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Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 (Satellite U840W Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.4 inch, 21:9, 1792x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410

Toshiba Satellite U845W Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If anything, the U845W serves as a warning: even if a new device looks crazy and cool, for instance, this laptop with two touchscreens on the lid, or this “unbelievably great” tablet designed by a software giant, or this tablet/laptop hybrid with a sliding mechanism reminiscent of dumbphones, it still might be a ultimately failed experiment. The U845W, with its superfluous widescreen, certainly fits in that category, and while it was fun to think about and use for a few days–”hey, this is what it would be like if laptops had a cinema screen”–I wouldn’t want to use it for more than a week. Simply put, no matter what your use case, there’s a laptop out there that’s a better fit for you. It probably has a 16×9 screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2012
Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook Review: Going Wide at 21:9
Source: AnandTech English
I've come away from my time with the Toshiba Satellite U845W with a largely favorable impression. What Toshiba has achieved here is very respectable and worthy of attention: they've designed a notebook that's pleasing to look at and by and large excellent for productivity. In terms of build and design, I found the U845W to feel pretty durable. The materials used are solid and the whole thing feels well crafted.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2012
Toshiba Satellite U845W widescreen ultrabook review
Source: Liliputing English
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 doesn’t include a Blu-ray drive (or any optical disc drive). Most of the videos you’re likely to watch on this computer are online videos or movies you’ve downloaded from the internet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2012
70% Toshiba Satellite U845W
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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 for thinking outside the box. Every laptop overall looks and acts much like every other laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
We like to give PC makers credit for trying something out of the ordinary, and the Satellite U845W-S410 is anything but ordinary. Setting aside its ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio screen, it's a reasonably appealing ultrabook—OK, maybe half a pound heavy for an ultrabook, and with the not uncommon affliction of a stiff and shallow keyboard—but well put together, even a little elegant with its clutch-purse styling, and with plenty of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410
Source: PC Mag English
If the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 were to be judged purely upon its performance and feature set, it would fare rather well, offering solid processing power and a healthy selection of ports and storage space. Unfortunately, the headlining feature of the laptop—the movie-friendly widescreen display—mars the overall user experience and distorts the dimensions of the laptop. For a superlative movie watching experience, the Editors' Choice Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 offers a 1080p display and excellent speakers, while the similarly-equipped Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and HP Envy 4-1043cl are both less cumbersome and less expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% An Ultrabook With a Very Wide Screen
Source: Wired Magazine English
Bigger concerns abound, though: The screen is hopelessly dim and washed out, and the touchpad is utter junk — rattling around when you tap on it. The U840 isn’t just boring in comparison to the U840W, it’s actually unpleasant to use. Regardless of what you think about the U840W, give the U840 a pass.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Satellite U840W (PSU5RA-002001) Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Toshiba Satellite U840W is designed for multimedia above all else -- it has exceptoinal speakers and its extra-wide screen allows many movies to fit in it perfectly, but it's also very useful for multitasking. We like the build quality and the design of the notebook and think it looks very stylish. We just wish it had a matte screen, a slightly better keyboard and faster networking features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Satellite U845W review: an Ultrabook with a screen size all its own
Source: Engadget English
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 treat to watch videos that don't exhibit letterboxing, that doesn't happen nearly enough. And truly, that's the big problem here: media isn't tailored to that super-wide aspect ratio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2012
70% Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410
Source: PC World English
Still, it is a cool-looking laptop, and would be great for casual use. It will certainly turn heads and be a conversation starter. But if you need a laptop to get work done, you can find better alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 review
Source: CNet English
Now that ultrabooks have hit the mainstream, the evolution of slimmer laptops has started to undergo Darwinian mutation. The media-geared Toshiba Satellite U845W has an extrawide 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 uses.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
70% Toshiba Satellite U845W Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Those looking for a cinematic experience--or simply looking to get the benefit of nearly two screens in one--will find the Toshiba Satellite U845W an intriguing option. For $999, you get a 14-inch Ultrabook with a wide, bright screen, excellent audio and seven hours of battery life. The biggest issue holding this notebook back is its mushy keyboard. We'd be a lot more willing to live with this system's wider frame if the typing experience were better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


14.4": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

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71.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)