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16in HD screen for film fans

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The only word to remember if you’re thinking of buying Toshiba’s latest Satellite laptop is films, because the firm’s claimed its new A350 is the perfect choice for movie buffs.

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Toshiba's Satellite A350

While the 16in display will doubtless give you a big enough view of the on-screen action, Toshiba’s built the screen with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio to ensure that films fill the ensure screen – eliminating those ugly letterbox black lines above and below the footage.

Unless what you're watching has a 2.4:1 ratio, of course. For that, you might care to check out Philips' cinema-ratio widescreen TV.

What’s more, the screen’s 1366 x 768 resolution isn't up to full HD's 1920 x 1080.

Supposedly superior sound comes courtesy of integrated Harmon Kardon speakers, supported by Dolby’s Sound Room technology – which features an audio management “Control Center”.

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Watch films on the 16in full HD display

If you’re more of a work buff, then Toshiba’s claimed that the display’s widescreen ratio provides enough room to view two websites simultaneously. Web access comes courtesy of 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Processing power is provided by a choice of a Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, T6400 or T7450 processors. Alternatively, you can opt for AMD’s 2.10GHz Turion Ultra dual-core CPU.

All versions of the laptop come with 4GB of DDR 2 memory and a hard drive capacity of up to 320GB.

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Surf the web with 802.11n

Elsewhere on the machine you’ll find a five-in-one memory card slot, HDMI port and three USB 2.0 ports. A 1.3Mp webcam with face-recognition technology is built into the laptop’s lid.

Toshiba’s Satellite A350 is available to buy now from £600 ($830/€640). ®

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