I've had this laptop for a few years now and I do like it, but it lacks in certain areas. The sleek design is great, probably one of the nicest looking laptops you can get. The sound is also perfect for a laptop, easily the best sounding laptop I've ever heard. Unfortunately it's performance lacks, and inability to play games (even though the product is supposed to be a good multimedia laptop). It's also a very heavy laptop which can be a problem if you need to be mobile with it. Good RAM, good hard drive size and an easy to use keyboard and mouse system. Battery life could be better, and unfortunately since first buying this laptop I have been through 4 chargers. Two exploded and one melted!! Overall I would recommend this laptop due to it's awesome speakers and sexy design, but if you're looking for a DECENT laptop that does the things you want it to do, I'd say get something else.
i have had this laptop for a couple of months now and got it to help me with my university work. i do computing at university, so i found that i need a reliable, cheap and hardworking laptop. this laptop is very fast, excellent at managing different tasks at the same time. Mine comes with a great webcam that i use with all my friends. this webcam is great in low light and loads of light. i find that it works well in both as all the pictures are really clear for a standard webcam on a latop. I purchased my laptop with the OS windows 7 which i was very impressed with. I find it nearly as good as windows xp. i would not reccommend purchasing it with vista as i find that it is a very poor operating system and cannot handle multitasking. overall, i would reccommend this laptop and i find it is well worth the money.
I have had this laptop for a while now and have already had to send it back to Toshiba for repair!
When I first got this laptop I thought that it was too good to be true for the price and I was right, maybe it is just my luck but I do not rate this laptop very high.
At first with not many files or programmes on it it was a perfect laptop, ran fast and had great Wifi signal, as soon as I downloaded an AVG it started to run VERY slowly. When i say slowly i mean slow, I could start up the laptop go make a sandwich and a cup of tea and it would still be loading when i got back, if you do not download an AVG then it is perfect!
the visual display on this laptop is top quality and the sound output, not only this but the battery life is quite good for such a high output laptop which is very pleasing.
the only reason it has had to go back to toshiba is due to the lid on it, when you close the screen the screws are very tight and so after a while the lid split across the hinges and so had to get a replacement lid, this however is happening again but for the trouble of sending it back i can live with it, the first instance it took about 3 letters, 6 calls and numerous emails for toshiba to accept responsibility, it wasnt until the store i purchased it from said they would fix it free of charge for me that toshiba stood up to the mark.
overall out of 10 i would give and average rating of 5, mainly due to the slowness and the fault but as i stated it could quite possibly just be my luck!
When i buy a new laptop I never know which one to get, with so many choices of brand spec and deals. Ive had hp's ive had Advents, then i came along a deal on the Toshiba Satellite P300D-11I and i have to say one of the best ones ive had. First of all its quick i mean really quickyou click the aplication is open before your finger leaves the touch pad. The screen is very clear and sharp, making watching DVD's very enjoyable. its got a robust structure and feels like the build quality really is built to last. Another thing i was really impressed with is the battery life it does last a good few hours before it starts alarming you find a power source. The built in webcam is really good too and toshiba have a few nice features built in too. Toshiba easy media makes it easy to listen to music watch a DVD or download videos. I really cant fault this laptop looking on the bottom it has a hefty cooling fan and sufficient heat sink which you can feel it pumpimg the heat away. it seems like they havn't skimped on components either a beefy Radion graphics chip with 1023 MB memory i got good frame rates out of flight simulator and thats hard work belive me. With this laptop no problem at all. All in all its a great laptop i got it for £350 which was good but its worh every penny.
Iv had nothing but problems with this laptop. Im not too technology minded so i needed something smooth and simple which i wouldn't have any problems with. For the first few days i was fine, simple to navigate my way around the keys and board but then it kept switching itself off. Took it back to the shop and they said it wasn't the laptops fault and the fault lay with vista, ok, well thats no help to me but they sorted it out for me, eventually.
And now, im sat here using someone else's laptop as less than 2 months later it is back in the shop again as it started over heating. Toshiba claim it has a software problem and i had to go onto there website and download something, the girl in the shop looked as flabergasted as me when we were told this over the phone by the techno guys!
Anyway, iv left it with her to fix as she new i did'nt have a clue what they were talking about and she did say she had no idea how some software would fix the over heating but...............
I shall wait and see what she come's back with and report it if and when it gets fixed.
I owned one of thes for 17 hours !!!!
There were several modles within this range of Toshiba notebooks, depending on what one you went for you got either AMD or Intel CPU's and the graphics card and ram also differed.
Depending on your budget all models within this range were quite well priced with the top speced machine reatiling at around £600.
I wont go on about the graphics card or CPU as they differed so much within the range. I just thought it important to point out the biggest flaw with all the machines regaurdless of spec within this particular modle range. If you look close at the picture you will see the laptop is of a glossy nature, this looks nice in the show room but soon looks horrible when you have used it for more than 5 mins as it is quickly covered in finger prints. i know... i know, what has that got to do with the running of the machine and the awnser would be nothing, but if you are like me and like your possesions neat and tidy, i found this soon irratated me rather alot. Also the glossy finish is not just applied to the palm rest and laptop surround it is also applied to the keyboard. This for me was the biggest flaw as when i tried to use the machine on the evening of purchased, i was unable to see the key's on the keyboard due to the reflection of my celing light. This i found to be the last straw as i had to keep moving my head to try and see the charachters on the keyboard when trying to write word docs or talk to my friends on MSN. As you probably gathered it was returned the following day.
Looks nice from afar but not very practical
Toshiba Satellite P300D-11I
Here is a cheap and budget laptop from Toshiba with good feature in middle range and it is a wise decision to keep this type of laptop in market by Toshiba with sharp ambition.
The middle range laptop market is very competitive and it is very difficult to make a popular model in this category because due to war of competition and keeping a good featured model is something less profited deal to any of brand. But Toshiba deals with best and provided very user friendly laptop with good featured brand with consumer friendly price. Discussion point here its some features with some advantages and disadvantages.
Intel processors are slightly costly with compare to AMD processors and Toshiba put a good AMD processor here in this model to keep price low and the processor is AMD Turion 64 X 2 mobile technologies TL-64 model with clock speed of 2.2 GHz, similar to Dual core processor for mobile technology generally used in notebooks. In configuration with compare to Intel processor it is something less than Core2 Duo processor, having - L2 cache - 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB), that is equal to dual core processor in Intel and it has 90nm technology.
AMD has targeted mainly in processing speed so that some problems also occur of overclocking but they managed it better now a days and I don't have this problem with lat couple of years.
Second important feature in this laptop is its high installed Ram with 4 GB, DDR2 SDRAM with 667 MHz of speed, surprisingly this capacity is very high in this category of notebooks with compare to other brands, but it is good for processing quality and accessing this laptop smoothly. This notebook has two slot for SDRAM and we can put 4Gb maximum RAM in this and it has maximum already, we can't upgrade it further but the 4GB RAM is more or less enough in this type of laptop. It is excellent capacity of RAM this notebook has.
Now if we consider the second storage media as a hard disk drive than is has slightly less storage capacity with compare to its rivals with 160 GB - Serial ATA hard disk drive, but is more enough and we can't make a less tag for it. 160GB is reasonable size in middle range laptop and more or less it is good size of storage media.
Now the very important feature of this laptop is its graphics capacity with excellent graphics memory of 256 MB, having ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 HyperMemory and it has capability to share memory with RAM also, up to 1023MB - PCI Express x16 card. Now if we think about the rivals of other models than they are far away to compete with its graphics, superb quality of graphics memory provided by Toshiba with middle range of notebook. Graphics memory is very important in better gaming experience and for 3D applications to provide adequate graphics for good processing speed. So in terms of both graphics and Random access memory this laptop has superb capacity of installed memory and we can consider it as higher level computing for our daily routine.
This laptop is generally targeted to provide better gaming facility with budget price and Toshiba is success to capture attention of users with highly configured better quality processing speed note book.
Display size of this laptop is in 17" category for thrilling gaming experience and it deals god enough in that field with its quality features.
Other features are something common with compare to other notebooks like optical DVD drive, networking card, card reader, connectivity solutions, camera and operating system.
My conclusion for this notebook
If you are planning to buy a cheap laptop with fully featured for your gaming requirements than it may be a good choice for you under 350 pounds. I think it is best featured available laptop in this price range. So need not to worry about and go for settelite.
Sometimes only a big 17" screen will do for maximum impact. The Satellite P300D is a powerful home computing, multimedia entertainment system with the mobility of a laptop. It is ideal for watching DVDs, editing photos, creating home movies and playing games. Enjoy top quality entertainment - simply by pressing one of the feathertouch multimedia buttons - the Toshiba EasyKeys.