Laptop computer Toshiba Satellite L635-S3104 13.3-Inch LED review


The L635-S3104 is emerging as a more economical choice for general use rather than a tool for parental supervision, they do not come with parental control software NetNanny and other features available on some models. He realizes its low price, partly because of their own ho-hum, which consists of mid-range Intel Core i5 480 million mobile CPU running at 2.67GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB) and Mobile Intel Graphics HD integrated.

But this banal setting running Windows 7 Home Premium, all had their test results as inspiration -Unreal Tournament framework that never exceeded 25 per second at lower resolution (800 by 600 ). For comparison, the HP Envy 14 is currently leading all-purpose laptops chart, got 88 on WorldBench and reaches frame rates higher than 112 images per second. (Of course, Envy is also very expensive units but much cheaper in the graph also do everything better than L635-S3104.)
Battery life was not great, either. Unit poop shortly after the four hour mark, and most of the top performers on the general purpose graphics ran about 4.5 hours.

Satellite L635-S3104 has a respectable job showing DVD (480p) video, but YouTube 720p clip looked very choppy, buffer, although good. The integrated webcam disappointed, all-in Skype test call, if my image faded, and at higher resolutions, crumbly - even when I tried playing with different settings for the Toshiba webcam utility. Sound through stereo speakers located above the keyboard and metal was low (not unusual for laptops in this class), the quantity and quality has been improved thanks to a helmet, but still sounded a bit flat.

More commonly, however, the routine use L635-S3104 is perfectly fine. His case shiny charcoal gray, he looks a bit 'in the era of big netbook and ultraportable is still enjoyable and, above all, it feels sturdy.

Some people can not carry Toshiba smooth glossy keys on the keyboard, but I'm not one of them, are clearly separated, have a good trip, and I think placement, Delete, Home, Page Up, Page Down and End keys on the key column Right, which makes the error less likely to tap the backspace key. The touchpad is flush with the other, supports multitouch and reasonably responsive, but if you want to install the mouse, Toshiba offers a small button on the right above the touchpad to enable or disable.

You get a 640 GB hard drive, even if it only comes with 5400 rpm and a DVD burner is located in the anterior left side supports 11 DVD read and write formats. The port configuration is very good: On the left side, you get two USB 2.0 ports (just behind the DVD player) with a combination SD / Memory Stick reader. On the right side is a combination USB port 2.0/e-SATA (which can also charge USB devices when the laptop is not activated) and Gigabit Ethernet ports, HDMI and PC (RGB) headphone jack to display, and Mike and a lock.

Wi-Fi 802.11n, unfortunately, only supports the 2.4 GHz (and it is backward compatible with 802.11b / g but not 802.11a gear). There is no support for the 5 GHz band, which has several non-overlapping channels, making it much less susceptible to interference, making it a better choice for media distribution.

Toshiba, as usual, insists preload all kinds of services and tools that you may or may not want or need (I counted 16 in the start list). I'm not crazy about most of them, if the disc creation works and webcam are obviously useful when you need it. (But I do not like how Toshiba has chosen to use his webcam available as a fly-out window that appears when you move the cursor along the left edge of the screen. Some might also find the document in real time and organizing media useful, but again, I wish Toshiba not run by default.

There are also many third party software. The most useful thing in publishing advertising-funded startup of Office 2010 and Corel disc labels application. I hated having Norton trial offer of security in my face every time I booted up (and having "Keep unprotected", the option you click to get rid of him ... "Not interested" would be more accurate and less good graces of negligence on my part.)

Satellite L635-S3104 looks good on paper, with a respectable set of hardware features for a reasonable price. But for anything beyond surfing the Internet rather routine tasks and basic computer, or if the battery life is a big problem, you may be happier with a little more for better performance.

Toshiba Satellite L635-S3104 13.3-Inch LED Laptop (Grey)

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