Toshiba Satellite U840W
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U840W (Satellite U840W Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.4 inch, 21:9, 1792x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U840W
Moviebook. Those believing that notebook manufacturers are done innovating are obviously wrong. Toshiba recently rolled out the Satellite U840W - the first Ultrabook with a theater-like 21:9 aspect ratio. Is this a notebook specifically for movie aficionados or can other applications take advantage of the wider dimensions?
The Toshiba Satellite U840W is available in two variants—U840W-X0310 and X0110. Both the variants feature identical configuration. The only difference is that the X0310 ships with Windows 7 Home Premium and the X0110 ships with Windows 8. The U840W-X0310 is priced at Rs 63,500 and the X0110 ships at Rs 1,000 more. This could be because of the higher cost of the Windows 8 OS. Considering you can buy a high-end laptop with a quad-core Core i7 processor and discrete graphics for less than Rs 60,000, we find the U840W overpriced. For this price we feel that the Ultrabook would have been a compelling deal if it offered features like discrete graphics, IPS display and touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: T Break
It’s a tough choice, and therefore the decision on whether to buy the Toshiba Satellite U840W will depend purely on the type of media you consume. If you’re looking to watch a lot of movie on the go, then the 21:9 ultra-widescreen of the U840W makes perfect sense. However, if most of your media consumption is based around TV shows, then perhaps a regular 16:9 sized ultrabook is what you need, of which Toshiba has a lot of varieties to choose from.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Toshiba has taken a brave step in being the first to introduce a ‘cinematic’, ultra widescreen laptop into the market. The Satellite U840W is an all-round goody bag combining generally premium build and materials with a usable backlit keyboard and the best speakers we’ve yet heard on an Ultrabook along with good battery life. Its 14.4in 21:9 display is also reasonably impressive and great for split-screen multi-tasking, though being TN rather than IPS/VA it still suffers from poor viewing angles and its glossy finish can be annoying. However, throw in the U840W’s current £600 price, and there’s little that can touch this Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
The Toshiba U840W is an odd ultrabook. It’s powerful but not practical, looks rugged but isn’t and is designed for movies but can be beaten by many tablets for screen performance. We’re confused about who the target market is for the U840W, especially as it didn’t fit in any of our existing laptop bags and arrives without an Asus-style sleeve. For movie fans, there’s a variety of £600 ultrabooks which still leave change from the U840W price tag for a tablet with a better screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Stuff TV
Toshiba’s U840W does a superb job of playing high-definition movies as they were intended to be watched, and thanks to its generously wide screen it’s like having a cinema in your rucksack. The sound quality is admirable, too. We feel a little let down in the slightly-shoddy keyboard and touchpad departments, and it seems these have been neglected in order to focus on the cinematic experience. But what a great experience that is.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
Another Ultrabook has made its debut on the market and this time it's the Toshiba Satellite U845W. It sports an attractive design, a beautiful ultra-widescreen display and solid performance. It does run quite hot at times and the keyboard could use some work. In all, it's a worthy addition to the Ultrabook category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
For those who like to watch movies on their laptop, or watch TV while provding a social media commentary, the Toshiba Satellite U840W looks ideal, although it doesn't come cheap. Keep your eyes peeled for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2012
Source: Trusted Reviews
Hands-on: Starting at £899, the Toshiba Satellite U840W is relatively affordable and definitely offers something different to the Ultrabook crowd with its unique 21:9 ‘cinema’ screen, which is great for both movies and productivity. Along with an unusual, attractive and ergonomic design, excellent sound, and a price that won’t break the bank, this makes for an interesting entertainment-oriented contender.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012
Source: Pocket Lint
Taking the chance to claim a "world's first", Toshiba has launched an Ultrabook with a cinemascope display - the Toshiba Satellite U840W. That's right, this laptop has a 21:9 display, making it something of an oddball.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2012
Source: Focus Online DE→EN
Positive: reasonable price; display surprisingly large
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2013
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2012
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Movies look sensational in the proportion of 21: 9; decent speakers; long duration; excellent microphone; 3 USB 3.0 ports; good quality materials; silent at low load. Negative: uncomfortable keypad; The usefulness of the screen with an aspect ratio 21: 9 in applications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2012
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Perfect compact design; bright display; very good soung system; good performance; long battery life. Negative: Keyboard; narrow viewing angle of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2013
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
77.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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