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Toshiba Satellite Click 10 review - hands on

Katharine Byrne
3 Sep 2015
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 hands on laptop

Toshiba's tiny two-in-one could be this year's best budget bargain - here are our hands on impressions with the Click 10

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Toshiba may have pulled out all the stops for its 4K Skylake-powered Satellite Radius 12 convertible, but those after a slightly smaller, more wallet-friendly two-in-one should turn their attention to the newly announced Satellite Click 10.

Despite having a tiny 10.1in display, the Click 10 has a huge 1,920x1,200 resolution, ensuring everything on the display remains razor sharp. With viewing angles as wide as 178 degrees as well, the screen is easy to see regardless of whether you use the laptop in normal notebook mode or detach the screen to use it as a tablet.

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 hands on tablet

Switching to tablet mode is simple, as the screen is held in place with a simple lock button at the top of the keyboard. All you need to do is hold it down and the Click 10 will split in two when you pull the screen away. Detaching the screen will automatically trigger Windows 10's tablet mode, too, with the desktop instantly reconfiguring itself into large touch-friendly Live Tiles, making it much easier to open new apps and programs rather than contending with tiny icons on a traditional desktop. 

Powered by one of Intel's new Atom x5-Z8300 processors and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, the Click 10 won't win any speed contests, but it should still be more than enough for working on the move and checking your emails. It certainly seemed relatively nippy when I tried it out on the show floor, so hopefully it won't fare too badly once we put it through our Expert Reviews benchmarks suite. 

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 hands on ports

The keyboard also holds a separate battery to the tablet, with Toshiba saying you should be able to get up to 15 hours battery life when they're used together. This is pretty impressive if true, as this should give it plenty of stamina to get you through the day. Otherwise, the tablet should last for around 8 hours by itself. 

The keys were great for typing on, too, despite the keyboard's rather cramped dimensions. To Toshiba's credit, the keys are full-sized and go right up to the edge of the keyboard, giving you as much room as possible. Likewise, the keys gave plenty of tactile feedback and weren't spongy in the slightest, making it great for working on for long periods of time. There's also a dedicated Cortana search key mapped to the F1 button, helping you save time if you don't want to use the touchpad to navigate your cursor there manually.  

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 hands on

The Click 10 shouldn't take up much room in your bag either, as the whole unit only measures 259x185x22mm and weighs 1.1kg as a laptop (or 552g as a tablet). What's more, it comes well-equipped with plenty of ports, including two full-sized USB ports on the keyboard for a mouse or getting photos off your camera, as well as a micro USB port, micro HDMI output and microSD card slot on the tablet, the latter of which can be used to expand the Click 10's default 32GB or 64GB of storage up to 128GB.

The Click 10 will be available for 499 Euros when it launches in Q4 later this year. UK pricing has yet to be announced, but it should roughly equate to around £365 on a straight conversion, giving it an edge over the similarly-specced Asus Transformer Book Chi T100. We'll bring you a full review as soon as samples are available. 

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