Conclusion: If that sounds like somewhat lukewarm praise, so be it—as we said, we've been spoiled by deluxe ultrabooks like Acer's Aspire S7-392, and we can't quite forget the Satellite's appalling audio. Indeed, with roughly three years of ultrabooks behind us, we're starting to feel that Intel might be wise to come up with a new label for mass-market lightweights below $700 or $750.
Pros: Handsome design, Good keyboard and battery life
Cons: Low screen resolution, Terrible audio, A trifle heavy
Summary: For $699, the Toshiba Satellite E45t Ultrabook is a capable and attractive Windows 8 thin-and-light notebook. It offers brisk performance, long battery life and a responsive touch screen. Our biggest qualm is this notebook's lackluster display. For $20 less, we prefer the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch. That system offers a higher-resolution display, longer battery life and an even better keyboard.