Toshiba Satellite U845W

  • Toshiba Satellite U845W
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Based on 13 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Wider display complements Windows 8's interface, Brushed aluminum finish and soft-touch texturing make for a handsome look.
  • Gorgeous ultra-wide display ; Snappy performance ; Loud and rich speakers
  • Wide screen can be useful for multitaskers or movie watchers, especially in Windows 8 or on the desktop using Toshiba's Split Screen utility, 21:9 content looks good without the letterbox, though other aspect ratios suffer a bit, SSDequipped models are ni...

Cons:

  • Equently, it didn't come close to crossing the 30 frames per second (fps) playability barrier in our benchmark tests much like the rest of its class, In our Aliens v, Predator test, for instance, it yielded a slideshow-like frame rate (12fps with medium-quality settings in 1,366-by-768 resolution; 5fps with maximum-quality in 1,792-by-768 resolution), effectively landing with a thud in the same p...
  • Lackluster keyboard ; Touchpad can be finicky

Expert reviews and ratings

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 40

While it’s nice to see Toshiba push the boat out with a completely different design, it’s not one that really works. There’s very little you’ll need something so wide for, and the whole affair is far less portable than its Ultrabook name would have...

By PC Mag on 60

While it's a relatively decent performer, the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 falls short of ultrabook greatness by hinging almost entirely on a wider display whose utility is...

By CNET Australia on 60

Toshiba's experimental extra-wide-screen ultrabook gets a Windows 8 software upgrade, but it turns the Toshiba Satellite U845W into a computer imperfectly matched for what Windows 8 has to...

By Ubergizmo on

Windows 8 could bring a new era of consolidated, simplified product lines. For now, that doesn’t seem to be the case–if anything, it seems to be encouraging even more diversification and experimentation. Of course, like natural selection, when there...

By LaptopMag on 60

Toshiba's Satellite U845W-S430 features a unique wide-screen display and speedy Windows 8 performance, but is hampered by a mushy keyboard and finicky...

By AnandTech on

It's sometimes very easy to discount Toshiba as an also-ran when it comes to the latest and greatest. They have a strong retail presence as a budget notebook company, and in many ways their first ultrabook, the Portege Z835 maintained that...

By Ars Technica on

The Satellite U845W has some interesting ideas, especially for multi-monitor multitaskers—given the choice between its wide 1792x768 display and a standard 1366x768 display, I'd be very tempted by the wider option. However, that same wideness can make it...

By Gizmodo on

Maybe, but probably not. Theres more and more 21x9 content out there. Apple, Amazon, and other sellers are pushing the format. So theres room for an honest, premium machine that takes advantage of it, and then uses its mutant width in creative ways,...

By liliputing.com on

I’m not convinced that a laptop with a 21:9 aspect ratio display makes sense if you view it as a computer built for watching videos. There just aren’t that many videos available with that aspect ratio — especially since the Toshiba Satellite U845W...

By MobileTechReview on 70

In a world where every notebook is accused of looking too much like the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, we give credit to Toshiba for coming up with a very attractive and unique design that's not in the least Applesque. And we give another dose of praise...

By Computer Shopper on 70

Its super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio screen makes Toshiba's 14.4-inch ultrabook ideal for the latest movies and videos, but a bit ungainly for everyday use....

By PC Mag on 60

The Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 will attract movie lovers craving extra-widescreen entertainment, but the 21:9 display winds up being more of an inconvenient gimmick than a...

By Engadget on

There are so many Ultrabooks on the market that the available options may seem to blend together. So, if for nothing else, the Satellite U845W stands out for its unique display. Sadly, the actual display quality is merely mediocre, and while it's a...

By PC World on 70

This elegant-looking laptop targets movie buffs, but it's not a good choice for productivity or gaming....

By The Verge on 60

I can't help but imagine the design meeting at Toshiba HQ when the Satellite designs were finalized. I picture a heated debated ending in a stalemate between two totally different ideas, and with no resolution the company simply pursued both options. I...

By CNET Australia on 70

The media-geared Toshiba Satellite U845W has an extra-wide 21:9 screen and Harman Kardon speakers, but no DVD or Blu-ray player. The screen is a novelty act that offers some benefits, but it's really no better than your standard laptop for most...

By LaptopMag on 70

The Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook sports a unique 21:9 screen tailor-made for movies and enhanced productivity, but the keyboard could be...

By evogadget.com on

If you don't expect too much from a laptop, then Toshiba's Satellite U845W-S410 will leave a nice impression. And that is about all that can be said for this...

International Review By fayerwayer.com on

Estamos frente a una propuesta atrevida. Porque en el mundo de los portátiles, hoy los fabricantes se están motivando a hacer cosas nunca antes vistas, a ver si resulta en el mercado. Si no funciona, seguimos adelante. Seguramente esta segunda opción...

International Review By Parentesis on 60

Esta Ultrabook™ es para profesionistas enfocados a la administración o la mercadotecnia, ya que posee una elegante línea y sus especificaciones técnicas son las necesarias para cumplir con requerimientos de oficina en estas...