This Week in Reviews [July 23-27]
Happy weekend! Time to kick back and enjoy This Week in Reviews. This week, it was all laptops, all the time. We reviewed the widescreen Toshiba Satellite U845W, the new Sony VAIO S Series 15, the Samsung Series 9 15-inch (now with Ivy Bridge), the Fujitsu LifeBook U772, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Toshiba Satellite U845W
Now that almost all TVs and tablets are shaped to fit widescreen movies, why not laptops, too? That's the thinking behind the Toshiba Satellite U845W, whose 14.4-inch screen has an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 21:9. That means when you play the latest movies, it won't show the black bars on the top or bottom. The unique 1792 x 768-pixel display also makes it well-suited for road warriors who like having two documents open side by side. Better yet, its squat dimensions means you don't have to worry about the person in front of you reclining his or her airplane seat. Is this the ultimate work and play Ultrabook?