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Toshiba Satellite P20-962

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the value for money and battery.

screen, sound, design, performance, usability

portability, keyboard, size, battery, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite P20-962 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite P20 (Pentium 4 3GHz, 512MB RAM)


With a 17-inch screen, DirectX 9-compliant 3D graphics card and multiformat DVD writer, the Satellite P20 is more than equipped to replace most desktop PCs for home and office users.

Sharp 17-inch wide-aspect display ; DirectX 9-class graphics processor ; hot-swappable DVD-Multi drive ; fast performance

Bulky ; Windows keys placed on top row of keyboard ; thick LCD bezel ; one-year warranty

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Toshiba - Satellite P20


When the initial shock of meeting the Toshiba Satellite P20 begins to wear off, one begins to see it more clearly for what it actually is. It's as though someone at Toshiba sat up one day ...

An outstanding wide screen and a great deal of power, including respectable 3D graphics handling, make the Satellite a distinctly superior desktop replacement. Its real strength is that it was designed as such, rather than being a re-purposed business...

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A great machine but slow HD and slow dvd burner


I like this machine very much. It is very heavy but the metal plate around the keyboard makes it look much nicer than the newer and lighter Toshiba desktop replacements. Toshiba ships with 2 x 256MB ram, so this is annoying when upgrading. HD crashed on m


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Graphics card~~Gah1


A terrible graphics card compatibility. It is SLOW and choppy for games. The battery life is VERY low. If you want a desktop, buy this. If you want a portable computer, actually get a PORTABLE computer.

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Number one


I have owned my P20 now coming up 3 years and have not found one thing to complain about. The P20 still is up to date with anything anyone would wish for in their computer experiences.

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Running this for 2 years and still happy


Rare, although expensive to buy initially, this machine is really still a top-of-the-line piece of gear for business, and I have had no problems with it. Good: Screen still stops 'em in their tracks today, fast enough that I haven't even thought about rep

Product Specifications

The Satellite P20 multimedia showcase takes the imagination to an astonishing new level. Its sensational 17" wide-screen display, supported by cinematic-quality NVIDIA graphics and harman/kardon stereo sound, provides unprecedented theatre-style computing on the go. This full-fledged mobile entertainment platform gives you true desktop replacement, wrapped in an innovative red and silver case that stands out from the rest.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:4x (CD) / 1x (DVD-RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:3GHz
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
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

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200