Toshiba Portégé A600-13Y
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Portégé A600-13Y (Portégé A Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1410 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé A600-13Y
Color up your life.Toshiba wants to pep up the dismal world of notebooks with color with its new Portégé A600 business devices. The new series combines reliability and stability of the notebooks till now with a trendy outfit. According to Toshiba this combination is being asked for always more frequently from businesspeople. How this very promising straddle cuts off in the end will be seen in the following test report with numerous evaluations.
Toshiba’s latest addition to its popular Portégé notebook range is the A600 ultraportable that comes in two models, the 120 and our review sample, the 122. The only difference is the size of the hard disk: 160GB and 250GB respectively. The Portégé A600 is ideal for people who are still not convinced by netbooks, but want a small highly portable notebook with a built-in optical drive, but it’s not cheap
80, Preis 60, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60%
It's hard not to be impressed by the Toshiba Portege A600. It might not be the thinnest or lightest of the thin and light models out there, but it's certainly a decent ultra-portable laptop. It features the built-in optical drive that rivals such as Samsung's X360 lack and, although by no means a powerhouse, will cope with most tasks. Throw in built-in HSDPA and a decent battery life, and it's a good amount of kit for the money. That said, increasing your budget slightly puts the 1.1kg Portege R600 within reach.
81, Preis 80, Leistung 40, Display 50, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 65% display: 78% mobility: 93% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 85%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SU9300: Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
82.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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