Toshiba Satellite U925t

60
Global
Score
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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Toshiba Satellite U925t review: with its first Windows 8 convertible, Toshiba bets big on the slider

Summary

The U925t's slider form factor makes for a compromised typing experience. Meanwhile, other Win 8 convertibles offer better screens, battery life and build quality for a similar price.

Pros
  • IPS display offers good viewing angles
  • Can be used in tablet mode
Cons
  • Slider design means limited keyboard space
  • Loud fan noise
  • Short battery life
  • Build quality isn't great
Toshiba Satellite U925t review: with its first Windows 8 convertible, Toshiba bets big on the slider

You can't see our New York City office right now, but it's something of a laptop menagerie. We just finished reviewing a laptop whose screen flips inside its hinge, and now we're testing an Ultrabook with a touchscreen, along with a notebook whose screen folds all the way back. The Toshiba Satellite U925t ($1,150) is yet another breed of Windows 8 hardware. It's a slider, to be exact, which is to say its 12.5-inch screen slides out and up to reveal a full-sized keyboard. It's nice, in theory, because you can use it as a tablet without having to worry about packing a separate keyboard. But unlike the Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, which can also be used in tablet mode, the screen here is always exposed. As you can imagine, too, that propped-up display has a very real effect on the typing experience. Given all that, is there any reason to consider this over other, similarly priced Windows 8 convertibles? Could there perhaps be any performance benefits, or advantages in screen quality? Meet us after the break where we'll hash it out.

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Breakdown

Expandability
8.0
Design and form factor
5.7
Durability
7.0
Speed and features
7.7
Noise
6.0
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Specs

Satellite

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Satellite

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
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