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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

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.

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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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

Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550
Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T6400
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550
Gateway MD7826u
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8400

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Acer Extensa 5630G
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10P
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133
Radeon R7 M260, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P
Radeon R7 M260, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-16C
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.379 kg
Toshiba CB35-B3340
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-A-14F
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-103
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10D
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Radeon HD 8550M, A-Series A10-5745M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)