Toshiba EU/US New Ultrabook Round-Up. June 2012

Posted on 05 June 2012 by

Welcome the new Toshiba U840, U845, U840W, U845W, Z930 and Z935. No, Toshiba didn’t launch 6 Ultrabooks today, it’s just three models across a number of regions. Let us take you through the main features of the three models that launched today.

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The complete range of Toshiba Ultrabooks is always listed here.


Toshiba Satellite U840W (EU) /Toshiba Satellite U845W (US)

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Information page on our database

The Widescreen, very widescreen U840/U845 pretty much stole the show today in terms of Computex / Ultrabook news. It’s a striking departure from normal form screen aspect ratios and brings up some interesting usage scenarios. Toshiba have included high-end speakers by Harman / Kardon but there’s no discreet graphics, only HD 4000 which should be fine considering it can handle multiple 4K streams.

A backlit keyboard and choice of 256GB SSD or 500GB hybrid HDD tops off the specs. Check your local retailer for specific model specifications before you buy.

  • CPU: Intel Core 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) variants will be available with Core i5 and Core i7
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Display Size: 14.4" 1792 X 768, Glossy. Aspect ratio 21:9
  • RAM: 4096 MB
  • Battery capacity: 54 (Wh)
  • Weight: 1570gm / 55.4 oz.
  • Size (w/h/d mm) 369/21/200 mm
  • Size (w/h/d inches) 14.5/0.8/7.9

Physical Interfaces

  • USB 3.0 x 3
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet Post
  • Card Reader

Wireless Interfaces

  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • BT 4.0

Additional Specs and Accessories

  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Multitouch Touchpad
  • Stereo speakers
  • WebCam
  • Intel Wireless Display

Price: Toshiba U840W starting at €999/£899. Toshiba U845W starting at $999.99

Availability: U840W – 3rd Quarter 2012. U845W July 15th

 

Toshiba Satellite U840 (EU) /Toshiba Satellite U845 (US)

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Information page on our database

The U840/U845 is the ‘budget’ model that’s looking to get out there for the back-to-school season. Starting at $749.99 with 128GB or 500GB hybrid HDD it will compete directly with similar models from Lenovo and Dell. At least the U840 is confirmed to have a backlit keyboard. The AMD Radeon HD 7550M (confirmed for U840 in Europe) should help with some in-dorm gaming too. Storage options include 128GB SSD and 500GB Hybrid HDD

CPU type
Intel Core 3rd Generation (2012) (Various models will be available with Core i5 and Core i7)

Graphics: Intel HD 4000

Note: The U845 (USA) may have an entry level Sandy Bridge Core i3 CPU.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium for entry level model

Display Size: 14.0" 1366 X 768

RAM: up to 8192 MB

Weight: 1730gm / 61 oz.

Size (w/h/d mm): 342/20/232 mm

Size (w/h/d inches): 13.5/0.8/9.1

Physical Interfaces

  • Ethernet 10/100
  • HDMI
  • Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
  • MIC-in
  • SDHC Card Slot
  • USB2.0 (x2)
  • USB3.0 (x1)

Wireless Interfaces

  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • BT 4.0 (U840. U845 unknown)

Additional Specs and Accessories

  • Microphone
  • Multitouch Touchpad
  • Stereo speakers
  • WebCam
  • Backlit Keyboard (Confirmed for U840)

Z935_P300_LOW_OPEN110_FRNT_LTToshiba Portege Z930 (EU) /Toshiba PotegeZ935 (US)

Information page on our database

The Z930/Z935 is a little easier to explain. Take the Z830 and upgrade the CPU. We’ve been told that engineers have worked on the hinge, that the SSD is faster and that there is a 1600×900 screen. However, it looke like some of these features may not appear in all versions. For example, there’s a chance that the entry level models will still have the 1600×900 screen. We’ve been told that the $928.99 model in the US my even have a Core i3 and 128GB! We’ll have to wait for EANs and model numbers before we can really get to grips with the finer detail of the specs. At the very least, an Ivy Bridge upgrade is welcome. Toshiba has also highlighted a feature called ‘sleep ‘n music’ on the Z930/935 which allows you to use the laptop as powered speakers while in sleep mode.

Due to the uncertainty on the specs here we’ll direct you to Z930 in the database where you’ll always see the latest information.

You can see all the latest links for these devices in the database. We’ve added hands-on from computex too. Just click on each section header for more information.

  • robert

    third q for europe i wished it would come out earlier .. speakers n screen sound nice

  • NCK

    Why do we have to pay 200$ more in europe?

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