Toshiba Satellite U840
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The new Toshiba Satellite U840 Ultrabook comes with an Intel Core i5-2467M, 8GB of RAM and an 14" Screen at 1366x768 Resolution. It fits quite well in the Ultrabook range offering a 6 Cell Battery at a maximum of 19.9mm thickness. It comes with a Hybrid disk drive combining 320GB of an HDD with 16GB of a SSD for faster booting times. Battery Life should be up to 8 hours says Toshiba.
|Toshiba Satellite U840 Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)|
|Australia:||$1499||30 Oct 12|
Specifications for the Toshiba Satellite U840
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||Satellite U840||CPU type||Intel Core 3rd Generation (2012)|
|CPU speed||1700 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
||14.0" 1366 X 768||Screen Type
||LED-Backlit LCD||Touch Technology
|Hard Disk||500 GB|
|Weight||1730g / 61 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||342/20/99.9 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||13.5/0.8/3.9|
|Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)|
|SDHC Card Slot|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
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Latest Toshiba Satellite U840 News
|Latest News||Track product|
|Engadget - U845/U840 Review||20/08/12|
|Geek.com - Toshiba Satellite U845 Review||13/08/12|
|PCWorld - Toshiba U840 Review||04/04/12|
|Toshiba Press Release - U840||07/02/12|
|Toshiba's second-gen Ultrabook: the Satellite U840||07/02/12|
|Toshiba Satellite U840 Manufacturer Site||07/02/12|
|Specifications for the European, U840 version of this Ultrabook. The US model is known as model number U845. Options on RAM, hard drive and SSD are available. Launched June 5th 2012. Availability July 2012.|
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Alternatives to the Toshiba Satellite U840
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|Acer Aspire S3, 13.3", 1350gm|
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|Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition, 13.3", 1360gm|
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|HP Envy 4, 14.0", 1750gm|
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|Lenovo Thinkpad X240, 12.5", 1460gm|
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|Samsung NP350, 12.5", 1352gm|
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|Toshiba Portege Z830, 13.3", 1120gm|
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|Toshiba Portege Z930, 13.3", 1120gm|
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