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Toshiba Satellite U940-101

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-101
Toshiba Satellite U940-101 (Satellite U940 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000, Core: 350 - 1050 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, 9.17.10.2828
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB DDR3-1600, 2 slots
Display
14.0 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, Samsung 140AT20 T02, TN panel, LED backlight, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Hitachi HTS541064A9E680 + Samsung MZMPC032HBCD, 640 GB 
, 5400 rpm, HDD + 32 GB mSATA-Cache
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, mic (both 3.5 mm jack), Card Reader: 5-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS-Pro)
Networking
Realtek RTL8101 (10/100MBit), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.7 x 340 x 238 ( = 0.81 x 13.39 x 9.37 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion, replaceable 4 cells battery, 14.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.0 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: SRS stereo speaker, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 45 W power adapter, booklets, Eco Utility, Nero 12 Essentials, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.72 kg ( = 60.67 oz / 3.79 pounds), Power Supply: 180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 67%, display: 67% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U940-101

79% Review Toshiba Satellite U940-101 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Cheap and light. First of all many ultrabooks are expensive. But Toshiba use a simple plastic case for the Satellite U940 and equip the 14-inch laptop with attractive components including a Core i5 and a dedicated SSD cache.
90% Toshiba Satellite U940 Ultrabook Review
Source: T Break English
There’s very little to fault with the Toshiba Satellite U940, because for its price, it does a lot of things right. If you’re in the market for a semi0gaming ultrabook, the Toshiba Satellite U940 should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% Toshiba Satellite U940-101
Source: Computer Magazin German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
67% Toshiba Satellite U940
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


1.72 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.

Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-30 (Update: 2013-01-30)