Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 is a reasonably priced Windows 8-equipped ultrabook with some nifty features to boot, but better options are out there. The Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 is a decent choice for anyone in the market for a reasonably priced Windows 8-equipped ultrabook. It doesn’t shirk on overall performance or useful features like USB 3.0 connectivity, Intel’s Wireless Display technology, and a full-size HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 sports a reasonable price tag for an ultrabook without skimping on useful features like WiDi and USB 3.0 connectivity. Still, more compelling options exist. For $100 less, the Editors' Choice Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 is a better value since it sports a touch screen. For $100 more, the Toshiba Portege Z935-S4390, our Editors' Choice for mainstream ultrabooks, delivers more firepower and a sleek aluminum chassis. Wedged between these two stellar Editors' Choices, the Satellite U945-S4390 doesn't shine as brightly as it would have otherwise. That said, though, it remains a decent option for anyone on the market for a Windows 8-equipped ultrabook who doesn't place a priority on touch capability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Modest specifications; extremely pleasant; comfortable design. Negative: Thick and the weight very close to the upper limit of Intel for ultrabook; none IPS display with low resolution.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2012
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60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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