Toshiba Satellite U940 -- Premium Design 14" Ultrabook
At just 20.9 mm thin and weighing only 1.79 kg, the Satellite U940 is an excellent new addition to our family of ultra-portable Ultrabooks, which are extraordinarily responsive, stylish, and thin. A durable and lightweight Ice Silver chassis ensures the Satellite U940's premium design matches its outstanding performance. With fast boot up times, Intel ULV processors and a battery that lasts up to 9 hours, it also features extensive connectivity including USB, HDMI and SD ports.
The stylish design of the Satellite U940 features a striking Ice Silver chassis and a mix of textured finishes. Weighing from 1.79kg, and only 20.9mm thin, the U940 features a 14" Trubrite display for clear sharp images, whether you're watching your favourite films or browsing the web.
The streamlined chassis includes a large touch pad and integrated buttons that make it as pleasant on the eye as it is good to use.
Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors for Ultrabook and Intel HD 4000 graphics, the Satellite U940 lets users enjoy HD video content, run multiple programs at once and handle graphically-rich games. Intel Rapid Start Technology provides a speedy boot-up time in less than 14 seconds, cutting out waiting time when turning on the Satellite U940.
Intel Core Ivy Bridge Ultrabook Processor
The Toshiba Satellite U940 comes equipped with the power of an Intel Core i3 or i5 Ivy Bridge ULV processor for Ultrabooks. Designed to give you the ultimate in efficient multitasking performance, the Intel Core processors enable you to work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 8 experience on your notebook, all while consuming less power.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep, saving time and battery life. Without turning your Ultrabook off, you can enjoy up to 30 days of battery life in standby - up to six times longer than standard. With rapid start technology, you can place your Ultrabook into standby for the weekend, and start up on Monday with 90% of the battery life you had when you closed the lid.
SSD Drive and Intel Response Technology
Each Satellite U940 is fitted with an integrated 32 GB solid state drive (SSD), a fast and robust storage solution that also helps to further improve overall performance, boot-up and shut-down times. An additional 500 GB hard disk drive (HDD) also provides ample storage space for large video files, photo libraries, music collections and more.
By utilising Intel Response Technology, the Satellite U940 gives you near SSD-level performance from your HDD as well. With its smart caching logic, it ensures that regularly used applications and data are stored on the solid state drive, while providing you the large capacity hard drive to store your data, such as music, movies, and work files.
Box Speaker Design for Excellent Audio
The Satellite U940 features a box speaker design for excellent audio clarity, allowing you to get the most out of your music and movies. Combined with the SRS Premium Sound 3D technology, you'll be able enjoy great sound without the inconvenience of headphones, allowing you to share your entertainment with others.
High Quality Audio with SRS Premium Sound 3D
SRS Premium Sound 3D delivers the most complete audio entertainment experience possible for all PC applications related to music, movies and games. SRS Premium Sound 3D utilises advanced patented techniques to retrieve audio cues buried in the original source material, and adds near and far depth to the sound field to maximise the 3D surround effect. It delivers immersive surround complete with deep, rich bass and crystal clear dialogue.
Additionally, Premium Sound 3D ensures users a premium and natural entertainment experience whether you are using the Ultrabook speakers or headphones.
SRS Premium Sound 3D features an intuitive user-friendly interface which offers users the ability to personalise their listening experience using multiple presets for music, movies and games.
Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. The intuitive, fast, and fluid design of Windows 8 is perfect for Toshiba laptops, thin and light Ultrabooks, convertible touch-screen Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs.
Long Lasting Power
The Toshiba Satellite U940 offers up to 9 hours battery life, for all day use without having to recharge the battery. The latest battery technology also means that the U940 battery has a longer life span and will last for more re-charges than a standard battery. This will give you a longer lasting battery over time, so you will still experience good battery life run times throughout the life of the Ultrabook. A new eco mode utility also enables you to extend the life span of the battery by a further 30%-40%. Battery life is further enhanced by the use of energy efficient components and a higher capacity integrated battery.
The impressive U940 series proves that size does not necessarily mean compromising on connectivity. This portable Ultrabook features a versatile set of connectivity options. Swap pictures and files or expand your storage capabilities using the SD card slot, plug into USB ports to share content with your other devices. The U940 features two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports so you can benefit from faster transfer speeds. HDMI connectivity enables high definition connectivity from your Ultrabook to AV equipment including your HD TV. Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest Bluetooth standard with fast 24 Mbit/sec transfer rate making it faster and easier to send large files via Bluetooth.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Fast Connections
Experience the transfer rates of the future with USB 3.0. By connecting to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than today's Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard. This means that files and folders that took hours to transfer now just take minutes, and you can move whole albums to and from your Ultrabook in just a few seconds, saving you time and making your media much more portable. Just imagine - now you can move a feature- length movie to a portable drive in just a few minutes, ready to take to a friend's house and watch on the big screen.
Sleep N Charge USB
There's no need to carry around multiple charging accessories when you have your U940. With the Sleep N Charge USB port you can charge your mobile phone, MP3 player and other digital gadgets even while your Ultrabook is switched off. Now you can charge your gadgets overnight and wake up to a fully-charged battery.
Wireless Sharing is Easy with Bluetooth 4.0
This Ultrabook includes Bluetooth 4.0 which allows you to connect and share files wirelessly over short distances. This makes it ideal for connecting to compatible mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, and more. You can also use Bluetooth to connect to wireless peripherals, such as headsets, speakers, mice and keyboard, making it easier to use your Ultrabook on the move or at home without the clutter of connecting wires. .
HDMI for HD Entertainment
The Toshiba Satellite U940 has an integrated HDMI port for added convenience and enhanced usability. Now you can connect your Ultrabook to an external device and stream high definition content. When using HDMI, audio and visual content are streamed through a single cable, removing the need for multiple connections. Now you only need one cable, making connecting your Ultrabook easier and tidier.