Toshiba satellite L650 notebook review.
With all the hype over netbooks in recent years, it is no wonder that netbook sales have risen over the past couple of years. In contrast, PC shipments have seen declining growth and lower sales revenues. According to research firms Gartner and IDC, both of which recording these findings, the surprise was not that PC shipments had fallen, but that the numbers were better than they had predicted. Obviously the effects of the times, the trend has shown that focus had shifted to cheaper computer offered to consumers in the forms of netbooks and low-powered desptops known as “nettops”, aided by chip makers pushing low-powered processors such as Intel’s Atom to the market
The Toshiba satellite L650 is a “notebook” by virtue of the Intel Core i5-430M CPU sitting within its small hollow shell. It has a fairly appealing design with the front face featuring bevels and rounded corners. The rest of the side cabinet is a generic, corporate grey, bland box, but it seems solid in appearance and is quite compact for a notebook. There is a DVD R/RW at the right bottom. Next to the DVD drive includes 3 USB ports and microphone and headphone jacks.
As far as raw performance goes, Toshiba satellite L650 netbook users are going to see one in all. With the Intel Core i5-430M and 4GB of RAM, this system is going to rock any operating system. Operating systems test report showed that the best choices by far are Windows 7 and Ubuntu. While in Windows 7, windows aero function was running great with great graphical artifact and fast-ups were noticeable. Watching HD movies which are 720 or 1080 were purely possible and file compression time and ratio were great, and encoding times were satisfactory. Moreover, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition in Toshiba satellite L650 was pre-installed and came as a surprise, including many Toshiba software’s like Reeltime. Reeltime is basically a spreadsheet processor and seemed pointless, when seeing it pre-installed.
The ATI mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphic card was the best thing fitted in this sleek and stylish Toshiba satellite L650 laptop. Performance gaming was noted while playing many First-person and 3 dimensional games. Other specifications in toshiba satellite L650 included are Wi-Fi b/g/n, speakers and just about anything which are present in a normal or low-level laptop or notebook. The large and bright 15.6 LED screen was perfect for browsing and business purposes. However, the sound quality of the built in speakers were of the lowest quality. This freaky gadget holds just 2.5kg in weight, which is a far heavier than normal notebooks in this line. The battery time of Toshiba satellite L650 was unsatisfactory and a normal battery backup was just about 2hours and so.