Dan Ackerman of CNET has this short review on the Toshiba Satellite U925t. This machine is a Windows 8 convertible ultrabook. It uses a slide out display to convert from its ultrabook form to its tablet form. Dan really likes the Satellite U925t, and makes note of the great battery life that he got from it. If you’re thinking of getting one of these machines, this is a feature that’s good to note. It’ll come useful when you’re out and about.

One area where the Toshiba Satellite U925t really bested the competition was in battery life. This system ran for 5 hours and 26 minutes in our video playback battery drain test, lasting longer by about 45 minutes than either the Sony Duo 11 or the Dell XPS 12. That said, you need to take care to either adjust the power settings carefully or manually put the machine to sleep to get the most out of it — it’s not a clamshell, so you can’t just slam the lid shut and expect it to turn off.

To say that the Toshiba Satellite U925t is my favorite of the current crop of Windows 8 slider-style convertibles may not be saying much, as the Sony Vaio Duo 11 is held back by some serious design quirks. That said, I liked the U925t’s sturdy design, the reasonably good keyboard and touch pad, and the very adjustable screen. At just north of $1,000, though, any of these first-generation Windows 8 touch-screen systems are a bit expensive considering that no one has really nailed the perfect Windows 8 tablet experience yet.

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