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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. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive 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

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

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: 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: (t3.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W review

 

The Toshiba Satellite U840W ultrabook is the world's first cinemascope latop, sporting a unusual 21:9 screen that eliminates the black bars when watching films

High quality keyboard ; Responsive trackpad ; Good inputs

Awkward screen ; Thick build ; Heavy weight

For those who like to watch movies on their laptop, or watch TV while provding a social media commentary, the Toshiba Satellite U840W looks ideal, although it doesn't come cheap. Keep your eyes peeled for a full review.

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: (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: 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: 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

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Satellite U840W

 

A unique Ultrabook with a cinematic screen that's great for movies or split-screen productivity.

Attractive, innovative design combining metal and rubber ; Cinema screen is great for movies and productivity ; Superb speakers ; Good battery life

Average keyboard with some flex ; Glossy TN-panel display with poor viewing angles

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Processor

Processor cache level:L3