Toshiba Satellite P200-12D
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P200-12D
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P200-12D
Source: IT Reviews
Toshiba's Satellite family of notebooks keeps growing and features models that cover most aspects of laptop design. The Satellite P200 range sits towards the higher end of the family line-up and, of the P200 series, our review model, the 12D, is the current flagship of the range, offering a good feature-set together with a reasonable price tag. It's a big boy, measuring 399 x 288 x 36mm and weighing in at just over 4kg (with the power brick), so it's definitely aimed at replacing your desktop PC; a job it does admirably well with its specification. Despite the poor graphics performance - and if you're not interested in playing games on a laptop that hardly matters - Toshiba's Satellite A200-12D is a good all-round system with a major trick up its sleeve in the form of a built-in HD-DVD drive and HDMI output.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2007
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400: This DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI is the direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphic card for laptops. It features the Avivo HD video engine. The performance is not enaough for DX 10 games and high settings.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
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