Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
Looked at that way, the Toshiba Satellite 12 seems like a good deal. But when spending money on a high-end laptop, or even a mid-range one, it’s important to know it will hold up to steady use. A laptop that feels durable provides a sense of satisfaction not found with a flimsy rig. That’s where the Radius 12 stumbles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Well, Toshiba did it again. It offered superb build quality with precision made to last accompanied by impeccable image quality thanks to the UHD Sharp display. It proved that pixels aren’t the best part of this notebook because the panel has accurate color reproduction out of the box, high maximum brightness and nearly full (99.5%) sRGB coverage. It will serve well to people who are doing color-sensitive work on-the-go. The input devices will also serve well on-the-go but the size of the machine makes it impossible to integrate a full-sized keyboard. Nonetheless, the touchpad is big enough and the keyboard offers relatively comfortable typing experience. The only thing that doesn’t appeal to us from a design standpoint is the wacky screen hinge, which causes a wobbling effect. Anyway, in tablet or tent mode, the display performs fine while the size and ergonomics of the machine will easily fool you that you are working on a conventional tablet. And that’s good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2016
Source: CNet Archive.org version
Everything you want in a laptop, save comfort. At first blush, the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 looks like a sleek and portable do-everything computer, but it's not terribly good at actually getting things done. It's an average machine with below-average battery life, one that lacks the sophistication and comfort of its competitors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60% mobility: 60%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K is the modern equivalent of the Sony Video Walkman portable VCRs with built-in screens that we saw in the early 1990s. It's chock full of forward-looking technology, like a 4K screen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a USB-C port, all in a compact package. However, its short battery life means you'll need to recharge the system fairly often. You'll have to make other concessions, like living with a smaller keyboard. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro remains our top pick for high-end convertible-hybrid laptops, with its long-lasting battery and innovative design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2016
Source: Futurezone.at DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Model: The flexible Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K is a 2-in-1 device that merges the best of laptop capability with tablet portability. It features a solid chassis and hinge system for form folding and is still lightweight. The device comes in dark grey with a brushed metal finish and a chiclet-style keyboard. The Windows 10 system sports an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 8 GB of LPDDR3 1600MHz RAM, which can't be user upgraded, an Intel HD 520 GPU and a 256 GB M.2 SSD as storage space.
Display on the device is a 12.5 inch 4K Ultra HD TruBrite LED panel with 10 point multi-touch and 16:9 aspect ratio. It produces top quality images with stunning level of detail and clarity. Audio quality also impresses thanks to the rich sound of the Harman Kardon speakers tuned by DTS Studio. The 1.32 kg (2.9 lbs) device comes equipped with a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a card reader, and an HD webcam. Battery life on this versatile device is supplied by a 3-cell Lithium Ion pack rated at 43 Wh.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
65.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.