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Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and there are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and battery.

price, performance, portability, usability, screen

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The portability and performance also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and battery. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, performance, portability, usability, screen

battery, energy

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Laptop (1.80-GHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive)Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Laptop (1.80-GHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173


Reasonably priced notebook includes both wireless-networking hardware and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive.

P4-challenging performance for $1399 should prompt notebook buyers to celebrate. But the addition of a combination drive and wireless networking makes the Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 one sweet deal.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Great economy system


Surprisingly good speakers (for a laptop), rear port cover

Oddly placed Windows key, low graphics memory (16MB)

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

video memory 16MB insufficient


good speed for processor

video 16MB insufficient - 32MB would have been appropriate

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (

Great product !!


This laptop has all the necessary features for the price.

Kind of heavy and memory upgrade is limited.

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

For outstanding functionality at a truly affordable price, look no further than Toshiba's Satellite series portable PCs. These portable PCs are built to deliver impressive specification together with exceptional value-for-money: an unbeatable price/performance combination that ensures the world's most advanced mobile technology is accessible to every portable computer user. Great for popular, educational, and small business applications, the Satellite 1415-S173 offers a fast Intel processor, easy-to-read 15" XGA display, the nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go graphic chip for quick screen refresh, and a large storage capacity. Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and V.92/56K modem make connection to network and Internet easy.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.8GHz/2GHz


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:512MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB/30GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go