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Toshiba Satellite A350-12J

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A350-12JNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-12J (Satellite A350 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 750 euro
Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A350-12J

70% Toshiba Satellite A350-12J
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you like your laptops nice and shiny, Toshiba's new Satellite A350-12J will go down a treat. Not only do you get a glossy black chassis with a lid that's surprisingly smudge-resistant, but the keyboard is also coated in the stuff. It's not something that will appeal to all tastes, and we found it felt very odd to type on. If you can get used to its shiny and somewhat slippery keyboard, the Satellite A350-12J is a solid notebook that performs reasonably well as long as you're not into gaming. The problem is that there's nothing that really makes it stand out from the crowd, and at this price we had hoped to see some form of discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba - Satellite A350 review
Source: IT Reviews English
As far as first impressions go, the Satellite A350 from Toshiba certainly gets the thumbs up. The all-black chassis looks smart and it feels like a solidly built piece of kit. At just under £600, the Satellite A350-12J represents good value, but we do have our reservations. The glossy keyboard, for example, appears to be a case of style over substance, while the lack of Bluetooth and Gigabit LAN are two surprising omissions in a £600 laptop. And considering its movie-watching credentials, it's a shame Toshiba couldn't find room for a remote control.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: price: 70%
67% Toshiba A350-12J
Source: PC Pro English
 

Choosing a laptop to replace an aged desktop PC used to be a straightforward choice of deciding whether you wanted a mid-sized portable with a 15.4in screen or a hulking behemoth with a 17in screen. Now, however, with manufacturers gradually making the move from the traditional 16:10 displays to the 16:9 ratio, you can add 15.6in, 16in and 18.4in to the list. The Toshiba Satellite A350 sits slap bang in the middle of this bunch. A gleaming physique and a glossy 16in display, but elsewhere this Toshiba fails to excite


67
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%

Comment

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.

» 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.


T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.0": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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


68.5%: 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.

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» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
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» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
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» Samsung R540-JA06
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» MSI CR620-691US
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» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
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» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
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» Gigabyte Q1105
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» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
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» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)