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Toshiba U945 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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12 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average notebook PCs made by Toshiba are rated 83 out of 100, which is in the top 18% of all portable PC brands that we have looked at.

Good Technical Features

A number of customers mentioned that it had good features. Pcmag.com said in their review of this laptop “It doesn't shirk on overall performance or useful features like USB 3.0 connectivity, Intel's Wireless Display technology, a”.

Good Connectivity

One Toshiba U945 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba U945 was good in terms of USB connections.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba U945 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the U945. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the Toshiba U945 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the U945. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the U945 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Toshiba U945 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Z930, the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the Asus UX301LA is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba U945 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba U945 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the U945. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U945 the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include the Aspire V5-132P, or the Aspire V7-581PG both from Acer or the Lenovo X240 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB and higher rated), the Asus UX301LA (512GB and higher rated), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (512GB and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Toshiba U945 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the U945.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b006ea, the Asus S400CA, or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 15 7000 (15.6" and higher rated), or the Inspiron 17 7000 (17.3" and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba U945 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U945 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 21GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the U945 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba U945 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U945.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this Toshiba notebook PC has an average expert rating of 60 out of 100. This means that experts really don't rate this portable PC very highly.

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba U945 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U945 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba U945 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U945 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b006ea, the Samsung NP940X3G, or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The Toshiba U945 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this age and spec (1.9 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The weights of ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the U945 range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1.8GB. The Toshiba U945 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (only 1.664 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U945 is 5.9GB. The Toshiba U945 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Aspire V5-122P, or the Aspire V7-581 both from Acer or the Lenovo T431s.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (6GB), the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA (8GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba U945 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the U945 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 12 E7240, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Acer Aspire S7-391 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba U945 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba U945 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1,664 megabyte) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that are a similar age to the U945 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 1.6GB to 4.1GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Toshiba U945 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops of this age and spec have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the U945 that we have checked, the processor cache of the Toshiba U945 of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the U945 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba U945 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the U945.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba U945

Released Over Three Years Ago

This ultrabook was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba U945 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the U945.

Alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the U410, or the U410 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2GHz), or the X1 Carbon (2.1GHz) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Toshiba U945 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(3)
27 January 2013

The Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 is a reasonably priced Windows 8-equipped ultrabook with some nifty features to boot...

Reasonably priced
Good performance
WiDi
Bloatware
Uncomfortable to type on
So-so battery life
24 January 2013

The Toshiba Satellite U945-S4390 is a reasonably priced Windows 8-equipped ultrabook with some nifty features to boot, but better options are out there...

15 November 2012

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 April 2016 by Yusuf

Could not charge battery and I returned it next day...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u945s4110, toshiba i33227, toshiba i33227u, toshiba u945s4110
Barcodes 01320010312696
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