In Pictures: The best new Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks -- light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever -- is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S410

This elegant-looking Toshiba Satellite model targets movie buffs, but it’s not a good choice for productivity or gaming. Its LCD panel has an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio—perfect for viewing widescreen movies without letterboxes, and the S410’s sound quality is top-notch; battery life is also excellent. In addition, the S410 has a nicely rounded set of connectivity options, lacking only cellular broadband. The keyboard, though, provides little tactile feedback, so it’s not the best for touch-typing. This cool-looking model would be great for casual use (and watching movies). But if you need a laptop to get work done, you can find alternatives.

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