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Toshiba Satellite A350 Series

Toshiba Satellite A350-205Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700, 750, 900, 1100 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 70%, features: 75%, display: 60%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite A350-11N

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A350-11NNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-11N
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A350 (Series)
 Satellite A350-11N (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite A350-11N review
Source: Techradar English
 

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.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Satellite A350-11N review
Source: Techradar English
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.
70
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Satellite A350-11N notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
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%
70% Toshiba Satellite A350-11N
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%

 

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A350 (Series)

 

TOSHIBA Satellite A355-S6940 Intel Core 2 Duo 16
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The newly refreshed 16” A350 series notebook from Toshiba is a solid performer, keeping all that we loved about the first generation notebook and improving in a couple of areas. Power consumption technically improved, but since Toshiba went with a smaller capacity battery, battery life actually decreased. The glossy Fusion surface is still as scratch-resistant as it ever was, but still very smudge prone as noted before. System performance is great when compared against non-gaming notebooks, and the dual hard drives open up a ton of potential for a lot of storage. One thing Toshiba should have changed with this newer model is the starting price. Since the time the A305 was released last year many gaming notebooks have started to appear in the $1,000-$1,300 price segment. This means consumers who are shopping based on price and specifications will lean towards the “better” gaming machines if they are so near in cost.
Preis 40, Leistung 80, Mobilität 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 50%

 

Toshiba Satellite A350-12J

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A350-12JNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-12J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A350 (Series)
 Satellite A350-12J (Model)

Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite A350-205

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A350-205Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A350 (Series)
 Satellite A350-205 (Model)

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%
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

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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

» 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.

T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.

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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.


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.

3 kg:


72%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Turion X2 RM-70

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Extensa 7630G
Core 2 Duo T6570, 17.3", 3.44 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 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
» Acer Extensa 5630G
Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Core 2 Extreme X9100, 17.0", 4 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
» Asus V1V
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus M51T
Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 3 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.76 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
» Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.73 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus M51VA
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Dell Studio 17
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.47 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A300
Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus X72SA
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)