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Review Toshiba Satellite UW Those believing that notebook manufacturers are done innovating are obviously wrong. Toshiba recently Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist out the Satellite UW - the first Ultrabook with a theater-like Is this a notebook specifically for movie aficionados or can other applications take advantage of the wider dimensions?

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Trends come and go - some prevail, most are forgotten almost immediately. Display aspect ratios have changed over the years, first from 4: That doesn't mean that the "old" aspect ratios are gone for good, since some manufacturers decided to stick with Apple still uses the downright antiquated 4: To distinguish itself from the rest of the pack and to offer potential customers a differentiating feature, Toshiba will be gearing up to launch an Ultrabook with a Movie fans are the obvious target, but Toshiba also expects advantages for the office-type user due to the additional pixels of display width.

Here, we Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist focus on the rather unconventional display. Since this is a pre-production sample, please keep in mind that not all specs or even the hardware have been finalized. Toshiba has cautioned us that the press images used for the UW are Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist final, either. Case Display lid separated into two halfes Aluminum and rubberized surfaces We immediately noticed the different footprint during the unpacking process. It takes some getting used to - but we became comfortable with the new notebook after a few minutes of use.

Review Toshiba Satellite UW Ultrabook - Reviews

The Toshiba designers incorporated the widescreen theme into the appearance. As a result, the display lid has two separate sections: This visual separation continues on the inside: As far as appearance and feel are concerned, our test sample makes a convincing statement. Build quality is already impressive considering its pre-production state. Although the display on our sample would rock a bit back Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist forth, the motion certainly remained within acceptable limits. The UW does not feature a locking display; it's up to the hinges to keep the notebook closed. All of the ports are located on the left and right sides towards the front of the notebook. Regardless of what gets plugged in, cables and devices are bound to stick out and may become a Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist.

In addition to three USB 3. The latter is not particularly well executed since the cover sticks out on the bottom when a LAN cable is connected.


In fact, the notebook will now even rest on this flap. We are hopeful that Toshiba will improve upon the design before Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist production. Toshiba also mentions Bluetooth 4. Maintenance The chassis is not end-user serviceable.

No maintenance covers are found on the unit. Input Devices Keyboard The widescreen format, which dictates the shape of the notebook, also affects the keyboard layout.

Review Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 Ultrabook

The old adage "form follows function" should be taken seriously here and the latter shouldn't be compromised in favor of the former. The keyboard is visually pleasing and is integrated seamlessly into the chassis. After a few paragraphs of text we managed to type quite efficiently, although the unusual shape of the keys and their completely flat Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist require some getting used to.

Key travel is somewhat limited but the keys provides a comfortable and quiet feedback. Unfortunately, our test sample had a fair amount of flex in the middle of the keyboard, which resulted in Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist somewhat spongy feeling when hitting keys that are closer to the enter. Fortunately, Toshiba did not downsize the arrow keys. Often those keys are only half-size and cramped in a corner to allow for a straight layout.

The Satellite UW features nearly normal-sized arrow keys which are housed in their own separate section. The F-keys have been delegated to the second row while the upper row is used for multimedia functions volume, brightness, WLAN, etc. The individual functions can Toshiba Satellite U840W Assist accessed directly without using the FN key.

Satellite UW/ This ” Toshiba Ultrabook™. n, Windows 7 bit, MB. Toshiba Assist, Utility,Windows 7 bit, MB. The Official Toshiba Support Website provides support for Satellite UW (PSU5RCH00U). Need Help finding a driver? Toshiba Online Detailed Specs for Satellite UW (PSU5RCH00U) (English): Posted Date: .

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