It's what you would expect for a mid-range ultra-book
I would recommend this laptop to someone who wants all the portability advantages of an ultrabook, but doesn't necessarily need something with super high performance. It's really a pretty decent little laptop. Comparatively, you might also like the Zenbook prime UX32a from ASUS, which is a similarly priced ultrabook that also has an HDD/SSD hybrid.
Affordable, good build quality, good port selection
While the specs are everyday stuff, the port selection is typical Toshiba, which is to say better than average for an Ultrabook. The U845 has 10/100 Ethernet, a full size HDMI port, an SD card slot, 3.5mm audio out and mic-in, and three USB ports (only 1 is USB 3.0). Also standard for Toshiba is louder and fuller than average stereo speakers.
A larger screen size that most ultra-books, but without too much added size, weight, or cost
There is a bigger difference between 14.0 inches and the smaller sized screens that other "Ultrabooks" have than you might expect. In my opinion, the larger screen on this laptop is worth the slight increase in size and weight. The price is about where it should be also.
This machine is fast, attractive, and seemingly well-made. I am happy with this laptop and think that you will be also.
Great build quality, Relatively lightweight
Beyond the controversy surrounding the chosen specifications, the only other point of concern might be a slightly less-durable case than some of the competition. In spite of its excellent build quality, the chosen "fiberglass reinforced chassis" (which is a fancy version of high-grade plastic) still lacks the protective reassurance of the carbon fiber and aluminum that many competitors have applied to the display lid and other crucially vulnerable areas.
Solid outer build, Good choice of ports
The Toshiba Tecra R940-1CW is packed with business features, and if you just can't do without them, it's a reasonable choice.
But ask yourself if you really need fingerprint security, Intel vPro features and a trackpoint. For many business users, usability, speed and battery life are the most important things, and for this amount of money, a high-end Ultrabook - such as the Asus Zenbook Prime - is perhaps a better choice.
The Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130 has a 14-inch display that is backed up with good performance thanks to the Intel Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM. While it is slightly thicker than some other 14-inch laptops, it has a really great-looking display that makes it stand out from the rest.
Good HD video
The Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220 is a simplified and affordable 14-inch laptop designed for limited back-to-school budgets. Packed with a battery-friendly AMD dual-core processor and graphics, Toshiba promises this laptop will make the grade. We took a closer look to see if this $500 notebook can deliver more than its price tag suggests.
capable gaming system
Above-average sound, performance, and gaming highlight this otherwise staid midsize laptop. Above-average sound, performance, and gaming highlight this otherwise staid midsize laptop. This laptop is very stylish, especially for the price, but it sacrifices performance for sexiness. The design of the Envy 14 seems clearly inspired by the MacBook Pro, which is a good thing. This is a powerful, attractive laptop at a reasonable price.
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