IFA has unofficially kicked off with press being allowed to wanted the halls while the booths are being built. We were lucky enough to stumbled up on an unreleased Ultrabook from Toshiba, the Satellite U940 is the updated version of the U840 which was released back in June. Sadly we were not able to snap a picture, but a Toshiba Rep was nice enough to give us a few details while we played with the device.
The Toshiba Satellite U940 measures 14 inches and will come with 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge with Core i3 and i5 options along side an Nvidia GT630 graphics card. Storage wise the device comes with a 500GB HDD with a 32GB SSD and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Even though this is an Ultrabook it comes with a full array of ports with 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card reader, microphone and headphone jack as well as a full size Ethernet port.
The chassis design is a clear departure but over all the device gives a strong impression with a 1366 x 768 display with high color saturation. For many this will make up for the fact that the display is not high definition. The bezel is also thinner then your average bezel but nowhere near on the same level as LG’s Shuriken displays. On the bottom we have a panel to upgrade the RAM and HDD as well as a 45Whr battery. The whole thing weighs in at 1.58kg.
There is obviously no word on pricing, but seeing as we got a glimpse before the official launch we’re not surprised. Keep an eye out for updated pictures and video when Toshiba official opens their door tomorrow morning at 10 or if they haven’t decided to let the cat out of the bag by then, from their press conference in the afternoon.