Toshiba Satellite U940-100

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-100Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-100 (Satellite U940 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.749kg
Price: 2999 euro
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 96%, performance: 63%, features: 55%, display: 51% mobility: 51%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U940-100

Foreign Reviews

Sparfuchs – Preiswertes Ultrabook mit 14-Zoll-Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2013
Rating: performance: 60% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
73% Günstiger Ultrabook-Einstieg
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 96% performance: 65% features: 80% display: 72% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 79%

Comment

Series:

There is always demand for lighter, smaller and faster consumer electronics devices. Hectic lifestyle demands that we have a reliable portable device for us to use on the go. Fortunately, Ultrabooks are designed with that in mind. The Toshiba Satellite U940-11N Ultrabook is one of the most recent entries in the Ultrabook category. As expected from an Ultrabook, it is lightweight, slim and small. There is more than adequate storage space in this laptop. A solid-state drive is also utilized for a faster, smoother experience. However, as in the case of many laptops these days, the optical drive has been removed to shed off some weight and size. However, other necessities such as USB and Wi-Fi are present, which should pose no problem to the average user.

The chiclet-style keyboard initially feels rather awkward. Typing feels like tapping your fingers on a rubber glove. However, this is just a matter of familiarity. Sometimes the mouse cursor moves while typing since part of the palm of the left hand rests on the touchpad, due to its position. Awkward input device issues aside, it does pack quite a punch. It has a powerful processor and a generous amount of memory, which should give users a hitch-free experience while using everyday applications. It does not have powerful graphics processing capabilities, though. The widescreen display is vibrant, but quite reflective. The speakers have acceptable quality. Battery life is somehow a couple of hours shorter than other Ultrabook's, clocking in at around 6 hours. It does lack some excitement, but for its cost, it definitely has a high bang-for-buck ratio.

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.


3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) 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": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.749 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-17 (Update: 2013-01-17)