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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Toshiba Satellite L655D is "Just Okay"

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Toshiba Laptops & Netbooks" @ 07:30 PM

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lap...655.aspx?page=1

"What do you think of when you see a sticker proclaiming "Quad Core Processor" on a notebook? Speed and power, right? The 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164RD has such a sticker on its keyboard deck that alludes to the Phenom II processor inside. Coupled with 4GB of RAM, ATI Graphics, and a 640GB hard drive, it sounds like this $659 notebook is capable of great feats for the price."

A quad core processor sounds really fast, but this laptop disappoints. While running, it stays reasonably cool, but the fan runs often, and very loudly (is this a characteristic of all AMD processors?). The keyboard is comfortable and functional, but has some odd compromises, like a shrunken space bar rather than lesser-used keys. Mouse / trackpad is large enough to be used comfortably. The glossy screen at 1366x768 has good color and details, even at angles, but is very reflective. Speakers produce "acceptable but not fantastic" sound. Webcam produced clear images but muddy colors, and Toshiba's included webcam software appeared buggy. Performance was rated as "just decent," and the standard 5,400 rpm laptop is a little faster than average. Graphics also disappoint, so this may not be a good gaming system. Battery life was also disappointing, lasting less than three hours on the LAPTOP Battery Test. In short, this laptop, priced between $464 for an entry-level model to $749 for the model tested, is "just okay."


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Value-Priced Satellite T235 Launches

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Toshiba Laptops & Netbooks" @ 05:00 PM

http://networkedblogs.com/6gO8h

"For less than 600 bucks, it doesn't get any better than this. With its lightweight chassis, long battery life, comfy keyboard, and unique style, Toshiba's Satellite T235 is one of the best consumer ultraportables yet."

With great looks, a great keyboard, a great battery, a great price, and a weight under 4-pounds, Laptop rates the Satellite as one of the very best 13-inch consumer laptops. With a 320GB SATA hard drive, 4GB Standard (8GB max), a 6-hour plus battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS, this laptop is a strong contender for "best ultraportable." Potential netbook buyers may want to consider this a worthy alternative for not much more money.


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