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The World’s First Cinematic Laptop

October 10, 2012

Toshiba, ultrabook

The World’s First Cinematic Laptop

Toshiba redefines Ultrabook™ design with the Satellite U840W.


Toshiba Satellite U840W Ultrabook

  • Unique design features 21:9 screen ratio – eliminating black bars from movie playback
  • Cinematic visuals enhanced with high quality harman/kardon™ stereo speakers
  • Ultrabook™ performance delivers slim-line portability and all-day battery life

Toshiba UK pushes the boundaries of laptop design with the Satellite U840W – an innovative and highly portable Ultrabook™ designed for cinema enthusiasts. The world’s first laptop to feature a cinematic 21:9 screen ratio, the Satellite U840W’s lightweight chassis, all-day battery life, audio features and wireless streaming capabilities combine to make a stylish laptop that delivers the ultimate cinema experience on the move.

Ultrawide, Ultrafast, Ultrabook

By matching the anamorphic image format used in many widescreen films, the Satellite U840W displays movies without any black bars above and below the picture. The only laptop to make full use of the entire screen real estate when playing widescreen 21:9 movies, the Satellite U840W guarantees an unrivalled and immersive experience.

The Satellite U840W’s unique screen also makes viewing multiple windows side-by-side possible without the need to overlap, allowing documents, web pages or images to be on-screen at once. Toshiba’s Split Screen Utility lets users view content in the standard 16:9 screen ratio, leaving space for an additional 5:9 window. The super-wide 1792 x 768 screen resolution ensures high definition video content in any aspect ratio looks sharp and full of detail, and LED backlighting helps to boost contrast and colour saturation for a more pleasing image.

High-quality stereo speakers designed by audio specialist harman/kardon™ combine with SRS Premium Sound 3DTM audio enhancement to ensure movies, music and games all sound exceptional, delivering a rich, clear and distortion-free soundscape to match the cinematic visuals.

Premium design, Hollywood looks

Toshiba Satellite U840W UltrabookAt only 20.8mm thin and weighing just 1.814kg, the 36.6cm (14.4”) Satellite U840W is an ideal travel companion. Constructed with a premium brushed metal finish that is both striking and robust, a woven pattern adds additional grip on the chassis, while metal speaker grilles and display hinges complete the Satellite U840W’s elegant feel.

A large gesture control touchpad lets users intuitively swipe, pinch, zoom and scroll through documents, while integrated buttons maintain its clean, minimalist appearance. The matte-black tiled keyboard complements the overall look, aided by a backlight that illuminates each key for typing in low light conditions.

Designed to connect, ready to perform

With Intel® Wireless Display support, the Satellite U840W makes it easy to stream media saved on the laptop through any compatible device using a home network – letting users enjoy digital photo albums, videos or music from the comfort of the living room. HDMI® also allows high definition content to be easily viewed on any HD TV, perfect for enjoying films on a bigger screen in the company of family and friends. Three full-sized USB 3.0 ports allow file transfer up to ten times faster than with USB 2.0 – perfect for quickly moving large video files between devices.

Featuring a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor for Ultrabook™, the Satellite U840W is powerful enough to playback HD video smoothly, as well as run multiple tasks at once. A 32GB solid state drive (SSD) guarantees faster boot up times, longer battery life and an overall improved performance, while an additional 500GB hard disk drive (HDD) is spacious enough to store a library of HD video files directly on the laptop.

Satellite U840W series details

  • 21:9 cinematic display: 36.6cm (14.4”), 1792 x 768, LED backlit
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™  processor for Ultrabook™
  • harman/kardon™ stereo speakers
  • SRS Premium Sound 3D audio enhancement
  • 32GB SSD + 500GB HDD
  • RAM: up to 10GB DDR3
  • Brushed metal finish with weave pattern
  • Premium tiled keyboard with optional backlighting
  • 3x USB 3.0 (including 1x Sleep-and-Charge), Ethernet LAN, HDMI® output, Multi card reader
  • Bluetooth® 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display support, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • HD webcam
  • Weight: 1.57kg
  • Dimensions: 368.5 x 200 x 20.8mm
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium

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