Toshiba Satellite P300-212

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P300-212Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P300-212 (Satellite P300 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.35kg
Price: 1650 euro
Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 89%, features: 89%, display: 83% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P300-212

80% Review Toshiba Satellite P300-212 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Flood of Models. Toshiba expands its range of 17" Satellite P300 Series notebooks again and again. Amoung others one will find the P300-212 Model, equiped with the high-performance Core 2 Duo CPU and the no less impressive ATI HD 4650 graphic board. With currently around 20 different configuration variations, just about anyone looking for a 17" notebook will find themselves a suitable model.

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Toshiba Satellite P300-212 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 86% display: 77% mobility: 63% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 70%
79% Toshiba Satellite P300-212
Source: PC Go - 7/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80%
90% Toshiba Satellite P300-212 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 94% features: 88% display: 94% mobility: 58% ergonomy: 89%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

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 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.


T9550:

The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

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


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.35 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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


82.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite L350-24U
Pentium Dual Core T4300

Devices with the same GPU

» Packard Bell EasyNote LJ71
Athlon II M320, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2120eg
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2005AX
Turion II M500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGNFW54M
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW56SR/H
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1D6
Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555-10R
Core 2 Duo P7450, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H
Core 2 Duo T9600, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555-10N
Core 2 Duo P8700, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-2273cl
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-12W
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.0", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/T
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Dell Studio 1747
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.38 kg
» Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BN
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW280F
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge15 TT
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-2270us
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-10
Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-1360us
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.19 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.4", 2.89 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-7900
Core 2 Duo T9600, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Asus N81Vp-D2
Core 2 Duo T9600, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-1211sg
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.85 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-2160ef
Core 2 Duo P7550, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-164
Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW46M
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Satellite P300-212
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)