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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 (part IV):

Written by Sean Holmes

The Click 2 is definitely not a stunner from Toshiba, but it is a big improvement from the original convertible hybrid. The credit goes to a more capable Pentium processor you would never run into any of the performance issues on the original Click and its AMD CPU. What’s more, the new Intel chip also seems to have fixed the short battery life, which also plagued the Click 2’s predecessor.

Things to be liked:

Going Intel has proved to be a boon for the Click 2. Not only it has the new chipset dramatically improved the performance of this hybrid laptop, but it has also drastically extended the battery life to over six hours. Toshiba has not sacrificed processing horsepower for more power sipping performance either. You will be easily able to run all of your typical, resource intensive applications without any major problem at all. The great screen, meanwhile, is just an extra bit of icing to go with the Click 2 surprisingly excellent performance. Meanwhile, Microsoft and its computer manufacturing partners have been in search of affordable, power-efficient Windows 8.1 laptops to compete with Chrome books and the Click 2 offers a glimpse of that future could be. Plus the screen detaches to become a tablet.

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Things to be disliked:

While the Click 2 has fixed many of the ills that plagued its predecessor, Toshiba’s hybrid is still far from being perfect. The most glaring flaw of the Click 2 is its absolutely dreadful design. Its shape is lopsided making it just as awkward to balance on your lap as it is unwieldy to hold. The design as a whole just seems backwards and while that might its characteristic signature, it’s really not working here Toshiba.

Final verdict:

The Click 2 is a step in the right direction and Toshiba has improved greatly from the originally Click, which in general was a barked machine in every way. Still it is not a notebook you would easily buy and use, especially when the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has can be had for the same affordable price. Plus the two machines share very similar specs. Sure you’re sacrificing some screen real estate, but Lenovo has nailed its hybrid design and a 11.6-inch tablet might actually be more comfortable in your hands.

With the Click 3 you can only hope that Toshiba will go back to the manufacturing time in order to create a slimmer, lighter and easier to hold laptop hybrid. Once it does that, Toshiba could have a very hot convertible machine on its hands. The Satellite Click 2 has dramatically improved performance and battery life but Toshiba has to rethink the terrible design. So, the pros will be like it comprises of unexpectedly impressive battery life as well as sharp and colorful display to woo the customers. The cons of Click 2 will be like on the first place, it is ugly and hence, it has been given just one star on the basis on its appearance. Not much fascinating and alluring. It will never attract the buyers and Toshiba must take a note of this. Also, it is very chunkier than expected. And it is not at all suitable for a 13.3 inches laptop to be this much heavier.

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