Toshiba Satellite P200-144
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
Toshiba claims to have invented the notebook concept some 25 years ago, and it's a format the company has remained remarkably faithful to. It may never have branched out into the full-blown desktop market, but looking at the specs of this desktop replacement in isolation it might as well have done. With a 17in widescreen format, it's at the very limit of anything you'd attempt to leave the house with. Not only is battery life short (it managed just over two hours under light use), the sheer physical size and 3.2kg weight make it viable only for journeys involving a car. The advantage is that the P200-144 is pretty much as close to a desktop PC as a notebook can get, without resorting to detachable keyboards and design trickery such as that of the Dell XPS M2010 (web ID: 92150), or standard desktop componentry and a truly huge case such as the Rock Xtreme CTX Pro (web ID: 94154). With its 17in widescreen format, it's directly up against our current desktop-replacement favourite, HP's Pavilion dv9292eu.
4 von 6, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 67% display: 80%
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17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
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.
67%: 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.