Not many ultrabooks can recreate the cinematic experience due to their limited screen size and picture clarity. Toshiba U845W laptops, however, have a widescreen display with a 21 by 9 aspect ratio. The 1,792 x 768 pixel resolution adds greater detail to content and prevents images from being overly condensed to fit the screen.
The added display space makes multitasking simple. The Toshiba ultrabooks have "SnapScreen," a program that allows you to customize how you would like windows to open and share the screen.
The wider screen is also shorter than other 14.4-inch models. This shorter height may be ideal for frequent travelers who need their notebooks to fit in smaller areas.
Pros: This is a very sleek looking Ultrabook. I was after something small, lightweight and very quiet. This surpassed all of my expectations. The rubber feet on the bottom are very nice and grip on well to my plastic laptop side table on a pretty high tilt.
Cons: While the laptop over all is great, it lacks a few things. No CD/BluRay drive and no number pad. I understand you have to sacrifice some things to make it smaller and I have no issues with it but it would be nice to have at-least a CD drive.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I really enjoy the Ultrabook. I am using it to it's fullest extent and have had no issues other than the touchpad.
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Pros: Super fast multi-core, very little bloatware (the desktop was empty), nice standard back-lit keyboard w/o typical stupid Toshiba numeric keypad on right side (yes!) Nice and thin, DOESN'T run hot. Nice speakers, SD card slot, 3 USB 3.0! Comes pre-loaded with Google Chrome which is the one I use. I got 5 years out of my last Toshiba laptop, hoping to get 5 years out of this one. I bought this solely based on review that is posted- glad I did. I wasn't sure I would like the 14.4" screen compared to my last 15.6, but it's not that bad. I was a little worried I wasn't going to like this, but once it came in I have been satisfied. Other reviews have said 6 hour battery life so we'll see.
Cons: No DVD/CD drive (the laptop is too thin) which sucks I didn't find out until I already payed for it! If your going to use this laptop for movies you will need an external DVD drive. No facial recognition software that I've found like the Toshiba website said is included. Screen a little short height-wise, No volume dial on front of laptop like my last Toshiba had. Other reviews complain about the Intel graphics card, but I'm not a gamer so It really doesn't matter to me.
Other Thoughts: This was my first Newegg.com order, fast shipper but I wish I would have shopped first around I would have saved money ($150-200). Too bad a "price match" guarantee isn't offered!
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Pros: Very light and thin. Bright screen. High resolution. Multi-core. Great battery life. Back-lit keyboard. Comprehensive power usage adjustments. Fast RAM and large HDD. Light on the useless "Trial Software" that comes on all laptops now days.
Cons: Wide aspect ratio. The resolution is not a popular/common size which could pose some trouble for some applications. I like it for videos but gamers might not. This also made it difficult to find a case for it. Other than that, I have no complaints.
Other Thoughts: I've never owned a laptop before this. I have always built my own powerful desktops. Never had the need for mobility. Leaving for afghanistan, I wanted a small/light, yet powerful computer to take with me. I got exactly what I was looking for. Right out of the box, little configuration was needed and I have stress tested this machine thoroughly. I'm writing this review while running Adobe Premiere Pro (compiling a HD video project), Converting videos to my Zune from my USB 3.0 1.5TB HDD (Toshiba), Listening to music... and browsing the internet. Nice work Toshiba/Intel. Made a fan out of me! Hope this helped someone...
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“Very light and thin. Bright screen. High resolution. Multi-core. Great battery life. Back-lit keyboard. Comprehensive ...”— Lind34 10/3/2012
“Super fast multi-core, very little bloatware (the desktop was empty), nice standard back-lit keyboard w/o typical ...”— 11/19/2012