Toshiba Satellite A210

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Toshiba Satellite A210

The stylish Satellite A210 series is ideal for anyone wanting a great value notebook without compromising on design. The A210 has a sleek profile and ...

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Review of "Toshiba Satellite A210"

published 03/01/2008 | fbxiii
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Pro Nice looking, AMD Turion 64 X2 1.9 ghz
Cons Shared graphics could be better or have dedicated graphics
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Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
Robustness & Durability

"Toshiba A210-17I (Equium)"

This laptop features a dual AMD Turion 64 1.9ghz processor and 2gb of Ram which was one of the biggest draws to this product for me. There is a 160gb hard drive. It also has an ample ATI Radeon graphics cards which seems to be able to handle photos and videos great! I have attempted to run a '3D intensive' game however and unfortunately it did not play as well as I would expect from a desktop. The case is a nice shiny black colour and looks really smart. The screen is of ample size (15.4") and has a great resolution. When plugged in, the screen becomes slightly brighter (for powersaving I guess). The laptop comes with built in wireless and wired network adaptors so can quickly and easily be added to an existing network. I have found surfing times to be amazingly quick, even large searches in ebay appear almost instantly. The keys/keyboard do actually seem a little 'cheap' but the overall feel is more than acceptable. There are 4 USB ports (2 on left, 2 on right), SD memory card reader, 1 firewire port, S-video out, DVD-RW/CD-RW combi drive. All of these are located on the sides of the machine. It comes with Windows Vista pre-loaded and Norton protection centre. It also has MS Office installed. In general, I am pleased with the purchase of this laptop and would not of chose another!!

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  • Bens__mummy published 03/01/2008
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Product Information : Toshiba Satellite A210

Manufacturer's product description

The stylish Satellite A210 series is ideal for anyone wanting a great value notebook without compromising on design. The A210 has a sleek profile and glossy onyx-blue casing as well as built-in media controls for instant multimedia entertainment and improved efficiency.

Product Details

Product Description: Toshiba Satellite A210-11K - 15.4" - Turion 64 X2 TL-56 - Vista Home Premium - 2 GB RAM - 120 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Home Premium

Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology TL-56 / 1.8 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 15.4" 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 - 128 MB DDR

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Dimensions (WxDxH): 36.2 cm x 26.8 cm x 3.9 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Localisation: United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Header / Manufacturer: Toshiba

Manufacturer: Toshiba

Long Name: A210-17I



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor / Chipset

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology TL-56 / 1.8 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 1 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz

Chipset: AMD M690


RAM: 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 667 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 15.4"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Features: TruBrite

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: PCI Express x16 - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 - 128 MB DDR SDRAM

Memory Allocation Technology: HyperMemory

Max Allocated RAM Size: 767 MB

Total Available Graphics Memory: 895 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 1.3 Megapixel

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Codec: Realtek ALC268

Compliant Standards: DirectSound, DirectSound3D, General MIDI, High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Compliant Standards: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 4000 mAh

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A

Memory Card Reader: 6 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card )


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Toshiba ConfigFree, Connectivity Doctor, Toshiba Speech System, Toshiba Assist, Microsoft Works 8.5, Toshiba Disc Creator, Norton Internet Security 2007 (90 days subscription), Toshiba Value Added Package, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (Trial), Ulead DVD MovieWriter for Toshiba, Chicony Camera Assistant Software


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, power-on password

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, ACPI, CSA, UL, GOST, SASO, VESA DPMS, CB, FCC Part 15 B, CCC, FCC, R&TTE

Localization: United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 36.2 cm

Depth: 26.8 cm

Height: 3.9 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%


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