Toshiba Satellite U840W Ultrabook: World first for film fans
The Toshiba Satellite U840W is the world’s first Ultrabook with a cinematic display. It’s 21:9 ratio screen lets users enjoy movies, minus unsightly black borders at the top and bottom of the screen. The unusual ratio lends the 14.4-inch device a unique shape that lets you sling it under the arm as if were a newspaper. Is this the Ultrabook movie and media buffs have been waiting for? More details this way…
The Toshiba Satellite U840W is certainly an eye-catcher. The 14.4-inch 21:9 screen gives the Ultrabook an unusually rectangular shape, but it’s all for good reason, says Toshiba. The display features LED backlit technology, and a 1792×768 resolution screen that Toshiba says is ace for viewing HD films on.
It also means the Toshiba Satellite U840W makes the most of its screen space by eliminating the black borders you’d usually get at the top and bottom of the screen. The unique display also lets you view multiple windows, web pages, images, or documents side-by-side at once.
A brushed metal finish, metal detailed speaker grills and woven patterns on the chassis give the Toshiba Satellite U840W a bit of a luxurious look and feel. Should you wish to carry it around, the U840W weighs just 1.57kg, and is just 20.8mm slim.
Acoustics come courtesy of Harmon Kardon audio, and SRS Premium Sound 3D technology to give movies, music and games rich distortion-free sounds with a bit of kick.
Speaking specs, we’re talking the newest 3rd generation Intel Core processors for ultrabooks, a 32GB SSD, a 500GB HDD, and up to 10 GB RAM. Connections include three USB ports for your accessories, Ethernet, HDMI and a Multi card reader.
Toshiba is promising an all-day battery life, reassuring those actually planning to use the Satellite U840W for watching movies on the train. The message is watch away, and you’ll still have plenty of spare battery for the day’s work, or play. For watching movies the Satellite U840W isn’t quite as portable as your iPhone or Android device or tablet, but for a more fuller experience, it could entice some, despite it’s unusual shape.
The Toshiba Satellite U840W is expected to be out in stores during the third quarter of 2012 at a price of £899.