Toshiba is announcing a convertible laptop-tablet that has a 12.5-inch screen and a 4K Ultra HD display.
The Japanese electronics company claims the Satellite Radius 12 is the world’s first 4K convertible, which can be folded into a tablet or used as a laptop. The 2-in-1 device has an Intel Skylake processor, also known as the 6th Gen Intel Core processor, which debuts today.
The machine provides facial authentication using Windows Hello, which uses an infrared camera to identify your face. It also has a 4K screen with IPS technology for better color and clarity. The display has a native 4K screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That’s four times as many as a high-definition display.
“Through our deep relationships with our partners at Microsoft, Intel and Technicolor we have designed a top-of-line compact PC that delivers the new gold standard in screen, sound and performance for an unmatched computing experience on Windows 10,” said Philip Osako, senior director of product marketing at Toshiba America Information Systems, in a statement. “The Satellite Radius 12 expertly blends the latest technology into an extremely powerful, yet compact and easy-to-carry PC that is not only versatile, but durable enough to handle a highly mobile lifestyle.”
Toshiba said the laptop will have a long battery life, though it didn’t say how long. Intel executive Chris Walker said that eight hours — basically a full day’s work — is the likely battery life for laptops using Skylake.
The machine weighs 2.8 pounds and is 0.6-inches thick. It has a 360-degree hinge that allows you to deploy it in five modes: laptop, tablet, tabletop, presentation, and audience. It has a brushed metal finish in carbon gray, and a light-emitting diode (LED) backlit keyboard. The display has reinforced Gorilla Glass.
The Satellite Radius 12 will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting in the fourth quarter of 2015.