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 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


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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» 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
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Core 2 Duo T8100
» 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, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)