Product Type: Toshiba laptops
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Good steady laptop for work and play
Toshiba Satellite C660-155
Member Name: dalcowan
Toshiba Satellite C660-155
Advantages: Good processor
Disadvantages: Low battery life
This laptop is a fantastic purchase if you are looking for a middle of the road laptop. It works very well if you use mainly browser based application for work and browser based games. As it comes pre-installed with many Toshiba applications that are difficult to consider removing unless you are an advanced PC/Windows user it can be very slow if you have to install software onto your laptop to work or play.
I am actually writing this review on this actual laptop and I have about 30 browser based processes running in the background and at least 10 open applications and it is working at a reasonable speed although the fan is a little noisy as you will find out is the case as the laptop ages.
The laptop keyboard is responsive and nice to type on which is nice as most laptop keyboards are too sensitive to people with a naturally heavy touch and don't have the key space that this laptop boasts allowing the larger fingered of us to type without too many fat-finger forced mistakes.
The processor allows for a decent amount of applications to be used without impacting on speed however I would suggest that if you are playing graphic heavy games that you close all applications and use the task manager to shut down background tasks whilst you play your game.
The wireless adaptor is quite strong and will maintain good to excellent connection up to 100 metres away even with a poor wireless router. The laptop comes with many ports and is easily upgradable so it should last a good few years.
As far as affordable yet powerful for day to day use laptops go this hasn't many competitors and it is reasonably light and portable. The only downside to this laptop is that the battery isn't great and even on the lowest settings possible you will be lucky to get three hours of internet browsing but you can get up to 5 hours word processing.
If you are looking for a work from home laptop then this is trumps. If you want a hard-core gaming laptop then this will need a lot of upgrading.
Summary: Good middle of the road laptop
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