Toshiba Satellite U940-11N
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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%
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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