Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6930
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6930
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6930
Source: PC Advisor
The Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6930 makes a better impression on paper than it does in actual use. The bulleted list of hardware and features makes it seem like a steal, but the performance numbers and overall functionality are enough to raise some caution flags. If you don't have a lot of cash, and if a nice, big screen and good speakers are enough for you, then check out the A355D. But better options exist, such as Lenovo's IdeaPad Y530, which goes after the exact same demographic as this Toshiba and does a better overall job.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2: Mobility Radeon HD3470 and chipset mGPU HD 3200 in Crossfire combination.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.
Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-80 is the slowest CPU of the ZM series and a entry level CPU in 2008.
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15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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