It's no secret that notebook screens are getting wider and wider. While 5:4 and 4:3 used to be the conventional aspect ratios in the past, nowadays all we see is 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen panels. Toshiba takes things even further with its new U845W Ultrabook. The laptop has a 14.4" screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a 1792x768 pixel resolution, making the pixel density similar to that of a 1600x900 panel of equal size.

The U845W is part of Toshiba's new 14" Satellite Ultrabook series. These devices are powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, use SSDs for storage and have illuminated keyboards. The laptop doesn't have a numeric keypad, which, given the width of the device, would have been a nice addition. The battery should last around 7.5 hours. Toshiba's U845W Ultrabook weighs 1.75 kg and is about 2 cm thick. Connectivity includes three USB 3.0 connectors, HDMI and ethernet.