Right away, when looking at this computer you can tell that its going to be very different than what you’re used to. In the ultrabook world thats certainly not an easy feat to accomplish. A lot of them, while nice, can often look pretty similar at a glance. Everything about the Toshiba U840W begs for your attention. You just want to pick it up, touch it, and use it.
The most obvious and notable characteristic is its proportions. Its a lot wider than you might expect. While most ultrabooks will run 1366x768 resolution at a typical 16:9 aspect ratio, this bad boy gives you a more generous 21:9 ratio supporting an unusual 1792x768 resolution. Thats all the pixels in height you’re used to with a big bump on the width. The aspect ratio is more similar to theatrical movies, making this the perfect ultrabook for enjoying the latest releases when you’re not working. the Harman Kardon speakers give those movies an extra bit of oomph.
Those proportions also make this ultrabook easy to carry around under your arm. The added rubberized grip adds to that comfort, while the copper-toned metal portions of the add to its distinctive look. You’ll certainly be able to tell this ultrabook apart from the competition. It really is beautifully designed in terms of both looks and feel.
Toshiba has pre-loaded this ultrabook with something called SnapScreen which helps you take advantage of that extra screen width. It helps you set up windows for split-screen configurations. Its really quick and easy to lay out several windows horizontally so you can compare documents or work using one as reference and another as a workspace. If you’re accustomed to a desktop environment with multiple monitors this is a pretty option for taking on the road with you.
You must be a registered user to add a comment here. If you've already registered, please log in. If you haven't registered yet, please register and log in.