Pros

  • General performance is very good
  • 3D performance is impressive

Cons

  • Battery life is low for the category
  • Laptop looks cheap; lots of annoyingly bright LEDs

At A Glance

If Toshiba had paid more attention to design than to 3D performance, this would be an excellent laptop.

Manufacturer’s Description

Designed for great everyday performance, Satellite range products are affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require. You can buy Satellite products through an extensive network of high street and online retailers.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSAY3U-03X01F
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2300.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.5 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 883974831524
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 3.16 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 5.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Corel WinDVD BD; Toshiba Video Player
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 115.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:56   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 307.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 135.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 118.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 95.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 93.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 45.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 71.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 62.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 54.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 43.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 106.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 96.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 17.0   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 309.0