Toshiba is one of the many companies using the Computex convention to unveil new Ultrabook models, and is hitting the form factor hard with two new models from the the company's freshly minted Satellite U Series, along with a sweet upgrade to its existing Portégé Z, which will now come equipped with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge). One of the new Ultrabooks -- the Satellite U845W -- also happens to be the world's first to feature a 21:9 cinematic display, Toshiba claims.
The U845W sports a 14.4-inch ultrawide HD TruBrite display with a 1792x768 resolution. It's an odd resolution for day to day computing, but "ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2:35:1 movies in their original format -- without black bars comonly seen on most laptop displays," Toshiba points out.
Ohter specs include Ivy Bridge processor options, 500GB hard drive with 32GB solid state drive (or just a 256GB SSD), up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, GbE LAN, memory card slot, and other odds and ends. The U845 is similarly spec'd, but with a more standard 1366x768 resolution, 16GB or 32GB supplementary SSD options, up to 6GB of DDR3 memory, and a single USB 3.0 port (plus two USB 2.0 ports).
The Satellite U845W will available on July 15 starting at $1,000, the U845 on June 24 starting at $750, and the Ivy Bridge infused Portégé Z on June 24 for $900.