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Toshiba Satellite A660-07R

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-07RNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-07R (Satellite A660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 2200 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A660-07R

60% Toshiba Satellite A660/07R (PSAW3A-07R00R) 3D gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

This notebook is good if you want plenty of CPU power and a good configuration, but you shouldn't go out of your way to check it out unless you're a diehard gamer keen to get on the 3D bandwagon. It has many annoyances (including the use of a 32-bit version of Windows) and its battery life is poor.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M: According to the released informations, the Geforce GTS 350M should be just a renamed GTS 250M. In the Toshiba A663 it is however a bit lower clocked.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)