Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 Review

Measuring in as Toshiba’s thinnest and lightest notebook model every, the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 is a technological marvel. Sporting a screen just 11.6 inches diagonally, it is less of a laptop and more of a PDA – which can be carried almost everywhere you go.

We sat down, opened the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 up, and gave it a thorough work over to see exactly what was included inside.


Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 Specifications and Features

CPU, Memory, Hard Drive
Despite its physical size, this is nothing else small about the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150. The processor is a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-Core unit, which sports 2 MB of Level 2 cache.

If you thought you were going to miss out on processing power because of the small nature of the notebook – you really should think again.

Furthermore, the machine comes standard with 2GB of Ram, which is of the DDR3 variety (nice and modern) – however possible the most important thing to note here is that the Ram is expandable up to 8GB! Seriously – that’s a lot of memory possibility.

Finally, a 320GB SATA hard drive is preinstalled (as you would expect) – and again this is expandable if you run out of room.

Graphics & Display
As we already noted, the display on the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 is a tiny 11.6 inches diagonally. Whilst this may seem overly small, it should be noted that objects and text on the screen are actually extremely easy to see. You won’t be squinting trying to make everything out – and if you find yourself doing this, you can always adjust the screen resolution.

As for the graphics processing, a dedicated ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics card comes as standard – which when compared to the 11.6 inch display, offers an incredible ratio of power to performance.

Software
All of the usual Toshiba software which you would expect to find on a Toshiba Satellite model is again present with the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150. The Toshiba eco Utility is a special “environmental” mode, which tones down the processor and display when you don’t need too much power.

Additionally, the USB Sleep and Charge feature keeps peripherals such as your Ipod charging, even if the computer is not on! Other computers actually fail to offer this type of support.

Our Rating of the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150
To conclude this review, we need to say that the Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1150 is a very small, but extremely powerful laptop. If you’re a gamer, professional business person, or simply someone who doesn’t want to have to wait 5 minutes for your computer to start up in the morning, this is the machine for you!

With 5.15 hours of battery life and a 5.0 Star Energy rating, we couldn’t help but also award the machine with 5 stars out of 5.

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