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Toshiba Satellite Pro A120

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro A120Notebook: Toshiba Satellite Pro A120
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 58%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 10%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro A120

Toshiba - Satellite Pro A120SE review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Satellite Pro A120SE is the latest addition to Toshiba's well known family of business notebooks and at this price even the smallest business on the tightest of budgets could be interested. Part of the reason for the low price is the choice of processor and, it has to be said, the totally unrealistic amount of memory fitted to the Satellite Pro A120SE. At the heart of the system lies an Intel Core Solo CPU, the T1350. Clocked at 1.86GHz it has an FSB speed of 533MHz and 2MB of L2 cache. But backing this is a mere 256MB of PC2-533MHz DDR2 memory, which is very poor for a laptop these days, even a basic one like the Satellite Pro A120SE. If your budget allows it, the first job should be to upgrade this machine to at least 512MB.
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Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2006
Rating: price: 80%
Toshiba Satellite Pro A120
Source: PC Advisor English
Having heard a story recently concerning someone managing to run over an entire suitcase while reversing their car, PC Advisor realises it's easy to be careless, clumsy or just plain stupid, even when expensive, precious items are being handled. We'd hesitate to call the Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 bomb-proof, but it's one tough cookie, that's for sure. It's also a very capable model, as long as you don't want to play games. And despite the toughness of the build, the aesthetics don't suffer, meaning it won't look out of place at home or in the office.
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(von 10): Preis/Leistung 8, Ausstattung 7, Verarbeitung 9
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2006
Rating: price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
83% Toshiba Satellite Pro A120
Source: PC Pro English
A good, basic notebook that's specifically designed with the accident-prone user in mind. Most notebooks will take a lot of abuse during their lifespan, and Toshiba has designed the new A120 series to better survive the knocks and drops that come its way. Best of all, this is on a budget notebook range - and we looked at the most basic model. The changes go down to the motherboard level, which has been purposefully designed to keep some distance from the outer casing's vulnerable edges. So even if you do drop the notebook and crack the casing, the damage should only be superficial. The same goes for the hard disk - if the notebook senses any vibration, or it goes into freefall, the drive heads are parked automatically. This feature isn't anything new on expensive and ultraportable business laptops, but it's the first time we've seen it on a notebook at such a low price, and it's a very welcome inclusion.
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Satellite Pro A120
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
70% Preisbrecher fürs Büro – oder für zu Hause?
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 10%
Günstiges Büro-Notebook - Profi-Allüren unter 800 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 60% display: 50% workmanship: 85%
74% Eigentlich ist das Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 für Geschäftsanwender gedacht, die ein günstiges Notebook suchen.
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 63% features: 69% ergonomy: 89%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 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. 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.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits 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


75.67%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)