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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 (part III):

Written by Sean Holmes

The benchmarks of the Toshiba Satellite Click 2 are given as follows:

Benchmarks

• 3DMark: Ice Storm: 20,652; Cloud Gate: 1,583; Fire Strike: DNF
• Cine-bench CPU: 153 points; Graphics: 6.65 fps,
• PC-Mark 8 (Home Test): 1,432 points
• PC-Mark 8 Battery Life: 5 hours and 31 minutes

Sadly the Click 2 performs terribly even with the simplest 3DMark Ice Storm test only scoring 20, 652, which falls behind the Lenovo Yoga 2 11’s 21,438 and the 29,117 points put up by the Asus Transformer Book TX300. The Click 2 did slightly better with the Cine-bench CPU crunching Cine-bench test with marks 153 points. The Yoga 2 11 completed the same benchmark test with 147 points and, as expected, the Intel Core i7 equipped TX300 crushed it with 580 points.

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Time for the long haul:

Where the Click 2 lacks in performance it makes up for with astonish good battery life. Thanks to the low-power Intel Pentium N3530 processor plus a finless design, the 13.3-inch laptop was able to last a respectable 5 hours and 31 minutes on our PC-Mark 8 battery test. The Click 2 will also able to get you through a full day of working on documents while streaming music, editing photos in Light room, streaming the last half of GI Joe Retribution, and two rounds of Hearthstone. All of this will be done with the screen set to a quarter screen brightness and speakers set to 20 and the laptop still lasted 6 hours and 29 minutes.

Keep in mind this excellent battery life is coming from a budget hybrid. This extended run time is something we’d more expect from an energy sipping Chrome book or meticulously engineered Ultra book. The only competitor that came close to matching the Click 2’s battery life was the Asus TX300, which lasted a shorter 5 hours and 6 minutes on the PC-Mark 8 battery test.

Excellent display, for the price:

Another pleasant surprise is the Click 2 excellent display panel. It is equipped with an IPS panel and the laptop’s display presents some very good colors. It also renders some actual blacks, whereas many TN panel-equipped machines would produce washed out grays. That said you can’t expect perfection with a budget price and the Click 2 lacks a fair amount of contrast, which causes most detail in the shadows to be lost to dark pixels. It’s decent enough to watch streaming movies and edit your vacation pictures with, but doing any professional photo shopping on this display is highly not suggested.

Bundled software:
The Toshiba Click 2 comes with an infuriating amount of bloat-ware preloaded. 15 items in total, but here’s the most important software you’ll want to keep around.
• DTS Sound – You should not really delete your sound system software.
• Hard disc recovery – In case of accidental spills this software will hopefully help you restore your data.
• Intel® Wireless Display – Share your display to another device wirelessly.
• TOSHIBA Maintenance Utility – Just in case you need to troubleshoot your machine

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