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Toshiba Satellite U940-12F 14 inch Multimedia Ultrabook Specs Review

Are you planning to buy new 14 inch laptop which has a good performance for multimedia and work in office? If the design, connectivity and processor performances are your big concern, we recommend you to take a look at Toshiba Satellite U940-12F ultrabook. First leaked at the end of last year, the Satellite U940-12F laptop is the newest model in Satellite U940 series that comes with new Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge platform and stylish Ice Blue Silver design, gives a good performance for hard work and play wherever you are.

Toshiba Satellite U940 is one of the first and cheapest Toshiba’s ultrabooks that designed for small to medium business and professional users. The Ice Blue Silver casing is looks like an aluminum, but basically its made from high quality plastic. It’s useful to reduce the price and make it more comfortable for travel companion. Like the lid cover, the palm rest area also has a stylish Ice Blue Silver Finish. In term of size, the 14 inch ultrabook measures 339.6 x 238.3 x 20.7 mm and weighing around at 1.72kg with a 4 cell Lithium Ion battery. Its brings more portability than Toshiba Satellite L40-ASMBNX1 with 26.1 mm thick and weighing around at 2.3kg.

Toshiba Satellite U940-12F specs
Toshiba Satellite U940-12F Black Tile keyboard

For fast, secure and comfortable typing session, Toshiba Satellite U940-12F 14 inch laptop brings a Toshiba’s tile black keyboard, along with large Touchpad with multi gestures support. Like commonly 14 inch utrabook on its class, the keyboard also lacks numeric keypad. Unlike Toshiba Satellite C series laptop that placed the stereo speakers above the keyboard, the dual Satellite U940’s Realtek stereo speakers is placed under the interior case. Powered by SRS Premium Sound 3D technology, the speaker is not gives the best audio experience, but still can produces clear, crisp and loud audio for both music and movies.

Speaking of performance, the Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor that has a base clock rates at 1.8GHZ and optimized by Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 up to 2.7GHZ is not the most powerful third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform, but still provides more than enough power for daily work in office or enjoy HD multimedia at home.


Inside, the 8GB of DDR3 1600 MHZ SDRAM and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system promises fast and seamless multitasking performance, even for most demanding office and business applications. Like common ultrabook, the machine also incorporated with Solid State Drive as internal storage. The 256GB SSD not only gives a spacious of storage space, but also faster multitasking performance and load system than conventional laptop that equipped with Hard Disk Drive.

Similar to Toshiba Satellite L40 model, the Satellite U940-12F laptop also integrated with Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator. Its not only capable to play 720p video content with ease, but also light home editing video and casual modern games. The 14 inch High Definition display with LED backlit technology and TruBrite technology delivers a bright, crisp and beautiful colors for multimedia content. According to Toshiba, this model can produces maximum internal resolution at 1,366 x 768 pixels and up to 250 cd/m² brightness.

Toshiba Satellite U940-12F review
Toshiba Satellite U940-12F Premiun Design Ultrabook

Built into center of black bezel, there is a High Definition web camera that integrated with digital microphone for face to face video conference, self portraits and support 720p video recording. Of course, as a multimedia and office laptop, the U940-12F also brings all essential ports, including headphone jack, microphone in jack, single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, HDMI port and multimedia card reader slot with support SD, microSD, MS, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards.

There are also 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, Kensington lock slot and Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection, along with Intel Wireless Display technology. Of course, as a Toshiba Satellite series, the laptop also preinstalled with a lot of useful applications, such as McAfee Internet Security, Trial version of Microsoft Office for productivity, Adobe Reader, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA Media Player and more.

Yeah, this is not a premium Satellite’s multimedia laptop. The plastic case also a bit disappointed, but with ultra light, sleek and stylish design, the newest Satellite U940 is looks more expensive than they are. If you are interested, Toshiba Satellite U940-12F 14 inch laptop is now available in major European countries with a starting price around at €859 and 1 year warranty. So, what do you think? Are you decide to buy this machine? Let us know in the comments.

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