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Toshiba Ultra-Widescreen 14.4” i5 Laptop

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lichme


quality posts: 2864 Private Messages lichme

Item: Toshiba Ultra-Widescreen 14.4" i5 Laptop
Price: $434.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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dwoods12


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dwoods12

Oooh, this was one of those laptops that really caught my attention when it first came out, and as someone who has spent the last few months hemming and hawing over whether or not to pull the trigger on a 21:9" monitor for my desktop, this is calling my name.

I have to ask though, anyone with experience on this laptop have anything to say? I'm super intrigued, and the price seems right, I would just like some kind of idea how it works out in a real world application.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3488 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

laptopmag.com gave this an OK review

If you need any help figuring out which processor is right for you, check out this handy processor guide


conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3488 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Let's watch a review


tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

I have that laptop, and I like it except for the keyboard. It is a very annoying keyboard to time, the keys dont press in all the way, sometimes

tyttebovs


quality posts: 3 Private Messages tyttebovs

The screen ratio is perfect for having two windows open side-by-side and the speakers are FANTASTIC! I enjoyed this laptop for a couple of days - until it suddenly refused to power on. It might have been a lemon but I couldn't risk another one so I went with a more traditional Dell XPS 13 that came with onsite support. Now I mostly miss the great speakers I had on the Toshiba.

zfactor


quality posts: 11 Private Messages zfactor

i just wish this was a 15" version of this and i would buy in a second. also woot you need to start listed which intel hd graphics your laptops have. from some searching this has a intel hd4000 but by just saying "intel hd" every time i always have to search to be sure. i am very tempted though....

airspoon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages airspoon

Seems pretty pricey to me, especially considering what you can get with that kind of money with much better specs and many more bells and whistles. I would say that this price-point would be okay if this unit were new, though I'd still think it was just a tad bit on the pricey side.

psm321


quality posts: 20 Private Messages psm321

Ultra-widescreen?!? I need them to be moving in the opposite direction (back to normal screen)...

21:freaking 9?!? These widescreen fetishists should just get it over with and go all the way to 1 pixel tall screens. You know they want to...

djmj99


quality posts: 2 Private Messages djmj99
airspoon wrote:Seems pretty pricey to me, especially considering what you can get with that kind of money with much better specs and many more bells and whistles. I would say that this price-point would be okay if this unit were new, though I'd still think it was just a tad bit on the pricey side.



What planet do you live on? Brand new units with "much better specs and many more bells and whistles" are NOT available in THIS PRICE POINT!!

slick deals


quality posts: 0 Private Messages slick deals
psm321 wrote:Ultra-widescreen?!? I need them to be moving in the opposite direction (back to normal screen)...

21:freaking 9?!? These widescreen fetishists should just get it over with and go all the way to 1 pixel tall screens. You know they want to...



Exactly, don't crack the screen if you by this. The price has come down about 30%, now only $170

narquespamley


quality posts: 24 Private Messages narquespamley

Meh. If you're working on documents or web browsing, that 768 pixels vertical is going to suck. Altogether it's only 2/3 the pixels of true HD, which would be more useful in terms of content and form factor.

hamjudo


quality posts: 9 Private Messages hamjudo

Time to start the Windows 8 bashing comments.

Yeah!!! This laptop doesn't come with Windows 8!!!!

dane62


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dane62

I got this laptop for about $600 in January. I was really worried about the 21:9 screen.

I love the aspect ratio for working it does work very well for viewing things side by side. THis is also the best constructed laptop I've ever had. Very thin and light, great speakers, and very strudy case.

The aspect ratio is a bit annoying when watching streaming video you always have bars some where and some content gets confused by the ratio and gives bars on all sides.

I've also find that I'm more likely to make typos on this key board than other keyboards.

Overall I love this laptop and I think it's a steal at the price woot is offering it.

Dane Brooks

bluemaple


quality posts: 76 Private Messages bluemaple

I like Toshibas, Windows 7, and the price is OK, but...

If you're one of those folks who gagged when laptop screen proportions changed from squarish to widescreen because the squarish screens were a better match for document work, you'll really hate this ultra wide screen proportion.

Sure you can squeeze two windows next to each other, but you better have good reading eyes.

ubernard


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ubernard

Is this the gaming laptop I've been waiting for woot to offer, or should I keep waiting?

moganmark


quality posts: 0 Private Messages moganmark

Several TV manufacturers have released 21:9 "Cinematic" screens. Theatrical releases are usually in the 2.35:1 "scope" ratio, 21:9 is 2.33:1. People that want to watch movies in their native format would enjoy this screen, or running apps side by side. Wish the resolution was higher though.

psm321 wrote:Ultra-widescreen?!? I need them to be moving in the opposite direction (back to normal screen)...

21:freaking 9?!? These widescreen fetishists should just get it over with and go all the way to 1 pixel tall screens. You know they want to...



-Mizzle

babylonfive


quality posts: 2 Private Messages babylonfive

The big issue for me is the total size of the screen... it's quite small compared to the body (notice the big bezel) and the shortest dimension is quite low res (768). So, equivalent to 1024 x 768 screen in height... pass.


rmgrimm


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rmgrimm
narquespamley wrote:Meh. If you're working on documents or web browsing, that 768 pixels vertical is going to suck. Altogether it's only 2/3 the pixels of true HD, which would be more useful in terms of content and form factor.



Actually, this truly is HD. Standards for HD are super low; the screen just have to have at least 720 pixels vertically and be at least 16:9. "Full HD" would require it to be 1080 pixels tall, so I think that's the term you're looking for.

Anyway, laptops like this give me hope that the stupid marketing hype with HD is finally dying away. I managed to get a 17" at 1920x1200 (16:10) laptop about 4 years ago.

Since then I haven't seen many laptops with screens that pixel dense. I refuse to drop 120 vertical pixels and pay more just because the masses were sold on a simplistic 3 tier scheme (SD, HD, Full HD) that doesn't cover important aspects like density. I'm tired of seeing laptops with larger screens and lower vertical resolution/density than my netbook, it's pathetic. This one included.

Remember when buying that taskbar, window titlebars, toolbars, etc will be whittling even further away at the available vertical space.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 565 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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BTW, if you haven't seen it, don't miss the product video on Tools today.



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mkeesan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mkeesan

I was annoyed that the specs didn't give the actual screen dimensions, so I did the math, and unless I've made a stupid error in applying Pythagoras's theorem, and assuming that the 14.4" is the diagonal dimension, the screen on this is 5.7" tall by 13.2" wide, which seems pretty underwhelming to me. I don't know how much work I could do with a screen height less than 6".

FenStar


quality posts: 16 Private Messages FenStar

How does someone create a laptop with this aspect ratio and not have a number pad?

Still single, can't imagine why.

pg318


quality posts: 2 Private Messages pg318
rmgrimm wrote:Actually, this truly is HD. Standards for HD are super low; the screen just have to have at least 720 pixels vertically and be at least 16:9. "Full HD" would require it to be 1080 pixels tall, so I think that's the term you're looking for.

Anyway, laptops like this give me hope that the stupid marketing hype with HD is finally dying away. I managed to get a 17" at 1920x1200 (16:10) laptop about 4 years ago.

Since then I haven't seen many laptops with screens that pixel dense. I refuse to drop 120 vertical pixels and pay more just because the masses were sold on a simplistic 3 tier scheme (SD, HD, Full HD) that doesn't cover important aspects like density. I'm tired of seeing laptops with larger screens and lower vertical resolution/density than my netbook, it's pathetic. This one included.

Remember when buying that taskbar, window titlebars, toolbars, etc will be whittling even further away at the available vertical space.


I have a couple of laptops and netbooks with widescreens, which would be good for watching movies, but most of the work I do on Word or Excel I do on an ancient Dell with a UXGA (1600x1200) 4:3 screen. If I can't have a single device for work and leisure use, I'd get a tablet, but I just don't use mobile devices for movies - other than watching movies on my phone on a plane a couple of times. Being short sighted makes watching a 4.3" screen in cramped conditions tolerable...

frankieq


quality posts: 0 Private Messages frankieq

I am not sure about this model Toshiba, but I own a Satellite A305 and had been happy with it for the first couple of years of ownership. That is until I could not connect via wireless anymore. I started having serious connectivity problems that were never fixed. Toshiba customer support was a complete waste of time and money. Before you buy Toshiba products, do extensive research on this very common problem. Good luck

Pufferfishy


quality posts: 38 Private Messages Pufferfishy

I have 2 Toshiba laptops - a $300 "Wal*Mart Special" that came with Vista and I downgraded to XP. No small task as this was a "one-time, sale-specific build" laptop - but it's worked great ever since.

Then I made the mistake of buying the near $2000 top-of-the-line Qosmio X505 18" monster running Win7. It has been, by far and away, the most unstable computer I have ever owned.
The VAST majority of the issue is the video driver - because the manufacturer sold the chipset to Toshiba they don't write a (specific) driver for it - and Toshiba gave up releasing new drivers the week after the paint dried on the shipping models. As you might guess, the generic driver sets work, but can't address whatever it is that Toshiba did wrong on their implementation.

I will keep this brief and say - if you get a Toshiba that Toshiba decides to actually SUPPORT you'll be OK. But if you buy one that they pretty much forget ever existed you will be f**ked.

Just look at their forums.

Like my voice here matters at all - but I for one will never give Toshiba another dime. Caveat Emptor.

If you think this harsh YOU spend two grand for a power-sucking paperweight and see how your opinion changes.....

You've been put on posting probation for this post

abeandchris


quality posts: 7 Private Messages abeandchris
FenStar wrote:How does someone create a laptop with this aspect ratio and not have a number pad?



Was about to say -- er, type -- the exact same thing.

indetrucks


quality posts: 3 Private Messages indetrucks

Will this laptop be a capable Bitcoin miner?

patersondj


quality posts: 0 Private Messages patersondj

What does ?

Service upgradable only

for the 6 GIG to 10 GIG of memory mean?

SpyderZ


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SpyderZ

I was excited for a moment... until I looked at the keyboard. How on earth can you market an 'Ultra Wide' Laptop... without including a Number Pad... are you kidding me? O.o!

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 565 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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patersondj wrote:What does ?

Service upgradable only

for the 6 GIG to 10 GIG of memory mean?

It means there's no handy access plate to install more memory. The placement of the memory slots is such that it involves removing the case which would void your warranty.



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souravzzz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages souravzzz
ubernard wrote:Is this the gaming laptop I've been waiting for woot to offer, or should I keep waiting?


What kind of games are you looking to play? Older games with low-mid graphics should run acceptably, but don't expect to run newer games.

Suggestion: If you are looking for a "cheap gaming laptop", go for the Lenovo y510p with 750m sli.

nedimaz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nedimaz

My gf had one of these. This laptop has a major design issue. The fan is on the back of the laptop and when you open the screen, there is not much air flow and it gets heated easily. After couple hours of use, you might see some crazy things going on on the screen. No recommending.

anddreus


quality posts: 4 Private Messages anddreus

and no full keyboard, great!

LotusGeek


quality posts: 0 Private Messages LotusGeek

WOOT is da bomb. They have amazing deals pretty much every day. But occasionally, the deal is off a bit.

Now don't get me wrong - I LOVE me some WOOT - but I have to be honest and say that this box is available online a little cheaper. Not much, but a little.

Since the price is very close, and since WOOT is a known entity, I would still probably get it here; but, I always "trust but verify" that WOOT has the best price, and occasionally they are a little off. Actually, very seldomly.

Anyway, now you know.


[MOD: FYI, I got an error message trying to check out to see how much Shipping was. ]

narquespamley


quality posts: 24 Private Messages narquespamley
rmgrimm wrote:Actually, this truly is HD. Standards for HD are super low; the screen just have to have at least 720 pixels vertically and be at least 16:9. "Full HD" would require it to be 1080 pixels tall, so I think that's the term you're looking for.

Anyway, laptops like this give me hope that the stupid marketing hype with HD is finally dying away. I managed to get a 17" at 1920x1200 (16:10) laptop about 4 years ago.

Since then I haven't seen many laptops with screens that pixel dense. I refuse to drop 120 vertical pixels and pay more just because the masses were sold on a simplistic 3 tier scheme (SD, HD, Full HD) that doesn't cover important aspects like density. I'm tired of seeing laptops with larger screens and lower vertical resolution/density than my netbook, it's pathetic. This one included.

Remember when buying that taskbar, window titlebars, toolbars, etc will be whittling even further away at the available vertical space.



Full HD is 1920x1080. You can mince words all you want, but this ain't it.

If you're using a laptop to watch a video or play a DVD, then you'll be in full screen and title bars are a non issue.

canis39


quality posts: 0 Private Messages canis39

Uh...bookvault.net? Looks like a marketplace site. No thanks. I'll stick with Woot.

LotusGeek wrote:WOOT is da bomb. They have amazing deals pretty much every day. But occasionally, the deal is off a bit.

Now don't get me wrong - I LOVE me some WOOT - but I have to be honest and say that this box is available online a little cheaper. Not much, but a little.

Since the price is very close, and since WOOT is a known entity, I would still probably get it here; but, I always "trust but verify" that WOOT has the best price, and occasionally they are a little off. Actually, very seldomly.

Anyway, now you know.


[MOD: FYI, I got an error message trying to check out to see how much Shipping was. ]



Dodey23


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Dodey23

I am looking to build a HTPC out of an Intel NUC and this pretty much has every spec I was hoping to build my new toy with. Monitor be damned, this is very tempting. Have 3 hours to figure it out!

Anyone have experience running 1080p from this via hdmi?

C'mon carp!