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Toshiba Satellite U940

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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 Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and image quality. Views about the battery and screen are different.

performance, price, usability, portability, keyboard

sound, durability, image quality, energy

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite U940

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite U940 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the keyboard and sound. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the design, while the image quality and screen get critical opinions.

portability, price, performance, sound, keyboard

usability, screen, image quality

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite U940 - 100 14-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i3 - 3217U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Plus 32GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth)Toshiba Satellite U940 - 100 14-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i3 - 3217U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Plus 32GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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

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

Consumer review by: Leroy (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Nice design Quick boot up time Lightweight

Screen quality not great

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Leroy (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Nice design ; Quick boot up time ; Lightweight

Screen quality not great

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

 

Lightweight,great screen and keyboard and speedy on boot up

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Neil (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):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

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

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
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
On-board graphics adapter: 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

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / French / German / Polish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY
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:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
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:N
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:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
SIM card support: No
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:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
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 Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
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:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

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:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx
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 data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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 Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
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):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Intel AppUp Center\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 / 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
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 disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1032 / 256 / 352 / 532 / 640 / 672 / 782

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.13 / 9.37
Height:0.748 / 0.815 / 0.823
Weight:3.64 / 3.75 / 3.79 / 3.97
Width:13.4 / 13.5