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Toshiba reveals Satellite Radius 11 hybrid and new 13in Chromebook at IFA 2014

Katharine Byrne
3 Sep 2014
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Satellite Radius 11 leads the company's new ultraportable range for 2014

Toshiba has announced its first 11.6in laptop-tablet convertible: the Satellite Radius 11. Much like the Lenovo Yoga, the Radius 11 has an ultra-flexible hinge that allows the laptop to effectively fold in half so it can be used as both a traditional laptop and an over-sized tablet.

It weighs just 1.1kg and measures 289x199x19.9mm, so it should be pretty easy to slip in a bag. The 11.6in screen has a 1,366x768 resolution display with 10 finger touch support and will be powered by an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor. It will have 4GB of RAM and come with a 500GB hard disk for storing your files. 

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11

^The Radius 11 is Toshiba's first 11.6in ultraportable hybrid device

Ports include an HDMI output for connecting the laptop to an external display, a USB3 and USB2 port and an SD card reader. It will run Windows 8.1 and be available in satin gold. 

Alongside the Satellite Radius 11, Toshiba also announced another addition to its ultraportable laptop range, the Satellite CL10-B. Unlike the Radius 11, the CL10-B doesn't transform into a tablet, but it still only weighs 1.1kg. 

Toshiba Satellite CL10-B

^The CL10-B also has a 1,366x768 resolution display and the same ports as the Radius 11

According to Toshiba, the CB10-B is designed more those who work in the cloud, so it only has 32GB of eMMC internal storage. This is supplimented by 100GB of free OneDrive storage, but it's still nowhere near the same amount of storage as the Radius 11. The CL10-B will also only be available with an Intel Celeron processor and have 2GB of RAM.

“Mobility means different things to different people, and Toshiba’s new Satellite Radius 11 and CL10-B reflect that,” says Sandor van der Ham, Toshiba Europe's Vice President of B2C PC, Lifestyle Products & Services Group. "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."

"We’re pleased to see this new innovation from Toshiba; the Satellite Radius 11 epitomizes Windows 8.1 hardware that is designed for a mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Peter Han, Vice President of Toshiba's Worldwide OEM Marketing. "With five different modes, it provides the flexibility people need throughout the day – from work to home to on-the-go."

Finally, Toshiba announced its latest Chromebook: the Chromebook 2 CB30-B. It will weigh just 1.35kg and be available with both Full HD 1,920x1,080 IPS or non-reflective 1,366x768 resolution displays.

Toshiba Chromebook 2

^The Chromebook 2 will be available with two screen options

The Chromebook 2 will have an Intel Celeron processor and have 16GB of eMMC storage plus 100GB of free Google Drive storage. Toshiba claims it will be able to last up to 11.5 hours when you're away from the mains (or 9 hours for the Full HD model). The Full HD version will also come with 4GB of RAM while the 1,366x768 version comes with only 2GB of RAM. 

Toshiba did not announce any prices for the Radius 11 or CL10-B, but they're both expected to launch before the end of this year. The Chromebook 2, meanwhile, will be available in the UK during the first quarter of 2015.