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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 products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and keyboard.

screen, performance, portability, price, design

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 84/100 = 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 reviews.

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

Mar, 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. Opinions about the usability and performance are overall positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably.

price, screen, portability, performance, usability

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

Mar, 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.

More laptop reviews:• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• more

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):8.36 / 9.05
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Aluminium, Silver / Black / Silver

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Display diagonal:36.6 / 37
Display Resolution:1792 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10000
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound 3D
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3317U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Face recognition: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup / Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MiniSD, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20 / 20.1
Depth (imperial):20.1
Height :2 / 2.08 / 2.11
Height (imperial):2.11
Weight:1.81 / 2
Width:36.8 / 37
Width (imperial):36.8