Toshiba Satellite A660-134
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A660-134
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
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86%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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