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Toshiba Satellite A660-18N

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-18NNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-18N (Satellite A660 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A660-18N

70% Toshiba Satellite A660 16in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
 Toshiba's Satellite A660 has looks that only a mother could love and lousy battery life, but at least delivers performance and a good range of capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Satellite A660-18N review
Source: Techradar English
While the Satellite A660-18N is narrowly bettered in terms of features and performance by the HP and Sony, it is still an excellent consumer laptop with a huge amount to offer. If you're after a high-powered machine at a good price, there's a lot to like.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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 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.


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.


2.6 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


75%: 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.

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» Samsung SF310-S04UK
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» Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)