Toshiba today announced several new additions to its Ultrabook product line with the introduction of the Satellite U series. New models include the Satellite U845W, the world’s first Ultrabook offering a 21:9 widescreen cinematic display, and the Satellite U845, a budget-friendly Ultrabook. The new Satellite U series joins Toshiba’s popular Portege Z series Ultrabook, which will now offer new 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
Satellite U845W: The World?€™s First Ultrabook with an Ultra-Wide 21:9 Cinematic Display
The Satellite U845W is an “entertainment-optimized” Ultrabook with premium multimedia features in an ultra-slim form factor. Designed with movie enthusiasts in mind, the 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. This display, while a bit odd at first glance, is ideal for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format without black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays. The ultra-wide display is also ideal for multitasking since you can put two windows side-by-side on the screen almost like having two displays. To make it easy for consumers to utilize the extra display space, the new Toshiba Split Screen Utility offers pre-configured and custom viewpoint grids, supporting multiple windows on the display.
Like most Ultrabooks, the Satellite U845W is thin and light, yet sturdy thanks to precisely constructed machined aluminum with a soft-touch trim. The Satellite U845W’s lightweight design and less-than-an-inch profile make it comfortable to carry. An LED backlit raised tile keyboard and Synaptics ClickPad on the inside round out the attractive design.
The Satellite U845W is also equipped with harman/kardon stereo speakers and SRS Premium Sound 3D to bring home that cinematic screen experience with rich audio quality.
Toshiba Satellite U845W Specs:
- 3rd generation Intel Core processor
- 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with 1792 x 768 resolution
- 500GB SATA hard drive with 32GB mSATA solid state drive or 256GB SATA solid state drive options
- Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
- 3x USB 3.0 ports, plus USB Sleep & Charge
- Toshiba Sleep & Music
- 1 HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory card slot
- Starting at 3.5 lbs., depending on configuration
- 0.82 inches thin
An Ultrabook designed for everyday productivity and entertainment (and largely based on the Toshiba prototype we saw at CES this year), the Satellite U845 delivers an impressive mix of portability, features and performance at a more affordable price, starting at $749.99 MSRP. With a thin and light design, the Satellite U845 stands at under an inch thin, weighs four pounds and is constructed of aluminum with what Toshiba calls an “Ice Blue” finish.
Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, the Satellite U845 provides a typical (1366 x 768 resolution) widescreen experience while a high-capacity 500GB hard drive and mSATA Flash Memory technology give it a speed boost over laptops with standard hard drives. The Satellite U845 also includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D, an HD webcam and an optional LED backlit keyboard.
Toshiba Satellite U845 Specs:
- 3rd generation Intel Core processor
- 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with 1366 x 768 resolution
- 500GB SATA hard drive with 16GB or 32GB mSATA solid state drive
- Up to 6GB DDR3 memory
- 1 USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep & Charge and 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory Card Slot
Portege Z935: Still the World?€™s Lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook
Of course, the popular Portege Z835 gets an update with Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors as well. Designed for supreme portability and durability, the Portege Z935 provides the performance needed for work and play, while featuring a slim 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile and weighing less than 2.5 pounds. The next generation of Toshiba’s Portege Ultrabook now supports new 3rd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
The Portege Z935 includes a full complement of ports for easy connectivity to other devices, plus long battery life rating of 8 hours. Equipped with a solid state drive, the Portege Z935 delivers a speedy PC experience. The Portege Z935 is built with a light, yet durable magnesium alloy casing reinforced with a Honeycomb Rib design that provides shock absorption and increased rigidity.
Pricing and Availability
The Satellite U845W will be available for purchase on July 15, 2012 starting at $999.99 MSRP.
The Satellite U845 will be available for purchase on June 24, 2012 2012 starting at $749.99 MSRP.
The Portege Z935 will be available for purchase on June 24, 2012 starting at $899.99 MSRP.
These Ultrabook systems will be available at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.