Summary: As Windows 8 starts to flood the market, certain types of computers are going to become a lot more common. There will be a lot of convertible tablet / dock combinations, plenty of ultrabooks with touchscreens, and quite a number of all-in-one desktops with touchscreens. Then there are the wacky devices, like the rotating Dell XPS 12 and the flipping Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga .
Pros: Big, responsive display, Slider makes it usable as a tablet, Solid complement of ports
Cons: Unattractive design, Gets hot and loud while gaming, Small, finicky trackpad, Lots of bloatware
Conclusion: For everyone else, the Satellite is a study in compromises. For the price, you could buy a thinner, lighter laptop with a similarly sized display. But with the U925T, you'll get the flexibility of switching to the tablet and touch input when it suits your style.
Pros: Elegant design, Easy to hold and transport, Responsive touch display
Conclusion: Although it has all the ingredients for a good ultrabook or tablet, like an agile processor, svelte chassis, and attractive screen, the Toshiba Satellite U925T-S2120 misses the mark by trying to be both. The end result is a so-so ultrabook and a bulky tablet that converge through an awkward sliding hinge mechanism.
Pros: Thin and portable. Agile Intel Core i5-3337U processor. Built-in IPS panel. Solid battery life. Adjustable display angle.
Cons: 128 GB drive. Cramped keyboard and touchpad. Tablet feels unwieldy. Exposed hinge on the system's rear is an eyesore.
Toshiba Satellite U925t – Toshiba’s putting the slider design to good use in this Ultrabook-tablet hybrid
14 December 2012
Conclusion: The Toshiba Satellite U925t is already available on Amazon and few other online stores, and it’s pretty accurate to assume that the new Ultrabook-tablet hybrid will also be released in EU very soon. There’s also no word on the EU price (US price is $1,150), but since it’s a hybrid, it will likely retail for the same amount, but in Euros, even around €1200 is very likely.
Excerpt: For its stab at a Windows 8 hybrid, Toshiba is siding with sliding. This 12.5-inch slab is marketed as an ultrabook, but it’s designed primarily to be used as a slate — an oversized Windows button sits at the bottom of its horizontally oriented display, perpetually reminding you of the easy escape route back to the Windows 8 Start screen.
Pros: Rubberized backing makes for better grip and generally keeps things cool. Keyboard backlighting looks good. Sturdy, with solid slider action.
Cons: Low-resolution screen is iffy on tap recognition. Moderately loud, droning fan when under load. Battery life just 3.5 hours. Not a great value.
Slide into a convertible with the clever Toshiba Satellite U925t
23 October 2012
Summary: The mechanical elements of the Toshiba Satellite U925t convertible laptop are complex, but well-made. It won't be your main machine, but it's one of the more usable Windows 8 launch experiments.
Pros: A solidly built slider-style Windows 8 convertible, the Toshiba Satellite U925t includes features, such as a touch pad, that others leave out.
Cons: The design leaves the screen exposed at all times, so you'll need a case or sleeve. The screen resolution is low for a $1,149 laptop.
Conclusion: La Satellite U925t, de Toshiba, está dirigida a quién busca una Ultrabook™ convertible con pantalla táctil que sea capaz de desempeñar varias tareas al mismo tiempo y con buena velocidad. Además, sirve como herramienta de entretenimiento y es bastante es portátil.
Pros: Con esta Ultrabook™ convertible Toshiba logró una buena combinación de computadora con tablet. Gracias a sus componentes, tiene un buen desempeño de procesamiento y con su pantalla táctil la interacción con Windows 8 es mucho más sencilla.
Cons: La resolución de la pantalla no es muy buena. El disco duro tiene la ventaja de ser de estado sólido, sin embargo, sólo es de 128GB. Lamentablemente, el hecho de que tenga pantalla táctil hace que su precio suba.
Summary: Toshiba Satellite U925t è un ultrabook con sistema operativo Windows 8, display touchscreen da 12,5 pollici con tecnologia IPS in grado di ruotare per trasformare il dispositivo in un tablet, processore Intel Ivy Bridge, SSD da 128 GB e porte USB 3.0