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Toshiba Satellite U940

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U940. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the battery and screen. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image quality.

performance, price, usability, portability, keyboard

sound, durability, image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Satellite U940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940

 

Toshiba's mid-priced Ultrabook offers a decent amount of bang for your buck as well as a few distinctive design touches

Decent performance, SSD as standard, One or two quirky design touches

Poor TN display, No touchscreen, Plasticky build, Average battery life, No discrete graphics card

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N review

 

This little laptop packs in plenty of power but similarly-priced ultraportables are more capable

May, 2013

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite U940 Windows 8 gaming Ultrabook review

 

The first Windows 8 gaming Ultrabook for the masses?

Aug, 2012

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Review Toshiba Satellite U940-101 Ultrabook

 

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.

easy to maintain and upgrade, quiet, relatively cheap, good build quality, SSD cache, 2x USB 3.0, Despite the fact that the Satellite U940-101 costs less than 800 Euros (~$1065) and is relatively cheap, it is decently equipped: Core i5 CPU, plenty of...

dark, reflective display, inaccurate hinges, very hot under load, spongy keyboard, plastics case, Unfortunately Toshiba had to cut costs elsewhere: build quality and display cannot keep up with more expensive competitors like the Asus UX31A. In...

Jan, 2013

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Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940 Ultrabook Review

 

A dream come true for gaming ultrabooks?

Decently powerful processor; Great graphics card for an ultrabook; Nice backlit keyboard; Impressive SSD caching

Plastic body feels cheap for an ultrabook; Tacky mousepad; Tons of bloatware

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940 Ultrabook Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Toshiba Satellite U940 ReviewToshiba Satellite U940 is the latest ultrabook added to the Satellite series by Toshiba. With many advanced features and functionalities such as a 14 inch display, Microsoft Windows 8 operating ...

14 inches display, Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels, Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, 3rd Generation Intel Core processor, Intel HD 4000 chipset, NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 630M graphics

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Nice design Quick boot up time Lightweight

Screen quality not great

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Nice design ; Quick boot up time ; Lightweight

Screen quality not great

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Lightweight,great screen and keyboard and speedy on boot up

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Lightweight,great screen and keyboard and speedy on boot up

None

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS 3D
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):3.67 / 4.5 / 5 / 6
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Certificates

Certification:WindowsXP/Vista/Win7\nMacOS 10.6
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Silver
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.664 / 2.816
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / French / German / Polish
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10 / 16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal (metric):35.6
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 72055 / 72057 / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Power on, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:29/06/2011 / EN60950, UL1950, CSA 22.2 No.950, GS mark, ISO13406-2 (Pixel fault class II), CE certification according to EU Directive, 89/336/EEC, (EN55022/B, EN50024, 61000-3-2/-3), MPR II, TCO’99 / GS, CECP / Intel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Start Technology\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel Wireless Display\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / McAfee Security Advisor for Toshiba \nMicrosoft FreshPaint \nMicrosoft Solitair Collection \nNero 12 Essentials \nTOSHIBA Function Key \nTOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ \nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro / McAfee Security Advisor for Toshiba\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nNero 12 Essentials\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro\nIntel Rapid Start Technology Software\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility\nIntel Wireless Display\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel AppUp Center / McAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint \nMicrosoft Solitair Collection \nNero 12 Essentials \nTOSHIBA Function Key \nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA Tempro / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows Media Player \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro / TOSHIBA Resolution+\nIntel Wireless Display\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitaire Collection\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / UL, cUL, FCC, Australia C-Tick, Argentina S-mark, Mexico NOM, CE, Russia PCT, China CCC, Korea MIC, Taiwan BSMI, China RoHS, WEEE, IMERC / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)\nVideo output (PAL/ NTSC)\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 640 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
SSD capacity:256 / 32
SSD interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1032 / 256 / 352 / 532 / 640 / 672 / 782

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2 / 23.8
Height :1.9 / 2.07 / 2.09
Weight:1.65 / 1.7 / 1.72 / 1.8
Width:34 / 34.2