Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite E45W-C4200X
Source: PC Mag
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%
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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