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Toshiba Satellite U940-103

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-103Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-103 (Satellite U940 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U940-103

80% Toshiba Satellite U940-103 Ultrabook
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

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": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-11 (Update: 2013-07-11)