Toshiba Portege A600 Series

Toshiba Portégé A600-14CProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.5kg
Price: 750, 1000, 1250 euro
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 85%, display: 60%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

 

Toshiba Portege A600-S2201

Specifications

Toshiba Portege A600-S2201Notebook: Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege A600-S2201 (Model)

Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Toshiba Portege A605

Specifications

Toshiba Portege A605Notebook: Toshiba Portege A605
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, , 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Portégé A605
Source: Maximum PC English
Neither the R600 nor the A605 are the best-performing ultraportables we’ve tested. That honor goes to HP’s 2530p and Lenovo’s X200s (both also reviewed in August), which featured 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo procs. The R600 overcame this deficit with its near-weightlessness. The less-expensive A605 doesn’t have this special quality. It does, however, have respectable performance, a strong feature set, and a damn good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege A605
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Portege A605 offers good looks and a small form factor, but compromises build quality to achieve its very low weight. The palm rest, keyboard, and screen all exhibit a good amount of flex, which doesn’t bode well for thoughts of durability. Looking past the flexible chassis, the notebook does offer a built-in optical drive, and still keeps the overall weight to just above 3lbs. For a business traveler who only cares about that, this notebook falls right in the weight range of most netbooks. With the current list price of $1,399 it is priced against the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 or about double the price of an HP Pavilion dv2. Overall I think the Portege A605 offers a lot potential for a customer interested in a good looking business notebook, but it has a few areas that could see some improvement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Toshiba Portégé A600-14C

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé A600-14CNotebook: Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1250 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Portégé A600-14C - 12.1in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Toshiba's Portégé A600-14C makes a very convincing argument for itself. It's light and portable, but manages to pack in loads of features, including integrated HSDPA and all the security features you'd normally expect from a business laptop. Only a collection of minor niggles and a slight concern over build quality precludes it from an award, but there's still plenty to commend here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90%

 

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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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

» 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.

SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.


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.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


73%: 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, 2009-06- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)