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Toshiba Satellite A665

Toshiba Satellite A665
alaScore 85

805 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 805 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and screen. The value for money and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the touchpad and battery are mixed.

performance, keyboard, value for money, screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite A665 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite A665

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 599 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite A665 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, keyboard, screen, sound

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6096 TruBrite LED 16-Inch Laptop (Black)Toshiba Satellite A665-S6055 LED TruBrite 16-Inch Laptop (Black)Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051 LED TruBrite 16-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176 Review

 

Toshiba recently released a refresh of the popular Satellite A665 notebook with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and graphics. Is the new A665 a worthwhile upgrade to last year's laptop? Keep reading to find out

Blu-ray drive ; Great keyboard ; USB 3.0

No ExpressCard slot ; Weak screen protection ; Mixed performance compared to older models

My only complaints about this notebook are pretty minor. For starters, there aren't too many reasons to buy this notebook if you purchased the A665 last year. That's good for current A665 owners because it means that last year's laptop isn't obsolete,...

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176

 

The 15-inch Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176X delivers excellent audio and a Blu-ray player at a good price.

For an attractive $799, the Toshiba Satellite A665 delivers great sound, a Blu-ray drive, and fairly long battery life. We just wish it offered better Wi-Fi performance. In this price range, the Samsung SF510 is the more stylish option, but it has a...

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Toshiba Satellite A665 Review

 

The Toshiba Satellite A660 and A665 are 16-inch laptops with a reasonably attractive design and solid performance. If you're shopping for a desktop-replacement notebook the Satellite A665 might be a worthy choice. Keep reading to see what we think of...

Attractive design ; Great keyboard ; ExpressCard slot

Weak screen protection ; A little expensive as configured

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Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV

 

We've seen laptops from the Toshiba Satellite A665 line before (more than once, in fact), and we've also previously seen laptops that incorporate Nvidia's 3D Vision technology. You can probably guess where this is going, as the new Satellite A665-3DV...

Fast components; includes Nvidia's 3D Vision support; Blu-ray drive.

Expensive for a midsize laptop; poor battery life, despite a gigantic battery.

Unless you're a huge 3D fan, the high price is a bit of a stretch for the 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV, but we do appreciate the 3D Blu-ray playback.

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058

 

This 16-inch machine delivers strong performance, great audio, and gaming-worthy graphics for a reasonable price.

The Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058 is a solid performer for its $899 asking price. Its internal components such as the Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and Nvidia GPU with Optimus make it a strong performer, and its speakers deliver excellent audio. While...

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S6086

 

The "tile"-style keyboard on the two laptops is also identical, where the square, isolated keys resemble Scrabble titles. The keys have pleasant travel, and there's only a slight bit of flex toward the right side of the keyboard and beneath the...

Extended-life battery produces great battery life. WiMax. Solid performance for its price. Great-sounding audio. Beautiful-looking display

Extended-life battery makes the laptop heavy. Glossy display

Long battery life, great audio, and a gorgeous display make the Toshiba Satellite A665-S6086 a great entertainment laptop. Factor in the built-in WiMax radio, and the A665-S6086 has an added mobility factor. However, the extended-life battery adds more...

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S6085

 

Toshiba states that the A665D-S6085 has a "tile keyboard," which is a fairly accurate description, as the square shape of the isolated keys looks an awful lot like Scrabble tiles. The keys have decent travel and don't suffer from any noticeable flex. A...

Harmon Kardon speakers dish out delicious-sounding audio. Great-looking display. Blu-ray drive

Disappointing battery life. Glossy display. Display doesn?t support 1080p playback

The Toshiba Satellite A665-S6085 gets the performance boost its predecessor sorely needed, while still being an excellent entertainment laptop, because of its amazing-sounding audio and gorgeous-looking display. A Blu-ray drive sweetens its appeal, but...

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S6100X

 

The keyboard deck sports the same textured finish and glossy trim as the lid and will get messy looking if not wiped clean every so often. The full size chiclet-style keyboard is roomy and has a number pad on the right. Keystrokes are firm, and typing...

Reasonably priced. Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor. Blu-ray drive. USB 3.0

Integrated graphics. Smudgy finish. Slow hard drive. So-so battery life

The Toshiba Satellite A665-S6100X doesn't outperform the competition but it does get you into a Sandy Bridge Core i7 desktop replacement notebook for under $1000.

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176

 

This textured pattern crosses over to the touchpad as well, though it's more subtle. However, whether you like the feel under your finger is a matter of personal preference--I personally don't care for it. Along the top of the touchpad is a glowing...

Second-generation Intel Core i3 processor. Clever features like Sleep-and-Charge and Sleep-and-Listen. Blu-ray drive is a steal at this price. Great speakers and sound

Lackluster display. Hard drive is oh-so-average. Lots of bloatware

The Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176 laptop offers plenty of processing power thanks to its second-generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor. Throw in a Blu-ray player, improved graphics and gaming options, and a sub-$800 price tag, this is an enticing...

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Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051

 

The keyboard features isolated keys, which offer superb feel. They're nearly silent during typing, even for a heavy typist like me. A number pad sits to the right of the keyboard, but nary a key was shortened to accommodate this addition. The touchpad...

Harmon Kardon speakers deliver outstanding sound. Very comfortable keyboard. Responsive, multi-touch touchpad. Multimedia shortcut keys add convenience

Integrated graphics limit gaming potential. Toshiba gets a little carried away with the backlighting

Except for its surprisingly robust audio, the Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051 is an otherwise average 16-inch entertainment laptop.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT540M / GeForce GTS 350M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-560M / I7-2630QM / I7-740QM
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