The Toshiba’s U845W comes with a 14.4 inch ultra widescreen and is 21:9 aspect ratio which is far wider and than most displays its size. It is focused on multimedia, designed for watching movies with a thin, fast ultrabook. It is priced at $999 which is quite cheaper as compared with recent ultrabooks.
It is nearly a 15-inch wide laptop which is huge and as tall as 11 inch laptop which makes it good to watch movies. It comes with a two-tone color scheme with a rubberized gray strip occupying most of the lid and palm rest and a brushed-metal/silver covering the rest. There are large speaker grilles on the U845W’s keyboard, furthermore it is 0.81 inches thick and weighs at 4.0 pounds which is impressive. It comes with 3.0 USB ports along with a 3.5 mm headphone and microphone ports, a full size Ethernet port, an SD slot and an HDMI out. But the worst part is that there are stickers everywhere which makes it unattractive, though they are easily removed.
It comes with a 5.75 inches tall and 13.25 inches wide, with a resolution of 1792 x 768 and a 21:9 aspect ratio which is quite good in terms of the screen. The company uses the Toshiba’s TruBrite technology which the company claims a brighter and crisp screen along with b etter viewing angles. In practice its quite true, the viewing angles are great but it has some glare problems. It is perfect for multi tasking and opening many windows at the same time. It has one proble that 21:9 video is hard to find even on youtube but having a Blu ray player would be a killing combination. It has Harmon Kardon speakers which are just amazing to hear and the sound quality speaks for it self. It has no distortion and is clear and are just amazing when you are watching a movie.
It comes with a charcoal-colored chiclet keys, there are many function keys so that many easy function can be carried out easily. Furtermore ithe keys are backlit which resolves the darkroom issue. But the typing experience falls as the keys are short and it becomes difficult to type on this keyboard. The touchpad is quite solid and gliding is smooth on it, palm rejection is good enough and works just awsome.
PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE
It is powered with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, and 6GB of RAM. Both also have 500GB spinning hard drives, plus 32GB mSTA cache SSDs that help things like boot and resume times. The U845W is fast and responses quite well but at data heavy processes it lacks behind. On the gaming side it is underpowered as it has no specified gaming card in it. The ultrabook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium with a small bloatware making it easy to use.
BATTERY LIFE, HEAT AND NOISE
The U845W lasts approximately 5 hours if you are using it at 65% brightness and extreme browsing which is quite impressive. And there is no such issues of noise or hotness, which makes it a cool and calm beast.
The U845W has excellent speakers, trackpad and a screen but lacks the power for most of the customers