Toshiba Satellite A210 Series

Toshiba Satellite A210-1BDProcessor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58, AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Display: 15.4 inch, 16.5 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.73kg
Price: 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 79.88% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 63%, features: 66%, display: 63%
mobility: 51%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 68%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-14S

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-14SNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-14S
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-14S (Model)

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

 

80% Toshiba Satellite A210-14S - ATI HD 2600
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-12ZNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z | Notebookcheck
The Satellite A200 Serie from Toshiba aims to the needs of a wide consumer market with a focus on the relation of price/value. What makes the difference between the series A210 and A200? Not really much. Besides the identical case and a partially identical display, only the implemented graphics hardware from AMD and ATI is different. You can get it starting with about 700 euro. Interested?
83% Test Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 69% display: 82% mobility: 75% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 77%
83% Test Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 69% display: 82% mobility: 75% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 77%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-131

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-131Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-131
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-131 (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Toshiba Satellite A210 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In this price bracket the big players this year seem to be the Toshiba Satellite A210/A200, Dell Vostro 1000 and Acer Aspire 47xx and 55xx Gemstone series. All are good choices. Where I see the Toshiba having an edge over the Vostro 1000 is in the buyer's ability to walk into a store and touch/feel the notebook. Things like keyboard and design are very personal and hard to convey in a small web photograph. Aesthetically the Toshiba is better looking in my opinion. The Vostro can be bought with Windows XP - a vastly superior Operating System for PCs with modest specification like these. The Dell has a more orthodox keyboard layout - for a lot of people this alone could be the clincher. It also comes with a smaller 120GB HDD, but is spins faster. Comparing the A210 to Acer's Aspire, I again think the chassis is nicer on the Toshiba. The two Acer notebooks I found at this price both had Celeron CPUs - one was spec'ed with 512MB RAM and an 80GB HDD. So the Toshiba has an edge in terms of performance and specifications.
Preis gut, Ausstattung gut, Verarbeitung gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Mein Bericht: Toshiba Satellite A210-131
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% workmanship: 50%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-12U

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-12UNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-12U
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.73kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-12U (Model)

 

Toshiba - Satellite A210-12U review
Source: IT Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite range of notebooks has undergone a refresh recently, with several new series of models added to the range. One of these is the A210 series, a stylish range of laptops aimed at the home user. Our review sample, the 12U, sits in the middle of a four-model family. Despite the sub-£500 price tag, the A210-12U is a well built, stylish looking notebook in its gloss, metallic, onyx blue and silver finish, set off nicely by blue, back-lit system indicators and a back-lit Satellite logo. At the heart of the A210-12U sits a dual core AMD Turion X2 TL-52 processor which is clocked at 1.60GHz with an 800MHz FSB and 1MB L2 cache. Backing this up is an ATI RS690M/SB600 chipset combination and 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory, which is an impressive amount given the price tag. All of which gives the A210-12U no more than average performance, but it's sufficient for most office applications, although you may find it struggling a bit when it comes to something like picture or video manipulation.
Leistung zufriedenstellend, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Preis/Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 70% workmanship: 90%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-16Y

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-16YNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-16Y
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-16Y (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite A210-16Y
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-10C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-10CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-10C
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-10C (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Office-Leistung zum kleinen Preis
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 85% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-172

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-172Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-172
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A210-172 (Model)

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

 

80% Toshiba Satellite A210 172
Source: AMD-Notebook-Tester Blog German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A210-1BDNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Display: 16.5 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600: This is a DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI and direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS graphic card for laptops and performs in games much better than the Nvidia card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200: This is an onboard video chip and according AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines. ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 is hardly apt for gamers. The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently. Sometimes also called Radeon X1200.

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400: This DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI is the direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphic card for laptops. It features the Avivo HD video engine. The performance is not enaough for DX 10 games and high settings.

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


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-56:

In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

TL-52:

In 90nm produced dual core processor with a low clock rate of 1.6 GHz. The TL-52 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

TL-58:

In 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.9 GHz. The TL-58 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

TL-62:

In 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.9 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

16.5: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.73 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


79.88%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Gateway M-6864 FX
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Gateway M-152XL
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Asus X52SA
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A200
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Asus F3SA
Core 2 Duo T7500
» MSI Megabook GX610
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
» HP Compaq 8510p
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Asus X53KA
Turion 64 X2 TL-64
» Toshiba Satellite A210-14S
Turion 64 X2 TL-56

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus A7k
Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 17.1", 4.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD
Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 16.5", 2.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6470
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 4.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y710
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N6460
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7479
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» Asus G2K
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.0", 4.02 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-1EE
Core 2 Duo T5250, 17.1", 3.3 kg
» Asus W2W
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7720G
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P200
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.3 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-12 (Update: 2012-07-18)