Toshiba intros new Satellite Click laptop/tablet hybrid, Windows 8.1 tablet

toshiba satellite click hybrid windows 8 1 tablet side

Samsung and Sony garnered most of the tech press’ attention yesterday with a smartwatch and smartphone-tethering cameras. But Toshiba is hoping to make some waves today, announcing a trio of new devices that – while perhaps not as revolutionary – are certainly interesting in their own right – especially if you’re looking for a new budget-priced laptop or tablet.

Satellite Click

Check out our review of the Toshiba Satellite Click tablet/laptop.

First off, the Toshiba Satellite Click is a 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen detachable laptop/tablet hybrid that’s most noticeable because of its lack of Intel-based internals. Instead, the Click will sport a low-power AMD A4 (Temash) processor, Radeon 8000 graphics, a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, and dual batteries.

Satellite Click3 backIts design looks a bit like HP’s Envy x2, but the Click will presumably at least be slightly more powerful than the x2’s Intel Atom processor. Like the x2, Toshiba says the Click has no fan, so you can count on it being dead-quiet.

Toshiba says the Click’s removable upper tablet portion will have a Webcam, Micro USB 2.0, an HDMI port, and a MicroSD slot. The keyboard base, along with an additional battery, will add a USB 3.0 port with sleep-charging capabilities. We’d like to see a full-size SD card slot here, but Toshiba makes no mention of that feature in the press release. It also doesn’t mention screen resolution, so it’s safe to resume it’s not 1080p.

Those looking for a comfortable laptop experience, though, will be happy to hear the hinge opens up to 125 degrees in laptop mode.

Toshiba says the Click will be available in September, exclusively at Best Buy stores. But price, at least for the moment, is still a mystery.

Toshiba Encore

Next up, the Toshiba Encore is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet that looks to give Lenovo’s Miix 8 and Acer’s Iconia W3 some competition. The Intel Atom-powered slate is said to be a fairly chunky 0.42 inches thick, but weighs just over a pound (16.9 ounces), with a scant 32GB of storage and a MicroSD slot, along with a USB 2.0 port.

The 8-inch, 1,280 x 800 LCD screen won’t win any resolution accolades, but Toshiba does promise “wide viewing angles.” The company also says the tablet will ship with a full copy of Office Home & Student 2013, along with the Xbox Smart Glass app and a “free streaming pass to Xbox Music” (no word on how long that lasts).

Toshiba Encore Landscape Video call-32 

The Encore’s specs may not exactly be exciting, but at least pricing sounds appealing, especially if you were already planning on purchasing a copy of Office 2013. Toshiba says the Encore will be available at major retailers and e-tailers in November for an MSRP of $330.

If you plan on actually doing work with Encore, though, expect to also be picking up a keyboard and a stand. The company calls the Encore “Great for play. Ideal for work.” But there’s no mention of any input method, other than touch.

Satellite NB15T touch-enabled laptop

Lastly, the Satellite NB15t looks to undercut low-priced touchscreen laptops like Asus’ VivoBooks and HP’s Touchsmart Sleekbooks, with an enticing starting MSRP of $380 and a sleek-looking design for a budget laptop.

At that price, though, the specs aren’t exactly exciting. The 11-inch NB15T will run on an Intel Celeron (N2810) dual-core processor and sport a 500GB hard drive. The laptop will have USB 3.0 and an SD card reader. And at 3.3 pounds, it won’t feel like a brick in your bag.

Toshiba NB15t_ANGLE3-2

Toshiba says the NB15T will be available in November via online retailers an at

Product Review

The MacBook Air plays the oldies we love, but the band is getting old

We’ve waited for a long time for an update to the MacBook Air, and Apple finally delivered one. With a lot of features ported over from the MacBook Pro, is this new laptop what Apple fans have always wanted?
Home Theater

Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.

Here are the best laptop deals for November 2018

Whether you've started a new school year, are shopping for a student, or you just need a new computer, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.

Buying a laptop on Black Friday? Don't make one of these rookie mistakes

Shopping for a laptop on Black Friday can win you some excellent deals, but you should also avoid making common mistakes. Check out what to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday and what danger signs to be wary of.

Lost your router? Here's how to find its IP address to help track it down

Changing the login information for your router isn't always easy, that's why so many have that little card on the back. But in order to use it, you need to know where to go. Here's how to find the IP address of your router.

PDF to JPG conversion is quick and easy using these simple methods

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to convert a PDF to JPG, no matter which operating system you're running.

Crypto hangover could take blame for Nvidia’s potential GeForce RTX 2060 delay

Nvidia's delay in announcing a ship date for its GeForce RTX 2060 GPU could be due to a burst in the cryptocurrency mining bubble. Executives blamed the crypto hangover for an oversupply of inventory on existing GTX 1060 cards,

Save $900 on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and more with Lenovo’s Cyber Monday sales

In the latest set of holiday sales, Lenovo is heavily discounting its fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon and other popular Windows laptops and 2-in-1s for the holiday shopping season.

Want to make one hard drive act like two? Here's how to partition in Windows

If you don't want all of your files stored in one place but only have one drive to work with, partitioning is your best way forward. Here's how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10, step by step.

Go hands-free in Windows 10 with speech-to-text support

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows.

These cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops, including our top pick -- the Asus ZenBook UX330UA -- will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets.
Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…

Don't use streaming apps? These are the best free players for your local music

Rather than using music streaming apps, you may want something for playing your local music. Good news! There are some good alternatives. These are the best media players you can download for free on Windows.

Style up your MacBook Air with one of these great cases or sleeves

Whether you’re looking for added protection or a stylish flourish, you’re in the right place for the best MacBook Air cases. We have form-hugging cases, luxurious covers and padded sleeves priced from $7 to $130. Happy shopping!