Friday, October 14, 2011

Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD

On the positive side, the Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD is an entry-level notebook with a good performance with the processor i5-2410M dual-core Intel Core processor and memory. It also has a trendy design that is light enough to travel. On the other hand, the laptop was only able to provide about three and a half life of hours of battery life and an all-plastic, built a small and fragile.

Specifications Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD :
  • 13.3-inch glossy 720p backlit display (16:9 aspect ratio, 1366x768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 35W TDP)
  • Intel HM65 chipset
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3-1333MHz RAM (2x2, max. 8GB)
  • 640GB 5400rpm Toshiba hard drive (MK6476GSXN)
  • Atheros 802.11b/g/n wireless network adapter
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Integrated webcam
  • Blu-ray and DVD SuperMulti
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (48Wh, 12.1V)
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs without battery
  • Dimensions:  12.95” x 8.7” x 1.10”~1.45
  • MSRP: $799.99
Building and Design
Like most entry-level laptops Toshiba Satellite series, the new 13.3-inch Satellite L735-S3220RD is composed almost entirely of molded plastic construction and family housing on the screen round the cover and the chassis.

This laptop features a red and black design dot matrix with a sheen finish from the merger of Toshiba. The glossy finish is the cover of the screen, surround sound screen, keyboard and palmrests. To add a touch of style, the area under the LCD screen has a bumpy texture to feel along with the dot design matix.

The overall dimensions are 12.95 "x 8.7" x 1.10 "~ 1.45" and weighs 4.6 pounds without the battery. This book is designed to please those who want a travel-friendly with a screen size slightly larger than the type of ultraportable netbook.

In general, the structure and design of the laptop Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD is made based on the average budget conscious consumer needs on the fly. The design is quite elegant, although the brightness tends to collect fingerprints easily almost entirely through. Our only question now is, how is their ability to design and construction of a journey?

If you press down with a good amount of pressure in the middle of the keyboard resulted in the right frame of the road, which is due to all-plastic construction. Although he did not dip down terribly, yet it was certainly noticeable and can be a problem with users who normally press hard as you type.

The area above the keyboard and the screen was down even more when you press it, which can cause problems when traveling. Also the cover display folded too much for comfort and caused "ripples" in the bending of the corners inward.

The palmrests and bottom of the laptop were the only sectors to build solid. Overall, however, that the build quality is not what we would call the travel-friendly, and it is questionable durability - the notebook can be easily scratched or beat up if you're a heavy traveler.

The L735 is a bit of stretch and the material that you can update is simple: remove the two screws and pull up on the access panel and can be removed Toshiba hard drive and RAM. The L735 has two RAM slots for up to 8 GB of memory.

Ports and Features
Ports and the selection function of L735 is well above average. It has HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports and an 8-in-1 memory card reader (not to mention a Blu-ray). On the downside, it does not have USB 3.0 or eSATA port.

Memory card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card formats. Curiously, you will not be able to see the memory card reader, unless you pick up the laptop ... it is almost under the chassis.

Screen and speakers
L735 is a 13.3-inch glossy, backlit display to 720p. This is a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366x768 resolution. Overall, the quality is below average for a portable low-class contrast ratio of 162:1 and the "sweet spot" viewing angles. The resolution is standard and expected, so that the contrast is low.

When the lid is tilted forward or backward, the images begin to distort at an angle of about 10 degrees, and the vertical direction, begin to distort the images of about 30 degrees off center. The backlighting is uneven, too - jump to 160 nits brightness to 199 nits, depending on the region. Although the glossy screen does help a little 'clarity and overall quality of the screen.

The notebook has two small speakers, Conexant Smart Audio HD. There are two of them located above the keyboard, and there is also a subwoofer on the bottom. The position of the speakers will help bring the sound and out of the ears. The sound quality is average if you take the Windows and Dolby audio enhancements is improved, nothing too big, but it makes the listening experience much more enjoyable. All in all, sounds crisp and there is a good number of highs and lows.

Keyboard and touchpad
L735 with a full keyboard, which is a blend of style "chiclet" and traditional look. The keys are flat, slightly raised, and extend the bottom. They are also spaced a little help for the main cast. Toshiba has included a separate keys for page up / down, home, delete, and end keys.

Keys provide excellent responsiveness and ability to travel is great. Not only that, but the keys have a smooth surface and uniform thickness, making it extremely comfortable writing experience. The only complaint I have is that after about 10 minutes and write, to get the keys very clear, even if those glossy surface.

Multi-gesture touchpad, Synaptics is a bit 'rough layers, Toshiba has decided to help the fingers to move from place to place easier. Instead, it would be better if the surface is smooth and opaque. Although the touchpad works as it should, and provides an excellent non-jumpy cursor movement, the surface is slightly awkward to use. The touchpad is not bad, only it could have been better. The touchpad also has dedicated buttons that make clicking loud noise when used.

Performance and Benchmarks
Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core 2.3GHz and 4GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory for multitasking worked well, we were very pleased with its ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously - Video, Microsoft Office, music, and many other programs could all run at the same time without interruption.

Portable can also play video at 1080p, even though it is native support for 720p content, and integrated Intel HD graphics. In this price range, the only device that is a bit 'of confusion to a hard disk speed at 5400. According to Crystal Disk Mark, the head of the hard drive is about 87 MB / sec read speed.

The reference score below also shows that the L735 will not be a problem most of the tasks of handling, you throw it away from the game. The L735 was almost as well as the latest generation of the popular Dell Inspiron 15R with respect to synthetic scores go.

Battery Life
Our review unit has a 6-cell Li-Ion (48Wh, 12.1). In our test battery Standard Life, we put Windows 7 to the power profile "balanced", reduced the brightness to 70%, have Wi-Fi, and cooled in a Web page every minute. The L735 lasted 3 hours and 38 minutes, we were surprised by this result because laptops with similar hardware was able to exceed four hours.

The heat and noise
The L735 has a pair of openings to control the temperature on the bottom and a main exhaust duct on the right side. During the execution of our benchmark tests, the maximum temperature reached anywhere in L735 was 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

This temperature was taken at the center of the bottom panel of the laptop. The lowest recorded temperature was 79 degrees, taken on the left side of the touchpad. Both palmrests remained very cool during testing. We were extremely pleased with its results; L735 is a very user-friendly portable lap. As for the noise is even working on a large capacity laptop emits almost no noise.

The Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop is a price sensitive than the offer of a good performance, solid. It also has a comfortable keyboard, a pretty good selection of port and a Blu-ray. The design is also something to keep in mind that it has a tendency stained red "Dot Matrix" style throughout the book to a close. Glossy surfaces are almost everywhere, however - palmrests around the screen and the top of the screen - and that means that the laptop will become central points, because fingerprints.

Although this notebook is easy to carry around during the day to travel, build quality could endanger the life of a laptop in the long term. We found that the display quality of the cover is the most important factor in this, is fragile and easily bent.

Another deterrent may be the battery, we clocked only about three hours and means of transport to visit, while some other machines with similar devices are able to pull 56 more than four hours of battery life. Finally, they just can not expect perfection in this price range, and we believe that the performance of the method of selecting the port and the keyboard are some of the most important factors in choosing a laptop computer.

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