Toshiba Satellite U840 review: a cheaper Ultrabook
8 March 2014
Excerpt: The Toshiba U840-10V comes in at the lower end of the price scale for Ultrabooks. Available online for around £650 (around AU$998/US$1,034), it beats the price of the likes of the Asus Zenbook UX31 by a couple of hundred pounds, and the likes of the Samsung Series 9 by enough to buy a whole second laptop. But Toshiba hasn’t skimped on the laptop’s specs, considering the low price. There’s an Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM and a 14-inch screen, for example.
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U840 laptop is ideal for those who need to work and to stay connected while on the move. The strengths are a particularly attractive design, maximum connectivity and high autonomy. The audio performance is thanks to SRS Premium Sound 3D.
Summary: It seems to be raining ultrabooks in the Indian market with all major brands releasing their version of this sleek yet power-packed device. And one of the newest offerings is the Satellite U840, from Toshiba, the Japanese electronic major. The U840 follows the standard ultrabook design template with a brushed aluminium chassis and metallic silver colour. Although it comes with a 14 inch display, the U840 tips the scales at a very lightweight 1.6 kg.
Toshiba Satellite U840 review: A 14in Ultrabook with 8GB of RAM and a hybrid storage solution
Good Gear Guide.au
23 November 2012
Summary: Toshiba's 14in Ultrabook offers a good mix of light weight, thin design and useful features. It's a good all-round Ultrabook, but it could use a better screen and keyboard, as well as some tweaks to its build quality. It performed decently in our tests, but it comes with lots of pre-installed software that can sometimes get in the way -- be prepared to uninstall some stuff!
Pros: Thin and light, Decent performer, USB 3.0, HDMI
Cons: Aspects of build could be better, Screen could be better, Keyboard could be better, No Gigabit Ethernet
Summary: The Toshiba U840 is priced Rs. 53,500, which makes it quite an expensive purchase. If it were somewhere close to 40K, then I could have recommended it, but we have the issue with the keyboard and trackpad which is a big let down. The U840 had the potential to be a very good candidate for an Ultrabook but the high price and a few issues in critical areas together prove to be a damper. I’d say, give this one a miss.
Summary: Toshiba's U840-10V is a lower priced Ultrabook
Pros: Nice price point, Simple clean design, Decent processor, Generous memory, The design is simple, and hard to dislike. Some may find it boring, but we think the brushed slate is handsome. The build quality overall shows little sign of this being a cheap Ultrabook (save for the keyboard). The price is probably the main advantage here, offering an Ultrabook with little compromise when it comes to specs, for a reasonable cost. There's a generous amount of RAM, and good Int...
Cons: No SSD storage, Low res screen, Poor battery life, There is evidence of the cost-cutting when you use the Toshiba Satellite U840-10V, and in some cases, it's hard to ignore. The screen's viewing angles are a pain if you're stuck somewhere like a train, with no way to adjust your angle, while the poor keyboard knocks back its credentials as an office machine - we wouldn't be keen to type on this all day. Battery life is the other big issue; it's much lower than slightl...
Summary: • Outfitted with1.6GHz Core i5 processor • Loaded with Intel HD Graphics 3000 • Equipped with HDMI ports • Runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS • Packed with Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jack • Comes with 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, SD card reader • Comes with Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi • Boasts of 14 inches, LED Backlit Display • Build quality could have been more better • Screen is not that impressive • Keyboard is not up to the mark Toshiba...
Pros: Outfitted with1.6GHz Core i5 processor , Loaded with Intel HD Graphics 3000 , Equipped with HDMI ports , Runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS , Packed with Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jack , Comes with 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, SD card reader , Comes with Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi , Boasts of 14 inches, LED Backlit Display
Cons: Build quality could have been more better , Screen is not that impressive , Keyboard is not up to the mark
Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite U840 is the latest consumer Ultrabook from the company and the first to offer a 14-inch display, which was nice and vibrant when we got the chance to see it in action. The hardware load-out is fairly typical for the latest generation of Ultrabooks, with a third-gen Intel Core processor and up 8GB RAM. There is a 32GB SSD to keep things speedy and 500GB of hard drive on offer.
Conclusion: Toshiba heeft getracht om een krachtig systeem te verpakken in een ultrabookjasje, maar is hier in mijn ogen niet volledig in geslaagd omdat het systeem voor een ultrabook relatief dik is. Dit betekent overigens niet dat de Satellite U840 als systeem ook slecht is, want afgezien van de afwezigheid van een discrete videokaart biedt de Satellite U840-10M voldoende kracht voor de meeste gebruikers. Power-users moeten zich voorlopig sowieso nog niet wagen aan ultrabooks.
Pros: Goede prijs/kwaliteitverhouding;, Touchpad in verre mate in te stellen;, Goed toetsenbord;, Goed uiterlijk;, Hybride schijf presteert prima;, Toevoeging Nero 11 is leuk..
Cons: ..maar zonder optische drive minder nuttig;, Matig beeldscherm;, Totaal geen lage tonen in speakers;, Bouwkwaliteit kon beter;, Ventilator en harde schijf zijn luidruchtig;