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Toshiba Satellite L450

Toshiba Satellite L450

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On its underside, the Satellite L450 provides easy access to the two memory slots and the Realtek 802.11n wireless card. The 250GB Sata hard drive, which ticks along at 5400rpm, is also accessible through a flap of its own. A circular grille allows the laptop fan to draw air in – this is then expelled via the large vent on the left side of the chassis.

Toshiba Satellite L450

Underneath, full access to the memory, hard drive and wireless card

This fan regularly fired up during testing, even when the laptop was idle. Fortunately, it's reasonably quiet and shouldn’t be a cause of irritation. It also seems to do a good job of keeping everything cool, with the trackpad being the only section that got slightly warm after extended periods of use.

In terms of ports and sockets, there are no surprises. HDMI, VGA and three USB ports are joined by Ethernet - but 10/100Mb/s, not Gigabit - audio in/out and a multi-format card reader, while a bog-standard DVD writer sits on the right. There’s no PC Card or ExpressCard slot, but you do get a volume wheel at the front.

Toshiba Satellite L450

No surprises among the port array

Released earlier this yet, the Celeron T3000 CPU that’s charged with powering the Satellite L450 has just 1MB of L2 cache at its disposal. However, it is a dual-core chip, with each core running at 1.8GHz. In PCmark Vantage, it achieved an overall score of 3248. We were also impressed at how the Celeron T3000 fared during general Windows 7 tasks, and even with multiple applications open simultaneously it coped admirably.

PCMark Vantage Results

Toshiba Satellite L450

Longer bars are better

If you want to compare it to laptops we’ve tested with PCmark05, it clocked up an overall score of 3479 and a CPU score of 4310.

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