Conclusion: Zippy processing power along with a slender chassis and solid all-around performance come together in making the Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 worthy of serious consideration, though its limited storage capacity and so-so keyboard dampen its overall appeal.
Pros: Agile Intel Core i5-3337U processor. Trim, attractive chassis. Responsive touch screen. Great battery life. Features Intel's Wi-Di technology.
Cons: Cramped 128GB SSD. Only one USB 3.0 port. Keyboard flexes and yields shallow keystrokes.
Conclusion: Touch may be the headline feature in the U845t, but it’s not the most important improvement. That honor goes to the 128GB solid-state drive. Most competitors sold at a similar price – and particularly those with a touchscreen – use mechanical drives with a small solid-state cache.
Excerpt: Toshiba has given its Satellite U845 Ultrabook a facelift with Windows 8. This update includes a touch screen display, more memory, a speedier Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, and a 128GB SSD. Better still, Toshiba kept the same sleek aluminum body, not to mention the competitive price of $729.