Toshiba Satellite U845-S406
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U845-S406 (Satellite U840 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U845-S406
Toshiba’s Satellite U845 is a bit of a mixed bag. They ended up with a pretty solid notebook from a design point of view, which is an encouraging step in the right direction for Toshiba. I’m very hopeful that the level of design and build quality found in their tablets and Ultrabooks will trickle down to the rest of Toshiba’s lineup, and having a well designed Satellite is the first sign of that happening.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2012
Source: PC Mag
The Toshiba Satellite U840-S406 doesn't aim to push the envelope and, therefore, succeeds in delivering a well-designed ultrabook with a good set of features that sports a reasonable price tag. Everyday users looking for a slim, portable system for basic tasks will doubtless be pleased with it. Meanwhile, for power users looking to get the most out of their ultrabooks, the Editors' Choice-winning Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 is still the system to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
It’s not always easy for ultrabooks to stay below the $1,000 mark and still be high quality. The U845 has made cutbacks in some critical areas, and as a result has made a highly portable machine for $850. The U845 is not spectacular in any one way, but altogether Toshiba has made a mid-range ultrabook that is both well assembled and enjoyable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2012
Source: PC World
Overall, the Toshiba Satellite U845-S406 is a great option if you need just a little extra power for work on the go, but don't feel like shelling out cash for a desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
Toshiba’s Satellite U845 is a more attractive product than the previous Toshiba Z835 for most consumers. It is significantly heavier, to be sure, but it makes up for that with much higher build quality and excellent all-around performance at a reasonable price. However, this new Satellite also fails to provide any compelling reason why it’s better than the alternatives. It’s not the most attractive Ultrabook or the quickest or the best value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
The time has come for more reasonably priced ultrabooks, and it seems like every Windows laptop manufacturer has one coming out this back-to-school season.The Toshiba Satellite U845 is a serviceable but generic-feeling 14-inch ultrabook that, in a quest to become more affordable, has fallen into a grey zone: not all that compact, not all that rich in features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
If you can find it priced under $800, as we did at Staples while writing this review, and you like its brushed-aluminum aesthetics, the Toshiba Satellite U845-S406 is a decent ultrabook buy. It's especially worth looking at if you find the 13-inch screens on most other ultrabooks a smidge too small. Its WiDi wireless abilities make up a bit for its 1,366x768 resolution, especially if you’ve got a 1080p TV that you can easily connect it to.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Toshiba U840 is priced Rs. 53,500, which makes it quite an expensive purchase. If it were somewhere close to 40K, then I could have recommended it, but we have the issue with the keyboard and trackpad which is a big let down. The U840 had the potential to be a very good candidate for an Ultrabook but the high price and a few issues in critical areas together prove to be a damper. I’d say, give this one a miss.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 65%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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70.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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