Toshiba Satellite L300
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L300
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
It's not often that we see a laptop from an established brand at a price point as low as the £350 that will get you Toshiba's 15.4in Satellite L300-29T. In fact, this makes it the cheapest laptop we've ever reviewed, so let's find out if it's an absolute bargain or has had a few too many corners cut. Despite its decent chassis, excellent speakers and above-average screen, Toshiba's Satellite L300-29T can barely handle <st1:place w:st="on">Vista</st1:place> because of its 1GB of RAM, making it a poor choice unless you're prepared to upgrade the RAM yourself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 50%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite L300-13R is a decent laptop with solid specs and so-so build quality. However, at virtually the same price as the Acer Aspire 5920 Gemstone, the Satellite L300-13R's performance and feature set simply can't compete. For almost the same price, you'd be a fool not to buy the Acer over the the Toshiba Satellite L300-13R.
von 5: 3, Verabeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 3, Leistung schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
Source: Inside HW Archive.org version
Toshiba Satellite L300 doesn’t bring anything new, everything is more or less already seen before. Certified components are well fit into, according to price range. The biggest advantage of L300 series in relation to L40 is two years warranty that is now standard for all Toshiba Satellite notebooks. Prolonged warranty and good name that follows Toshiba notebooks will for certain bring prevail in your decision for purchasing it. Notebook Toshiba Satellite L300-11G will serve quite properly users with standard Internet/music/movie demands. On the market can be found several models of L300 series (11F, 11M, 110, 15W) and they all have in common quality made and they differ by processor, memory size, HDD size and OS. This should help you to choose model that will perfectly suit to your needs.
Preis zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2008
Rating: price: 70% features: 80%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The L300's weight and short battery life mean it's not suitable for road warriors. But if you're looking for a basic, no-nonsense laptop for use around the home then its sub-£400 price tag and sturdy build quality make it an attractive option.
6.5 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite L300 won't suit everyone, as its base specification isn't powerful enough for anything but the most basic of tasks. However, if you just need something for surfing the web or responding to email, this is a great machine at a bargain price.
8 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung schlecht, Ausstattung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 70%
Source: Magnus.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Magazin - 9/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90%
Source: c't - 8/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% performance: 99% features: 74% display: 90% mobility: 28% ergonomy: 63%
Source: Computerbild - 20/08
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 77% features: 86% display: 86% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 92%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 46% price: 100% performance: 6% features: 29% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 47%
Source: PCM NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
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65%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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