Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036
A new 14 inch LED notebook
The team at well-loved Toshiba has released a new laptop on the market. Its name: Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036. Does the Toshiba latest notebook PC offer the same superior standards? We took the gadget for a spin and invite you to read our following test and review to find out the answer for yourselves.
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The newest Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036 is, as are all the company’s laptops, very appealing in terms of design with its redesigned chassis and sleeker body. The color it comes in is black, which makes the product look both stylish and elegant. This notebook PC features the following measurements and weight: 9.1″ x 13.3″ x 1.5″ and 2.26kg. These two make the device one of the slimmest and lightest ones out there today. The front houses a 14-inch widescreen HD TruBrite LED-Backlit display; when we tested the laptop for our review, the screen provided superb visuals and also consumed less power than others (48 Wh) thanks to the 1366 x 768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It also warmed up more quickly and didn’t contain mercury. All these make the device a must-have for those concerned about the environment and their bills.
AMD P820 triple-core processor
The display can be connected to an external full HD monitor and can be easily used for multitasking.
The processor used by the latest Toshiba L645D-S4036 is a 1.8 GHz AMD Phenom II P820 triple-core one. It comes with 1.5 MB L2 cache and AMD M880G Chipset which enabled us to play games, watch movies and many more in the best of viewing conditions: images were crystal clear, colors were beautiful and details were sharp. Moreover, the processor provided very good speed and overall performance.
This notebook PC ships with Windows 7 Home Premium (the 64-bit version). This meant that it was easy to create a home network and share all of our favorite photos, music, videos and the like with friends and family and also watch shows for free with the help of Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Manufacturers at Dell provided their latest laptop with Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
When we wanted to get the full suite, all we had to do was buy a product key and activate an ad-free version. In terms of graphics, the Toshiba Satellite L645D sports ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card with 256 MB – 1917 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory; this one offered great performance (with vibrant images, fast speed), features and power-efficiency.
In the memory and storage department, the device boasts 320GB HDD (5400rpm), 4GB DDR3 memory and DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer).
Hard Drive Impact Sensor technology
The product also comes with a built-in webcam and mic and Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n). Unfortunately it doesn’t have a modem port or Bluetooth.
The integrated speakers come with Dolby Advanced Audio. They both did a good job.
This Toshiba L645D notebook has, in terms of connectivity, the following ports, inputs and jacks: 1 VGA video, 3 USB (with 1 eSATA/USB combo), multi-format memory card reader, Fast Ethernet (10/100) and microphone and headphone.
Some included utilities: Hard Drive Impact Sensor and Toshiba eco Utility. While the former protected all the important files in the laptop, the latter enabled us to adjust the power settings to assure less power consumption.
A lot of software included
Then there’s the included software: Norton Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial), Toshiba Bulletin Board, Microsoft Works 9, Toshiba Media Controller, Toshiba ReelTime, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Google Toolbar, Toshiba PC Health Monitor, Microsoft Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Silverlight and Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial).
The laptop is Energy Star 5.0 certified, RoHS compliant and comes with up to 3.8 hours of battery life. After our review and performed tests we can concluded that Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036 is a good option if you want a 14 inch LED notebook.
|* 1.8 GHz AMD Phenom II P820 triple-core processor|
|* 4 GB DDR3 memory|
|* Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.8 hours of battery life|
|* 14-inch widescreen HD TruBrite LED-Backlit display, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card|
|* 320 GB SATA hard drive, DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats|
|Processor, Memory, and Motherboard|
|* RAM: 4 GB|
|* Processor: 1.8 GHz Phenom Triple-Core|
|* Manufacturer: Serial ATA hard disk drive|
|* Speed: 5400|
|* Size: 320 GB|
|Graphics and Display|
|* Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250|