Without examining it further, I would say Toshiba Satellite RADIUS P25W-C2300-4K looks pretty damn good. Its price is far from an expensive item, yet the components inside are some better ones, including Core i7 processor and Ultra HD screen. But maybe there is some thing (or many things) that actually make this notebook bad for you, let’s see…
The strong points
Toshiba Satellite RADIUS P25W-C2300-4K is full of features making sure that life of a power user is easy. One, there is a 256GB solid-state drive which ups the performance big time and helps the system to actually start in no time (and you can upgrade the drive, only M.2 SSD – no PCIe – supported). Two, the Intel Core i7-6500U processor is a faster unit than most laptops have – it gives a proper quad-core setup with 2.5GH clock speed and 3.1GHz turbo boost. With these things, you should not experience lag regardless of what programs you shall use.
Memory amount is alright, 8GB low-voltage DDR3 type RAM. And it seems you can even upgrade it up to 16GB.
The display is one of the selling points here. It’s a 4K screen, meaning that resolution is a nice 3840×2160 – double of Full HD resolution. Of course, on such a 12.5 inches display the text and icons are going to be rather tiny – but the resolution can always be changed to combat that. Also, the touch screen works in tablet and laptop modes thanks to the special hinge rotating 360 degrees. Naturally, a webcam is installed in the top screen bezel.
There are a collection of ports in Toshiba Satellite RADIUS P25W-C2300-4K to connect your beloved peripherals. Three USB ports are available, of which two are USB 3.0 and one is USB Type-C. Likewise, video output is offered by HDMI.
The laptop has a wireless card installed with support for A/C standard. Bluetooth 4.0 works too. There’s no RJ-45 port on the sides.
No optical drive is available, you can use an external one if you want to. A good thing, SD card slot is still there.
A 3-cell Li-ion battery is provided, users haven’t reported how long it lasts in real life but ad copy talks about 6.5 hours. Your best bet is to expect around 4 hours operating time here.
The notebook features backlight keyboard.
The weak points
The common grievance among these sub-1000 dollar laptops is the graphics performance. You see, Toshiba Satellite RADIUS P25W-C2300-4K has only the soldered Intel HD 520 graphics chip available. And it means subpar performance for games. To give you some examples, Grand Theft Auto 5 would give 25-30 frames per second played on low settings and resolution (720p). Then again, games you play on browser or types like LoL are not an issue for this system.
It is reasonable to say that Toshiba Satellite RADIUS P25W-C2300-4K is one of the prestige models of 2016: the 4K screen coupled with top-notch i7 processor and solid-state drive make this laptop a pleasant choice for power and recreational users alike. Naturally, gamers should be wary because the thing lacks a dedicated graphics card – otherwise it’s a good choice if powerful, beautiful and high-quality notebook is what tickles your fancy!