The Toshiba Satellite (Model: A665-S6094) laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 16″ display and Microsoft Windows 7.
The processing power in this laptop is provided by the Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This is a quad-core processor with 8 operating threads. Each core runs at 1.73 GHz but can rev up to 2.93 GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology. This is a 64-bit processor with 6MB of Intel SmartCache. It’s built on a 45nm die and uses 45W. The notebook comes installed with 4GB of DDR3 memory, and can hold a maximum of 8GB.
The screen is a 16.0” diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite® TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1366×768. It’s LED backlit for lower power consumption and has native support for 720p HD content. The screen is driven by the NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics card with 512MB of GDDR3 discrete graphics memory. With shared memory, it can access up to 2270MB of memory. This card has support for DirectX 10.1 and Shader 4.1. You could probably get away with playing modern games at low settings, but that’s about it.
For storage you get a 640GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM. This drive is protected by Toshiba’s hard drive impact sensor. This is a big drive that should hold all your digital photos, music, apps and more. The optical drive is a DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash and supports up to 11 formats. As far as the memory card reader is concerned it supports SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card, Mini SD, SDXC, and MMC formats.
On the networking side you get a 10/100 wired Ethernet adapter accessible through the standard RJ-45 port. For wireless web you get an Intel 802.11 a/g/n wireless LAN adapter. In addition, you can use the built-in Intel 4G WiMAX adapter, but this requires a data plan from a wireless 4G provider.
External ports include 1 RGB port for connecting an external monitor, 1 HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV, 1 microphone, 1 headphone,4 USB v2.0 ports (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge) and a slot for a security lock. Other features include a webcam and microphone for video chatting, Harmon Kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced audio.
This laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. Other software includes a bunch of Toshiba crapware, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Corel Label@Once, Intel WiMAX connectivity Manager, Microsoft Office Start 2010, and Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial subscription).
The laptop measures 14.98″x10.0″x1.18″/1.48″ and weighs 6.5 pounds. The 6 cell (48Wh) lithium ion battery pack provides up to 3.5 hours of unplugged power. Otherwise you can use the included 65W AC power adapter.
You can find the Toshiba Satellite A665-S6094 laptop computer for around $900.
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