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Toshiba Satellite A350-205

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A350-205Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-205 (Satellite A350 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A350-205

90% Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Source: PC Authority English
The Toshiba gets the nod this month, even without the outstanding battery life of the Acer, or the highest benchmark score, simply because it's the best all-rounder of the bunch. There's nothing missing, and everything you could desire in a mid-range system is supplied amply. It's not the most portable, but it's well ahead of the pack in all other regards.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

60% Cinemascope-Notebooks
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Source: PC Go - 8/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90%

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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» 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


77%: 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, 2009-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)