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Toshiba Satellite P20-962

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P20-962. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the energy efficiency and design are generally positive. The sound and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

performance, screen, sound, design, energy

portability, size, battery, keyboard

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 74/100 = Good quality.

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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...

Mar, 2004

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 system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:14.8
Battery performance:14.8
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Diskette drive maximum transfer rate:500
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive rotational speed:300
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2


Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display response rise/fall:8
Pixel Pitch:0.0100 x 0.0100

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

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120


Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Hard Drive

Diskette drive maximum transfer rate:500
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive rotational speed:300
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory expansion module sizes:128
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


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 Drive

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

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

Other Features

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL, Secam
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 11.5 x 1.85
Drive device, buffer size:2048 / 8192
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:4
Internal video mode, resolution:1.440 x 900
L2 cache:12
Memory bus:64


AC adapter output current:6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120


Clock Speed:3GHz
Processor frequency:2.66 / 3 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:EIDE/ATA
Total Storage Capacity:60 / 80

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


Graphics accelerator:128
Graphics adapter bus clock speed:200 / 225
Graphics adapter memory bus:128
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:22.2
Drive device weight:7.41