Pros

  • Solidly built; feels very sturdy
  • Good port selection, including eSATA/USB combo port
  • Wi-Fi, WiDi, Bluetooth 4.0, and ethernet

Cons

  • Performance below average
  • Mediocre touchpad with cheap-feeling buttons
  • Heavy, looks dated

At A Glance

This mediocre all-purpose notebook might make for a good shared family laptop.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/R945/R945-P440/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-3210M
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows 7
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 022265199619
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 13.4 inches
Depth 9.4 inches
Height 1.2 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.2 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory All Purpose
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 86.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 7:54   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 36.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1503.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 14.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 486.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 619.9   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 200.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 178.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 131.9   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 14.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 23.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 20.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 32.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 30.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 42.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 49.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 4.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.4   Watts