Toshiba Satellite A210-12U
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A210-12U
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Toshiba's Satellite range of notebooks has undergone a refresh recently, with several new series of models added to the range. One of these is the A210 series, a stylish range of laptops aimed at the home user. Our review sample, the 12U, sits in the middle of a four-model family. Despite the sub-£500 price tag, the A210-12U is a well built, stylish looking notebook in its gloss, metallic, onyx blue and silver finish, set off nicely by blue, back-lit system indicators and a back-lit Satellite logo. At the heart of the A210-12U sits a dual core AMD Turion X2 TL-52 processor which is clocked at 1.60GHz with an 800MHz FSB and 1MB L2 cache. Backing this up is an ATI RS690M/SB600 chipset combination and 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory, which is an impressive amount given the price tag. All of which gives the A210-12U no more than average performance, but it's sufficient for most office applications, although you may find it struggling a bit when it comes to something like picture or video manipulation.
Leistung zufriedenstellend, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Preis/Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 70% workmanship: 90%
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200: This is an onboard video chip and according AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines. ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 is hardly apt for gamers. The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently. Sometimes also called Radeon X1200.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.
In 90nm produced dual core processor with a low clock rate of 1.6 GHz. The TL-52 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.
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In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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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