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Toshiba Satellite U840W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and sound. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the portability and build quality. Many are negative about the touchpad.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 47 reviews)

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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...

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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+)

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An Ultrabook With a Very Wide Screen

 

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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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Toshiba Satellite U840W Review

 

A true star when it comes to movies, and it just about performs as an all-round laptop too.

So far laptops based on Intel’s ultrabook specifications - such as the Acer Aspire S3 - have staunchly stuck to the Macbook Air-style design language of brushed-aluminium slimness. Toshiba, though, ha

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Toshiba Satellite U840W review

 

Toshiba's latest premium Ultrabook is the first we've seen with an ultra-widescreen 21:9 display ratio. That's the shape of the cinema screens in your local multiplex, but don't be put off, as the Satellite U840W is also suited to multi-tasking, with...

A great high-resolution screen makes this laptop stand out, but its keyboard and touchpad slightly detract

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Product Specifications

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
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Cinematic (1792 x 768) / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I5-3337U
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