Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z
Source: Inside HW Archive.org version
After a few days spent with this PC, it’s a tad difficult to kiss it goodbye. Excellent finish, pleasant and functional design, remarkable hardware components, 3D capabilities, Windows Media Centre support, 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, TV tuner with RC… The attributes list seems endless. Toshiba has managed to fulfil its own goals perfectly with this Satellite newborn - it’s the ultimate multimedia machine. Luckily for all potential users, this request has not been an easy task to accomplish, and strong hardware which was required to back it all up is perfectly suited for other uses as well (office, business or gaming). The only thing to reproach is the rather anaemic battery, which provides the bare minimum of autonomy. We believe that this was conditioned by the need to cut back on the price somewhere, so this isn’t something to be too critical about. Toshiba’s Satellite A665-11T is well in front of its competitors in many regards, and set an example for a 3D notebook leader, one which will be difficult to dethrone. Finally, the attractive looks and excellently designed texture of the PC that keeps zero fingerprints were the things that we fancied the most.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 50%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Despite various flaws in usability and mobility, the Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z's impressive combination of power and features makes it a great choice as a semi-portable home media centre. Whether you want to enjoy the latest 3D games and movies, enjoy cutting-edge, quad-core performance, or future-proof yourself for the years ahead, there is something for everyone here, making the Satellite A665-11Z a laptop that's very easy to like.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M: According to the released informations, the Geforce GTS 350M should be just a renamed GTS 250M. In the Toshiba A663 it is however a bit lower clocked.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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