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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 Review

January 21st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 boasts a large 17.3″ screen and does come with HDMI port. It is slightly more ( $40) expensive than the Satellite L675D-S7105 model. The Satellite L675D-S7103 comes with bigger 640 GB hard disk as compared to 320 GB in Satellite L675D-S7105. If your hard disk requirements are not demanding, you may like to consider the Satellite L675D-S7105 model and save $40 or so,

The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 is powered by AMD’s dual core Athlon ii P340 processor, which is clocked at 2.20 GHz. The notebook comes with 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB Hard disk.

As part of the Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 Review, we present you the key specifications of the Satellite L675D-S7103. Here it goes

– AMD Athlon ii P340 dual core processor ( 2.2 GHz)
– 17.3 ” screen ( 1600×900 resolution) – powered by ATI Radeon HD 4250
– 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 320 GB Hard Disk
– 2 USB 2.0 , one combo USB/eSATA
– Integrated webcam
– Wired and wireless ( 802.11b/g/n) networking
– HDMI output
– 6 Cell Li battery with 3.70 hours of battery life according to Toshiba specification

The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 has everything that you will expect for a home and office computing environment. Its large 17.3″ screen will allow you to open multiple windows. The 4 GB RAM is good enough to allow seamless transition between the programs. Of course, the processor is not a very high end notebook processor, but at 2.2 GHz, the dual core processor will not let you down in more than 90% of the cases. Unless you need very heavy computing the notebook is good for you in terms of computing power. It may be worthwhile to spend some time on the individual components of the Satellite L675D-S7103.

Processor

As mentioned, the Athlon ii P340 processor, that powers the Satellite L675D-S7103 is a dual core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz. It can me categorised as and entry level to mid level processor for home and office computing needs. It is slower than the AMD’s Turion ii and Phenom ii processors since it has only 64 bit Floating Point Unit (FPU) as compared to 128 bit FPU in Turion ii and Phenom ii. If the performance of the processor is something that interests you, we suggest that you take a look at the AMD Athlon ii P340 processor.

Memory and Hard Disk

The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 comes with 4 GB of DDR3 memory – absolutely no complaint here. The hard disk is 640 GB – the reason why it is priced $40 more than the L675D-S7105

Display with HDMI

One of the things that impresses in the Satellite L675D series is the display, the resolution of the display and the HDMI output. It makes a complete multimedia entertainment PC, that you can also hook to an external LCD HDTV. The modest resolution of 1600x 900 ( most entry and even moderate to high end notebooks come only with 1366 x 768 resolution) in the Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 gives you crisp video. Of course, the notebook will not let you play high end games, at least not in their best resolutions. The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 is not designed for gaming. The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 is driven by Mobility Radeon HD 4250.

Other features

The Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 does come with most other common features that makes up a notebook. It has an integrated webcam. The wired and wireless networking features are part of the notebook as do the 2 USB connector and a USB/ eSATA combo connector.

The battery life has been specified by Toshiba as 3.73 hours which is decent by any standard. Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 should be an affordable notebook that should satisfy the needs of most of the home and office computing environments.

If you happen to own this notebook, you may like to express your own Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7103 Review in the comment section below.

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  1. Daniel
    February 13th, 2011 at 20:42 | #1

    I purchased the L675D-S7103 today. I am not very happy with the keyboard. The keys are completely flat pieces of plastic. Coming from having used IBM ThinkPads for many years, the Toshiba keyboard will take some getting used to. The USB and other ports instead of being located in the back of the computer and out of the way are to the left and right of the keyboard near where you would keep papers and other things needed for working.

  2. Steve
    March 27th, 2011 at 08:14 | #2

    Toshiba is junk!

    20 days after I bought this laptop a message popped up warning me of a cooling issue, instructing me to shutdown immediately and to return for service. Over 2 weeks later it came back from warranty service with the cooling issue fixed but it now had a new issue! They did bad job putting the laptop back together and now the mouse pad left click doesn’t work properly. Toshiba wouldn’t let me return the laptop after the first problem and still wont let me return it after the problem they created. They wont let me get it serviced at a local shop either. They claimed it would be sent to a “better” repair facility but would still take another 2 weeks to fix and get it back to me. This is not what I expected from Toshiba; what a waste of money. I should have bought a Hewlett Packard for hundreds less, but now I’m stuck with this junk! BUYER BEWARE! It looks like Toshiba is starting to use cheap internals in their products to save a buck; hoping they’ll last till the 1 year warranty expires. Toshiba is NOT what they used to be!