Toshiba Satellite U920t-100
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U920t-100
Ultra-Hybrid. Toshiba presents quite a few interesting Ultrabooks to the world. Our latest test model is a fusion of a tablet and Ultrabook. It employs a 12.5-inch touchscreen and a power-saving Intel Core i5-3317U processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 IGP. The Hybrid model looks great but what does it have to offer on the hardware side?
Hybrids are perhaps not as popular as one might think. The best-of-all-worlds selling point has been hammered somewhat by consumers' reception of Windows 8. But if v8.1 of Microsoft's OS catches on, hybrids could still see more of the market. Just not worth the money, considering it doesn’t deliver as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 20% performance: 80%
Source: APC Mag
Toshiba’s take on the convertible tablet/ultrabook uses a very similar sliding mechanism to Sony’s Duo 11, with the screen sliding upwards and then away from the keyboard. Toshiba has packed in a few added extras that help to justify the slightly higher price here, namely a large SSD and GPS. Combined with a decent screen and excellent hinge, the U920t is a rather compelling convertible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Connect - 3/13
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 79%
Source: SFT - 1/13
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Source: Ultrabook Info DE→EN
Positive: tablet mechanism; up-to-date and efficient hardware
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2013
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Positive: at present most reasonable convertible device featuring windows 8
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2013
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Erenumerique FR→EN
Positive: Good performance; pretty good battery life; very good tactile of the screen; good viewing angles. Negative: Resolution of the screen; relatively high weight (1.5 kg).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2012
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Quite good display; good design. Negative: Weight and thickness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2013
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light; gorilla glass touch screen. Negative: No discrete graphics solutions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2013
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2013
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Toshiba Satellite U920T-100 is arguably a Windows 8 device that has one of the most unique designs when compared to other Windows 8 devices. Rather than designed with a screen that can rotate up to 360 degrees, this convertible laptop has special rails instead. Featuring a 12.5-inch touchscreen display with solid black color throughout its body, it looks really simple since it is designed for those who want simplicity and to eliminate the need of a laptop and a tablet separately. Besides, it can run many desktop applications like Microsoft Office, Skype and Photoshop in tablet mode which is an added value. Powered by a super-fast Intel Core i5 processor with 4 GB RAM, it is good enough to perform tasks such as browsing and playing simple games. Thus, it delivers good application performance in Windows 8 - thanks to its specs and touchscreen display which maximize the Windows 8 experience.
However, it weighs 1.5 kg which isn’t optimal to be used as a tablet. Unsurprisingly, it’s far heavier than the iPad and other Android tablets. In laptop mode, the keyboard and touchpad are small compared to other similarly big laptops, which is due to the slider design. Despite carrying a laptop-tablet hybrid concept, the screen resolution of only 1,366 x 768 pixels is a tad disappointing. The low resolution display isn’t the best for multimedia experience such as watching movies and videos. Overall, it’s a good performing laptop with a unique design. Nevertheless, the Toshiba Satellite U920t-100 is still something to consider if you’re looking for a versatile, convertible Windows 8 laptop.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
72.57%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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