass muster.
Look at the last Toshiba we reviewed for an example of this, because back in June, the Toshiba Satellite Radius L10W had such an appealing screen, we were on the verge of throwing the whole machine out of a window. It probably would have been doing Toshiba a favour.
The good thing about making mistakes like that, however, is that you can learn from them, and this week’s announcement of a new Radius — the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 — might just go a long way to fix the travesty of that screen.
We say those because the screen is one of the biggest parts about this new Radius computer, and yet while it’s a big deal, it is also quite small.
For this laptop, Toshiba is equipping a 12.5 inch panel with the world’s first 4K Ultra HD resolution at that size.
Referred to as “4K2K” by many in the computer world, it’s a resolution that will not only bring Technicolour certified colour across the angle-friendly In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, but will also deliver a pixel clarity of roughly 352 pixels per inch, over one hundred higher than the 12 inch screen found in Apple’s already excellent MacBook (226ppi).
That potentially means visuals that pop off the screen, with a sense of clarity and sharpness that exceeds what you’re used to.
Colour accuracy is also a big deal here, with 100% of the Adobe RGB colour space supported, while the actual computer itself will be a 2-in-1 hybrid, relying on a 360 degree hinge to let you work in the regular clamshell laptop mode, but push the screen around to the other side to turn it into a tablet, too.