Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U920t is a very interesting ultrabook very good for all points of view. The data-sheet is very complete, including as regards the park connectivity, and has two webcams, one front and one rear.
Toshiba Satellite U920t review: middle of the road
20 May 2013
Conclusion: All in all the Toshiba Satellite U920t is, at most, average. In a highly competitive Ultrabook market I don’t think it stands a chance against its competitors, except maybe in pricing. But at R10,999 it will still leave a sizable gap in your wallet.
Excerpt: Toshiba’s take on the convertible tablet/ultrabook uses a very similar sliding mechanism to Sony’s Duo 11 with the screen sliding upwards and then away from the keyboard. However it lacks the ugly brackets that keep the Duo 11’s screen stable as a rock instead relying on a very stiff hinge to keep...
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.
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: The Toshiba Satellite U920T isn’t the best hybrid device out there. It does offer more functionality than the Surface RT, but is simply too heavy to be used a tablet as you cannot undock the keyboard.
Pros: Good battery, Decent performance, Lots of connectivity
Cons: Too heavy to be a tablet, Average screen, Price of a laptop
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U920T is solid performer suited to heavy workloads and a busy schedule. But like the vast majority of Windows 8 hybrid devices now available the U920T falls short of being a truly dualistic machine.
Pros: Portable, Lots of processing power, Touchscreen is responsive, HDMI, Decent battery life
Cons: Far too heavy in tablet mode, Design won't appeal to everybody's tastes, Rather expensive as a tablet replacement, Rubbish cameras - both on the front and rear
Conclusion: The U920T carries a pretty good spec and performs reasonably well for its price. It also features a distinctively different way of transforming between tablet and laptop configurations, but whether this is actually better than other methods will come down to personal taste.
Pros: Wired: Decent performance for the price, distinctive look
Cons: Tired: Screen not full HD, weird transforming method, heavy for a tablet
Excerpt: There have been many different approaches to the laptop-tablet hybrid since the introduction of Windows 8. The Asus Taichi went for two individual screens, while the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist and Dell XPS 12 used hinges and pivots.