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Toshiba Satellite P20-S203

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P20-S203. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The sound and size get critical reviews.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite P20-S203 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and size.

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This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite P20-S203 80GB NOTE 512MB TFT Portable PCToshiba Satellite P20-S203 80GB NOTE 512MB TFT Portable PC

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Neil Bennett (

Satellite P20-S203


A crossbreed of the P20 with the graphics chip and HD screen resolution of the Precision M60 would create a mobile workstation that would set the world (and quite possibly your lap) on fire

Product Specifications

The Satellite P20-8PW delivers a true theatre experience. Featuring a unique 17-inch Widescreen, TV tuner and remote control, it's no wonder that people are talking about this latest innovation from Toshiba. With Harman Kardon speakers for premium sound, SD slot for digital camera files and NVIDIA graphics FX chip for optimum gaming, this notebook raises your expectations from your computer and entertainment system. The Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.2 GHz includes Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to double the throughput.


Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:14.8
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery performance:14.8
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
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:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million 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:0.032 / 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


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.92
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


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

Optical Drive

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Optical drive removable: Yes

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 1x (DVD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 2x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 11.5 x 1.85
Drive device, buffer size:4096 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
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


Cache external:512
Cache internal:12
Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Processor family:Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2
Processor front side bus: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 / Ultra-ATA/66
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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
Graphics adapter memory bus:128
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7 / 65.536

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:22.2