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Toshiba Satellite M645

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M645. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M645 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite M645

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite M645 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the battery.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TOSHIBA SATELLITE M645-S4070 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 14.0" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )TOSHIBA SATELLITE M645-S4070 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 14.0" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118x

 

The Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118x laptop serves up the latest Intel processor and features like Blu-ray, Harman Kardon speakers, and speedy USB 3.0 and Bluetooth connections.

Powerful second-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Backlit keyboard. Harman/Kardon speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio. Blu-ray player. Speedy USB 3.0 port and wireless Bluetooth 3.0 connection.

Four-hour battery life is short for a mainstream laptop. Dated design.

The desktop of the Satellite M645-S4118X is wonderfully uncluttered, without all the extraneous icons that usually fill a new laptop's screen. But if you dig deeper into the system, you'll find that Toshiba has its own bloatware to serve up. You'll...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X

 

If you're looking for svelte, sexy design, then Toshiba's $1100, 5.5-pound Satellite M645-S4118X may not be your cup of tea. If you're looking for excellent all-purpose laptop performance, playable gaming frame rates, and top-notch sound and...

Decent gaming frame rates ; Good everyday performer

Annoyingly bright power button light ; Only 10/100 ethernet

Like an unmarked highway patrol car, this all-purpose laptop's unassuming looks belie its power.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4116

 

With a new Sandy Bridge processor and a lot of memory, the Toshiba Satellite M645-S4116 laptop excels for work in standard productivity applications—but its graphics prowess and battery life leave something to be desired.

Strong application performance. USB 3.0 port included. Nice-sounding Harman Kardon speakers.

Unimpressive battery life.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080

 

The Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080, a mainstream laptop, runs some of the fastest components available, but at what cost?

Powerful Core i5 processor. 6GB of DDR3 memory. Switchable graphics with great Nvidia chip. Excellent typing experience. Backlit keyboard.

Pricier than similar laptops. Battery is too small. Processor not running at full strength, especially off the AC. Heat is bothersome when running intensive tasks.

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Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645 review

 

Toshiba makes laptops like Volvo makes cars: sturdy, well-featured, but not always inspiring. Midsize Toshiba Satellite laptops tend to blend together in terms of design, and the Satellite M645-S4055 falls into that camp. Yet, it's also a higher-end...

Nvidia Optimus graphics; great Harman Kardon speakers.

Underwhelming battery life; no Blu-ray.

The Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055 has a great combination of audio/video quality and fast graphics, but its short battery life compromises the equation on what's otherwise a rock-solid midrange laptop.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055

 

If you're looking for a mainstream, all-purpose laptop with above-average gaming capabilities, the 6-pound Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055 is a worthy, albeit pricey, contender for your computing dollars. It has top-notch input ergonomics, snappy...

Good overall performance ; Very good frame rates in games

Branding apps need trimming ; Keyboard backlighting lacks a dimmer

Above-average sound, performance, and gaming highlight this otherwise staid midsize laptop.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645 Review

 

The Toshiba Satellite M640 and M645 offer a 14-inch laptop with solid performance and an attractive design at a modest price. As parents and students gear up for the back-to-school season, does the Satellite M640 below at the top of your shopping list?...

Attractive design ; Excellent performance ; Great keyboard

Weak screen protection ; A little expensive as configured

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645 Review

 

In an era when you can get a budget Core i3 notebook for less than $600 and a mainstream system with Core i5 for $700 to $800, we've come to demand more from notebooks with price tags over $1,000. And the Satellite M645 gives you more in the form of...

Stylish textured design, Best-in-class sound quality, Strong graphics scores, Good keyboard and touchpad, Cool temperatures

Relatively short battery life, A bit pricey, Murky webcam images

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055

 

Toshiba makes laptops like Volvo makes cars: sturdy, well-featured, but not always inspiring. Midsize Toshiba Satellite laptops tend to blend together in terms of design, and the Satellite M645-S4055 falls ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best-value laptop

 

The best laptops can really put a dent in your wallet, but reviewers say the Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118x is an excellent value. This 14-inch laptop packs a lot of performance into its 5.4-pound frame, and reviewers say it can handle a...

Good value, excellent components for the price, blu-ray drive

Boring design, mediocre battery life

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.75 / 5.65
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Charcoal
Form Factor:Clamshell

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 2.714
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1.0G
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed: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
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-ROM read speed:6
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
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:BD-ROM, 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 / BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, 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+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
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
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: Yes
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio
Display:TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V / 100/240 V
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
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:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-2410M / i5-450M
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.9
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2410M / i5-450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:4.8 / 5
System bus rate:4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49022 / 52224
Processor code:SLBTZ
Processor package size:31 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Bundled software:Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba\nBluetooth Monitor\nTOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA DVD Player with Resolution+ Upconvert Technology\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Laptop Checkup\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility\nTOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nCorel Label@Once\nIntervideo WinDVD BD\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nInternet Explorer 8\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Live Essentials\nWildTangent Games Console\nKidZui, Internet for Kids\nNetZero Internet Service / iPhone\niPhone 3G\niPhone3GS\niPhone4\niPod classic\niPod nano\niPod touch / Toshiba Bluetooth Stack\nBluetooth Monitor\nTOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA DVD Player\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Laptop Checkup\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility\nTOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nCorel Label@Once\nIntervideo WinDVD BD\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nInternet Explorer 8\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker)\nWildTangent Games Console\nKidZui\nNetZero Internet Service\nSkype / TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA DVD Player with Resolution+ Upconvert Technology\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Controller Plug-in\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nMicrosoft Works 9\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer & Movie Maker)\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 8\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nGoogle Toolbar\nSun Java 2 Runtime Environment\nWildTangent Orb Game Console\nIntuit Quickbooks Simple Start Online\nSkype\nNetZero Internet Service
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Toshiba Online Backup, Norton Internet Security 2010 / Norton Internet Security 2011 / Norton Internet Security 2011, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9
Depth (imperial):9
Height (front):1.12
Height (front) (imperial):1.12
Height (rear):1.39
Height (rear) (imperial):1.39
Weight:5.4 / 6
Width:13.3
Width (imperial):13.3