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Toshiba U845W 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 14.4" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jan 2013
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10 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Toshiba U845W is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba U845W supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the U845W.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba U845W has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U845W.

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Light

At only 1.7 kilograms, the Toshiba U845W is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U845W range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (1.7kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba U845W is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U845W have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U845W have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toshiba U845W which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the U845W have a front camera, however the Toshiba U845W does not have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba U845W has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba U845W does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U845W also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Toshiba U845W has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba U845W

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Toshiba portable PC was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba U845W has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba U845W has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U845W.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba U845W has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U845W.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14.4 inches, the Toshiba U845W has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the U845W.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L540[plb_1622998_price] (15").

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Specification

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Colour
Docking Station
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Ethernet Interface Type
Plug and Play
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

Expert Reviews

(26)
21 February 2013

The Toshiba U845W Ultrabook is a gem in its own right. The wide display doesn't only make it good for movies, but also side-by-side multitasking windows, which is a lifesaver for people who...

While it?s nice to see Toshiba push the boat out with a completely different design, it?s not one that really works. There?s very little you?ll need something so wide for, and the whole affair is...

20 December 2012

While it's a relatively decent performer, the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 falls short of ultrabook greatness by hinging almost entirely on a wider display whose utility is questionable...

20 December 2012

While it's a relatively decent performer, the Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 falls short of ultrabook greatness by hinging almost entirely on a wider display whose utility is questionable...

8 November 2012

Toshiba's experimental extra-wide-screen ultrabook gets a Windows 8 software upgrade, but it turns the Toshiba Satellite U845W into a computer imperfectly matched for what Windows 8 has to offer...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 6 June 2013 by Anonymous

This is a wonderful ultrabook, worth every penny and then some. Just get a good fan cooler to run under it. It's too bad about the heat, but this is a must buy. Viva Toshiba...

The resolution on this ultrabook is out of this world, it's incredibly readable. The sound out of the built-in speakers is the best that I've ever heard for internal speakers. The speed makes it rival
Specs on paper are amazing and it delivers as expected in real world performance
Speakers are really good, but i hardly use them
So why only four stars. This CPU flirts with 60 65 C. There is an explicit warning by the manufacturer not to let this sit on your lap for fear of serious burns. Also your toasted lap would block the
Screen. i have no idea what toshiba was thinking and why i didn't think either. i should have returned this unit once I opened it. it just looks terrible. its not the performance. there is no debating
Surprisingly the battery isn't as great considering you have 4th gen 5, no optical drive, 14" screen. I'm not saying its terrible. But I expected more from the 5 cpu. The battery usage feels like yo
Toshiba support. Absolutely terrible. I feel like never buying bland laptop from the major laptop manufacturers again. Specifically when it comes to the driver support. I knew the capabilities of this
Reviewed 20 April 2014 by Paul D.
(Verified Purchase)

I haven't had a problem with the CPU fan or heat. So the only reason why I didn't 1 egg this unit is simply because the performance. Honestly, the time I used it with a monitor and extra... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u845wsp4260, u845wsp4302, u845wsp4361, u845wsp4260s, u845wsp4302l, toshiba u845, u845wsp4361s, u845wsp4260sm, toshiba u845w, u845wsp4361sm
Barcodes 00022265207246, 00022265313817

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