Toshiba Satellite U920t: Review

The Toshiba Satellite U920t is a convenient ultra-thin ultrabook that, if necessary, can turn into a tablet by simply sliding the screen. As for the technical specifications, is based on Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and operating system Windows 8.

It also has a 12.5-inch HD touchscreen display with LED backlight and protected by Corning Gorilla glass, solid-state drive up to 256GB, Intel Graphics HD 4000, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, slot for SD memory cards, GPS and dual cam.

Toshiba Satellite U920t: Design

The Toshiba Satellite U920t a laptop is characterized by a very special design, since the screen can be slid over the keyboard, via a robust mechanism, which allows to use it as if it were a tablet. The display is a 12.5-inch HD touchscreen with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. As for size, measuring 326.5 mm in width, 213 mm depth and 19.9 mm in height. The weight starts at 1.52 kg.

Toshiba Satellite U920t: Features and Functionality

The Toshiba Satellite U920t is one of the most interesting ultrabook submitted by the producer last year, also winner of several awards for its innovative design. It is a small portable that you can turn in the blink of an eye, in a tablet, but not simply by unplugging the keyboard rather than through a practical sliding system, as will be seen below.

For the moment, starting from the specifications, the Satellite U920t features the Intel Core i5-3317U low consumption with Turbo Boost Technology, a DDR II RAM up to 8 GB, a solid state disk up to 256 GB, a card Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the new Windows 8 operating system with touch support.

Toshiba Satellite U920t
Toshiba Satellite U920t

It’s time to go back to one that represents the strength of the Toshiba Satellite U920t, namely its versatility. This device can be used as a classic laptop is, among other things, a practice with backlit keyboard that allows good visibility even in poor lighting, or you can convert into a tablet.

This is a solution already made by other manufacturers, the real innovation lies in the mode of transformation, which does not happen simply by unplugging the keyboard, like the other models in circulation, but by sliding the display above the keyboard.

In this way, the user has the possibility to choose at any time which of the two modes to use because everything happens in a few seconds. Among other things, the Windows 8 is optimized to use touch.

As for the rest of the features of the Toshiba Satellite U920t, is of great interest the Intel Rapid Start Technology, which allows the device to start in a few seconds. Complete Connectivity also since there are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth version 4.0 two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and full-size Secure Digital card reader.

The ultrabook also has a rear 3-megapixel webcam, a 1 megapixel front webcam and the integrated GPS module. Finally, it features a lithium-ion battery capable of providing a maximum range of 6 hours.


The Toshiba Satellite U920t is a very interesting ultrabook very good for all points of view. The data-sheet is very complete, including as regards the park connectivity, and has two webcams, one front and one rear. The design is to become the main protagonist, with the ability to slide the touch screen on the keyboard and then use the laptop like a tablet. The practicality lies on the fact that this type of conversion is much more practical than the simple uncoupling of the keyboard, as it is for the other models in circulation.

Value of Money

PROS : Dual camera, RAM, HDMI port, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Dual SD card slot; Ultrabook hybrid; sliding display, Corning Gorilla Glass Display, Rapid Start.

CONS : Display size, resolution rear camera; internal capacitance.

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