Toshiba Satellite A660-11M laptop, Intel i7 Quad Core, 1GB Nvidia Geforce, 16" LED Backlid screen, Multitouch touchpad, 1.3MP webcam - £744.99 delivered @ ASK Direct - HotUKDeals
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- Intel Core i7-720QM Quad Core Processor (up to 2.8GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Graphics Card (1GB dedicated DDR3 memory - can use another 1758MB of shared system memory if needed)
- 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory (8GB max)
- 500GB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
- DVD recorder
- 16" TruBrite HD TFT Display with LED Backlighting (1366x768 pixels)
- 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera with built-in microphone
- Wireless Lan 802.11n & Bluetooth 2.1
- VGA, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB, 1 eSata/USB, Multi-Card Reader
- Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control support
- Harman Kardon Stereo Speakers
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Dimensions: 380.5mm x 254mm x 28mm (front) / 35.6mm (rear) (W x D x H)

Weight: ~ 2.7kg
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#1
Toshiba's product specification page

Toshiba (USA) image gallery

To compare video card specs click here.

What's good:
- good video card (128bit memory bus!!!)
- amazing touch pad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, flip and rotate.
- very nice glossy screen
- huge keyboard with number pad
- good speakers (for a laptop computer)

What's bad:
- huge power adapter
- poor battery life (who cares!)
- average speed hard drive (recommend replacing it with a 7200rpm drive or better yet a solid state disk)

http://laptops.toshiba.com/images/showcase/laptops/satellite-a660-marquee-laptop.png
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/toshiba-Satellite-A660.jpg
http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/Toshiba-Satellite-A660-Freigest2.jpg
http://a.imageshack.us/img826/9743/a660ports.jpg


Edited By: SUMMONER on Aug 13, 2010 18:33: ..
#2
Looks ok - but one of your images above does show the machine with a Blu-Ray drive (which this model doesn't include). Though I'm sure the image is just to show the case, just wanted to point this out to anyone looking at it...
#3
The A600 platforms are lovely by the way
banned#4
What is amazing about the touch pad?
#5
Villa
What is amazing about the touch pad?


Unlike your average touchpad it supports two-finger scroll, pinch, flip and rotate.

It's great fun to play with, also personally I prefer my Thinkpad's trackpoint.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Aug 13, 2010 18:32: ..
banned#6
OK, thanks.
#7
Warm deal rather than hot...

I'm on the brink of buying the daddy model - A660-15T, very similar spec but got blu-ray too. For £50 more.

But I have just seen the HP Pavilion dv7-3105ea, which is very similar but has a 7200 rpm hdd and is £50-100 cheaper. However, the reason why I'm looking is because my last Pavillion fried itself and is not worth fixing (motherboard/graphics card/gpu failure)
#8
Goose14
Warm deal rather than hot...

I'm on the brink of buying the daddy model - A660-15T, very similar spec but got blu-ray too. For £50 more.

But I have just seen the HP Pavilion dv7-3105ea, which is very similar but has a 7200 rpm hdd and is £50-100 cheaper. However, the reason why I'm looking is because my last Pavillion fried itself and is not worth fixing (motherboard/graphics card/gpu failure)


I like the HP 17" higher resolution screen, but the weaker GFX card make it a no no. The faster hard drive is nice. Lets face it processors haven't been the bottleneck for a while, it's the cheap/sluggish hard drives manufacturers fit as standard.

Buying the cheaper Toshiba model I would put the £50 saved towards a 128GB SSD for the computer.

Out of interest, where did you see the A660-15T for < £800?


Edited By: SUMMONER on Aug 21, 2010 23:17: ..
#9
If this weren't a Toshiba I might've bought it... beware of them, they're rubbish.
#10
this seems the best in its class although there is this which has a better graphics card Acer Aspire which has a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 better card although only has a i7 as appose to the i7 of the toshiba
#11
Out of stock now

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