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Toshiba Satellite A300D

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A300DNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A300D
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 85%, display: 64% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A300D

70% Toshiba Satellite A300D-125
Source: Inside HW English
Even though we didn’t like some things, final evaluation for Toshiba Satellite A300D-125 is satisfactory. If shine surfaces and lack of quality video outputs don’t bother you, purchasing of this notebook model will provide you solid home multimedia device with very attractive design.
Zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

83% Vergleichstest
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 78% features: 85% display: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 89%
80% Toshiba Satellite A300D-13A
Source: PC Magazin - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite A300D-13A
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/06/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite A300D-13A
Source: PC Magazin - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite A300D-14R
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40%

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.


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-60: First in 90nm, later in 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.7 kg:

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.

Toshiba reviews


77.67%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)