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Just Brilliant... Best I have ever used!


speed, power, memory, value for money .

battery life when in 'performance' mode and not plugged in .  1 hour tops .

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Memory / capacityGood

Ease of useVery easy

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualVery useful

Manufacturer SupportExcellent

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This is no ordinary laptop, this is a Toshiba Laptop that boasts excellent performance and all round brilliancy.

Previous to this, I had used a very old Toshiba Satellite laptop which was big and bulky and from the mashed up 90's where fashion was like eating grass off a stick. We then had the technological scare of 2000 where it was said that something big would destroy all computers and bring back Elvis...

But, we have since passed all that and look what results the consumeristic public are now getting.

We have super thin laptops that are like a strand of hair on the desk and that can do 0-60 in 2 seconds, this is where we are now.

This Toshiba Satellite A210-19T almost sounds like its from The Terminator and it could well be.

After receiving this parcel of the delivery lady, I ripped off the packaging, delved in and pulled out a big white box with 'Toshiba' on the side. All mine I thought.

This seemed like a top of the range laptop at the time and still is I believe. Ok, so this Toshiba Satellite A210-19T comes with an ordinary 15.4 inch screen which is the better out of the two options (15.4 and 17 inch) as it is a lot more portable when travelling either by train, car, plane. There are also plenty of laptop cases for this size making it ideal for frequent traveller. There is also the different options to set how much power you want to use, for example, you can select 'Performance' for when you are plugged in and have the best performance of the laptop. 'Balanced' for when you want a bit of performance but want to conserve a bit of the battery life too, or the 'Power Saver' option which runs at the slower end of the laptop capabilities but saves your battery life considerably compared to the other two options.

My laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium, which is great and the laptop seems to cope with this power consuming operating system. But in all seriousness, it really does cope and this laptop boasts the 2GB RAM to do so, this laptop takes Windows Vista like a duck takes to water. Vista Home Premium on this laptop is brilliant, but Vista is another review in itself I think.

My laptop has the AMD Athlon 64 x 2 TK-57 1.9GHz processor whatever that means but it don't half seem pretty cool to name something and it seems pretty cool being in my laptop as my laptop is super quick with applications which I believe the 2GB also helps towards, so with the marriage of the 2GB and the processor (as named above) seems like the happy couple that will love each other for life.

For this laptop I also purchased the Microsoft Office Home and Student pack and loaded it on my machine. In my opinion, the software runs smoothly on the laptop which makes this laptop ideal for the home, student or businessman. It’s an all round performer with the speed of a runner and the muscle of a weightlifter. It packs one hell of a punch when you use this laptop and you shall not be disappointed.

The price for this laptop was/is quite reasonably compared with other laptops on the shelves at the time however they have become a lot cheaper in recent years I have noticed which makes it even more of a bargain.

There is also the issue of the brand, Toshiba is a leading electronics manufacturer of this product and have been around for years so you know you are getting a top of the range laptop that also looks good with the black outside, and when you open, you have the silver keyboard area with the black monitor frame.

You see, whilst I have been writing this via Ciao then Microsoft word, I have also been playing PKR and my laptop is running fine, I have not disconnected from PKR once and PKR runs really smooth. Therefore, to be able to run the internet, PKR and Word must take its toll on the laptop and its still running fine with no hiccups.

Its simple to set up and run too and when you start using, there is a sticker advising you of what is available on the machine and how it helps you. However, I took my sticker off and so I cannot tell you guys what it says, sorry.

There are 4 USB slots so you can run many things from it, e.g. printer, optical mouse, charge the camcorder etc.

There is an SD Card slot too, so you can transfer all of your photos from the camera straight onto the hard disk.

The is the common LAN slot too.

A DVD player and re-writer.

One of those phone cable sockets too is included.

A slot for the laptop network cards.

Built in WiFi. Great for on the move.

PS/2 socket for some mouses and external keyboards.

The sound quality is very good and it can get quite loud, but there is the option to mute certain applications and listen to one application or blast all off at the same time.

The memory capability of this laptop is a good sized 120GB Hard Drive which is ideal for the ordinary user which leaves plenty of space to store videos, photos, files and extra software.

There is also another cable socket that is a small box shape - I think its a camera cable slot.

Concluding, this laptop is ideal for home or business use and has the ability to perform and rises to the occasion of its users needs.

Keep up the good work Toshiba.

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Amy69 31.03.2009 21:43

Great review. xx

frain2005 31.03.2009 01:51

Good review.

bella6789 31.03.2009 00:35

I have A Tosh M-40 and mine's rubbish. I must have picked the wrong model.

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