Toshiba Satellite A70/75 - First Take

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/ Updated: August 18, 2005 12:15 AM PDT

Satellite A70/75 series

The Satellite A70/75 series offers the lowest price of Toshiba's 2004 back-to-school laptops, but by no means does this mainstream laptop look cheap. In fact, this solid system includes some bells and whistles, such as a wide 15.4-inch display and dedicated CD-control buttons, typically found on more expensive laptops. We tested the Toshiba Satellite A75-S206, whose mobile Pentium 4 processor rocked CNET Labs' benchmarks . Unfortunately, our Labs' battery-drain tests revealed less exciting news: the Satellite A75-S206's battery cut out more than 2 hours sooner than the mainstream Dell Inspiron 1150's . If you value very long battery life at minimal cost, Dell's Inspiron 1150 is a great catch. If speed and screen space are your top priorities, go with the Satellite A75-S206 instead. (Note: The Toshiba Satellite A70 and A75 are basically the same system; you can customize the A70, while A75 models come preconfigured.)

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Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 (Mobile Pentium 4 538 3.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD)

Part Number: PSA70U-00E00G
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Installed Size 512 MB
  • Weight 7.9 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
  • Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
  • CPU Intel Mobile Pentium 4 538 / 3.2 GHz