Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV review: Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV

The Satellite A665-3DV ran for 1 hour and 43 minutes in our video playback battery drain test, using the included 12-cell battery. Coming in at under 2 hours is regrettable but sometimes understandable for a high-power gaming PC, but that usually means a 17- or 18-inch laptop, not a midsize 15-inch model. Coupled with the fact that the massive 12-cell battery sticks out of the bottom of the system like a giant kickstand, the weak battery life is just plain sad.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and a handy customized support search page can direct you to online documents and driver downloads for this specific model.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Origin EON18
489 
HP Envy 17-1003
691 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Envy 17-1003
114 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Origin EON18
128 
HP Envy 17-1003
147 

Cinebench
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1280x800, 0X AA, 0X AF*  
1440x900, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
1920x1200, 4X AA, 8X AF*  
Origin EON18 @ 16x9 / @19x10
285.6 
249.6 
193.8 
Asus G73JH-A1 @ 1280x768 / @14x10 / @ 19x10
205.4 
141.3 
107.2 
Alienware m15x @ 1280x768 / @ 14x10 / @ 19x10
165.7 
128.9 
99.4 
HP Envy 17-1003 @ 1280x768 / 16x9 / @19x10
166.3 
96.6 
86.2 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP Envy 17-1003
80 

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HP Envy 17-1003
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850; 500GB Hitachi 7,200rpm

Asus G73JH-A1
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm (x2)

Alienware m15x
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-920XM; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Origin EON18
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-920XM; 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; (x2)1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M; 80GB Intel SSD + 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.73GHz Intel Core i7-740QM; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M; 640GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

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