Toshiba Satellite U925T

Toshiba Satellite U925T

 

The Toshiba Satellite U925T has a sliding touchscreen and all the mechanical elements needed like agile processor, attractive screen and sophisticated chassis.

The Pros

  • Adjustable display angles
  • Built-in IPS panel
  • Agile Intel Core i5-3337U processor
  • Fast, solid state drive
  • Thin and Portable

 

The Cons

  • Screen Resolution is low
  • Switching to tablet mode is awkward
  • Cramped keyboard and touchpad
  • Exposed hinge

The Toshiba Satellite U925T has a well thought of constructed chassis that functions both as a tablet and laptop and features a fast Core i5 processor, fast SSD and responsive touchscreen.

Design

Toshiba Satellite U925T (2)

The Satellite U925T comes in an attractive midnight brown chassis, it measures 0.78 x 12.9 x 8.4 inches and weighs 3.35 pounds. The U925T uses a “sliding” design thus it can be used as a tablet or a tiny all-in one desktop. In tablet mode, the screen lies exposed over the keyboard and for Ultrabook mode, just slide the screen forward then tilt it upwards.

The bottom of the display and the underside is coated with a soft touch rubber for protection from accidental bumps. In landscape mode, the right side has a SD card slot and headphone jack while on the left is a USB 3.0 port, rotation lock button, volume rocker and power button, and the back edge has a HDMI and USB 3.0 port.

Input Devices

The backlit keyboard has an island-style keys which is somewhat shallow and on the small side. Common to Toshiba laptops are the separate keys for Page Up, down and other navigations, also the F key Functions are reversed, instead of using FN + F key combinations you only have to use F9 or F10 for volume control.

The 3.3 x 1.7 Synaptic touchpad supports Windows 8 gestures but was disabled by default. It is button free and has the right and left mouse functions. It is sufficient to allow a two-finger scroll or two-finger tap.

Display and Communication

It features a high resolution multi-touch Gorilla Glass Display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and an IPS screen which delivers good viewing angles. It has two webcams which delivers crisp and decent images, one at the back (3.1 mega pixel) and one above the display (1 mega pixel). The U925T supports wireless connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Ports

Toshiba Satellite U925T (3)Connectivity options on the Satellite U925Thas been well thought of considering the small and slim space and it comes with an Intel Wireless Display technology. The right side of the system is where you will be able to find the memory card reader alongside the headphone jack and between the left side and rear are the two USB 3.0 ports for external storage and a full size HDMI port used to hook up bigger screens.

Performance

Toshiba Satellite U825T comes with an Intel Core 3rd Generation i5 3317U Processor (1.7GHz) along with Windows 8 delivers excellent performance and allows you to conveniently multitask and it offers a 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and 4GB RAM that delivers reliable performance.

Battery & Warranty

It comes with a 3 cell 38Wh battery that usually lasts up to four to six hours. The warranty period is 12 months.

The Verdict

Overall the U925T is one of the nicest machines when it comes to Windows 8 slider-style convertibles. It offers a good keyboard and touchpad, adjustable screen for tablet and Ultrabook mode and has a sturdy build.

7 Comments

  • Tanya says:

    Toshiba’s funky sliding laptop makes its debut in time for Windows 8.It’s an ultrabook. It’s a tablet. It’s both! Now this is what I’m looking for. It won’t be your main machine, but it’s one of the more usable Windows 8 launch experiments. Highly recommended.

  • James Hardaway says:

    I’m just worried ’bout the hinge of this laptop. Might broke it if you’re careless.

  • LiteRider10 says:

    Oh man its really cool they made a “sliding” design that can be used as a tablet, or a tiny all-in one desktop. It’s everything I have. You gotta try this.

  • Christina Del Valle says:

    My son is looking for some kind of a hi-tech and unique design. Based on my research, the top of the laptop is its 12.5-inch in-plane switching (IPS) display, which slides back and upward to reveal the keyboard underneath, and turn this otherwise hefty tablet into an ultrabook. I think I just found the perfect gift for him.

  • Justin says:

    I just loved the versatility of the Toshiba, and how easy it was to tote and use in impromptu situations. A tablet with a separate keyboard component just can’t compare to the durability and flexibility of a built-in keyboard. I say it could be a 4 star

  • Andrew Scott says:

    The design is very attractive and cool.

  • Angel Anne Movido says:

    We loved the versatility of the slide-up screen. When you’re tired of working in tablet mode, the display slides back and up to reveal the keyboard, turning the slate into a laptop. How cool is that!

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