Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757
Source: Laptop Mag
The Satellite A215 offers decent multimedia features, but could use a turbocharge. Toshiba's Satellite A215-S4757 offers a decent assortment of multimedia components at a reasonable price, but its low-end AMD processor is no match for similarly priced Intel-based notebooks. The Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757 won't blow you away with blazing speed or 3D muscle, which makes it tough to recommend. On the other hand, you do get some nice multimedia features and a large hard drive.
3 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 80%
Source: PC World
Performance was underwhelming. While the machine is zippy enough for answering e-mail, Web surfing, and word processing, the A215-S4757's overall WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 60 put it in a tie with an Asus A8JR-4P021C for the lowest mark among 13 recently tested laptops, and is almost 20 percent behind the average score of 74. The battery lasted 2.3 hours on one charge, about an hour shorter than the average of 3.2 hours for this laptop class. You can buy a nine-cell battery pack for an extra $135. Toshiba's Satellite A215-S4757 is far from the speediest notebook on the block, but if you need a second or third inexpensive family PC to keep everyone happy, you could do a lot worse.
(von 100): 82, Leistung 68, Ausstattung 79, Preis/Leistung sehr günstig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 68% features: 79%
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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
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.
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This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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