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.
Cons: Unpleasant transforming method; low resolution screen; relatively high price.
Summary: Ultra-Hybrid. Toshiba presents quite a few interesting Ultrabooks to the world. Our latest test model is a fusion of a tablet and Ultrabook. It employs a 12.5-inch touchscreen and a power-saving Intel Core i5-3317U processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 IGP. The Hybrid model looks great but what does it have to offer on the hardware side?
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.
Summary: Microsoft has launched Windows 8 and with it has come an onslaught of convertible hybrid Ultrabook laptop tablet devices. Toshiba's entry is the U920t so find out if it lives up to the task in our Toshiba U920t review.
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
8 April 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
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.
Conclusion: Slash £200/$300 from the price and the Toshiba Satellite U920t is one of the best value hybrids on the market. Add a better screen and refine the mechanism and it's one of the best quality. But as it stands, the Toshiba Satellite U920t under delivers in both categories. However, the excellent battery life and great usability make it a strong entry to the world of Windows 8 hybrid laptop-tablet devices.
Conclusion: De Toshiba Satellite U920T-100 is een degelijke hybride laptop. Het systeem is niet al te dik of zwaar en het scharnier voelt stevig aan. Voor het gebruik als tablet blijft dit, net als de andere hybride laptops, wel een vrij log apparaat. Daar staat echter wel tegenover dat het een hele krachtige tablet is, op rekengebied dan. Wat betreft de grafische kracht is ook dit geen killer.
Pros: Stevig scharnier;, In veel opzichten beter dan de Sony VAIO Duo 11;, Goede bouwkwaliteit;, Mooi ontwerp
Cons: Scharnierconstructie niet de ideale oplossing;