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Toshiba Satellite A300 Series Laptop

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and value for money. The screen and keyboard also get good feedback. Views about the performance and portability are mixed. Some have doubts about the touchpad and connectivity.

design, keyboard, screen, value for money, sound

battery, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite A300 Series Laptop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite A300-048

 

Overall if you are looking at a notebook that offers allot of features that will make any business or home user happy the Toshiba Satellite A300-048 should be at the top of your list. With a Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6400, 400GB HDD, 4GB of RAM and...

Large Hard Drive offers tons of storageExpandable memory is a great upgrade featureLimited amount of bloatware at first start up15.4 inch screen is nice enough for basic computing

Does not have obvious good looks but gets the job done

The Toshiba Satellite A300-048 PSAG8C-048013 notebook is ideal for...

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Toshiba Satellite A300 - HardwareZone.com

 

Toshiba's new and flashy addition to their Satellite series, the A300 lets you do more in style.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D notebook: AMD Puma at the helm

 

Introduction HEXUS took a look at a mid-range Toshiba Satellite laptop a few days ago and found that whilst the on-paper specifications hinted at an above-average deal for a £620 machine, various foibles undermined the package, and we were left rather...

Final thoughts and ratingToshiba's AMD Puma-powered Satellite Pro is an entry-level laptop that's designed for the business user. Priced at just over £500 from leading etailers, it ships in a functional if unexciting chassis that's carried over from...

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Toshiba Satellite A300D AMD laptop: feature-packed but problematic

 

Introduction HEXUS recently looked at the range of laptop options for under £500 and found that surprising power could be had for a reasonable budget. The question then was why would anyone spend more than £500- Spending more gets you more,...

Final thoughts Toshiba's Satellite A300D-15B mid-range laptop ships with an etail price of £620 and is based around AMD's Turion X2 Ultra processor and discrete Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512MB graphics card

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba Satellite A300 Series Laptop

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite A300 Series Laptop from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TOSHIBA Satellite A215-S7444 A215-S7447 A215-S7472 A215 Series A300-10M A300-177 A300-18K A300-19O A300-19Q A300-19R A300-1BZ A300 Series A300-ST4004

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Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-2C5 review

 

Toshiba's business laptop proves useful for home duties too

Build quality ; Performance ; Screen

Battery life ; Storage could be better

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Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1OQ review

 

A budget corporate laptop offering great quality and equally impressive usability

eSATA ort ; Good build quality ; Great battery life

Intel Pentium CPU ; Integrated grahics ; Only 1GB of RAM

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Toshiba Satellite A300 (PSAGCA-09Y01N)

 

The Toshiba Satellite A300 (PSAGCA-09Y01N) is almost the perfect laptop for home users. It looks good, has a big screen, is comfortable to use, and co...

Sleep-and-charge USB 2.0 ports, FM tuner, HDMI, 4GB RAM, relatively light

Slightly sluggish, needs a larger screen resolution, short battery life

The Toshiba Satellite A300 is comfortable to use, looks good, and has plenty of ports. It's performance was a little slow in our CPU tests, but overall it's a great laptop for the home or office.

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Toshiba Satellite A300-15B review

 

A stylish affordable machine, but the design won't appeal to everybody

Great seakers ; Sturdy build ; Comfortable keyboard

Lacklustre erformance ; Disaointing battery life

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Toshiba Satellite A300D-15B notebook review

 

With recent performance leaps from Intel's Core 2 Duo mobile processors, it's few and far between we see an AMD-based laptop capable of competing on anything other than price. Toshiba's Satellite A300D-15B is based on an AMD chipset, but it's...

Powerful multi-media performance, excellent keyboard

Woeful battery life, slower than Intel-based rivals

Reasonably priced, usable and you’ll be able to play games - but battery life is ruined as a result

Product Specifications

The Satellite A300 series is the perfect choice for those with style in mind. The gloss chassis combined with the textured palmrest and glossy keyboard add to enhance the sleek latch-less design. The Satellite A300 series features Harmon Kardon speakers, feather touch white LED media controls and metallic colored mouse buttons. The 15.4" widescreen display is ideal for every day computing tasks and for watching movies. The Satellite A300 series features Intel Core 2 Duo processor with plenty enough power for demanding applications. A 1.3-megapixel camera is also integrated into the design, ideal for video calls, and has face recognition technology to allow easy logon to windows.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs/6lbs
Width:14.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A300/A300-177/A300-ST4004
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Fusion finish with horizon pattern

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2390/T5550
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/200GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100