Toshiba Satellite A660 Series

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EGProcessor: AMD Phenom II X4 P920, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.61kg, 2.7kg
Price: 700, 750, 800, 860, 900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 2200 euro
Average Score: 78.29% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 74%, features: 74%, display: 62%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 74%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-134

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-134Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-134
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Toshiba Satellite A660 review
Source: CNet English
Toshiba clearly thought its Satellite range of laptops wasn't big enough, so it's churned out a few more machines to plug the gaps. Although the configuration of the Toshiba Satellite A660 that we reviewed, the A660-T15, has an underwhelming display and pretty rubbish battery life, its positive points outweigh its faults. It's a highly usable all-rounder that offers good multimedia performance and a carefully crafted design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
90% Ревю на TOSHIBA Satellite A660-134
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-15T

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-15TNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-15T
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite A660-15T review
Source: PC Advisor English
At first glance, the Toshiba Satellite A660-15T looks like a one of Toshiba's typical business laptops. It's not shiny, pretty or finished with silver trim – it's matt black on matt black with a bit of subtle texturing, which we suspect is there more for grip than appearance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Satellite A660-15T review
Source: T3 English
It may not be pretty, and the power doesn't really compare to the MacBook Pro, but there's no denying the excellent value on offer here; affordable quad-core power
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-151

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-151Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-151
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.61kg
Price: 860 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Review Toshiba Satellite A660-151 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entertainment Program. Toshiba's 16 incher scores with good sound, gaming starter GPU and good performance. However we found out that there's no perfect notebook for 730 euro. Workmanship, battery life and display show weaknesses.
82% Test Toshiba Satellite A660-151 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 82%
80% Toshiba A660 im Test: "Gutes" Hochglanz-Déjà-vu
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-14C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-14CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-14C
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Toshiba Satellite A660-14C review
Source: PC Pro English
Middling performance, but supplying a Blu-ray drive and such a striking screen at this price is an impressive feat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67%
80% Toshiba Satellite A660-14C Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Toshiba has hit a nice sweet-spot in the Satellite A660, offering solid performance and excellent multimedia features at a very attractive price. Toshiba could do better in the aesthetic design apartment, but the functional appearance is matched by equally functional ergonomics and the excellent speakers are the icing on the cake.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 70%
Toshiba Satellite A660
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-156

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-156Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-156
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

63% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Toshiba Satellite A660-156
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 63% display: 38% mobility: 33% emissions: 43%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 P920
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01: AMD's Quad-Core Phenom II P920 Joins the Mobile Party
Source: AnandTech English
AMD notebooks have really been difficult to recommend on any metric other than pricing for the past few years. Thankfully, the new Danube platform looks like it addresses the performance and battery life shortcomings. Intel laptops are still faster and offer better battery life, but AMD has areas where they can compete…if the price is right.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-18N

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-18NNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-18N
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-17T

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-17TNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-17T
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite A660-17T notebook review
Source: Hexus English
In closing, Toshiba's A660-17T is a well-rounded, well-built 16in notebook that's let down by lacklustre battery life. Comfortable in use, the system features an excellent keyboard and numpad, a large responsive trackpad, good on-screen image quality and impressive audio, too.

Performance is more than adequate for everyday use, and features such as Intel WiDi represent good value at the £650 price point.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-12QNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

89% Mobil und leistungsstark
Source: ETM Testmagazin - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89%
Multimediamobil
Source: c't - 18/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% emissions: 70%
87% Laptops bis 1.000 Euro
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-10X

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-10XNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1250 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Satellite A660
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2010

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-07R

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-07RNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-07R
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-166

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-166Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A660-166 (Model)

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2010

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EGNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
86% Test: Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 88% features: 87% display: 86% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 86%

 

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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


Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

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.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Phenom II X4:

P920: Slow clocked quad core CPU for mid size laptops (due to the 25 W TDP). Single threaded applications and games suffer from the low core speed.


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.

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.

2.7 kg:


78.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really 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

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
Pentium P6100, 14.0", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)