Toshiba went ahead itself and shown off the Satellite U840 at CES 2012 in January, without telling anyone what it is and what are they going to call it. It’s here. Well, not exactly here. Available in Australia and Singapore and presumably arrives to the United States in a few weeks.
To me it looks a bit chubby (3.81 lbs / 1.73 Kg) and there is no information regarding battery life to justify the weight. That said, it can very well become the go-to solution for mass-deployment in businesses. Assuming that the build-quality meets the high expectations.
Regardless, here is the tech spec sheet as the usual follow-up to the Ultrabook Knowledge Base, which I already updated with known details.
Intel i5-2467M | 1.60 GHz (2.3) | 2 Cores (HT) | 3 MB Cache | GB : 4,800
Basic model is hinted to come with i3 chips. No precise information available as to which exact model. Most probably i3-2367m (as it fits with its 17W power envelope).
8GB DDR3 1333MHz (8GB Max. due to Memory controller in CPU)
128GB SSD or 320GB HDD (5400RPM) + 16GB SSD
6-cell of unknown capacity.
from 3.81 lbs (1,730g)
Ports and Connectivity
Audio jack, Microphone in, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, RJ-45 10/100 ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, SD memory card reader, HDMI Output, Bluetooth 3.0
Backlit island-style (chiclet).
First shown at CES 2012, available in Singapore and Australia, no word on US distribution.
Entry Point Price
est. around $1,000 . High-spec model is AUD$1,499 ~$1,600 (inc. GST)
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