Toshiba Satellite M300
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M300
Source: Gadget Zone Archive.org version
With a good mix of features in a nicely designed package, the M300 is a good option for both work and play.
3.5 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
We’ve been continually impressed with Toshiba notebooks lately, and the M300 continues that trend. We love the look, how the keyboard feels, and the display is one of the best we’ve seen. And the fact that it’s just $1,149 is fantastic too, as a lot of business notebooks are far more expensive. Like all Toshibas, there’s the typical bloatware installed, so you’ll have to go through a cleansing ritual after purchase, but that shouldn’t take longer than a half-hour or so. And once it’s cleaned up, it’ll be a darn good notebook, though we’re surprised Toshiba decided to forego including any security features on a notebook intended for business. This is easily the M300’s biggest drawback, and could be a deal-breaker in some corporate environments. If not, we can easily recommend the M300 as it’s a fine all-purpose notebook that is comfortable to use and won’t break your back or your wallet.
7.5 von 10, Preis sehr gut,
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90%
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72.5%: 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.