All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The average trasfer rate on the drive was So the Toshiba has an edge in terms of performance and specifications. Gaming aside, the X does have some interesting features: SuperPi calculated to two million places in 1 minute 43 seconds.
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The A base feels solid in the hands and does a decent job resisting torsion flex. This thirty minute procedure should have been completed at the factory and puts a bit of a damper on the out of box experience. No fancy features here, just a simple human interface device.
Toshiba Satellite A User Review
Boot time is about 1 minute 40 seconds. Using a program like vLite should bring performance to XP levels.
No fancy artwork or decals here, just an understated brown box. There is light bleed and the screen looks washed out during DVD playback although it looks fine within Windows.
It feels both smaller and lighter than the specs would suggest. A four pin firewire port is included for connecting that DV cam you a210-9d kicking xl.
US pricing is a little more expensive, but the A comes with a slightly larger and faster hard drive GB, rpm and 2GB of system memory. Gaming aside, the X does have some interesting features: All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.
Most of the folks I know just need a basic computer, and the reason they enlist me is that I love finding good deals on notebooks.
The touchpad on the other hand was perfect right out of the box. The Dell has a more orthodox keyboard layout — for a lot of people this alone could be the clincher. Decent loud stereo speakers not Harmon Kardon and a headphone port handle audio output.
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Once or twice per year, a friend or family member asks me to help them pick a notebook. The mAh 6-cell battery fits snugly into the bottom of this a210-19f A with a solid feeling locking mechanism.
Inside the A is nestled in some cardboard inserts. So the Toshiba has an edge in terms of performance and specifications. Toshiba has outfitted the A with a single Express Card slot.
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I expect this notebook will live most of its life tethered to a power xo, but battery life is still important. Also, while the stiff lid does a good job of protecting the LCD its bezel is a bit flimsy, particularly close to the web cam. All are good choices. This is a refined and understated looking notebook.
Video acceleration is important especially with affordable HD cams hitting the market. Aesthetically a21-019d Toshiba is better looking in my a210-19s. This type screen coating is becoming a universal feature on consumer notebooks because it accentuates contrast.
It supports 24bit resolution at kHz sampling rate in stereo. Antenna performance was excellent. This week I needed to find a good little Grandma computer. These days, when I find disks in a box it is quite a surprise. There is nothing wrong with this approach and the powerful CPUs of the last few years have allayed any concerns people might have had about the CPU being tied up with audio tasks. Bundled software includes the usual assortment and a minimal amount of uninstalling will get the notebook to an optimized a210-19v.
In detail, the PCMark 05 score looked like this: In the end, this review illustrates just how much computer can be had for a small price.