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Toshiba Satellite P845t-101 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £650
inc VAT

An excellent touchscreen laptop that offers great computing performance at a competitive price


14 in 1,366×768 display, 2.0kg, 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U, 6.00GB RAM, 640GB disk, Windows 8

If you find yourself away from the mains, the P845t should just about last you a full working day, as it lasted five hours and 56 minutes in our light-use battery life test.

It also has a wide range of I/O ports, including three USB3 ports, a multiformat SD card reader, a headphone and microphone jack, a DVD rewriter, an Ethernet port, and an HDMI and VGA input for connecting it to an external monitor or display. When connected to an external display, the P845t can display images up to a maximum resolution of 2,048×1,536 and a refresh rate of 100Hz depending on the capabilities of the external display, making it perfect for projecting 1080p videos and presentations.

Toshiba Satellite P845t-101

Toshiba Satellite P845t-101

At £630, the Toshiba Satellite P845t-101 is roughly the same price as our Best-Buy winning Toshiba Satellite L855-148, which is both much faster and more powerful – making it a far better buy if you don’t want a touchscreen. However, if you want a touchscreen the P845t is the perfect middle ground between the low price and low power of the Asus VivoBook S200 and vastly more expensive hybrid designs such as the Dell XPS 12 and Asus Taichi.

We’ll have a full review up shortly of one of this laptop’s key competitors – the Asus Vivobook S400.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Core i5-3317U
Processor clock speed 1.7GHz
Memory 6.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 2
Maximum memory 16GB
Size 24x349x234mm
Weight 2.0kg
Sound Realtek ALC280Q-GR
Pointing device touchpad and touchscreen


Viewable size 14 in
Native resolution 1,366×768
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics/video ports VGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory 1,696MB


Total storage capacity 640GB
Optical drive type DVD+/-RW +/-DL, DVD-RAM

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 3
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots N/A
Supported memory cards SDXC
Other ports 3x USB3, headphone, microphone


Carrying case No
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included N/A
Optional extras N/A

Buying Information

Warranty one year customer carry-in or collect and return
Price £650

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