Notebooks or laptops have been regenerated based on the latest advancements in semiconductor technologies to form what is called an ‘Ultrabook’. Ultrabooks are advanced and sophisticated versions of notebooks that are lightweight and slim. The concept of an Ultrabook was first conceived by Intel in 2011 with an objective to salvage the slumping personal computer and laptop market. Intel requires an Ultrabook to weigh less than 1.5 kilograms, to resume from hibernation within seven seconds, and to offer a minimum of five hours battery life.
Although there are certain requirements that change with every release of Intel’s mobile platform, these are the common Ultrabook requirements. Ultrabooks are powered by Intel platforms, Chief River, Huron River and Shark Bay are the three mobile platforms launched to date. Almost all the popular laptop and notebook manufacturers have complied with Intel’s requirements and unveiled their respective Ultrabook models. One such popular laptop notebook manufacturer is Toshiba, which lately unveiled its Satellite U845W Ultrabook.
Founded in 1939 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Toshiba is one of top five personal computer and notebook manufacturers in the world. It has been pioneering the laptop and notebook manufacturing space for quite some time now. Toshiba first ventured into the Ultrabook arena by launching its Portege Z830 and Portege Z835-P330 models in November 2011. After a six month break, it has reentered the space with its Satellite U845W Ultrabook.
U845W weighs a mere 4 lbs with a width of 14.5 inches. The exterior of Satellite U845W is coated in midnight silver color topped off with a soft trim touch. With a 14.4-inch LED backlit display that provides a maximum resolution of 1792 x 768 at an image ratio of 21:9, this Ultrabook certainly favors movie watchers on the go. The keyboard is backlit with equally spaced keys with a ClickPad in the center.
The U845W’s central processing unit comprises of a dual core Intel third generation Core i5 processor and mobile Intel HM77 Express chipset. The graphics processing unit incorporates the Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor. The memory includes 8 GB DDR3 RAM clocking a speed of 1600 MHz. The storage department comprises of 500 GB hard drive storage, with no optical drives.
On the multimedia front, the U845W is equipped with a pair Harman/Kardon stereo speakers placed on either side of the keyboard that comply with SRS Premium Sound standards. Some of the featured connectivity options are: Bluetooth 4.0 HS, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, headphone & microphone jacks, and a memory card (SD/SDHC/microSD) slot. The Toshiba U845W comes with a set of preloaded proprietary Toshiba software like Recovery DiskCreator, Bulletin Board, Hardware Setup Utility, HDD Recovery, Eco Utility, Face Detection, and more.
Here is a Specification of Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook
|Processor||1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U|
|Memory||6GB, 1,600MHz DDR3|
|Hard drive||500GB, 5,400rpm + 32GB SSD hybrid|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)|
|Screen size||14.4 inches|
|weight||3.7 pounds / 4.3 pounds|
|Price (US)||$899 to $999|
In conclusion, the multimedia-rich Toshiba Satellite U845W boasts a novelty display with a 21:9 widescreen that is powered by a four cell lithium ion battery that offers up to 8.4 hours of battery life. If you like to be entertained on the go, then the Toshiba Satellite U845W should be the right product that will certainly gratify you.
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