Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 ups the ante and the pixels with 4K screen

It’s the world’s first 12.5in 4K convertible, according to its makers

Toshiba used to regularly turn out great laptops but, in recent years, the Japanese company’s star has faded somewhat. Where there were once exciting products are now legions of similar-looking grey notebooks.

Today at IFA 2015, however, the company announced a new laptop – or more accurately, a convertible – that grabbed our attention: the Satellite Radius 12.

Yes, we know that it is a grey notebook, but this time it’s packing a 4K screen. And yes, 4K laptops have been around for a while, we know – but not in this size bracket. The Radius 12 has a 12.5in screen, making it one of the most portable 4K products on the planet.

Inside you’ll find one of Intel’s new generation SkyLake processors (up to Core i7) and up to 8GB of RAM, with HMDI, regular USB and the new USB Type-C on the connectivity front. And because it’s a convertible, you can flip the touch screen round to transform it instantly into a tablet.

Another interesting feature supported here is Windows Hello, a new Windows 10 feature that allows you to log into a PC using your face as your password. The Radius 12 has an HD webcam able to do just that.

We’re yet to confirm a Middle East release date or price for the Radius 12 yet – we’ll update the story when we have all the info. Also, it's worth noting that it'll come in both 4K and 1080p varieties, so if you like the look of the laptop but don't think 4K is necessary, there's an option to suit you.

[Source: The Verge]