Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200X is a good starter system if you're looking to explore the convertible-hybrid laptop category. It has a large screen and a modest price that's in the same ballpark as entry-level desktop-replacement laptops, even if it has a slight premium for its convertible design. However, its large amount of bloatware and bulkier build means it can't quite compete with our Editors' Choice for entry-level convertible-hybrid laptops, the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3147), on battery life, system weight, and price (it's $135 less expensive).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebooks.com Archive.org version
Toshiba priced this system low enough that some price conscious buyers will want to take a look. People who want a little more than a budget laptop, but doesn’t cost too much more, will enjoy this computer. So we’ll call it a “buy,” with reservations. If Toshiba boosted the screen brightness and put a longer lasting battery in it, we’d like it more. Those who need to use the trackpad will find the included pointing device frustrating, so get a Bluetooth mouse to use instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2015
Model: The Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X is an affordable and conveniently sized laptop for on-the-go users. The professionally looking device comes in dark silver with a brushed metal finish. The black polycarbonate lid adds durability without sacrificing on additional weight. A pro of the Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X is its capability to transform into various viewing modes ranging from a traditional laptop to audience mode. In the latter, the screen faces outwards and the keyboard folded underneath. Display on the laptop is a 14 inch widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD panel with 10-point multi touch support. Audio quality is impressive with the built-in Harmon Kardon stereo speakers.
The Windows 10 device comes with an Intel Core i3-5015U processor, 6 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a 500 GB HDD. The typing ergonomics of the frameless Chiclet is great. Other features are Bluetooth 4.1, an HD webcam, a card reader, an Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC adapter, an HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 port. The Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X comes with various software suits including several trial software that could overwhelm some users. Battery life on the laptop is not too impressive with a 3-cell Lithium-Ion battery.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5015U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
70%: 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.
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