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Toshiba Satellite U840W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U840W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, portability, performance, design, usability

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite U840W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 Ultrabook

 

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...

high quality chassis ; keyboard backlight ; better overview of display area ; very high sound quality ; good battery life

meager port selection ; small keys ; frustrating touchpad

None. 21:9 notebooks are not yet mass marketed. Closest competition might be high-resolution Ultrabooks featuring the 16:9-format: The Asus UX31A (FHD IPS) and the Samsung 900X3C (HD+)

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Toshiba Satellite U840W

 

Credit is due to Toshiba for doing something unique with the Satellite U840W, an ultrabook that sports a screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Unique aspect ratio looks weird, but grows on you quickly. Great performance. Ruggedized design makes for easy toting. Very nice audio quality, courtesy of Harman Kardon speakers

Touchpad misses too many taps. Crummy keyboard. Why no numeric keypad? Loud fan

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W Review

 

Ultra-widescreen ultrabook for your entertainment needs.

Full screen cinemascope videos; Split screen multi-tasking; Built-in GPU powerful to play recent games; Light weight and stylish; Backlit keys; harman/kardon speakers are very impressive

Screen is not IPS; Keyboard dents when typing; Niche appeal

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: tech2 Connect (tech.firstpost.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W Review - Tech2

 

Toshiba has taken a slightly different approach with its newly launched Ultrabook, the Satellite U840W.

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W Review

 

Toshiba has taken a slightly different approach with its newly launched Ultrabook, the Satellite U840W. Weighing in at just 1.68 Kg, it's lightweight and sports a sleek design. What makes it stand out in the crowd is its display—the U840W is the first...

As for the comfort, it takes some time getting used to the shallow travel of the keys. The trackpad is comfortable to use and has a good tactile response. The ports are placed on the sides for convenient access. We like the thought of placing one of...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Richard Melville (t3.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W review

 

The Toshiba Satellite U840W ultrabook is the world's first 21:9 laptop

High quality keyboard ; Responsive trackpad ; Good inputs

Awkward screen ; Thick build ; Heavy weight

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite U840W (PSU5RA-002001) Ultrabook

 

Toshiba U840W review: an extra-wide, and very stylish Ultrabook that offers a fantastic multimedia experience

Well built and very stylish ; Provides a great multimedia experience ; Good battery life

Glossy screen ; Keys a little too shallow ; Slow networking

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...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite U840W (PSU5RA-002001) Ultrabook

 

Toshiba U840W review: an extra-wide, and very stylish Ultrabook that offers a fantastic multimedia experience

Well built and very stylish ; Provides a great multimedia experience ; Good battery life

Glossy screen ; Keys a little too shallow ; Slow networking

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Satellite U840W (PSU5RA-002001) Ultrabook

 

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...

Well built and very stylish Provides a great multimedia experience Good battery life

Glossy screen Keys a little too shallow Slow networking

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W pictures and hands-on - 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,

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 21:9
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Cinematic (1792 x 768) / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
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:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I5-3337U
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): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31

Security

Face recognition: Yes