This is a review on the Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837. I’ll take all the features one at the time, and show you what I think about them. I think it’s a good buy, but only for people who are not too demanding. It is not the best laptop in the world, but for a price under $400 it’s worth it.
The touchpad is easy to use, so if you find yourself in a situation where you can’t use your own mouse then you don’t need to worry, you’ll be just fine. Keyboard is standard, nothing exceptional about it. I particularly like the design, it’s simple and gives you the feeling that this laptop is going to do its job quickly and efficiently, whatever the task.
Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Specs:
The processor is an AMD Turion 64×2 (mobile technology TL-60). Compared to other computers, we can actually say it’s pretty fast, and it’s expandable (from the standard 2 Gb you can go to 3 Gb of DDR2 RAM). The hard drive is of 160 Gb which is kind of small, if you think about the fact that you’ll need about 50 Gb for the OS partition but hey – that’s life. Gone are the days when Windows XP could work just fine on a 10 Gb partition, right, friend?
Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 has a 15.4” display and it also comes with a dual layer DVD burner and a multiple card reader for any sort of camera or other device that you might have. One of my favorite things about it is that it has four USB ports, and all of them are on the sides, not in the back (two on the right and two on the left). It also has, of course, the ethernet socket if you don’t want to use the built in wireless modem.
The battery seems to last quite a long time for a laptop of its generation. If you actively use it it will last for about two hours and if it’s on stand by mode it will last for several hours, like 5 or 6.
Over all, the Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 laptop is a nice little device, perfect for people who want to use it for stuff like watching movies, working or browsing the web. If you want to use it for gaming, though, you should know that it will not run the latest games. Even games like Assassin’s Creed, which was released in 2005 (or 2006, I can’t remember) will run a little slow on this computer.