Windows 8 convertibles come in all shapes and sizes, but Toshiba has decided to go for a slider with its 12.5-inch Toshiba Satellite U920t. This tablet/laptop hybrid, with a touch screen and Ultrabook-like innards and connectivity, slides the tablet part up and out to reveal a full-size keyboard and touchpad - supposedly giving you the best of both worlds.
Check out our full Toshiba Satellite U920t review here
If you’re after something a little more powerful than an Atom-based convertible but that still comes in at under £850, the U920t is an interesting option. Its build quality is decent with a strong, metallic hinge mechanism and nice soft-touch areas on its chassis.
Connections include twin USB 3.0 ports and a full-size HDMI. The keyboard, while not the best to type on, is also fully backlit. It has cut a few corners to reach that price point though, as its IPS screen ‘only’ sports a resolution of 1,366 x 768 and supports 5-point touch.
Toshiba Satellite U920t SpecsUnder the hood you get a choice of Core i3 or Core i5 CPUs backed by up to 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, which is pretty much on par with the average Ultrabook.
As such, the full-fat Windows 8 OS will have little trouble with daily productivity and medium-intensive workloads, though intensive 3D gaming is not on the menu.