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I had the unique opportunity to review the new Toshiba Satellite Radius 12. Since I am a traveler, I decided to give it a test drive on the sands of Loreto Mexico. For someone on the go like me, it is important to have something that is both life and compact. It also helps that the monitor is 12.5 inches, operates as a 2-in-1 laptop to tablet machine, and is a touch screen. These are all things that make this device a travel writers dream as it adapts to most all situations. Below I will discuss a few highlights that made my travel assignment easy breezy.
Let’s start with the best thing which is the color resolution. I love the fact that my Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 displays Adobe RGB color. For someone like me that went to school for graphic design, it is sometimes a pain editing images against web colors when the computer you’re working from doesn’t display them properly. The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 made editing photos filled with bright reds and greens, minor manipulations such as removing a trash can from an almost perfect picture, or simply correcting the lighting from an over-zealous ray of sunlight a piece of cake. Again let me speak to having a computer that made technology to compliment the adobe software; that fact alone makes this device a winner. The one thing I am curious to know about is if I can use a stylus on the screen for task such as Photoshop Extractions. Once I get back to the US, I will reach out to their team and ask if this can be used as a graphic board. That would make this 2-in-1 laptop even more awesome.
My next favorite component to this laptop is the weight. Again, being a traveler I am always reducing the fat of carry on luggage. This baby weighs exactly 2.5 pounds and therefore weighs nothing at all in terms of placing it in a medium sized purse alongside passport, itinerary, lipstick, and sunglasses. This trip was my leanest yet. I zipped through security screening and customs without the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Now that we praised the good points lets now discuss the cons. I had a difficult time with the touch pad and cursor. Either the touch pad wasn’t recognizing my touch, or the cursor kept freezing. I played around with the settings and although it did get better, it wasn’t 100% resolved. My solution is to just buy a mouse and be done with the touch pad all together. My only other con which I am not sure if it is a con or simply me needing more to get adjusted to. When I flip the laptop into a tablet, the keys face the backside which do not become disabled. As you’re holding the tablet if you mistakenly touch the keys they type onto the doc or disrupt the current screen with an action.
In conclusion, I would absolutely recommend the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 for travel purposes and graphic design. The device is so light you it will compare to a makeup bad or David Patterson novel. It’s presence in your life will run seamless as it meets both your online and data storage needs. In the event that your device is taken, there is both facial authentication and fingerprint recognition for extra security. For additional information and purchase check it here.