Toshiba Satellite A355 Series

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 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: 600, 900 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6925

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6925Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6925
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: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A355 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba's Satellite A355-S6925
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite A355-S6925 offers a fair amount of performance and strong features for its $750 price tag. One the biggest advantages it has is the wide range of peripheral connectors on the laptop including eSATA and FireWire, but it also shows one of its flaws because it lacks an HDMI connector for use with newer digital displays. Still, those that can look past this and its slightly larger and heavier size can get a very well rounded budget laptop.
80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Sold in: The Americas
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A355 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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

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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.

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

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.


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:


70%: 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, 2009-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)