Toshiba's Satellite Ultrabook goes cinematic

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Toshiba is showcasing its new Ultrabook lineup at Computex 2012 in Taiwan. 



First up is the 3.5 lbs Satellite U845W, which the company claims is the world's first Ultrabook boasting a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and 1792 x 768 resolution.

Toshiba's Satellite Ultrabook goes cinematic

The U845W - which measures 0.82 inches thin - also features harman/kardon stereo speakers, SRS Premium Sound 3D, a third-gen Intel Core processor, 500GB HD, 32GB/256GB SSD, one HDMI port, LED backlit raised tile keyboard, Ethernet port and memory card slot.



A Toshiba spokesperson told TG Daily that the $1,000 U845W is targeted at movie enthusiasts and productivity power users. 



"This display is ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format – without black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays," said the spokesperson. 

"The distinctive display is also ideal for multitasking, providing more space for better split-screen viewing of Office apps, streaming video, social networking, browsing and IM."

Next up is the Satellite U845, which is priced at a cool $750, stands at under an inch thin and weighs four pounds. The U845 is loaded with a 500GB hard drive with Flash Memory technology, stereo speakers (SRS 3D), an HD webcam and optional LED backlit keyboard. Additional specs include a third-gen Intel Core processor, up to 6GB DDR3 memory, one USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep & Charge, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory card slot.



Last, but certainly not least, the $900 Portégé Z935 is now available with Intel's third-gen Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. Dubbed "the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook, the Z935 boasts a slim 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile, weighs less than 2.5 pounds and offers 8 hours of battery life.