Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ Laptop featuring AMD Processor E350 (C650D-007) Review

C650D-007Speed: Features AMD E-350 1.6 GHz Processor.  It is a dual core processor. Not as fast as Intel’s i3 series processors.

Storage: Offers ample storage capacity with a 320 GB hard drive.

Memory: 3 GB RAM.  Great for multi-tasking.  Will run Windows 7 and most applications without any slowdown.  Sufficient RAM for normal computer usage.

Display: 15.6″, 1366 x 768 resolution. LED Backlit Display.

Optical Drive: Comes with 8X DVD Writer. Can make DVDs upto 8.5 GB in size.

Graphics: Features ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics chip built into the processor. This is not a dedicated video card. Can play ordinary games but will not play latest intense 3D games. Shared video memory.

Wireless: Features integrated 802.11 b/g/n adapter.  802.11N offers stronger signal reception. Also has an ethernet port. Bluetooth is not available on this system. However, a bluetooth dongle can be purchased optionally which will make this laptop bluetooth capable.

Others: Has built in webcam and microphone. No HDMI output. Contains 2 USB ports, not enough for connecting multiple usb devices. Has built in memory card reader. This is useful for reading cards commonly used by digital cameras and mobile phones.

Battery: Estimated battery life is upto 5.5 hours. Very decent duration.

Overall Rating: Ideal for students and home use.  Not suitable for gamers. Look for a price range near $325 – $400. Better alternatives can be found at similar price range.

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