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Toshiba Satellite A300

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A300Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 69.89% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 58%, features: 51%, display: 55% mobility: 44%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 58%, emissions: 61%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A300

60% Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-2C5 review
Source: Techradar English
Toshiba's business laptop proves useful for home duties too. The Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-2C5 (£525 inc. VAT) targets business users primarily. As such, you'll find a tough design and a laptop that's more than capable of handling the daily commute. Overall, the Toshiba Satellite Pro A300- 2C5 is an impressive laptop. Offering a great mix of quality, comfort and performance, it's the ideal tool for busy professionals, with only a below-average battery life letting it down.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Satellite A300-15B review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, there's a lot to like about the Toshiba Satellite A300-15B, not least the sublimely comfortable keyboard. It's a great multimedia laptop if you plan on using it around the house, only missing out on an award by virtue of it's woefully short battery life.
3.5 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% Toshiba Satellite A300D-15B notebook Tosh brings AMD to the party
Source: Pocket Lint English

Reasonably While it’s difficult to wholeheartedly recommend the A300D-15B, there’s a lot to like about this machine. Best of all is its multimedia performance – and at this price you’ll struggle to find better 3D capabilities. We were also very impressed with the keyboard, at least in terms of comfort and usability. The glossy finish won’t appeal to all users though, prone as it is to scratches and grubby prints. Overall, the fact this machine has an AMD chip isn’t really an issue. For lots of people, the battery life of around 1.5 hours will be – but if you only need a laptop for use around the house then the Toshiba is definitely worth a look.


7 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 40%
40% Toshiba Satellite A300D AMD laptop
Source: Hexus English
Toshiba's Satellite A300D-15B mid-range laptop ships with an etail price of £620 and is based around AMD's Turion X2 Ultra processor and discrete Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512MB graphics card.

Tipping the scales at almost 3kg, the good-looking laptop has an excellent 15.4in WXGA+ (1,440x900px) screen, decent gaming credentials, above-average multimedia features, and, surprisingly, room-filling sound. The downsides, however, are more numerous. A mock carbon fibre-like finishes smudges way too easily, the Turion X2 Ultra CPU is found wanting when compared to Centrino (2), the glossy keyboard is hard to write quickly upon, and the battery-life is poor, not helped by the small-capacity battery. Equally as irksome is the first-instance loading/configuring time for Windows Vista, which amounts to some 40 minutes.


4 von 10, Display gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht, Leistung schlecht, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 30% emissions: 40%
70% Toshiba Satellite A300-177 Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Toshiba Satellite A300-177 is an average 15.4in laptop with a slightly below average screen and battery life, while the unique design is at best an acquired taste. Overall it's not a bad machine, but for just a little extra the competition offers far more. The one area where it excels is in offering the best sound quality of any budget 15 incher we've come across, thanks to its truly excellent Harman Kardon speakers.
(von 10): 7, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Display mäßig, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60%
80% Toshiba Satellite A300-177 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Toshiba Satellite A300-177 is an attractive notebook and on that level, Toshiba has succeeded. However, we do feel the high-gloss finish is a little too much to live with every day. If you can overcome the finish, this is a good all-round machine that offers genuine value for money.
8 von 10, Preis sehr gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

92% Das richtige Notizbuch
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 70%
81% Test: Notebooks mit 15-Zoll-Display
Source: Com! - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 18% features: 23% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 20%
76% Die Vielseitigen
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70%
60% Toshiba Satellite A300-1R2
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
71% Test: Toshiba Satellite A300-IR2 - Tolles Design, mäßige Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 39% features: 80% display: 65% mobility: 76% workmanship: 82%
64% Zehn Spiele-Notebooks bis 1.500 Euro
Source: Gamestar German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 60% emissions: 50%
79% Die Kleinen sind da
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 12/08 German
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 88% display: 85% mobility: 67% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 88%
64% Toshiba Satellite A300-18k
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 50% performance: 23% features: 5% display: 14%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300-1MX
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, , Short, Date: 11/03/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 50%
71% Artenvielfalt - leistungsstarke Allrounder im Mittelformat
Source: PC Magazin - 11/2008 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 70% performance: 73% features: 77% mobility: 60% workmanship: 67%
80% Toshiba Satellite A300-18K
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 30%
50% Test: Toshiba Satellite A300-18K
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 66% features: 40% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 41%
Nueva gama Satellite A300 de Toshiba. Portátil de gama domestica para usuarios exigentes.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2008
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Recensione Toshiba Satellite A300
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Szürke eminenciás irodista
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%
Nyolc laptop tesztje: multimédia a nappaliban 2.
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2009
Rating: price: 100% performance: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.» 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.


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


69.89%: 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.

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

» Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Acer Extensa 5630G
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Asus V1V
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus M51T
Turion X2 RM-70
» Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Turion X2 RM-70
» Asus M51VA
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Toshiba Satellite A300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Asus M50SA
Core 2 Duo T9300

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Extensa 7630G
Core 2 Duo T6570, 17.3", 3.44 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 8530G
Turion X2 RM-72, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Gateway MD7826u
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Core 2 Extreme X9100, 17.0", 4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus F8VA
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote SL81
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Dell Studio 1735
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.0", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Dell Studio 17
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.47 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-06-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)