Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 review
A workman-like business portable let down by a below-par display, leaving others to take the accolades.
Review Date: 31 Mar 2009
Reviewed By: Sasha Muller
Price when reviewed: £383 (£440 inc VAT)
Features & Design
Value for Money
|Review Date||31 Mar 2009|
|Price ex VAT||£383|
|Price inc VAT||£440|
|Features & Design|
|Value for Money|
|Warranty||1 yr return to base|
|Dimensions||362 x 267 x 39mm (WDH)|
|Processor and memory|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel GL40|
|SODIMM sockets free||0|
|SODIMM sockets total||2|
|Screen and video|
|Resolution screen horizontal||1,280|
|Resolution screen vertical||800|
|Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Graphics chipset||Intel GMA 4500|
|Graphics card RAM||128MB|
|VGA (D-SUB) outputs||1|
|Internal disk interface||SATA/300|
|Hard disk||Toshiba MK1652GSX|
|Optical disc technology||DVD writer|
|Optical drive||Matshita UJ880AS|
|Replacement battery price inc VAT||£0|
|Wired adapter speed||1,000Mbits/sec|
|802.11 draft-n support|
|Integrated 3G adapter|
|Wireless hardware on/off switch|
|Wireless key-combination switch|
|PC Card slots||0|
|USB ports (downstream)||4|
|PS/2 mouse port|
|9-pin serial ports||0|
|Optical S/PDIF audio output ports||0|
|Electrical S/PDIF audio ports||0|
|3.5mm audio jacks||2|
|SD card reader|
|Memory Stick reader|
|MMC (multimedia card) reader|
|Smart Media reader|
|Compact Flash reader|
|Pointing device type||Touchpad|
|Audio chipset||Realtek HD Audio|
|Speaker location||Above keyboard|
|Hardware volume control?|
|Camera megapixel rating||N/A|
|Operating system and software|
|Operating system||Windows Vista Business 32-bit|
|OS family||Windows Vista|
|Recovery method||Recovery disc|
|Battery and performance tests|
|Battery life, light use||3hr 21min|
|Battery life, heavy use||1hr 7min|
|Overall application benchmark score||0.90|
|3D performance (crysis) low settings||4fps|
|3D performance setting||Low|
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