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Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944 (Satellite A355 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: 900 euro
Sold in: The Americas
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944

60% Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944 16-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite A355-S6944 is a good overall 16-inch laptop computer system that has its ups and downs but nothing that really lets it stand out from the growing number of laptops in this size and price range. Performance is good for just about any task once the trailware is removed. The glossy plastic finish is very scratch resistant but its appearance gets marred by the fact that it easily shows all fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

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


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)