The 16: 9 or 16:10 widescreen aspect ratios have already settled very well in both desktop and portable computers. It is difficult to find a new monitor today, which is not a panoramic, and even harder “square” notebook. Perhaps soon the screen proportions will change again and the computers will be even longer, like the latest Toshiba model.
The Satellite U840W has a diagonal of 14.4 inches, but it is much wider than the average laptop of this size. The aspect ratio of the sides is 21: 9, so at a vertical resolution of 768 pixels, instead of the standard 1366 in the horizontal, 1792 pixels are obtained. An additional 400 points will allow you to side-by-side maximize a single application window, such as a text editor, and a smaller auxiliary program window – a web browser, communicator, or music player. The manufacturer’s application makes it easy to split the desktop in this way. This wide screen width will also make movies in the increasingly popular CinemaScope format appear without black bars at the top and bottom.
In addition to the unusual display, the new Toshiba laptop can boast of good parameters. Up to 10 GB of RAM, 32 GB of high-speed SSD and 500 GB hard drive, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI video output, “n” Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and SRS Premium Sound 3D sound system with Harman-Kardon speakers. It also supports Intel WiDi wireless video transmission technology. The components are enclosed in a metal housing of 20.8 mm thickness and the whole weighs 1.57 kg.