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Toshiba Satellite U940 Series

Toshiba Satellite U940-103

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.

Processor: unknown, Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.72kg, 1.749kg, 1.8kg
Price: 800, 2999 euro
Average Score: 73.13% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 69%, features: 62%, display: 52%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 74%

 

Toshiba Satellite U940

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Satellite U940, ultrabook con Windows 8
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Lightweight; quite thin; large palmrest; high performance; WiDi (Wireless Display).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2012

 

Toshiba Satellite U940-101

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-101Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-101
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.72kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U940-101 (Model)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%
86% Toshiba Satellite U940-101
Source: Computer Magazin German DE→EN
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%

 

Toshiba Satellite U940-100

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-100Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-100
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.749kg
Price: 2999 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 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%

 

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-11NNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-11N
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U940-11N (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite U940 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Toshiba Satellite U940 is a middle of the road laptop, but more importantly it's a decent entry-level Ultrabook. It's reasonably mobile, but offers decent performance thanks to a capable i5 (or an i3, if you want to cut costs further) processor and an SSD as standard. Still, if you're looking for a tool that enables serious (non-graphical) portable productivity for half the price of those Ultrabook trailblazers, you could do a lot worse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite U940-117

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-117Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-117
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U940-117 (Model)

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Toshiba Satellite U940
Source: Digital Versus English
Today we thought we'd check out the Satellite U940, a 14-inch ultrabook by Toshiba that's selling for £500 to £650, depending on the model. The Toshiba Satellite U940 has low heat, it's quiet and has a good processor... but the screen and battery life (kind of a key thing in a laptop) are complete flops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 70% display: 20% mobility: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite U940-103

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U940-103Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U940-103
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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

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

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.

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.

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


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Intel Core i5:

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.

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i3:

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.


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.

1.8 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.


73.13%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Vostro 5460
Core i5 3337U
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Core i5 3337U, 2.2 kg
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Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050sw
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b020sw
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53214G75
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
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» HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b003sm
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad G780-M842QGE
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» HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» HP Envy dv6-7206tx
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7210em
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-N4F27GE
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15z Premium
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7230sw
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad G580AH-4984
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 550P5C-T01US
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus U32V
Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung 550P5C-T01RS
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-17 (Update: 2013-01-17)