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Toshiba Tecra S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and screen are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the sound.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 14.0-Inch Ultrabook (Ice Blue with Fusion Lattice)Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 14.0-Inch Ultrabook (Ice Blue with Fusion Lattice)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Review Toshiba Satellite U840T-101 Ultrabook


A bit late. Toshiba's ultrabook with touchscreen had been promised for the second quarter of 2013, but a test product only just reached us. An i5-3337U of the Ivy Bridge generation should ensure enough processing power and is supported by 8 GB of RAM....

High-performance ULV package, full performance even on battery, Tidy workmanship, Backlit keyboard, 8 GB RAM, Touchscreen ..., The performance stats of the ultrabook check out. Both CPU and GPU deliver good performance, even when the device is...

with mediocre swipe features, Display is too dark, Viewing angles are too unstable and cause color inversion too quickly, No Gigabit LAN, Heavy input devices, More light! The display could have been brighter, but the narrow viewing angles and the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (

Review Toshiba Satellite S955D-S5150 Notebook


Slimmer, lighter, better? Toshiba has placed their notebooks on a

Thin and lightweight; Good Touchpad; Includes an optical drive; Low noise and heat

Flimsy construction; Weak CPU performance; Restrictive battery life; Frustrating keyboard; Glossy, unremarkable TN display

Where to go, then, if you’re searching for an ultraportable, affordable 15-inch notebook? Options remain unfortunately thin, with HP’s Sleekbook 15z and Lenovo’s IdeaPad S405 receiving mixed reviews as well. It might be worth saving up a bit more and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

Review Toshiba Satellite P845T-S4310 Notebook


Affordable Touchscreen. Throwing in a touch-enabled display on an otherwise standard notebook is becoming common due in part to the touch-focused nature of Windows 8. Is this inexpensive 14-inch touchscreen Satellite a blast to use? ...

Attractive aluminium case ; Good CPU performance ; Sensitive touchscreen ; Large touchpad ; Decent speakers ; HDD and RAM easily accessible

Lid sensitive to pressure ; Keyboard with soft touch and short travel ; Rather slow system performance ; Graphics performance reduced while running on battery ; Some ports not ideally placed for right-handers ; Glossy screen should be brighter for...

At $700, the P845T is one of the least expensive touch-enabled Windows 8 notebooks currently available

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Satellite U845T review


There's a reasonable chance you'll end up hearing about the Toshiba Satellite U845T on a semiregular basis from us. That's because, at $799 for a 14-inch laptop that's ultrabook-thin, with a touch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB solid-state...

The Toshiba Satellite U845T is thin, with a decent brushed-aluminum body, a 128GB SSD, and better performance and battery life than the competition.

The keyboard has squeezed-down keys, a small spacebar, and some flex under heavy typing. The low screen resolution feels dated in a midsize laptop.

While it's not going to dazzle anyone, the Toshiba Satellite U845T is a great example of exactly how much laptop $799 should buy in 2013.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Toshiba Satellite U845T-S4165 Review


With the Satellite U845T-S4165, Toshiba has successfully combined fast Core i5 performance, an SSD and a touch screen for a reasonable price. Best of all, this Ultrabook lasts 7.5 hours on a charge, outlasting most other touch Ultrabooks. Although the...

Lightweight design, Responsive touch screen, Long battery life, Fast overall performance

Keyboard feels shallow and flexes

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 review: No touch, but a very long screen


The wide-screen Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 has an extra-long, higher-resolution screen, Harman Kardon speakers that pack a punch, and an attractive, compact design with plenty of ports.

The keyboard and touch pad are uncomfortable, the wide screen isn't a perfect marriage with Windows 8, and the screen doesn’t always play nicely with all streaming video content.

Toshiba's experimental extra-wide-screen ultrabook gets a Windows 8 software upgrade, but it turns the Toshiba Satellite U845W into a computer imperfectly matched for what Windows 8 has to offer.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Toshiba Satellite S955 Review


This laptop is a good value if it can be found for $600 but should be crossed off your list as long as it's priced higher than that.

The Toshiba S955, like most inexpensive Windows laptops, has its fair share of weaknesses. The display is adequate at best, the keyboard is lacking, and the build quality is mixed. All of these downsides are common of laptops in the segment, but some...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Toshiba Satellite U925t Review


Like the Sony VAIO Duo 11 , the Toshiba Satellite U925t tries to marry a tablet and a notebook into one device, but it's not the most elegant solution. While we like that we can adjust the angle of the display, the sliding motion itself feels awkward....

Quick boot time, Adjustable screen angle, Fast, solid-state drive

Switching to tablet mode is awkward, Standard-definition display that's exposed when traveling, Short battery life, Runs very warm on bottom

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Silbert (

Toshiba Satellite U845W review: an Ultrabook with a screen size all its own


More Info Toshiba outs Satellite U845W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display (updated: $999 and up in the US) The Ultrabooks of Computex 2012

Powerful speakers ; Attractive design ; Decent battery life for a 14-inch laptop

Uncomfortable keyboard ; Flaky trackpad ; Display not compatible with most media

The U845W Ultrabook is the first laptop with a 21:9 display, but ultimately its odd, outsized dimensions are more of a nuisance than a boon.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Toshiba Satellite U845W Review


Those looking for a cinematic experience--or simply looking to get the benefit of nearly two screens in one--will find the Toshiba Satellite U845W an intriguing option. For $999, you get a 14-inch Ultrabook with a wide, bright screen, excellent audio...

Attractive design, Crisp widescreen display, Loud, accurate audio, Helpful window snapping utility

Mediocre keyboard, Runs hot on bottom, Can be a tight fit for some bags

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Number of battery cells (tablet):2


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Rear camera:No / Yes


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / No
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 2 / 3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.023 / 1.024 / 1.34 / 1.696 / 1.759 / 2.047 / 3 / 4 / 4.019 / 5.327
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000 / AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x1616 / 0x166 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes


4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
Labelflash:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29761 / 29762 / 31728 / 31729 / 35163 / 37253 / 40739 / 43537 / 53438 / 55627 / 59836 / 65707 / 65708 / 67193 / 71459 / 71465 / 72055 / 72056 / 72057 / 75107 / 75117 / 75459 / 85212 / 88194 / I5-3317U / T7250 / T7800
Processor package size:31 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 40 / 42


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 8

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):8.43
Height (tablet mode):0.551
Power adapter depth:1.1
Power adapter height:1.7
Power adapter weight:6.35
Power adapter width:3.7
Weight (tablet mode):2.87
Width (tablet mode):13