Toshiba Satellite U845W
Wider display complements Windows 8's interface, Brushed aluminum finish and soft-touch texturing make for a handsome look.
The wide-screen Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 has an extra-long, higher-resolution screen, Harman Kardon speakers that pack a punch, and an attractive, compact design with plenty of ports.
Gorgeous ultra-wide display ; Snappy performance ; Loud and rich speakers
Widescreen high res display, excellent materials, good selection of ports.
Super-wide 21:9 display makes watching movies a Hollywood experience, Suitable for arranging application windows side by side, HDMI, Ethernet, and three USB 3.0 ports
Extra-wide 21:9 screen is a boon for movie-lovers, Harman/Kardon speakers sound great.
Unique, widescreen display, Excellent audio quality.
A clean design, impressive-sounding speakers, an extra-large 14.4-inch wide-screen display, and good battery life make the Toshiba Satellite U845W a solid ultrabook with some notable extras.
Attractive design; Crisp widescreen display; Loud accurate audio; Helpful window snapping utility
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 medi
The keyboard and touch pad are uncomfortable, the wide screen isn't a perfect marriage with Windows 8, and the screen doesn’t always play nicely with all streaming video content.
Lackluster keyboard ; Touchpad can be finicky
Widebody isn't for everybody.
Dependent on searching for streaming/download 21:9 content, Split screen can make for small text, A bit unwieldy compared to other 14-inch ultrabooks
Equently, the second score was weighed anecdotally, but isn't considered a standard benchmark score, Similarly, in gaming tests, Lost Planet 2 ran fine at 1,028-by-768 resolution and medium detail settings, producing 20 frames per second (fps), but wh
Keyboard lacks feedback; touchpad too sensitive, Display colors seem muted; limited viewing angles.
That extra-wide screen, when it works with movie files, can be fun; but many streaming video services don't play nicely, and the U845W lacks a DVD player. The screen height is smaller than the average 13-inch laptop, and the keyboard is not that comfo
Mediocre keyboard; Runs hot on bottom; Can be a tight fit for some bags
By 5FWD on January 24, 2013
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...40
By PC Mag on December 20, 2012
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...60
By Ubergizmo on November 07, 2012
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,...-
By cnet on November 07, 2012
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...60
By LaptopMag on October 22, 2012
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...60
By AnandTech on October 16, 2012
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 liliputing.com on August 19, 2012
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...-
By MobileTechReview on August 18, 2012
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...70
By Computer Shopper on August 17, 2012
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....70
By PC Mag on August 14, 2012
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...60