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 16/06/2009 | mattwilkie
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Pro good value,long battery life,plenty of USB slots,SD Card slot, easy to setup
Cons overheats, struggles with games,Vista 32bit (makes it unstable), better models available
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"Toshiba A210-17I"

I own several Toshiba Laptops and its the worst of the bunch. I find it gets too hot compared to the other models I have. The Vista that come with it I would have rather not had as I find the machine struggles with it due to its limitations. the 2gb of memory isnt enough to deal with Vista aswell as the fact the processor isnt used properly because its the wrong version (32bit instead of 64bit). It is not a gaming machine but find it handles photography and multimedia easily so maybe it original design was based on use as an office machine. The screen is good quality aswell as the general build quality. The built in SD Card slot is handy although find it gets too hot. It actually melted the glue inside one of my cards.

Handy machine and ok for budget users but wouldnt buy if you want to play games.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 16/01/2011
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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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