So here is our very first video review for the site of the Toshiba Satellite U920T. A Nice piece of hybrid hardware that gives you great choice when you comes to how you want to interact with the software on board. As I mentioned in the video, it’s packing a 12.5″ 1366×768 screen so not full HD but still more than enough for all your portable viewings.
The Build quality really is quite good too with a satisfying sliding action to change the device from tablet to ultrabook. It appears to have a semi-rubberised finish on the back and sides. The keyboard is understandably compact but still easy to use for longer periods of time and the speakers are more than adequate for playing audio on.
The battery was better than expected and lasted until the 5 hour mark which is impressive considering it’s a full qwerty keyboard ultrabook with a touchscreen.
Overall, the Toshiba U920T is a very good option if you’re in the market for a nice Windows 8 hybrid with all the functionality of both a tablet and a ultrabook.
Here’s the full press release.
Toshiba Ireland announces the launch of the Satellite U920T – a new hybrid device combining the ease-of-use, wake up time and performance of an Ultrabook™ with a tablet’s touchscreen interface and portability. The 31.8cm (12.5”) touchscreen transforms easily from laptop mode to a tablet with a simple sliding motion that reveals a full size keyboard.
Transform the way you work
The Satellite U920T is perfect for users looking for a versatile computer in an extremely compact form. Offering the best of both worlds for both content consumption and creation, the convertible Ultrabook™ can be operated in tablet mode, or in a more traditional laptop position when required, such as writing lengthy emails or for web chats.
The Satellite U920T’s scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display is based on an innovative display mount, transforming the Satellite U920T from a laptop into a tablet quickly and easily. The 31.8cm (12.5’’) touchscreen also supports 5-point touch, making it compatible with a host of applications and games.
Developed in partnership with Intel®, the Satellite U920T features Intel® Sensor Solution, allowing users to take advantage of games and applications by making use of a 3D acceleration sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor. The Satellite U920T also gives users the best experience when interacting with Windows 8, making it easy to change between touchscreen, touchpad or keyboard controls.
Amazing design, inside and out
Powered by 3rd generation Intel® processors for Ultrabooks™ and Intel® HD Graphics 4000, the Satellite U920T is capable of handling a range of tasks, including graphic-heavy content such as photo galleries or large presentations. The integrated solid state drive (SSD) is both robust and capacious, featuring up to 128GB of storage space. SSDs are also more energy efficient, reducing noise and heat output, while allowing the Satellite U920T boot up quicker – for a faster overall experience.
The Satellite U920T offers a suite of full-size connectivity ports including HDMI®, two USB 3.0 ports and a SD card reader. Sleep-and-Charge support lets users charge connected smartphones, MP3 players or other portable devices even when the Ultrabook™ is in sleep mode. WLAN and Bluetooth® 4.0 provide fast wireless access to networks and connections to peripheral devices, while Intel® Wireless Display technology allows any content to be streamed to compatible TVs, for a big screen experience. The Satellite U920T also features two integrated cameras: a 1MP front-facing camera with an Ambient Light Sensor, and a 3MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus.
The Satellite U920T chassis features a sophisticated silver magnesium design, complemented by a brown woven textured finish around the keyboard. Stylish matt black tile keys are also backlit, giving the Satellite U920T a premium finish, while remaining practical in low-light.
The Satellite U920T is available now.The typical purchase price will start at €1,099.
•31.8cm (12.5″) LED backlit IPS display with 5-point touch input. (1,366 x 768 pixels, 300 NIT for better viewing angle and colour saturation)
•Scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with anti-fingerprint coating
•3rd generation Intel® processors for Ultrabook™
•Intel® HD Graphics 4000
•4GB DDR3 (1,600MHz)
•128GB solid state drive (SSD)
•WLAN (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth® 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display 3.5
•2x USB 3.0, Sleep-and-Charge, HDMI®, SD Card reader, audio combo jack (microphone in/headset out)
•Intel® Sensor Solution Sensors: GPS, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Magnetometer, Accelerometer
•1MP (front), 3MP (rear)
•Stereo speakers enhanced by SRS Premium Sound 3D
•Weight: starting at 1.45kg
•Dimensions: 326.5 x 213 x 19.9mm
•Windows 8 (64 bit)