Summary: Toshiba Satellite U845 laptop is ideal for those who need to work and to stay connected while on the move. The strengths are a particularly attractive design, maximum connectivity and high autonomy. The audio performance is thanks to SRS Premium Sound 3D.
Toshiba Satellite U845 review: Another budget ultrabook
17 September 2012
Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U845 is a serviceable but generic-feeling 14-inch ultrabook that, in a quest to become more affordable, has fallen into a grey zone: not all that compact, not all that rich in features.
Pros: A clean-looking design, backlit keyboard, good battery life, and no shortage of ports make the Toshiba Satellite U845 a solid ultrabook.
Cons: Nothing really stands out, the price is high for what it offers, and the keyboard and touch pad don't feel very comfortable.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite U845 is a mainstream, affordable Ultrabook. At 14", 4.1 pounds and 0.8" thick, it's actually a wee bit portly to match the popular Ultrabook sweet spot of 13.3" and 3 pounds, but this isn't the first time we've seen the definition stretched. The U845, not to be confused with the very unusual Toshiba Satellite U845W widescreen model, is the model of conformity.
Pros: Affordable, good build quality, good port selection.
Cons: Dull design, no features set it apart from other Ultrabooks.
Conclusion: Toshiba’s Satellite U845 is a more attractive product than the previous Toshiba Z835 for most consumers. It is significantly heavier, to be sure, but it makes up for that with much higher build quality and excellent all-around performance at a reasonable price. However, this new Satellite also fails to provide any compelling reason why it’s better than the alternatives. It’s not the most attractive Ultrabook or the quickest or the best value.
Pros: Elegant exterior, Competitive battery life
Cons: Terrible keyboard, No stand-out feature, Inferior value compared to competitors