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Toshiba Satellite L745D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L745D. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and design also get good views, but there are some negative views about the size and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L745D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite L745D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L745D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite L745D review

 

What constitutes a rock-bottom budget laptop? Normally, the holiday "doorbuster" special tends to be a $300-range machine, with a 15-inch screen, a low-end chassis, and an underpowered processor. While we sometimes mock these computer bottom-feeders,...

The Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220 is a functioning laptop running Windows 7, with a 500GB hard drive.

The Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220 has a sluggish, underperforming processor, disappointing battery life, and a price that hardly fits its performance.

Budget shoppers had best look elsewhere than the 14-inch Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220. A low-end processor and middling speed aren't worth the $499 asking price, and we've seen many laptops in the same range that offer more.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220RD

 

The Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220RD will meet your basic computing needs for a low price, but its limited feature set and components are better suited to a netbook, and left us wanting more.

Lightweight plastic design. Decent 14-inch display. 5-hour battery-life. Generous 500GB hard drive. Affordable price.

A netbook-class AMD Fusion processor can't compete with the Core I processors found in competing budget laptops. Wimpy speakers. Bloatware.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220 Review

 

The Toshiba Satellite L745D-S4220 is a simplified and affordable 14-inch laptop designed for limited back-to-school budgets. Packed with a battery-friendly AMD dual-core processor and graphics, Toshiba promises this laptop will make the grade.

Good HD video and light gaming performance ; Low cost ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Horribly slow hard drive ; Thick with cheap plastics ; Low-quality screen

Aug, 2011

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Toshiba Satellite L745D

 

We perceive two kinds of budget-laptop shoppers: those who want the best value, and those who want to spend as little as possible, no matter what. For the latter crew, the Toshiba Satellite L745D has lots of extreme-saver eye appeal. If you're the...

Great entry-level price ; Good display quality ; Comfortable keyboard, touch pad

Sluggish performance ; Poorly reinforced plastic shell

This budget laptop, with a nice 14-inch LCD, is fine for light browsing and computing. It's only a good choice, though, if speed and portability aren't top concerns, and price is.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: James (newegg.com)

Works as advertised

 

I wanted a mid-range laptop that had some capability for playing modern games at "OK" settings. A lot of the laptops in this range had better (faster) CPUs (2nd-gen i5's), but the integrated HD 3000 graphics didn't were unimpressive. Some have...

Decent size, weight, and keyboard for the cost and performance. Overall good build quality

If you want to get the advertised battery life, you can't turn up the screen brightness, and other power settings really affect performance. I've turned things up a little bit, and it still gets about 4 hours ; Would have been nice to have at least...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Good all-around laptop

 
Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Serjoza (pcrush.com)

Good all-around laptop

 

Have it for a month now. Fast, light weight and also beautiful design. Great monitor in the sense of colors and brightness but with low angle of viewing. Also, stays cool even after hours of extensive use. As for cons - too many unnecessary light...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: eagle (pcrush.com)

Good laptop for function and speed

 

I've had this laptop for about a month now and have not had any issue with it. It boots up quickly and is almost too fast for me, but I'm getting used to it. The battery life is not as good as stated and non-Toshiba extended batteries don't work, so...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Good laptop for function and speed

 
Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Geezer (pcrush.com)

Satellite L745D-S4230 Laptop

 

This laptop is by far my favorite. Beautiful style and clear screen. Everything about this laptop makes it the best I ever had (so far). I did how ever notice 4 minor flaws that might just be the way I use my laptop. The SPACE BAR and the LEFT CLICK...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio LE
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5.27 / 5.5 / 5.57
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Blue / Brown / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310M / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.917 / 2.048
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6320 / AMD Radeon HD 6480G / AMD Radeon HD 6520G / Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1200 / 1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ehternet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 1574803 / 0 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:1 / 60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 393701
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80 / 20 - 90
Operating shock:0.5 / 10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24 / 4 / 8
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24 / 4
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6 / 8
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio LE
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum operating altitude:118110.2
Maximum storage altitude:393700.8
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Chipset:AMD A70M
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A4-3300M / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / E-350 / E-450
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor core voltage (AC):0.9125 - 1.4125
Processor cores:2 / 3 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.9 / 2.3
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:A4-3300M / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / E-350 / E-450
Processor socket:Socket FS1 uPGA
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes

Software

Bundled software:26.7 x 29.2 x 36.4 / 8.68 x 5.08 / Microsoft Office Home en Business 2010 / TOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Laptop Checkup\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility\nTOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility\nTOSHIBA Upconvert Plug-in for Media Player\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe AIR Runtime\nCorel Digital Studio\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nInternet Explorer\nMicrosoft Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker)\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nWildTangent Games Console\nKidZui\nuickbooks Online Banking\nSkype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, MS PRO, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.09 / 9.1 / 9.13
Depth (imperial):9.1
Height (front):1 / 1.3 / 1.34
Height (front) (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.5 / 2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.5
Weight:4 / 4.98 / 5
Width:13 / 13.3
Width (imperial):13.3