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Toshiba Satellite U845-S404

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U845-S404Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U845-S404 (Satellite U840 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U845-S404

Toshiba Satellite U845 review: an inexpensive Ultrabook worth considering
Source: Engadget English
If you're in the market for a thin and light, not-too-expensive laptop, the Toshiba Satellite U845 isn't exactly a slam dunk, but it's certainly worth considering. While the build quality, battery life and overall performance are about on par with competing machines, we've tested models with more comfortable keyboards, and if you do your homework you'll find laptops offering better specs for the same money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2012
60% Toshiba Satellite U845-S404 14-inch Ultrabook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite U845 is an attempt to make a slightly larger but still affordable ultrabook under Intel's new second generation guidelines. For the most part, the slightly large 14-inch screen doesn't really add that much more to the system other than being slightly larger and heavier than the 13-inch ultrabook. The one benefit is that it does feature more ports such as Ethernet.
Positive: variety of ports (Ethernet) Negative: heavier and larger than 13-inch ultrabook
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)