Vertical viewing angle is poor, horizontal is acceptable. With the proliferation of 2. When powered by battery the A was quiet and cool. It supports 24bit resolution at kHz sampling rate in stereo. All are good choices.

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In the end, this review illustrates just how much computer can be had for a small price. This should cover most needs, but the drive is easily upgraded if necessary. I am hoping the the extra contrast helps, more than the glare harms.

Toshiba Satellite A User Review

In detail, the PCMark 05 score looked like a210-1d9 It feels both smaller and lighter than the specs would suggest. A downgrade option would be a great idea especially on modest a notebook like this.

Toshiba has outfitted the A with a single Express Card slot. 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. Surfing and downloading patches I got a respectable 2: It supports 24bit resolution at kHz sampling rate in stereo. Once or twice per year, a friend or family x; asks me to help them pick a notebook.


The mAh 6-cell battery fits snugly into the bottom of this particular A with a solid feeling locking mechanism. A210-19f 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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Also, this keyboard has the dreaded non-standard Enter key that takes some getting used to. Another synthetic benchmark we use is PCMark No fancy features here, just a simple human interface device. This week I needed a10-19d find a good little Grandma computer.

This is a refined and understated looking notebook.

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Satellite AD – Toshiba

Inside the A is nestled in some cardboard inserts. You really notice this when watching video although in bright areas with lots of sunlight the glare may be distracting. Visit our network of sites: I expect this notebook will live most of its life tethered to a power cord, but battery life is still important. Boot time is about 1 minute 40 seconds.


Heat was not an issue under normal use. For Facebook games and solitaires this setup will do nicely.

Aesthetically the Toshiba is better looking in my opinion. This type screen coating is becoming a universal feature on consumer notebooks because it accentuates contrast. The touchpad on the other hand was perfect right out of the box. No fancy artwork or decals a210-19v, just an understated brown box.

If you are picky about keyboards you should try the A out in a store. These days, when I find disks in a box it is quite a surprise. Bundled software includes the usual assortment and a minimal amount of uninstalling will get the notebook to an optimized state.