Toshiba's Satellite Click 2 is a beefy laptop-tablet hybrid with a big screen. The Windows 8.1 machine features a 13-inch display that easily detaches from its keyboard dock, so you can use it as a humongous tablet. And when you need to get down to business, it snaps right back onto the dock, adding a full physical keyboard and touchpad for extended work sessions. But don't choose the Click 2 as your next workstation if you can't deal with its heft and mediocre keyboard. Check out a full reviewof the Toshiba Satellite Click 2 on our sister site Laptop Mag, or read on to see if it's good for business.
It's good for business because…
- Hybrid design:Sure, you can buy a Bluetooth keyboard for almost any tablet, but the Click 2 includes a full keyboard dock out of the box. And unlike other hybrid devices,such as Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, this one doesn't require a kickstand; the dock features a hinged design that lets you use the Click 2 like a clamshell laptop when the display is connected.
- Big display:The Click 2's large 13-inch screen strikes a good balance between portability and productivity. Compared to most tablet hybrids, it gives you tons of room to work on.
- Full Windows 8.1: Since the Click 2 runs on the full version of Microsoft's Windows 8.1, it lets you run the same software you use every day on your office PC.
It's bad for business because…
- Weight:The Click 2 is a heavy machine, weighing 4.6 lbs. when connected to the dock; that's more than the average 13-inch notebook. The tablet alone weighs 2.2 lbs., which is more than twice the weight of the 9.7-inch iPad Air.
- Mediocre keyboard: The Click 2's keyboard offers little in the way of key travel, making extended typing sessions a bit uncomfortable.
- Bloatware: Tons of useless, annoying software comes installed on the Click 2.
The Satellite Click 2 is a decent hybrid machine at a relatively affordable $529. Alternatives include Dell's $479 Inspiron 3000, which has a better keyboard but a smaller 11-inch screen. Meanwhile, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 offers a sharper display and faster processor, but starts at a steeper $899.