Designed for everyday productivity and entertainment, the Toshiba Satellite U945 Ultrabook (model U945-S4130) is everything your average laptop wants to be and more. It's thin, light, powerful and packed with Toshiba-exclusive features. Usually, quality comes at a price, but this 14-inch Ultrabook is surprisingly affordable. For less than what you'd expect to pay for an Ultrabook, you get an ideal mix of portability, features and performance, including the reinvented Windows 8 operating system.
Now you can harness the incredible speed of its third-generation Intel Core dual-core processor and utilize the spacious clickpad with Windows 8 gesture support to quickly and easily navigate through the latest Windows 8 style apps and new tiles interface - all in a super sleek package that's less than an inch thick. You'll also be able to start up more quickly thanks to the hybrid storage system, which combines a 500 GB spinning hard disk drive with a 32 GB solid state disk cache (which can be used for commonly used files and applications).
Share your digital content on a big-screen TV in full HD resolution with an HDMI port, and amplify your audio experience with stereo speakers featuring SRS Premium Sound 3D audio enhancement technology. Power your smartphone and other devices - even when your Ultrabook is off - with USB Sleep and Charge. You'll also lighten your load with a slimmer, lighter system featuring a 0.8-inch profile and a 4-pound weight.
Note: This Ultrabook does not include an integrated optical disc drive, but you can connect an optional CD/DVD drive via one of its USB ports.
Take Advantage of Windows 8
Be ready to take advantage of the next big revolution in PC computing: Windows 8. The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Start Page is a completely reinvented interface with interactive tiles that remain up-front and center - and they dynamically change and update in real-time.
With the power and innovation of your new Windows 8 Toshiba PC, you get apps that are always on and easily accessible from your Start screen. You'll also get new, built-in apps for the things you do most, like new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging.
On your Microsoft 8 Toshiba PC, the Charms bar replaces the Start button, offering quick access to search, sharing features, devices and settings. Enjoy the convenience of seeing everything front and center, right where you need it.
Intel Core i3 Processor
The visibly smart, 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor provides amazing performance and stunning visuals. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor-no extra hardware required. Get a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.
Intel Wireless Display-Ready
Let your laptop unleash all that multimedia, online entertainment or other content you love onto your big screen TV - without sacrificing quality. Now you can with award-winning Intel Wireless Display technology available on select laptops. Set it up once, then share your screen in a click of a button. Stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network or the Internet straight to your HDTV - easily and wirelessly, enjoying great image clarity and sound while cutting down on cable clutter.
Hybrid Drive Technology
Conventional hard drives store a lot, but could be faster. Solid state drives are fast but could hold more. Now get both. Hybrid drive technology delivers the speed as well as the capacity you want. It includes quick flash storage for open and commonly used files and applications, plus a standard hard drive to store your saved data.
Premium Raised-Tile Keyboard
Not all keyboards are created equal. The premium raised-tile keyboard on select laptops sets itself apart because it's handsomely handy. Whether you're doing homework, writing a letter or updating your social status, it makes typing more comfortable.
Touchpad with Multi-Touch Control
Now it's easier to peruse web pages, work with long documents, and show off photos with the larger touchpad, which supports the new Windows 8 Modern gestures like scrolling and pinch zoom - giving you the freedom and fluidity or movement as of a touch tablet or smartphone.
Super-Speed USB 3.0 Port
Your technology collection is getting bigger and faster. Fortunately, your laptop can keep up with the best of them, thanks to built-in USB 3.0 ports. You'll not only get much quicker transfer speeds, but your USB 3.0 devices won't require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.
USB Sleep and Charge
Another Toshiba innovation, USB Sleep and Charge lets you power your smartphone and other devices even when the laptop's asleep or off. It's perfect for travelers and gear heads. And it's a great way to charge a dead device when you carry your PC around.
With support for Full 1080p HD video and sound, the HDMI connection on your PC lets you enjoy high-end multimedia on the go, or at home on your big screen TV.
Toshiba Resolution+ Video Enhancement Technology
Make older movies, photos and clips look a lot better on your HDTV or HD laptop screen - with Toshiba Resolution+ technology. It's an exclusive innovation that converts standard definition DVD movies and instantly improves sharpness and color in real time for a picture that looks and feels more like HD.
Here's how it works: Color Correction and RGB Gamma improve brightness, color saturation, contrast and hue. Next, Advanced Color Image fine-tunes environmental and character colors, like sky, grass, leaves and skin, to give these images a more natural appearance.
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