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Middle range fully featured notebook


excellent memory size, and graphics

battery back - up is poor

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Memory / capacityExcellent

Ease of useSatisfactory

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualGood

Manufacturer SupportGood

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Toshiba Satellite P300D-11I
Here is a cheap and budget laptop from Toshiba with good feature in middle range and it is a wise decision to keep this type of laptop in market by Toshiba with sharp ambition.
The middle range laptop market is very competitive and it is very difficult to make a popular model in this category because due to war of competition and keeping a good featured model is something less profited deal to any of brand. But Toshiba deals with best and provided very user friendly laptop with good featured brand with consumer friendly price. Discussion point here its some features with some advantages and disadvantages.
Intel processors are slightly costly with compare to AMD processors and Toshiba put a good AMD processor here in this model to keep price low and the processor is AMD Turion 64 X 2 mobile technologies TL-64 model with clock speed of 2.2 GHz, similar to Dual core processor for mobile technology generally used in notebooks. In configuration with compare to Intel processor it is something less than Core2 Duo processor, having - L2 cache - 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB), that is equal to dual core processor in Intel and it has 90nm technology.
AMD has targeted mainly in processing speed so that some problems also occur of overclocking but they managed it better now a days and I don't have this problem with lat couple of years.
Second important feature in this laptop is its high installed Ram with 4 GB, DDR2 SDRAM with 667 MHz of speed, surprisingly this capacity is very high in this category of notebooks with compare to other brands, but it is good for processing quality and accessing this laptop smoothly. This notebook has two slot for SDRAM and we can put 4Gb maximum RAM in this and it has maximum already, we can't upgrade it further but the 4GB RAM is more or less enough in this type of laptop. It is excellent capacity of RAM this notebook has.
Now if we consider the second storage media as a hard disk drive than is has slightly less storage capacity with compare to its rivals with 160 GB - Serial ATA hard disk drive, but is more enough and we can't make a less tag for it. 160GB is reasonable size in middle range laptop and more or less it is good size of storage media.
Now the very important feature of this laptop is its graphics capacity with excellent graphics memory of 256 MB, having ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 HyperMemory and it has capability to share memory with RAM also, up to 1023MB - PCI Express x16 card. Now if we think about the rivals of other models than they are far away to compete with its graphics, superb quality of graphics memory provided by Toshiba with middle range of notebook. Graphics memory is very important in better gaming experience and for 3D applications to provide adequate graphics for good processing speed. So in terms of both graphics and Random access memory this laptop has superb capacity of installed memory and we can consider it as higher level computing for our daily routine.
This laptop is generally targeted to provide better gaming facility with budget price and Toshiba is success to capture attention of users with highly configured better quality processing speed note book.
Display size of this laptop is in 17" category for thrilling gaming experience and it deals god enough in that field with its quality features.
Other features are something common with compare to other notebooks like optical DVD drive, networking card, card reader, connectivity solutions, camera and operating system.
My conclusion for this notebook
If you are planning to buy a cheap laptop with fully featured for your gaming requirements than it may be a good choice for you under 350 pounds. I think it is best featured available laptop in this price range. So need not to worry about and go for settelite.

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Jim2003 25.11.2008 07:57

Helpful and informative - thank you

mr_mlk 25.11.2008 01:28

Having a gig of video RAM means nothing if it can't use it effectively. What games have you run on it, and how well did it handle them?

redeyes22 24.11.2008 15:38


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Sometimes only a big 17" screen will do for maximum impact. The Satellite P300D is a powerful home computing, multi...

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RAM / Installed Size 3
OS Provided / Type Windows Vista Home Premium
Display / Diagonal Size 17


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