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Toshiba Satellite P745 Review – Best laptop for Entertainment

Toshiba laptops have style but offset slightly thicker but famous speaker system, read 3D content and backlit keyboard.

Although not high as two “brothers” is Qosmio X770 and F750 with up to about 2000$ to nearly 2500$ million but still oriented Satellite P745 segment entertainment speaker system with Harman / Kardon, good configuration and characteristics is more specific features, interesting gadgets. No P745 screen 3D but can still become a record player 3D and transfer content to the HDTV images have this feature.

Review Toshiba Satellite P745 - Best laptop for entertainment

The version was evaluated in a 14-inch screen equipped with a resolution of 1366 x 768-pixel resolution, Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3 GHz speed, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB hard drive and card NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics VRAM to 2 GB capacity. Combined with discrete graphics chip is integrated graphics and Intel HD Graphics Nvidia Optimus technology that transforms the graphics chip used to increase performance and battery duration.

Part 1: Design, Keyboard, touchpad


Similar models in the Satellite, P745 also designs rather “fat”. Machine to 3.5 cm thick weighing about 2.4 kg although only comparable with many other 14 inch laptops. In return, the outer shell of the P745 machine shows the model separate from the cheap in price from 500$ to nearly 750$. Alloy layer is covered in scratches still quite a luxurious exterior. This design is “clean” and less to leave fingerprints. Even in the rest area so scratch layer also helps the user remain quite comfortable.

One thing interesting is the 14-inch screen but still scratches and interior layout for the viewer the feeling is always smaller than the computer models of the same type. Speaker System Harman / Kardon two quite outstanding with the middle part is the touch shortcuts. When the user presses the button, the lights will turn off immediately and gradually light to signal received manipulation. However, sometimes this effect feels a bit “wordy” and especially with the volume key up, the sound effects are also smaller then to up to signal orders.
Review Toshiba Satellite P745 - Best laptop for entertainment
Satellite P745 also uses LED backlighting to make it stand out. In addition to the keyboard backlight, the Satellite logo, turn off the key sequence, and the power button on the touchpad and backlit glow. However, this system can not change colors like on the Alienware machine.


Because the machine is for entertainment then P745 should be quite adequate property connector. Except for high-speed port eSATA connection, other connections appear as HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 standard post. In particular, the machine’s USB 3.0 port can be used to charge devices like mobile phones, music players …. even when the machine is off. 3.5 mm headphone jack also functions similar to music from external devices through the computer speakers.

P745 also quite backward design is to provide an optical drive into the left side of the heat vents appear on the right side. This design is somewhat annoying when users use the mouse outside (for right-handers) when the hot wind reek.

The keyboard, touchpad

Equipped with 14-inch P745 should have a full-size keyboard chiclet type but not the number keys on the right side. The keys are large and of moderate distances. Itinerary good bounce keys and easy to use and familiar. The navigation keys are also large enough to not have trouble browsing or playing games.

A significant plus point is that the keyboard backlight to be more active in low light conditions.

Meanwhile, the touchpad is also quite sensitive, small scratch roughness and so help you to work without being slippery. However, the rather unfortunate two mouse is quite heavy. Users need to effect a great force using the keyboard and causing the uncomfortable feeling.
Part 2: The screen, performance
Satellite P745 screen using a mirror size of 14 inches with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Line screen is not much difference compared to another mid-range laptop. The machine displays sharp images but very shiny when used outdoors or bright light source behind.

Images still looking at the details with the tilt angle of about 45 degrees from the perpendicular of the screen. If this larger perspective, the image will be faded in the bottom-up perspective as picture discoloration.


Trial version is equipped with Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3 GHz speed, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M VRAM to 2 GB capacity.

P745 reached 4.6 points (from a low point by clicking the graphics capabilities) marked by the system when Windows Experience Index on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed in the machine. On a scale of detail, point 6.9 processor, RAM is 5.9 points while the graphics capability of 4.7 points and graphics for the game to reach 6.1 points. Hard drive speed of 5.7 points. Scores of computer graphics is underestimated by scoring Windows with Intel HD graphics Graphics chip while need models can to switch to Nvidia card.

Using PCMark Vantage program to assess the overall strength, Satellite P745 reached 4943 points, the point is not really “match” with a laptop 14 inch entertainment inclined. To reach 3041 points memory, the game score is 4673 and the 3372 drive.

With discrete graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 525M VRAM capacity to 2 GB, 3D Mark 06 scores quite well with 5985 points.

Continue to use the program to evaluate Cinebech 5.11 processor and try OpenGL. The results achieved with 1.31 processors and graphics point average up to 17.69 frames per second.

P745 using 640 GB hard drive speed 5400 / min. The speed of these drives, when tested with HD Tune Pro, is 4:01 74.3 MB / sec.

In a small pilot plant moved, P745 displays the message immediately feel the shake and automatically switch to safe mode for the drive. Typically, the machine will slow down the hard drive to avoid damage.

Even the keyboard shortcuts, Toshiba equipped with a fast turn the arrow buttons to program Toshiba Bulletin Board to make and use notes quite convenient. The software supports drag and drop images, text and create the “note” useful reminders on the screen.

Part 3: Radiator, battery, audio


Body “fat” can be seen as a major drawback of the P745, but this has made machines capable of heat better than the thin and light laptop. Combined with metal casing and fan inlet system, used P745 have on two feet without feeling uncomfortable.

When used for long in a room with average temperature 25 degrees C, virtually no heat up the machine and only a little warmth when used to play games or watch HD video standard.


Using the 6-cell battery capacity 48 Wh. Machine takes over 2 hours to fully charge if unused and just over 3 hours if you’re using for charging.

Tested: Open Firefox load the 10 site and to automatically reload every 15 minutes, open a page and listen to music online for continuous playback, use speakers and headphones to replace the volume at 70% level 50% light machine run until about 20% battery is 2 hours 33 minutes. All time trials were open the keyboard backlight.

While testing the machine run a 720p and forth continuously until the machine off, turn off Wi-Fi connection, instead of using headphones and external speakers at the volume level to 70% (negative bar of Windows Media Player program to 100%), 50% brightness for the machine run until it turns itself off (also at 5% battery), then this time will be 2 hours 35 minutes. It also opens when using the backlight.

Times lower than current battery laptop uses an Intel Core i 2011 year, slightly more than 3 hours. The cause may be due to electricity consumption for the keyboard backlight.


Speakers are a focal point for quality entertainment on the P745. Speaker system  Harman / Kardon for large volume, enough personal entertainment in the room about 30 square meters. Of really good bass and than Altec Lansing speakers, but the clarity of sound, not as much treble with the speakers often integrated into the line machine. However, the quality of these speakers can be seen than in the series range 500$ to 750$, even compared to the same price range as the Vaio laptop S.

To make the sound quality of the P745, Toshiba also integrated technology Sleed & Music on allowing users to listen to music even when the machine is turned off. Just a wireless headset with two ends are 3.5 mm, one end plugged into the adapter and is the music devices such as phones, MP3 players. Users can enjoy audio speakers without turning on the machine. However, this volume will be slightly smaller than when turned on.

You can find this laptop in Amazon: Toshiba Satellite P745-S4380 14.0-Inch LED Laptop – Fusion X2 Finish in Platinum


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