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Toshiba Satellite U845W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U845W. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, performance, portability, design, usability

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite U845W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite U845W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite U845W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability and size.

portability

design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 14.4-Inch Ultrabook (Midnight Silver) - [Intel® CoreTM i5-3317M dual core processor, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bToshiba Satellite U845W-S410 14.4-Inch Ultrabook (Midnight Silver) - [Intel® CoreTM i5-3317M dual core processor, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-b

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite U845W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite U845W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The portability and screen also get good views.

performance, screen, portability, usability, design

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite U845W-S400 14.4" Ultrabook (3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitToshiba Satellite U845W-S400 14.4" Ultrabook (3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Kif Leswing on 11/07/2012 14:41 PST var ref = docu (ubergizmo.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W Review

 

Over the past couple of months, it's become clear that the way computer makers–those companies that specify and brand the actual physical device–need to make less models. It's because when you're optimizing for portability and battery life, what you...

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430

 

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 questionable.

Wider display complements Windows 8's interface. Brushed aluminum finish and soft-touch texturing make for a handsome look.

Wider screen is of limited utility. No optical drive. Shallow travel on the keyboard. No touch screen. Some bloatware.

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Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 review

 

Windows 8 seems destined to be appreciated the most on computers with touch screens. It's not that you can't have a perfectly decent Windows 8 experience on a standard PC, but you're missing out on a good deal of the design it was intended for.

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.

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.

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 offer.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430

 

How can a laptop maker make a splash with its new Windows 8 machine? How about with a uniquely designed wide-screen display? Like its predecessor, the $1,085 Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 offers a 14.4-inch ultrawide display with a 21:9 aspect ratio...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook Review: Going Wide at 21:9

 

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 tradition by...

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...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410

 

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

Extra-wide 21:9 screen is a boon for movie-lovers. Harman/Kardon speakers sound great.

Display is wonky for everything but widescreen movies. Bloatware. Inconvenient dimensions.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 Review: An Ultrabook for Film Buffs

 

This is a unique time in the PC business. After years of turning out boring, 15.6-inch laptops and midsize-tower desktop PCs, PC makers are experimenting with new and intriguing designs. Case in point: the Toshiba Satellite U845W. Available in two...

Unique, widescreen display ; Excellent audio quality

Keyboard lacks feedback; touchpad too sensitive ; Display colors seem muted; limited viewing angles

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

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Silbert (engadget.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W

 

More Info Toshiba outs Satellite U845W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display (updated: $999 and up in the US) The Ultrabooks of Computex 2012 Toshiba bows out of netbooks in the US, sees Ultrabooks as the wave of the future Ultrabooks now come in...

Powerful speakers ; Attractive design ; Decent battery life for a 14-inch laptop

Uncomfortable keyboard ; Flaky trackpad ; Display not compatible with most media

The U845W Ultrabook is the first laptop with a 21:9 display, but ultimately its odd, outsized dimensions are more of a nuisance than a boon.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W and U845 review

 

Laptops in 2012 may be thinner and lighter than ever, but the form factor's otherwise been largely untouched. You get a keyboard, a trackpad, a 16:9 widescreen display, and some ports. One of...

Fantastic speakers ; Solid trackpad ; Good build quality

Display specs don't really make sense ; Expensive ; A little bit warm

21:9 screens just aren't meant for laptops

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 review

 

Now that ultrabooks have hit the mainstream, the evolution of slimmer laptops has started to undergo Darwinian mutation. Consider the oddity that is the Toshiba Satellite U845W: a compact Core i5 ultrabook that has a ridiculously wide 21:9-ratio...

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.

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...

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 uses.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:54
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):5.3 / 8.36 / 9.05
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.4
Display Resolution:1792 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362 - 393701 / -2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362 - 118110 / -2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 72054
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XG
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Face recognition:Y
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup / Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MiniSD, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA
Storage media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 7.91 / 8
Depth (imperial):7.9
Height:0.819 / 0.83 / 1
Height (imperial):0.83
Weight:3.99 / 4
Width:14 / 14.5 / 15
Width (imperial):14.5