Toshiba Portégé A600-122


Toshiba Portégé A600-122Notebook: Toshiba Portégé A600-122 (Portégé A Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1410 euro
Average Score: 67.6% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 59%, features: 57%, display: 30% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 48%, emissions: 50%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé A600-122

70% Toshiba Portege A600-122 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
  If you’re seeking a very light laptop with impressive connectivity and a battery life that enables all-day use, then the Portégé A600-122 is worth a look. It also offers a comfortable keyboard and a screen that can be viewed in most lighting conditions. It’s not the perfect all-rounder, however, as performance is stunted by the ULV processor and Windows Vista OS. The build quality also leaves a lot to be desired, the pursuit of lightness resulting in a laptop that feels flimsy to the touch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Portégé A600 notebook PC
Source: English
Toshiba’s latest Portégé notebook 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 silver finish of the A600 is only relieved by the matt black screen frame, chromed mouse buttons and Toshiba logo on the lid. 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: 04/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60%
Toshiba - Portégé A600-122 review
Source: IT Reviews English
One of the three recently launched Portégé series notebooks, the A600 is an ultra-portable laptop that is the slightly heftier brother of the R500 series. The latter, in case you didn't know, is the world's lightest notebook (according to Toshiba, anyway). With its blend of features, performance and above all weight, the Portégé A600 is an ultraportable notebook that deserves more than a second glance, but that screen needs better protection.
Ausstattung gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

38% Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 38% price: 70% performance: 25% features: 46% mobility: 54% ergonomy: 15%
80% Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Toshiba Portege A600-122
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 50%


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

Toshiba reviews

67.6%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)