Conclusion: Toshiba could have made the Satellite U920t-100 a convertible for the competition to fear. The nice system performance, great temperature management and precise touchscreen are all advocates for this. The battery life and connectivity are also acceptable for this class. The clean, sturdy workmanship and the reliable slide mechanism deserve special praise. Unfortunately, due to certain flaws , Toshiba failed to achieve this status for its newest convertible.
Pros: Sturdy workmanship, Solid slide mechanism, Contrast & Black value, Viewing angle stability, Precise touchscreen, Temperature management, The fast and easy switch from notebook to tablet and back.
Cons: Dark display, Slack hinges, Tiny touchpad, Keyboard needs getting used to, A brighter display, especially on battery.
Summary: Turning the U920T from a tablet to a notebook is not difficult, but it could get tiring over time, and we're not sure how well the mechanics of the design will hold up over prolonged use. Also, the on-screen keyboard doesn't work too well when in the Desktop.
If you place the cursor in a field to type something, you then have to bring up the keyboard manually. It would be nice if it could detect that you wanted to type in a field and came up by itself.
Review: Toshiba's U920T Marries Tablet With Ultrabook
11 November 2013
Excerpt: Do you really want to lug around a tablet, Ultrabook and a smartphone? In this era, where gadget overload can become a problem, there are options available to ease the load while still getting great device functionality.
Pros: A tablet and an Ultrabook; 3 USB ports; Comfortable keyboard; Premium build
Cons: A Full HD screen should be a given for the price;
This Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook is a tablet that can be transformed into a laptop thanks to a sliding screen mechanism
Good Gear Guide.au
26 February 2013
Summary: Toshiba's U920T sliding-screen hybrid Ultrabook is a neat concept that takes some getting used to. It's a hybrid that's fun to use as a tablet and it works equally well as a notebook. However, we're not sure how well the screen's mechanism will last over time. The unit has good connectivity features, but it's missing a Full HD screen resolution and dual-band Wi-Fi.
Pros: Equally useful as a laptop or a tablet, Full-sized HDMI, Two USB 3.0 ports, Good overall performance and battery life
Cons: Screen isn't Full HD, Sliding mechanism can get tiring over time, Takes a while to get used to the design, Single-band Wi-Fi
Conclusion: The Toshiba Satellite U920t is a well-built and reasonably attractive convertible laptop/tablet with smooth and assured sliding action, although it’s rather awkward to open compared to other sliders. It offers decent connectivity, an average typing experience, good enough performance, and surprisingly impressive speakers.
Pros: Relatively affordable, Sturdy and pleasant to the touch, Flexible specs with up to Core i5 and 8GB RAM, Superior battery life to rivals, Great speakers
Cons: Awkward sliding action, Average typing experience and touchpad, Bog-standard screen res with poor viewing angles for IPS, No optional digitizer stylus
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U920T has a unique way of transforming from a tablet into a laptop. Sadly, it's not a very nice one and together with the low resolution screen and only moderate performance, it doesn't do much to justify the price tag.
Pros: Fair performance from low-end components, Decent build quality
Cons: Unpleasant transforming method, Low resolution screen, Relatively high price
Toshiba Satellite U920t Review: Not Boring, But Not Quite Good Enough
8 November 2012
Excerpt: Technology is boring when everyone is doing the same thing the same way. That’s sort of happening with ultrabooks and, now, Windows 8 convertibles. Except with Toshiba. Toshiba is still up to weird stuff, like super wide ultrabooks , or this weird little Satellite U920t convertible.