Toshiba Satellite Click hands-on: budget road to nowhere

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Hi. I'm Scott Stein and we're in a real world when it comes to Windows 8 laptops and tablets. There are a lot different types, a lot of different prices and debatable use in a lot of cases. You'd have to credit Toshiba for trying to come up with a budget solution here in the Toshiba Satellite Click. This sells for $599 and comes with a package, it sounds like a regular laptop, 4 gigs of RAM, 500 gig hard drive and an AMD processor that's a little different than the type you've seen before. But wait, is this the perfect solution for you? Not really because it's-- number one, it's heavy. This is a 4.8-pound laptop that also converts into a tablet at the flick of a switch. Look at that. But this is 2.8 pounds right here. It's a 13-inch tablet. It is not exactly pocket sized. Feels okay but it only had about three hours of battery life, so what are you gonna use this for? You probably gonna dock it right back into that keyboard. And speaking of keyboards, this keyboard doesn't feel as good as it looks. This thing is flat, it's cramped, it wasn't fun to type on and there are Toshiba laptops that had been much better with their keyboards. This is not one of them. And the keyboard doesn't have any ports on the side. What? Why? Look, there's just one USB 3.0 port. The rest are tucked up here in the tablet and they're all micro HDMI and micro USB. That's not great. No Ethernet here. So, if you dock this into the keyboard, you can't use this really as a dock. There is a second battery here. So, you can get up to 6 hours of battery life but on our test we didn't quite get that and the processing power here is not good to put it lightly. The A4 AMD processor in here was very sluggish. You could do better with a lot of other processors out there. You might even better going with an Intel Atom processor on a lower-end laptop tablet hybrid if you wanna go there. Or if you want a tablet, get a tablet. Go get an iPad, go get a Surface, go get an Android tablet and maybe just buy a laptop. Buy a regular laptop with touch that has a better keyboard, at least, that you feel like you'll enjoy. This top heavy, weird sort of a product feels like it falls too far in between and is a budget laptoppy thing that you are probably not gonna want. Best thing I can say is it comes with a 500-gigabyte hard drive which can store lots of stuff. So, there you go. This is the Toshiba Satellite Click and I don't think it's gonna solve Windows 8's problems or yours for that matter.

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