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Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 Review

January 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 is a 15.6″ notebook powered by Intel’s dual core processor – the core i3-380M, clocked at 2.53 GHz. Toshiba specifically made this notebook for those who needed bluetooth in the L650 series notebook. The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of Hard Disk. Other notable features of the Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 include the HDMI output and the integrated webcam.

As part of the Toshiba L650-ST3NX1 Review, we extract the most useful part from the detailed specification, we we observed that users have found useful. So, here it goes

– Intel core i3-380M processor ( dual core, 2.53 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache. hyperthreading, no turbo)
– 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk
– Bluetooth Support
– 15.6 inch LCD screen, with 1366 x 768 resolution
– HDMI output
– Wired and Wireless networking support
– Integrated Webcam
– DVD writer

As you can see from the listed specifications, the Satellite L650-ST3NX1 has everything that you need for home and office computing environment. Most notably it has support for the HDMI output which you can use to display the content of the notebook on a LCD HDTV. As mentioned in the beginning, the bluetooth support will allow you to communicate with the bluetooth devices from this computer.

Let us take a look at the individual components of the Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1.

The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 is powered by the Intel’s highest performing core i3 processor – the core i3-380M. The core i3-380 is clocked at 3.53 GHz and comes with 3 MB of L3 cache. Its Integrated memory controller and the support for the Hyperthreading makes its a decent performing processor. The processor does not support Turbo boost feature, that increases the performance by increasing the clock frequency for a short duration.

RAM and Hard Disk

The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of hard disk.


The Satellite L650-ST3NX1 has 15.6 inch screen that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768. It is driven by the ATI Radeon 4250 graphics engine. If you are a common notebook user, who does not play high end games ( 90% of the users fall in this category), you should be perfectly fine with the display quality. For the rest 10% who need to play high end games, you may like to know that ATI Radeon 4250 supports DirectX 10 and you will have to keep the setting in low or medium in games like WOW and NBA 2K10. The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 also comes with HDMI connector that you can use to display the contents on an external HDTV.

Other Features

You will find Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 equipped with other features that most notebooks today come with. It has an integrated webcam that you can use for video chat. The two USB 2.0 connectors can be used to hook any USB device. The eSATA port is useful for any external hard drive that can be hooked to this notebook.

Bottom Line

The Toshiba Satellite L650-ST3NX1 is priced at $699 according to the MSRP. It looks like Toshiba is looking for additional premium for the bluetooth option. If you can do away with the Bluetooth option, you may have cheaper alternatives available in the L650 series.

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