Its entertainment capabilities define the P775 as a machine for youngsters looking not merely for a computer but also a box that combines games console, flat-planel telly and disc player - students with freshly banked grant money to burn, for example. They'll need that load cheque - the P775 is priced at £1200, more than twice the price of your average budget 15-incher.
No guesses as to what OS it runs...
Kitted out in a "metallic urban black" colour scheme - glossy black with a shallow-ribbed texture to diffuse the light it reflects - his is a laptop for a lad: big and black, weighty with performance potential and a backlit go-faster stripe above the touchpad.
Speaking of which, what eejit decided it should be placed right on the laptop's leading edge? You'll be pushing away to right- or left-click and failing because the buttons aren't an inch or so in, where your fingers' muscle memory thinks they are.
Benchmark performance? Not at all bad. The P775's PCMark Vantage score of 6600 is good but not a stand-out score either, the Nvidia GPU's 7945 3DMark 06 points likewise.
The Satellite P775 is nice enough to look at if you favour boy-racer kit, and puts in a reasonable performance too. It's just not particularly exciting and - compared to the similarly specced yet faster Samsung RF711 - overpriced. ®
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Toshiba Satellite P775 17.3in Core i7 laptop
Surely it should
But surely it should be compared with the same computers in all tests - not pick computers at random so you can't see which the overall better performer is?
Is it being compared to 1800 machines (the 15" Apple and the Sony F21), or the cheaper 13" inch Apple and Sony C?
And for the battery which Sony Viao F are we talking about? The 3d monster F21, or the more sedate F13s?
University hardly a Challenge?
I beg to differ, in my own personal experience, a lot of Uni students (particularly CS majors) appreciate portability and battery life, rather than luggability and mains tethering.
I guess other majors might beg to differ, especially if most of their studying is done using pen & paper, but unless the grant also commands a set of wheels, this one is going to remain a foldable desktop.
Well, according to the reviews I found on this site, the 13in MacBook Pro is about the same price as the Toshiba, and the 15in is more expensive.
Surely a performance comparison should be based on price, not on physical dimension?
And where do the Young Ones fit in?
And where do The Young Ones fit into this review? Is the case suitable for the solution to all ills - extreme violence? Does it have a video? Is it full of washing-up liquid?
Why on the comparison chart are you comparing the CPU with a 15 in. MacBook Pro, and then the 3D graphics a 13in. MacBook Pro (which only has integrated graphics) what's the point in that!?
Can we compare 17in. machines with 17in. machines, not with 13in portables (of non-stated vintage).