Toshiba Satellite U845W-S414 14.4-Inch Ultrabook (Midnight Silver)

Ultra stylish from every angle, the Satellite U845W Ultrabook is the only entertainment-optimized Ultrabook with a 21:9 Cinematic ultra-widescreen display. It multiplies your cando potential, and lets you enjoy movies the way Hollywood intended, with a sleek, slim, gorgeous styling that puts the spotlight on you like nothing else you can buy. Solid State Storage on select models and high-speed start technologies get you up and running faster. And a long battery life rating keeps you going longer. Whether you’re seeking widescreen entertainment or wide-open multitasking, this Ultrabook delivers an ultra stylish, ultrathin, ultra responsive alternative to the conventional laptop. Watch HD movies in their native 21:9 format and get a true cinematic experience, free of black bars, with images that virtually fill all 14.4 inches of the HD+ LED-backlit TruBrite display. With SRS enhanced harman/kardon stereo speakers, and an ultra responsive 3rd generation Intel Core processor,16 this PC delivers an robust entertainment experience, plus a long battery life rating that helps you power through your day while on the go. Enjoy seamless multitasking and blaze through your favorite HD videos and games. Tap Toshiba High-Speed Start and Intel Rapid Start Technology to go from zero to flat-out quicker, and ensure your desktop, social networks, movies and programs are up, running and resumed right where you left off. Yes, the Satellite U845W Ultrabook is super light – just not when it comes to storage and performance. Packed with powerful Hardware, loaded with premium features, wireless-ready and equipped with essential ports for connecting to your favorite digital devices, it delivers all the performance of a conventional PC in a sleek design that’s thin, light and durable – like nothing else out there. Whether widescreen entertainment or wide-open multitasking, the Satellite U845W always plays a starring role.

Ultrastylish from every angle, the Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook (model U845W-S414) is designed with both movie enthusiasts and productivity power users in mind. Thin and light, yet sturdy and elegant, the U845W is precisely constructed of machined aluminum with a luxurious soft-touch trim for sophisticated styling. This entertainment-optimized Satellite U845W is the first Ultrabook of its kind to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio.

U845W profileThe ultracompact Satellite U845W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch featuring a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio (see larger image).

Ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format–without black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays–the distinctive display is also ideal for multitasking, providing more space for better split-screen viewing of Office apps, streaming video, social networking, browsing, and more.

brushed alum sky silverMidnight Silver Aluminum Finish.

Ultrathin, ultraresponsive and ultrasleek, this highly portable laptop offers the robust performance of the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor with quick starts from resume to get you from zero to flat-out faster, along with over 8 hours of battery life to give you more unplugged freedom.

It’s equipped with a 256 GB solid state drive (SSD), and with Toshiba High-Speed Start and Intel Rapid Start Technology, you can be sure your desktop and programs are up and running right where you left off–in a flash. It also features a super-speed USB 3.0 port–the latest development in USB data transfer technology. In addition to quicker transfer speeds, your USB 3.0-enabled devices won’t require a separate power cable either, unlike eSATA technology.

The U845 Ultrabook is also pre-loaded with exclusive Toshiba software, including Bulletin Board (for desktop organization), Media Controller (for sharing media), and ReelTime (a graphical search utility).

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It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (learn more below).

Note: This Ultrabook doesn’t include an optical disk drive, though you can connect an optional drive via one of its USB ports.

Key Specifications

Display

14.4-inch widescreen HD TruBrite LED-backlit display with native HD 720p resolution (1792 x 768, 16:9 aspect ratio)
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Processor

1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core, low-voltage processor (3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 4 MB L3 cache)
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Storage

256 GB solid state drive (SSD)
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Memory

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 10 GB maximum capacity; 2 memory slots)
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Graphics

Intel HD Graphics integrated solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games
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Wireless

Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
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Audio

Built-in stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D enhancement
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Battery

Up to 8 hours, 22 minutes of battery life (4-cell battery)
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Touch Pad and Keyboard

ClickPad with multi-touch control and premium raised tile keyboard
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Weight and Dimensions

4 pounds; 14.5 x 7.9 x 0.83 inches (WxDxH)
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Connectivity & Expansion

3 super-speed USB 3.0 ports (1 with USB Sleep and Charge) HDMI audio/video output with support for Full HD 1080p high-definition video. Microphone and headphone jacks Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, SDHC, Mini SD Card, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro (shared slot; may require adapter for use) Fast Ethernet (10/100)

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Toshiba Software

Toshiba Media Controller

Toshiba Bulletin Board

Toshiba ReelTime

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Toshiba Utilities

Toshiba eco Utility

Sleep and Charge

Laptop Checkup

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What’s in the Box

This package contains the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S414 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar and Google Chrome; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Live Essentials; WildTangent Games Console; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Environmental Specifications

Energy Star 5.0 certified Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact. RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

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Toshiba Accessories

Dynadock U3.0 Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB Connect Docking Station

Toshiba’s Dynadock U3.0 universal USB connect docking station links all your electronic devices to your laptop–peripherals, external monitor, and sound system–with just a single USB 3.0 cable. It includes six USB ports (four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), Gigabit Ethernet port, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI output, and a DVI video output–plus support for dual displays.

Canvio Hard Drive Toshiba Canvio Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drives

Available in a number of capacities, Toshiba’s Canvio USB 3.0 portable external hard drives are designed to be the most hassle-free back-up solution. With everything you need right in the box, they are the ultimate combination of storage, convenience, and style.

USB Mobile LCD Monitor Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor

Unpack the Toshiba 14-inch USB Mobile LCD Monitor and you’ll get a big 14 diagonal inches of instant screen “real estate”—brought to you in brilliant 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Your presentations and photos will pop, and you’ll multitask like mad. Under three pounds and less than one inch thick, this ultra-portable monitor is designed to fit in most standard laptop bags. It also comes with a dual-purpose custom-fitted carrying case.

Power adapter Toshiba AC Adapter

A second AC adapter at home and/or at work makes power access convenient and tailored to your needs. Also keep one in your carrying case at all times and never be without an AC adapter when you travel.

battery Toshiba High Capacity 12-Cell Laptop Battery

Designed to work with a variety of Toshiba series portable computers, this high capacity battery pack has twice the number of cells (12 vs. 6) compared to the original battery that came with your notebook, giving you extended battery life for more computing time, watch more movies, play more games or listen to more music

Extreme Backpack Toshiba Extreme Backpack

The Toshiba Extreme Backpack is available in a array of sizes and features five separate sections and compartments keeps your laptop protected and holds everything you need in an easily manageable way.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows. Find virtually anything on your PC–from documents to songs to email–just by typing a word or two with Windows Search. Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker. Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter. Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive. Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh. Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.** Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.) Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

 

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

2 thoughts on “Toshiba Satellite U845W-S414 14.4-Inch Ultrabook (Midnight Silver)

  1. Bron "Bron" says:

    An interesting design, top performance, good bang for the buck. Toshiba U845W-S414 Ultrabook — An interesting design, top performance, good bang for the buck.This is a very unusual and interesting design which is one of the things that first attracted me. As someone who constantly has multiple app windows open, 20 or so browser tabs (or more) and multiple browser windows, various utility programs running and so on…anything that gives me more screen real estate is welcome. As someone who also watches a *lot* of video on my laptop, anything that improves that experience is welcome as well. And as someone who has a speaker fetish and listens to a lot of music, sound quality is important as well. This U845W seemed to meet a lot of those needs.But I hesitated a lot because reviews were very mixed. If it had an IPS display it would be a no-brainer, but it does not. And reviews were all over the place as to display quality, some rating it very high, others not so much. A lot of people complained about the keyboard. Not a…

  2. Charles P. Frederick says:

    A very solid, lightweight, good quality laptop UPDATE 2/23/2013:——————–Everything below remains true. I continue to be impressed by this device’s combination of power and portability.——————–The first thing stated in any computer review, I believe, should be a description of what the customer’s needs are. That way you can understand much better why I was satisfied vs. unsatisfied.My needs are the following:=============================1. Durability2. Portability3. Easy to write and type on because I write a lot of both fiction and code4. File transfer speed for ease of backup5. Ability to play a decent set of simple / old computer games but not the very latest or most photorealistic.6. Hard Drive SpaceI have owned a Toshiba Satellie A234(not 100% sure about the #) for a long time. I bought it on December 6th, 2006 and it lasted until Sept. 1st, 2012, at which point, the fan broke, although the hard drive and…

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