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Toshiba Laptop becomes my life partner wherever I stay. During morning, it gives me company enjoying cup of tea while reading news. In the evenings, it allows me to chat with my friends and in the night, it entertains me with the soothing and melodious music. It sleeps with me next to my bed. It has travelled many countries too and always keeps me up-to-date. And of course I cannot enjoy its company without internet facility. It though comes with excellent internet connectivity /n which is the fastest possible.
This Toshiba Satellite weighs around 2.3kg, pretty light weight compared to other laptop of this range. I like the built-in/integrated web camera and microphone that allows you to sit comfortably and talk to your loved ones for a long time. You need not have to wear external ear plug or plug-in microphones or set web camera externally and adjust your seat heights which generally is a big hassle. The web camera of 0.3 megapixels is just Ok for talking over the skype because image is not sharp enough and sometimes is distorted. An inbuilt microphone is good for talking but the speakers are not up to mark. A rolling button on the front allows you to adjust the volume but its maximum volume is a little bit on lower side. I normally use external speakers while watching movie or listening to music to compensate for the weak inbuilt speakers.
It has an elegant silver colour top (screen) with black base (keyboard mounted on it). It is not very slick compared to other latest laptops but it is ok for me. It has an AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor, 2GB RAM and an ATI Radeon 3200 (256MB) graphic card. The AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor is reasonably fast. It is up and running in around a minute from the start. The 2GB RAM is good enough to run most of the applications, watch videos, play casual games and listen to music. Only when you run heavy duty gaming applications it does start skipping and jumping. It may be to do with rather ordinary ATI Radeon graphic card which are not designed to handle high end games. My computer froze when I tried to play the Battlefield Bad Company 2. It comes with a 320GB hard disk which is large enough to store an enormous amount of data, sufficient software application and store and run movies.
The main draw back is its poor battery capacity. It survives only 2.5 hrs which is very less compare to other laptops most of which have an 6 hr capacity. In fact, I had a problem with my battery last year and needed to replace it with a new one.
It came with Window 7 CD which is easy to install. It has 3 USB slots, HDMI, card reader, LAN slot and DVD RW/R facility. It has power adaptor and cord that is more than 4 feet long. I must add here that the power adaptor stopped working a few months back just after its one year warranty expired and I had to get a new one.
The main disadvantage is that it doesn’t have an anti-reflection screen. So, you feel little bit odd while working in day light. Secondly, though its touch pad is quite smooth but the press buttons are very hard. Thirdly, it is a bit noisy while running DVD or rendering data or processing a big file. And sometimes you feel warm while keeping this laptop on your lap.
I have already loaded basic softwares ie. Microsoft office (World, Excel, Wordpad, Powerpoint, MS access), Adobe, WinRaR, Outlook and other technical softwares and it works perfectly. Even if you open 10 applications at a time, it does not hang. It works well while watching movie or playing casual games.
I can say it is easy to use, is light in weight, has fast internet connectivity, performs well and is good value for money if you are not obsessed with high techs.