Toshiba Satellite A350: 720p-capable 16-inch notebook

Jan 21, 2009
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Toshiba have announced a new 16-inch notebook that they claim is ideal for movie-lovers.  The Toshiba Satellite A350 has a 720p HD capable screen with 1366 x 768 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, together with speakers from Harmon Kardon, but sadly no Blu-ray drive, only a dual-layer DVD burner.  Both Intel and AMD processors are available, with the cheapest model having a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 while the range tops out with a Core 2 Duo P7450 running at 2.13GHz.

4GB of DDR2 memory is standard (8GB maximum supported) and there's a choice of 250GB or 350GB hard-drives.  Graphics are either courtesy of the Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD chipset or the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650; WiFi is a/b/g/n across the board.  There's also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and battery life ranging from 2hrs 15 on the integrated graphics models, to 1hr 55 on the ATI graphics models.

Ports include three USB 2.0, one dual USB/eSATA, VGA output, S/PDIF and a multiformat memory card reader.  There's also an ExpressCard slot.  The Toshiba Satellite A350 range starts out at £529 ($732) and maxes out at £749 ($1,037).


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