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Toshiba Satellite U845W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U845W. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are generally positive. The design and performance also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the usability. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, performance, design, price, portability

keyboard, touchpad

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability. The reliability and size get critical opinions.

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and performance. The portability and screen also get good opinions.

price, screen, portability, performance, usability

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

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

Expert review by : Loyd Case (techworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410 review

 

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...

The U845W ultimately shapes up as an executive toy rather than as a serious attempt to address the needs of mobile film buffs. The 21:9 display comes across as a gimmick, especially when you factor in the omission of Blu-ray even as an option. You can...

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 review: Ultrabook gone ultra-wide-screen

 

Toshiba's experimental-feeling laptop has a 14.4-inch 21:9 screen that's unlike anything you've seen before. But how useful is it?

A clean design, impressive-sounding speakers, an extra-large 14.4-inch wide-screen display, and good battery life make the ; 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

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

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