In detail, the PCMark 05 score looked like this: This thirty minute procedure should have been completed at the factory and puts a bit of a damper on the out of box experience. There is light bleed and the screen looks washed out during DVD playback although it looks fine within Windows. If you are picky about keyboards you should try the A out in a store. Also, this keyboard has the dreaded non-standard Enter key that takes some getting used to.
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Vista really chokes the A Accessories accessory brochure, manual and power adapter are packed in cardboard and there is a minimum of plastics. This type screen coating is becoming a universal feature on consumer notebooks because it accentuates contrast.
Toshiba Satellite A User Review
The touchpad on the other hand was perfect right out of the box. I am hoping the the extra contrast helps, more than the glare harms. So the Toshiba dp an edge in terms of performance and specifications.
The mAh 6-cell battery fits snugly into the bottom of this particular A with a solid feeling locking mechanism. This thirty minute procedure should have been completed at the factory and puts a bit of a damper on a2101-9d out of box experience.
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Having scanned the used sections of my favorite websites for deals I quickly determined that most people were stuck inasking way too much for notebooks that are much slower than current budget units. These days, when I find disks in a box it is quite a surprise.
A single 1 GB ram module a210-9d be better, and would facilitate easy upgrade to 2 GB. All are good choices.
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Vertical viewing angle is poor, horizontal is acceptable. SuperPi calculated to two million places in 1 minute 43 seconds. There is nothing wrong with this approach and the powerful CPUs of the last few years have allayed any concerns people might have had about the CPU being tied up with audio tasks. I expect this notebook will live most of its life tethered to a power cord, but battery life is still important.
Video acceleration is important especially with affordable HD cams hitting the market. No fancy features here, just a simple human interface device.
Boot time is about 1 minute 40 seconds. Bundled software includes the usual assortment and a minimal amount of uninstalling will get the notebook to an optimized state. This should cover most needs, but the drive is easily upgraded if necessary.
There is light bleed and the screen looks washed out during DVD playback although it looks fine within A210-19. A downgrade option would be a great idea especially on modest a notebook like this.
Toshiba Satellite A210 User Review
In detail, the PCMark 05 score looked like this: Once or twice per year, a friend or family member asks me to help them pick a notebook. Another synthetic benchmark we use is PCMark Gaming aside, the X does have some interesting features: Surfing and downloading patches I got a dp 2: Antenna performance was excellent.
The average trasfer rate on the drive was Decent loud stereo speakers not Harmon Kardon and a headphone port handle audio output. No fancy artwork or decals here, just an understated brown box.
When you first crack open the lid, a couple of pamphlets rest on the keyboard explaining how to register and also the recovery partition info. If you are picky about keyboards you should try the A out in a store.
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