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Toshiba Satellite U845W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 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. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, performance, portability, usability, design

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 84/100 = 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. Some have doubts 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, 2016

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. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The portability and screen are also appreciated.

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, 2016

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

 

In an era of patent wars where the word "infringement" gets tossed around casually, one thing's for certain: Few, if any, manufacturers will ever claim that the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 ($1,085.99 as tested, list) ripped off their design. Even in a...

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

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.

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

 

People have been using laptops to enjoy movies on the go for years. With an extra-wide screen and sweet-sounding Harman/Kardon speakers, the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 is targeted to be a dream laptop for movie lovers. But the oddly shaped ultrabook...

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

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 feature.

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: Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410

 

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

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 72054
Processor package size:31

Security

Face recognition: Yes