Toshiba Unveils First 14-Inch Ultrabook
Toshiba has just unveiled its first 14-inch Ultrabook computer, the Satellite U840. This comes as the successor of the popular Portege Z830, which was released in the second part of last year.
The new Satellite U840 takes a lot of its outside features from its predecessor, but it doesn’t manage to be as svelte as the Z830 since it measures 2cm in width and tips the scales at 1.75kg (about 3.85 pounds).
Insides the Ultrabook is Intel’s mid-range Core i5 ULV processors that can be paired with as much as 8GB of system memory. Users have the option between a 128GB solid state drive and a hybrid solution that pairs a traditional HDD with a 16GB SSD.
For its connectivity, the Satellite U840 features all the usual 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as Ethernet options. It also includes an USB 3.0 port and support for Intel’s WiDi wireless video streaming technology. An HDMI output is also included along with SRS Premium Sound 3D technology, a webcam and a battery pack that can provide up to eight hours of operation. Finally, the 14-inch LED backlit screen has a native resolution of 1366×768 pixels.
The Toshiba Satellite U840 will be available right from the company’s website, as well as from all major authorized reseller outlets later in Q1 of this year. Pricing will start at $1,500, or around 1,142 EUR, depending on the configuration that one goes for.