Toshiba Satellite P745-S4250
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P745-S4250
Consumer conscious. Toshiba’s latest laptop touts solid multimedia-friendly features and specifications backed by a Core i5-2410M CPU, but cost-cutting doesn't do the Satellite any favors.
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite P745-S4250 has plenty of processing power with its Intel Core i5-2410M processor for all your work, multimedia and entertainment needs and comes in a nice portable size of 14-inches. With a large 750GB hard drive and about 6-hours worth of battery life, this laptop should make a decent travel companion. It also boasts great audio sound with its Harmon/Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby and Wave audio enhancements. But priced at $779.99, the build doesn’t feel as solid, the trackpad design could be improved for better comfort, and Bluetooth support is oddly missing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2011
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2011
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Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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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.
75%: 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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