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New Toshiba Satellite Click 2 and Click 2 Pro: A 13-inch hybrid for any budget (hands-on) New two-in-one hybrids offer 13-inch screens and slim designs for under $600 or more than $1,000.

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Last year's Toshiba Satellite Click was a product we did not particularly like at all. It was a budget-feeling 13-inch detachable hybrid, a concept that might have worked if it did not ask $600 for a low, low-power AMD A4 processor that simply didn't perform well enough to justify the price.

Coming back for more with a revamped Click 2 is a risk for Toshiba, but based on a brief hands-on demo for the budget Click 2 and the upscale Click 2 Pro, the Click line seems to at least be on the right path.

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The less-expensive Click 2 keeps the original's hinge button. Sarah Tew
The $586 Click 2 looks and feels a lot like the original, although the button-release hinge is not as awkward this time around (I'm still not a fan of that hinge/latch style, however). More importantly, it has a current-gen quad-core Intel Pentium processor, which is comparable to what you'd see in sub-$500 budget laptops and many smaller Windows slates.

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 (pictures)

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To keep the price down, the 13.3-inch display only has a 1,366x768-pixel resolution, although it's a decent-looking IPS screen. There's also a traditional 500GB platter hard drive inside, which is an unusual move for a tablet/hybrid. Higher-end Toshiba laptops (including the Click 2 Pro) have Harman Kardon-branded audio systems, here it's mainstream headphone brand Skullcandy. One nice upscale feature is 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Starting at $1,028 is the thinner, lighter, more powerful Click 2 Pro, which has a full aluminum body, Intel Core i5 CPU, 1080p 13.3-inch display, and 128GB SSD.

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The pricier Click 2 Pro has a button-free detachable screen. Sarah Tew
The hinge design is also different. This time the tablet sits in a small channel at the top of the keyboard base, and detaches when you push down gently on it, releasing an internal latch. Toshiba calls it a push-pull mechanism. In our hands-on time with the Click Pro 2, it worked well, although I'd be a little nervous to lift the entire system up by the screen. An optional upgrade adds an extra 500GB HDD and battery to the keyboard base.

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro (pictures)

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Playing around with both systems, the Click 2 still felt thick and budget-minded, but the Click 2 Pro's tablet screen was thin, light, and pleasing to use, especially as 13-inch slates are rare. The new hinge design gives it an especially upscale look, which it will need to compete with the new 12-inch Microsoft Surface Pro 3 .

Both the Click 2 and Click 2 Pro will be available starting late June at Best Buy and Toshiba's online store.