A new wave of laptops will be released soon. And the reason is Windows 10, the Microsoft’s latest is out there and also manufacturers have adopted it – just like all the previous Windowses. One of these new notebooks sporting the version 10 is Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64, a 2-in-1 notebook with Atom processor, 2GB RAM and 64 eMMC drive. Pretty low end components, but they might be all you need. Read on to see my comments about this laptop below.
What is it good for?
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 is a rival for other modern detachables such Microsoft Surface 3. Both items are made for the-go-computing, but the difference is in CPU performance. Whereas Surface 3 features Intel Atom X7-Z8700 (1.6GHz, 2.4GHz with turbo) processor, the Toshiba Click has its little brother, the Intel Atom X5-Z8300 (1.44GHz, 1.84GHz with turbo). There are not many benchmarks available yet, but the X5 in this Toshiba can be characterized as casual user processor while X7 is more for professional use. As such, this laptop is suitable for light activities, including web surfing and video content services.
Both notebooks come with 2GB memory which is not a lot for newer Windowses – remember, the Toshiba Click has Windows 10, not 8. However, these systems should work fine with a low amount of tabs open on browser, but opening more would result in noticeable lag. I don’t think adding extra memory is possible in the Toshiba so there’s no other solution than to live with the 2GB RAM.
Both Toshiba Click and Surface 3 feature 64GB storage. Manufacturers, especially vendors, like to call it solid-state drive which it is unfortunately not. In real life, the drive is eMMC, an embedded MultiMediaCard. It’s basically a memory card soldered on board, with bit better performance than a mechanical hard drive but still nothing compared to SSD. The drives are not that big either, you’ll have ~50 gigabytes after Windows 10 installation files. So you’d better utilize cloud services with these machines!
Can I play games with it?
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 and Surface 3 both include integrated graphics engine called Intel HD (Cherry Trail). They should have worse performance than the famous Intel HD 4000, so not many games work fluently here. You can expect lighter games like Diablo 3, World or Warcraft or League of Legends to have very playable frame rates, but heavy Windows-type games such as GTA 5, Battlefield 4 and The Witcher 3 are too much.
Anything special about the display?
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 has a nice 10.1″ 1920×1080 touch display – Surface 3 is almost the same but size is tad bigger, 10.8 inches. User reviews are still not available, but I’d expect good enough quality and clarity from such a Full HD screen.
As a reminder, keep in mind that the keyboard detaches from the display. You can use the display as a stand-alone machine, essentially a tablet. Thus, all the components must indeed be installed in the display part which might make the computer bit top-heavy when used in laptop mode (= with the keyboard attached).
What devices can I plug in?
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 doesn’t have excellent connectivity, but none of these smaller detachable laptops do. You’ll get one micro USB 2.0 port on the screen part and two more, full-sized ones on the keyboard. Micro HDMI port is there to hook up your external display. SD card slot is also available, DVD drive obviously not.
Networking interfaces include a 802.11n WiFi adapter. As there’s no RJ-45 port, you must get USB adapter if you want to access Internet with cable. Bluetooth 4.1 is however supported.
The system has two cameras, a 2MP one in front and beefier 8MP camera in the rear.
Anything else to keep in mind?
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 weighs 2.4 lbs, and that is when the keyboard part is attached. Surface 3 is more or less the same. Battery information is not yet available for the Toshiba, it will be updated here later.
As you can see from product images, Toshiba includes the keyboard part. However, for Surface 3 you must buy the keyboard separately.
Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 is a general use laptop for people who prefer portability. Because by detaching the screen, your notebook has now transformed into a tablet. And talking about performance, this thing can run everyday Windows 10 programs, be it web browser, Office suite or HD content from Internet. Games won’t work well, there’s only an integrated graphics for them. The display seems to be decent at least, mainly because of the 1920×1080 resolution. If these things interest you, and you don’t require a heavy-duty machine, this simple yet useful Toshiba should put a smile on your face.