High Resolution Touchscreen Display, Affordable For Features
Toshiba has put out a very interesting option for those wanting a high resolution laptop that features a touchscreen at a relatively affordable price point with the Satellite P55t-A5202. For most people, it will work just fine provide enough performance for what they want to do. The downside is that there are a number of compromises to make it affordable including a larger overall size than the competition, less running time and a dimmer screen.
I like this laptop a lot
I absolutely love this laptop. I'm upgrading from another Satellite laptop that used a dual core i3 processor (which was rated as 2.10 GHz), and this dual core i5 (rated at 1.8 GHz) is pretty fast. I ran a Webroot scan, did a disk clean up and defrag, copied my music files to a 1.0 USB flash drive (I have a ton of music it took about 15 mins), opened a few word docs, opened my iTunes and played it, and on top of all that I opened 12 Chrome tabs and clicked play on all the videos (understand...
Affordable Pricing, Extremely Light, Long Battery Life
For those that want the lightest 13-inch laptop they can get, they don't get any lighter than the two and a half pound Toshiba Portege Z935. Even with this low weight, the ultrabook offers some of the best running times available and has a very reasonable price tag. Of course, the design of the system is rather dated with its boxy look and the lighter weight does make it feel more flimsy. In addition, the screen is definitely below average for this price segment.
Fantastic travel computer
Some reviews of an earlier model complained about the hinge making it difficult to open without cracking the screen. I have not had any problem so suspect Toshiba has changed the hinge. Mine is a center hinge but runs nearly the full length of the computer. There has been no twisting or cracking of the screen. I packed it in a fairly light canvas briefcase (to keep weight down) and dragged it all over Europe for a month with no problems.
Very good features, performance, and battery life for its price
With the same design as its predecessor and improved components, Toshiba's Portege Z935-P300 is an excellent value for an ultrabook. Its physical flaws are harder to overlook in pricier versions of this model. But since the starting-point Z935-P300 model is currently available for less $850, I'm more concerned with performance and battery life, and it does just fine in those areas.
Lightweight & is a solid overall performer
The Toshiba Portege Z935 Ultrabook is a decent laptop. For some business users, such as those who go to a lot of meetings and make basic presentations, it will be a pretty good laptop. After all, it's lightweight, is a solid overall performer, and has several nice hookup options, including VGA and HDMI, as well as WiDi and Bluetooth.
For other business users - those who travel often and want to get work done on the fly - the PortÃ? Â©gÃ? Â© Z935 is a poor choice.
Thin and portable
Although it has all the ingredients for a good ultrabook or tablet, like an agile processor, svelte chassis, and attractive screen, the Toshiba Satellite U925T-S2120 misses the mark by trying to be both. The end result is a so-so ultrabook and a bulky tablet that converge through an awkward sliding hinge mechanism.
Display Is Exposed Even When Closed
Toshiba tried to offer a unique hybrid laptop experience with the Satellite U925t but it just has a few too many small faults or just doesn't quite compare for price and features against most of the other hybrids available. About the best thing going for it is the fast boot times and data loads from its solid state drive. Beyond this, it has less resolution, lower running times, more noise and a keyboard and trackpad that just aren't as good as its competition.
Heavy but useful
I think this device will appeal to techies, but also be suitable for people who need more computing power and the Windows platform. A real estate agent would find it useful, and it would be good for business presentations when traveling (it could lay flat on a surface) - provided the business projector supports HDMI, of course. The higher resolution camera on the rear of the screen would make a nice video conferencing solution, using Skype and the HDMI output.
Convertible tablet design, Very fast boot times
We like the overall design of the Toshiba Satellite U925t, especially its soft-touch rubberized bottom that helps keep a solid hold on the device. It measures 12.8 x 8.4 x 0.75-inches (wdh) and weighs 3.2-pounds. While it may seem lightweight for a laptop, it is heavy for a tablet, especially if you try to carry it around with you in your hands for awhile.
Relatively low-res 1366x768 display doesn't help
There are a few cases where the Satellite would make sense for you. If you needed a huge, durable tablet to carry around your office and still be a fully functional laptop, this could work. It is slightly more comfortable to use in that form than the XPS 12 or Yoga 13. But for comparable prices, you could go with those machines to get a better screen or laptop experience.
Solid performance for a reasonable price, Generously sized display
For the user looking for a budget-friendly desktop replacement that will won't stray too far from the desk (or, more appropriately, the power outlet), the Toshiba Satellite S875-S7242 packs solid hardware into an affordable package while pumping out admirable benchmark scores that hold their own against more expensive systems.
Good overall value for family PC
The Toshiba Satellite S875 is a classic 17-inch notebook which is sure to make a decent family PC. Unfortunately, a "traditional" laptop may struggle to make the most of the new Windows 8 operating system. We won't go quite as far as to declare that every Windows 8 PC needs to have a touchscreen -- there is more than one way to skin an OS -- but we will say that this notebook fails to deliver the best Windows 8 experience.
Good Overall Performance Levels
Toshiba's updated mid-range 17-inch laptop does a good job at balancing its various features to provide a solid overall experience. It is one of the few systems to actually include a Blu-ray compatible drive in its price range although it does lack the full 1080p capable display. Surprisingly, the system is also a good deal lighter than must of the competition. Those who have to type frequently may find the keyboard a bit lacking however.
So far, it appears to be a solid laptop
Overall It is a solid laptop and I am happy with it.
If you do not read specs well, the big difference with this laptop is it does not include a video card. It has video from the motherboard. This laptop cannot run newer graphically intense games, but i have played Company of Heroes on it perfectly fine. I am positive it could run Word of Warcraft good too.
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.
Very Good Laptop for the Price
I would not recommend this for someone who plans to do a lot of Video Editing or processor intensive applications. This is a great option for someone choosing between a high-end tablet, an ultrabook or a laptop. WiFi is everywhere. When it doesn't work or there are 40 students connected in a lecture hall, I wouldn't want to depend on it when my grade was on the line or spend $100 on a dongle to connect to the VGA port in the old Conference Room.
Fairly slim, nice looking machine with a built-in optical drive
The S955 is a bit of an anomaly: it's a full size 15.6" notebook with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ULV CPU usually found in Ultrabooks. The upside is that the machine runs quiet and cool and has strong battery life. It's perfectly adequate for web, email, MS Office, light to moderate Photoshop and general home/small business use.
Attractive, slim exterior, Plenty of RAM and hard drive capacity
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 do manage a better user interface. That problem makes the S955 unsuitable for buyers who use their laptop for more than a couple of hours per day.
However, there are strengths.
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.
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