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Toshiba Expands Ultrabook Range with Satellite U940
By Joy Hou - on 24 Oct 2012, 2:20pm

Toshiba Expands Ultrabook Range with Satellite U940

Image source: Toshiba

Toshiba is adding the new Satellite U940 to its Ultrabook lineup. Measuring less than 21mm thin, the 14-inch Satellite U940 comes powered by Intel Ivy Bridge processors with DDR3 1600MHz memory, and a 640GB hard drive with 32GB SSD cache. Providing ultra-fast responsiveness and ultra-quick boot time with Intel Rapid Start and Smart Response technology, the ultrabook is equipped with NVIDIA discrete graphics along with NVIDIA Optimus technology, offering users high-performance 3D game play and battery conservation when handling office productivity applications.

With stereo speakers enhanced by SRS Premium Sound 3D, the Satellite U940 houses full-sized ports and interfaces, including (but not limited to) a HD webcam, HDMI, Ethernet LAN, and three USB ports with one of them featuring Toshiba's USB Sleep & Charge technology that allows charging of smartphones or MP3 players while the ultrabook is turned off. It also comes packed with a raised illuminated tiled keyboard and a spacious ClickPad with support for Windows 8 gesture.

Basic Specifications
OS Windows 8 (64-bit)
Processor 3rd Generation Intel Processor for Ultrabook
Display 14-inch, SuperView LCD with LED backlight, 1366 x 768 pixels
Memory RAM: up to 16GB DDR3 (1,600MHz)
Storage 2.5-inch SATA HDD up to 640GB + 32GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M dedicated graphics
2GB dedicated video memory
Connectivity WLAN (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Inputs 2x USB 3.0 (one supports Sleep and Charge), 1x USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernt LAN, Card reader, microphone in, headset out
Built in ClickPad with multi-gesture and Backlit keyboard
Dimensions / Weight 339.8 x 238.3 x 20.9mm / Starting 1.7kg

The Toshiba Satellite U940 will be available from middle of November 2012, at S$1,259.


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