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Toshiba Satellite L650-BT2N15 Laptop Review

January 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Toshiba Satellite L650-BT2N15 is another laptop available at bargain price recently. Powered by 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M processor, the Satellite L650-BT2N15 features 3GB RAM and comes with 320GB Hard Disk Drive making it a decent home or office laptop for moderate performance. Toshiba Direct has this notebook available at $559 making is a bargain deal with the configuration it comes with. And you can always rely on the Toshiba brand, a respected name, possibly next after Sony. Let us take a look at the individual components of the L650-BT2N15.

Processor

The Intel Core i3-380M that powers this Toshiba Satellite Notebook is a dual core processor clocked at 2.53 GHz. It supports Hyperthreading which means that there could be 4 threads running in parallel. This leads to impressive performance in multi threaded environment. The performance of the processor gets further boost with the 3 MB of the Smart cache that this processor comes with. The integrated memory controller in the Core i3-380M makes the memory trahttp://starredreviews.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpnsfer faster. In essence you are getting a decent performing processor which has substantially improved performance as compared to the earlier core 2 processor on the same clock frequency. However, the performace is slightly poorer than the core i5 because the turbo boost is not supported in the core i3 procressor.


Memory ( RAM) and the Hard Disk

The standard amount of the memory in Today’s notebook pegs at 3 MB and this is what this notebook comes with. Not too small, not too large – just enough for your daily needs. The OS takes 1 MB of RAM so you are still left with 2 MB of RAM – possibly more than enough for your daily computing needs. The Hard disk is 320 GB, again a standard value for a mid level notebook – enough for your storage needs.

The Display and Graphics

The Satellite L650-BT2N15 notebook comes with 15.6″ screen that gives out decent performance. It comes with a 1366×768 resolution. Additionally you can display the content of the notebook on a LCD or a projector using the provided HDMI cable. The graphics is driven by the Intel Integrated Graphics.


Additional Features

The Wired and wireless connectivity come with Toshiba L650-BT2N15 notebook, as do most other notebooks today. There is nothing special here. Though we would like to listen from the customers who have used this, if they found the wireless connectivity stable enough and not dropping the connection. Feel free to write your experience with this notebook in the comment section below, if you have used this notebook.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that the notebook comes with webcam and microphone. Some entry level notebooks have missing webcam, so this makes another positive feature for the L650-BT2N15 Laptop. Also the DVD burner that comes with this notebook can be used to see DVD movies. The DVD drive is helpful to install any program that may have come on the DVD.

In essence we see no downside in this notebook. The feature is good and the price is right. Starredreviews does recommend Satellite L650-BT2N15 from Toshiba.

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