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Toshiba announces two new Satellite Click 2-in-1 PCs


May 28, 2014

The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro is a premium 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet

The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro is a premium 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet

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There was a time when 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablets were a niche tool and a bit clunky to use. Quickly, however, they've become much slicker and will surely become a mainstream device in the future. Presumably of the same mind, Toshiba has just released two such pieces of kit.

The Satellite Click 2 and Satellite Click 2 Pro each feature a 13.3-inch display that can be used as a tablet when removed from their keyboards. "Both give consumers the productivity benefits of a laptop and the convenience and battery life of a tablet in one device,” says senior director of product marketing for Toshiba America Information Systems Philip Osako in a press release.

As you'd expect, the Satellite Click 2 is the more restrained of the two devices. Having said that, it still features a quad-core Intel Pentium processor, a 500 GB hard drive and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a 1366 x 768 HD display.

Toshiba says it is both audibly and physically discrete. The Satellite Click 2 is said to run quietly and has a slim 0.9 in (2.3 cm) profile. Other features include hard-drive impact protection and the ability to charge other USB devices even when it is in sleep mode. The device will retail for a recommended US$586.99 in the US, and at comparable prices elsewhere.

The Satellite Click 2 Pro is, naturally, somewhat more of a powerhouse. At 0.78 in (2 cm) it is a little trimmer than its sibling, but it's powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core processor and has a full HD display. It features a Harman Kardon sound system, a front HD webcam for video chatting and a rear 5 MP camera for taking high-res photos and videos.

The tablet itself has a 128 GB SSD HD and gains an extra 500 GB of storage when connected to the keyboard. A variety of ports and connections include a microSD card slot, Micro HDMI and Micro USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports including one with USB Sleep & Charge functionality, an HDMI port, wireless display and Intel WiDi support. Toshiba's recommended price for all that is $1,028.99.

Both the Satellite Click 2 and the Satellite Click 2 Pro will be available from late June.

Source: Toshiba

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Looked through the photo gallery but none of just the tablet. Kinda pointless without at least a few of those.

Rann Xeroxx

interesting other than the fact most people are waiting for windows 8 to go away along with along with Ballmer..

Ralph Oldman

I too was disappointed about the pictures. I am looking into a Sony 2-in-1 but the display doesn't sit flush with the keyboard when in tablet mode...I would be curious if this machine does.

James Stutsman
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