Toshiba's 4K-toting Satellite Radius 12 lets you log in with your face

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

Updated: Toshiba has announced pricing and availability for the Satellite Radius 12 in the United States.

If you're fed up with typing in passwords to unlock your laptop, Toshiba's upcoming 2-in-1 lets you log in with the ultimate security tool instead: your face.

The Satellite Radius 12 has a Full-HD infra-red camera that uses Windows Hello, the facial recognition software built into Windows 10, to unlock the laptop.

It also packs Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors and is the first 12-5-inch Windows laptop to sport a 4K, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel-resolution IPS display. That lends it a sharp 352ppi, which far surpasses the 264ppi of Apple's 12-inch MacBook and it's one of the few screens calibrated and certified by Technicolor color experts.

Toshiba claims that the Satellite Radius 12's display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB spectrum. An uncommon feature for such a small laptop, that would make it a boon for multimedia professionals who need to edit images and videos on the move.


Being a 2-in-1, the Satellite Radius 12's display can flip over 360 degrees allowing it to transform into five different modes: Laptop, Tablet, Tabletop, Presentation and Audience.

Constructed of aluminium with a brushed metal finish, the Radius weighs 2.8 pounds, measures 15.4mm at its thickest point and features a backlit keyboard to aid late night typing sessions.

It launches in the US on October 18 for a starting price of $999 (about £652, AU$1,363) with a Full HD display while the 4K model will retail for $1,299 (about £848, AU$1,773). Toshiba has yet to announce availability in the United Kingdom and Australia, but we will update this post as soon as we hear new updates.

Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.