Toshiba Satellite A665-S5184 Review – Notebook
The Satellite A665-S5184 from Toshiba can be categorized as a high end notebook. Powered by the Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge quad core i7-2630QM Processor ( clocked at 2.0 GHz) Satellite A665-S5184 gets further performance boost with copious 6 GB DDR3 RAM. It can be used for high end computing for office needs or for the gaming, in case you need this. Let us take a look at the individual components of the Satellite A665-S5184.
– Sandy Bridge, quad core i7-2630QM Processor – 2.0 GHz, 6MB Cache, 2.9 GHz turbo frequency
– 6 GB RAM
– 500 Giga Byte HDD
– 15.6″ LCD Screen with 1366 x 768 resolution, LED backlit
– 12 Cell battery that lasts 9 Hours
The Core i7-2630QM, that powers the Toshiba A665-S5184 is a quad core 2.0 GHz processor, belonging to the newest Sandy Bridge processor from Intel. The processor’s performance is further boosted with the turbo boost, using which the clock frequency of the processor increases to 2.9 GHz to cater for the temporary increase in the demand for the processing power. The 6GB Cache increases the performance of not only the processor but also the graphics section of this processor, since, the cache is shared by the graphics as well as the 4 cores. The Sandy Bridge processors have especially marked improved performance in the graphics section.
RAM and the Hard Disk
While 4 GB is still a norm in most of the moderate and high end notebooks, we are delighted to see that the A665-S5184 comes with 6 GB of RAM. In other words, the RAM will almost never need to look into the Hard disk again when switching between the programs it is running. This leads to better performance for large memory footprint applications and programs The hard disk has space of 500 GB ( 5400 RPM). The hard disk comes with Toshiba Hard dis Impact sensor which prevents it from being damaged by sensing sudden jerk and taking actions to prevent any damage.
Toshiba Satellite A665-S5184 comes with 15.6″ LCD screen, that comes with 1366 x 768 resolution. It has widescreen aspect ration of 16:9 . The LED backlighting gives brighter illumination. It is delight to see the movies on this notebook.
Battery and Batter Life
Toshiba A665-S5184 comes with 12 cell Lithium Ion battery rated at 98 Watts per hour. This should give out decent battery lilfe.
The Optical drive in the Toshiba A665-S5184 comes with Blu-ray Disc ROM that can also read and write and DVDs. You can watch the movies that come on the Blu Ray disks. You can also watch the content of the screen on a LCD TV using the HDMI connector that comes with this notebook. The A665-S5184 comes with the wired and wireless 802.11b/g/n connectivity feature, as do most of the notebooks that come today. The webcam and the microphone is built into the LCD bezel.
When launched the Satellite A665-S5184 should come with a price tag of $850. Starredreviews feel that the price is good deal, especially if you are looking for a performance computing. The Toshiba website lists the price at $999, but it is expected that you can get a rebate of $150, for example at amazon , the price at which it will be a bargain price.