Toshiba Satellite A350-11N
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-11N (Satellite A350 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A350-11N
Toshiba's A350-11N is a good laptop, but unfortunately it's let down by poor 3D performance.Overall, the Toshiba Satellite A350 is a competent laptop for light multimedia use. The lack of a dedicated graphics card is a flaw, however, and could be enough to force people to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba give us an entry-level multimedia laptop with good usability, but poor 3D performance. Overall, the Toshiba Satellite A350 is a competent laptop and a reasonable choice if you need a media centre for watching movies. Unfortunately, the lack of a dedicated GPU means it won't be for everyone, and those seeking a gaming laptop should look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint
If you’re simply seeking a device to watch films on, alongside your daily laptop needs, then there’s a lot to like about the Toshiba Satellite A350. It’s comfortable, reasonably well equipped, offers good build quality and the screen is surprisingly good for movie playback. It’s also competitively priced. Just don’t expect to find a cut-priced Toshiba Qosmio, as the A350 lacks the power of its more expensive sibling, and stumbles when it comes to some aspects expected of a multimedia machine.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 50, Ausstattung 80, Display 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Overall then, in the Toshiba Satellite A350-11N we have a notebook that carries over a lot of the strengths (including darn good speakers and an excellent keyboard), but unfortunately also a lot of the weaknesses of its predecessor. It's not bad value for the money and does offer fairly good battery life, but considering failings like the screen's poor viewing angles and lack of digital video output there might be better and cheaper alternatives available depending on your priorities.
70, Preis 60, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 70, Display 40, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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