Friday, November 4, 2011

Toshiba Satellite P775-100 3D-Vision Notebook Review

Spec warm person. Toshiba to launch another 17-inch laptop called the Satellite P775-100 3D Vision 3D, which caused a sensation at home as possible. Equipped with a powerful Intel processor and Nvidia, the laptop can also convert 2D to 3D hardware - but it is only visible with shutter glasses.

Not only was the 3D in cinemas in March in recent years, but also at home. It was also confirmed at the last IFA in Berlin. Whether on TV or on the go with the laptop, this trend is still in the sense that no special 3D glasses needed to view 3D content (video, photos or games).

Notepad 3D satellite P775-100 3D Vision technology always chooses the shutter glasses. This means that 3D animation can not be seen with glasses. The two images are displayed on the screen with a slight time delay on the left and right eye.

The image looks very blurry without the glasses. First, the shutter glasses that work synchronously for simple images, it becomes an image in three dimensions. A feature of this model is that Toshiba is usually only need one click to convert a 2D image to 3D hardware. The Toshiba Satellite P775-100 comes with 3D Vision with a pair of shutter glasses Nvidia.

Toshiba portable 3D is a well-known case of the Satellite series. The 17.3-inch screen has a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), but with a shiny surface. Toshiba has installed a Core i7 2630QM (quad core) and NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 on the inside. It also has two hard drives of 750 GB each of RAM and 8 GB instead of a DVD, a Blu-Ray are available in the laptop (burn DVDs available).

This configuration Satellite P775-100 Toshiba 3D Vision are sold around 1500 € (VAT included).

Specifications Toshiba Satellite P775-100 :
  • Processor : Intel Core i7 2630QM 2 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel HM65
  • Memory : 8168 MB, 2x 4 GB, Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9
  • Graphics adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - 2048 MB, Core: 672 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, GF108M, Treiberversion, nVIDIA ForceWare 268.51
  • Display : 17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, FHD Display, 173HT02-T01, glossy: yes
  • Harddisk : Toshiba MK7575GSX, 750GB 7200rpm 2
  • Soundcard : Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
  • Connections : 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: microphone/line in, headphone/line out, Card Reader: SD up to 2 GB, miniSD/microSD up to 2 GB with adapter, SDHC up to 32 GB, SDXC up to 64 GB, Memory Stick up to 256 MB, TV Card: digital/analog TV tuner, 3D TV-Ready
  • Networking : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter (bgn), 3.0 Bluetooth
  • Optical drive : MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ240EF
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 270 x 413 x 28
  • Weight : 3.15 kg Power Supply: 0.65 kg
  • Battery : 48 Wh Lithium-Ion, PAPAS228
  • Price : 1600 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: HD 3D Webcam, Windows Media Center remote control, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit incl. active shutter glasses, Microsoft Word / Excel with ads, McAfee Internet Security (30 day update), WinDVD BD for Toshiba, 2 Jahre internationale Bring-In Months Warranty, Toshiba Bluetooth Stack, Toshiba Video Player, Nero BackItUp and Burn Autobackup Essentials, Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Essential, Toshiba Music Place, Chicony Camera Assistant Software, Corel Digital Studio für Toshiba, Toshiba Disc Creator, WildTangent games console
This model has also inherited the peculiarity of the case to use the entire area of ​​the Satellite. Proceeds by Toshiba to rely solely on plastic, and you will notice when first touched the replay. The surfaces are very pleasant to the touch, but are slightly less rapid.

Overall, the case has a satisfactory stability of the pressure but not good. The wrist support provides the extreme right and left, under the weight of your hands. The optical drive is, as often a weak point. Although the number pad above it can not be depressed below the bottom plate can.

The display lid is held in place by two hinges, it is good to keep. Hull just swings when opened. Maximum opening angle of 140 degrees is particularly suitable for use on your knees. The frame of the screen is a 17.3-inch display is easy to fold, and can also be printed on the back. Display bezel "rattle" and the base station in a small space, because it lacks the hook block or similar mechanisms.

The black surface attracts dust like magic phone, but not be as prone to fingerprints.

The Satellite P775-100 weighs 3.15 kg proud 3D Vision, including a 6-cell battery. The power supply adds another 650 grams. The external dimensions are 270 x 413 portable x 28 mm (front). Behind a height not exceeding 36 mm.

Many interfaces are distributed around the laptop. Also four USB ports, one of which supports USB 3.0 is a VGA and an HDMI port, two audio jacks (1 headphone, 1 microphone) and the RJ45 connector.

The optical drive - Blu-Ray - is integrated. The card reader SD / MMC and MS memory cards sitting on the front.

The rear is exempt from the interfaces and adopted in this book. No dock connector on the bottom of the laptop.

Point of consultation: All ports on the sides are in the frontcourt. Annoying cables and plugs on the side of the laptop to take into account when used widely.


Toshiba uses the standard connectivity options: satellite laptop can connect to a Gigabit network through a network cable. The controller is compatible with Realtek 10/100/1000 Mbits. Atheros wireless adapter (AR9002WB-1NG) is compatible with IEEE 802.11 b / g / n. Bluetooth 3.0 + HS presentations as a third option.

The P775-100 does not have many safety features. As for equipment, there is a preparation for a security lock (Kensington) in the case. And that was all. This model does not have a fingerprint scanner, biometric facial recognition.

However, the system can be password protected, a user password or a supervisor. The hard drive can also be password protected.

In addition, a laptop and charger, Nvidia 3D Vision Kit, which includes a shutter, case, cleaning cloth and adjustable focus is on the screen. It 'a small Windows Media Center remote control.


Also, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit with SP1), the following programs are installed on Toshiba laptop: Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support), McAfee Internet Security (30 days updated the Internet), WildTangent Game Console, Toshiba Photo Service, Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, WinDVD BD, Nero BackItUp & Burn Auto-Backup Essentials Microsoft Word and Excel (advertising and limited functionality), Toshiba Video Player, Nero Multimedia Suite 10 essential Music Place Toshiba, Corel Digital Studio.

This model has a warranty period of 24 months, including a 2-year extension of the international manufacturer's warranty (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and place a pick-up service in Germany and Austria (repairs must be registered by Toshiba Portable Hotline). Producers also sell a warranty extension to 3 or 4 years (64, € 109).

Input Devices


The keyboard, which consists of 102 keys, including a separate numeric keypad, was not changed compared to models from other satellites (P770-10P). Toshiba builds on the evidence here. If the user prefers, a backlight stays on and can also be disabled via a timer. Each key has its own LED. We note that the relatively long space bar is not disclosed to the left. This is either the Toshiba intends, or LED already had a malfunction in our test model.

Toshiba has seven function keys above the keyboard. They light up when touched. Three keys to enable or disable WLAN, 3D functionality or start your Web browser. The other buttons control the volume, or "start" and "pause" buttons for the VCR.

The touchpad is placed in front of the keyboard. From P770-10P is capable of multi-touch and gesture support navigation (scrolling, zoom). The touchpad can be disabled via a dedicated button.


Two webcams in the framework of the screen (with microphone) supports a resolution of 1280x800, and can also be used as a 3D camera.


Toshiba uses a 17.3-inch TruBrite glossy FHD (43.9 cm) P775-100 3D Vision notebook. It has an LED-backlit display is able to reproduce a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (full HD) and 16:9 format. Add to supervisors / monitors can be connected to a laptop over the side of a VGA or HDMI. They allow a maximum resolution up to 2048x1536 pixels.

Measurements of the FHD screen showed a 696:1 contrast with a value of 0.26 cd/m2 black and 80 percent illumination. The maximum brightness of 189 cd/m2 just is not convincing.

Comparisons of the range of reproducible colors showed an almost complete coverage of sRGB. As a result, the screen used is greater than the current average.

Not many bright colors - it was already in moderate - was left out due to the limited brightness of the screen. The reflections of the environment has helped more than this. Little could be seen in the high screen brightness depending on the angle of vision. Even the glossy screen bezel of great importance.

Viewing angle of the display of the FHD Toshiba laptop is not very wide, especially in the vertical plane. The content displayed begins to deform at an angle (front and rear) of about 45 degrees. It fades, inverse, respectively, so that we can not recognize much of the content displayed in these positions.

When the screen is at an angle of 90 degrees to the base unit, the content can be recognized and both the front and sides. The colors are strong and rich, in contrast to the 17-inch device, depending on the lighting conditions (in dark rooms).

A 2.0 GHz Core i7-2630QM used as a processor. This processor has four cores and supports Hyper Threading (8 threads). Single-core processor can be overclocked to 2.9 GHz using Turbo Boost 2.0, if necessary, and with adequate cooling. The quad core processor is based on the current architecture Sandy Bridge (with 32 nm manufacturing technology, 995 million transistors on a die size of 216 mm2).

Intel has integrated DirectX 10 capable chip Intel HD 3000 Graphics and Memory Controller DDR3-1066/1333 (max. 8 GB) Quad Core CPU die. NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 graphics are automatically enabled or disabled via Nvidia's Optimus.

We will check the latency issues that may arise due to errors in synchronization with external devices at the interface where the program, the DPC Latency Checker. All measurements were in the green zone, which can be viewed on the screen. This means that the constraints, particularly in the audio or video, it is unlikely.

How well the Satellite P775-100 price benchmarks of CPU is best represented by a direct comparison with the almost identical model built, the P770-10P (i7-2630QM/GT 540M):

The results of 4.51 points (CPU) and 24.99 fps (OpenGL) are on par with the Toshiba P770-10P (4.72/24.99) or A701 laptop Schenker XMG Advanced (4.57/25.04) in Cinebench R11.5. It also seems to be similar in Cinebench R10 rendering.

In the final model (P775-100), PCMark Vantage ends in 6519. This result is significantly lower in the field of our database and 444 points (~ 8%) behind the Toshiba P770-10P. Schenker Notebook, Advanced XMG A701 (17 "), even managed a score of 14,285, with the same CPU / graphics. However, the installed SSD contributes significantly to the high score Schenker laptop.

The PCMark 7 result is poor, with only 2024 points. The Toshiba P770-10P reached 2688 points (25%) here.

Two video cards work for Toshiba P775-100. One is the Core i7 CPU built-in graphics HD 3000 and the second is dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT model 540M. Although the graphics are not embedded in its own video memory, NVIDIA can use to 2048 MB.

Depending on the application and power (battery or wall outlet), both Intel and NVIDIA is automatically enabled. Optimus passes the Nvidia GPU to make it necessary to start the computer. Individual programs can also be Intel or NVIDIA manually via the Nvidia control panel.

Nvidia should always be used in full-screen in 3D. The Intel graphics power reserves would not be sufficient for these 3D calculations.

Prices determined by Futuremark benchmarks are slightly below the expected level. We can only save your score is 978 points in 3DMark 11 For comparison: 3DMark 11 score of 1033 points VPC-F21Z1E/BI Sony Vaio, which is also i7.2630QM and the same graphics. Toshiba P770-10P Managed 1009 points here. The results are similar to P775-100 3DMark 06 results always slightly lower than the average, almost identically constructed Toshiba P770-10P.

The stress test
We can not determine anything negative on the Intel quad-core in our simulated stress test. Clock speed of the CPU was about 2.9 GHz, at first, but set at about 2 GHz in the stress test of 90 minutes. The Core i7-2630QM basic clock has not been overcome, however.

Hard Disk Performance
There are two hard drives in notebook Toshiba, but they are only implemented as a single drive. The two discs come from Toshiba, has a capacity (gross) of 750 GB each, and come from MK7575GSX series, which rotates at 5400 rpm.

It is possible to activate a RAID with insufficient support. The two Serial ATA hard drives are quite fast and achieve a burst speed of about 125 MB / s. The access time is 17 ms.

The transfer rate on average 85 MB / s is pretty good. But it could certainly be higher in a RAID array. Too bad Toshiba does not use a RAID controller similar.

Verdict of the game
Just went how to deal with GT 540M in sets of random testing because the evidence of complete sets have already been taken with this GPU. More information on these can be found in our fact sheet from the GT 540M. This also applies to games with four CPU cores integrated HD 3000 Graphics.

The points are measured with P775 in the dirt Games 3, Mafia II, FIFA 11, or roughly comparable to previous rates found in our extensive database.

3D Vision

I also wanted to know what the game looks like in 3D. The transition to 3D is easily accomplished by pressing a button on the Toshiba Satellite P775-100 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D that provide the feature is enabled on the control panel.

The stereoscopic 3D mode is disabled or enabled in the control panel Nvidia card. Strength 3D effect can be customized via a cursor.

Overlapping images can be linked in the eyes of shooting, which includes a laptop computer provided. The images are seen at the same time and the picture is very clear, without glasses.

A button on the toolbar remedies soft touch. Pressing this button will convert the image from 2D to 3D and vice versa.

Even if the frames per second (fps) was still pretty good test of our games, fps nosedived here. For example, when we were still measured in more than 53 frames per second, Mafia II, a low resolution, interest rates dropped to 20 fps in 3D mode. In Drift 3 or FIFA 11, a frame rate halved for all resolutions selected.

Depending on the resolution, stuttering became evident, and the first game went back to lower resolution and less detail. Dirt 3 first went well, in 800, and 3D. The game was unplayable with Full HD and 3D. FIFA 11 was not very sensitive. 20 images of 40 frames were recorded in Full HD (1920x1080). 30 instead of 60 images of resolution 1300. Fraps (a test program to determine frame rate) showed a 90 3D images with resolution 800.

Even the old games work on stereoscopic video card in 3D mode in the third dimension.

The Toshiba P775-100 may also benefit from the current trend of filming 3D blockbusters only. The movies can be played via the best Blu-Ray. Even movie trailers on the Internet use in 3D when appropriate parameters are available. A few 3D movie trailers are included in the laptop in its delivery condition. They show how these movies could be like on the laptop.

3D movies may be watched without 3D glasses, but only in 2D. Only a few settings for the player is required. Picture on the left or right is omitted, then.


System noise
Although the fan system is permanently active in the P775-100 laptop, not observed in negative evaluations of different noise. We could not measure a rate of 40.1 dB (A) at a distance of 15 cm during charging.

Rates were between 34.8 and 35.1 dB (A) in idle mode. The noise also increased to 38.2 dB (A) for DVD playback. The noise soon died in the room and was inaudible at a distance of just over 1.5 meters.

Toshiba P775-100 3D Vision will do well in the standby mode, or a simple office, and only selectively for more than 30 degrees (bottom). The maximum temperature is covered by about 1 degree lower. Average rates reached 26.9 (top) and 27.2 degrees (bottom).

The waste heat peaks were significantly higher in the stress test: We have measured 51 degrees Celsius in the area of ​​the valve at the base. Only 24.1 degrees Celsius on the opposite side. The average was 36.6 degrees (bottom) and 36.4 degrees (above).

Wrist Support for the temperature reached 41.4 degrees to a stress test, which can appear even without a thermometer. Laterally granted the power dissipation also feels very hot, especially when the handset is placed in her lap.


Two speakers to take care of her. They are located above the keyboard in the laptop Satellite. The two-speaker Harman / Kardon sound quality issue, although the device does not have a subwoofer. The sound can be further enhanced by Dolby Audio Enhancer and adaptable to your personal preferences. The volume can be easily controlled or controlled by soft bar (above the keyboard). But key tone is annoying when they are raised. This can not be disabled.

Battery Life

Energy satellite P775-100 is approximately equal to the model P770. The greater power is required, the use of higher power. Standby (minimum brightness, disabled wireless modules), where all economies are enabled, power consumption is 16.5 watts. 21.9 watts consumed by a bright, active and WLAN settings on high energy performance.

The measured maximum power from the laptop (stress test) is 94 watts. The adapter 120 watts (about 650 grams) is sufficiently sized to that.

The included 48-watt battery is based on a lithium-ion technology and can work independently P775-100 notebook with an external power source. The question is - how long? We stress test the processor drains the battery after a relatively short time.

The laptop shuts down after only 48 minutes. Recharged in two hours, we saw a movie on DVD in just 53 minutes. After this time, the screen went black and the laptop turned on its own. Recharged again, we surfed the Internet via WLAN. The battery lasted 121 minutes here. We measured 164 minutes (~ 2:44 pm) in the test drive, where WLAN is turned off and screen brightness set to minimum.

These are relatively short time, but perhaps the energy profiles including Toshiba laptop can help here. Even recorded the execution times of the test battery saving mode with Acrobat Reader. Instead of the previously measured 164 minutes, is now only 131 minutes. Taking matters into their own hands an apparently greater effect than the default constructor.

Belle phones with 3D capabilities, but we wonder why the glasses are still needed. Toshiba has demonstrated that it can be done even before the IFA. The 3D Vision P775-100 is almost entirely based on the model P770-10P (without 3D capabilities) - including all the advantages and disadvantages. Toshiba is copied, its interfaces and functions 1:01. Even the cheap plastic. We expected more than a 17.3-inch laptop costs about € 1500.

The integrated hardware has not changed, except for two hard drives and a memory unit. The hard disk capacity has increased to 1.5 terabytes of RAM and now is 8 GB. It's the least we can expect given a price difference of ~ € 500 compared to the P770-10P. A quad-core (Core i7-2630QM) and Nvidia (GT 540M) provides enough energy in the current model, but only in 2D mode.

The P770 model is not 3D. A pair of shutter glasses is included in the scope of delivery and you can watch movies and games on the size of any third parties. 2D material can also be found on the Satellite P775-100 in 3D. 3D movies work properly. More importantly, matte and glossy screen would have been much better.

In games, stitched rate of nearly 50 percent when the unit is from 2D to 3D. Therefore, the stuttering should be provided in some games and only a significant reduction in graphic detail. Another feature of the Satellite P775-100 DVB-T is installed, but the antenna matching is not included.

€ 1,500 for a laptop in 3D in a plastic case has a lot of money, especially when the graphics performance is just a standard mid-range. And the screen does not belong to the best of its kind either.

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