Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200
Source: PC World Archive.org version
A Toshiba laptop served as my travel workhorse for several years back in the day. I liked it, but haven’t since used another of the company’s machines. That wasn’t for any particular reason—it was just the way things worked out. However, if the E45W-C4200X is any indication of what the company is up to these days, I may have been missing out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
The Toshiba Radius 14 doesn’t have many competitors. While there are 2-in-1 devices sold at or below $500, almost all of them have a 10-inch or 11-inch display, and most use Intel Atom processors (or similar) rather than Intel Core. Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 stands out as the nearest alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
At a manufacturer's suggested price of $585, the Satellite Radius 14 has a hard time competing with its less expensive 2-in-1 competition. But at $500 from Best Buy, things get a lot more interesting. At that price you're getting a lot of laptop for the money, including a big 14-inch screen, decent battery life and good CPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
If Toshiba's Satellite Radius 14 had an IPS screen at its low price, this would be nearly a rave review. As is, its best features are its comfortable keyboard, easy-to-use touch pad with quiet clicks, good overall strength, and high-quality Harman/Kardon speakers. It's also a solid everyday performer thanks to its Core i3 processor and 6GB of RAM, although the 500GB hard drive was slow enough to make us feel impatient.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Model: The Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200 is a budget friendly laptop. One of its key features is its ability to vary screen positions right up to being a tablet. The brush metal grey finish, black chiclet style keyboard and clean cut lines lends to a classy looking setup. The chassis is solid enough to handle the inherent portability of the Windows 8 system. Its 14 inch HD TruBrite panel features a 16:9 aspect ratio and features good colors and clarity.
The audio quality perfectly complements the display with the Harman/Kardon stereo speakers tuned by DTS sound. On-board the Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200 is an Intel Core i3-5015U dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz, 6 GB of DDR3L SDRAM, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a 500 GB HDD as internal storage. The laptop just weighs 2.04 kg (4.5 pounds) and comes with a card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port and a webcam. Battery life on the laptop is supplied by 3-cell pack rated at 45 Wh.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5015U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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