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Toshiba Portege A600-S2201

Specifications

Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Toshiba Portege A600-S2201 (Portege A600 Series)
Display
12.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 80%, display: 60% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege A600-S2201

60% Toshiba Portege A600-S2201 12.1-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Portege A600-S2201 should be considered a less expensive cousin of the high end Portege R600. The system has a slightly larger overall build and weighs a bit more, but it provides a decent experience for its price tag. The included Windows XP Professional downgradfe will definitely entice some but the build quality of this system isn't up to the level of most business class ultraportables. Toshiba also needs to but down the installed applications as it impacts performance.
60, Preis 80, Leistung 50, Mobilität 50, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 40%
60% Toshiba Portege A600
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
With the growing popularity of netbooks, casual laptop users who need to check their email and browse the Net will find the slower Atom processor machines running either Linux or Windows XP adequate for the job. But “full notebooks” are better for business users who need to run Vista, work on productivity tasks (Office, Photoshop, etc.), need more ports and expansion slots and require an optical drive. The Toshiba A600 fits the role well. It’s one of the cheapest 12-inch notebooks on the market and it has good enough performance running most business applications and multimedia. Though not equipped with the fastest mobile processor, the Toshiba has an attractive price and that means more now to businesses and individual users.

60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Portégé A600 - ein Subnotebook für 1000 Euro
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
85% Toshiba Portégé A600 in test
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%

Comment

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 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.
1.4 kg:

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.

Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


68.33%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)