Review of Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304

If you are looking for a large screen laptop that can be used as a semi-workstation machine then the Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304 will interest you.  Large 17.3” laptops are not the most mobile systems, but they are certainly more comfortable to work on.  Hence, they are usually called desktop replacement notebooks, as they offer an alternative to your typical office or home desktop.


The Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304

Now for the really nice features!  This laptop features 4 GB of DDR 3 RAM and 1 TB of Hard Disc Drive – nice!  Note that the 1 TB capacity Hard Drive is out of the ordinary for budget laptops and it is more usual for laptops of this price category feature only 500 GB of HDD.  In addition to that, the screen resolution is 1600×900 (HD+) instead of conventional HD resolution.  The benefit of higher resolution is that it gives you more real estate to work on.  We always find this feature is essential for multitasking and for research and report writing purposes.

The Power behind the Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304

The Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304 is driven by an AMD system instead of an Intel.  The AMD Quad Core A6-6310 processor is similar to the Core i3-4010U processor.  Therefore, for less than $450, you are getting yourself a very decent processor that has capacity to perform a number of multitasking and demanding jobs.  AMD processors have a slight edge over the Intel in terms of multitasking and gaming, and on top of that, the integrated graphics card featured in the AMD A6-6310 is marginally better in performance than the Intel HD featured in the Core i3-4010U processor.  Older style games can be played on low resolution graphics at a respectable frame rate.

Although the Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304 has a better value for money in terms of performance, the same could not be said for its design and profile.  This laptop is quite heavy and bulky, but that is the price that you have to pay in order to get yourself a 17.3” desktop replacement laptop.  This laptop measures about 1.30 inches in thickness and weighs about 6 pounds.
Additional features of this laptop include a plethora of connectivity and interfacing options including HDMI port, 1 USB 3.0 and 2.0 x USB 2.0 ports, Wifi, SD card reader, VGA port, and RJ-45.  It also has a webcam with built in audio.  On top of that, it also includes an optical drive, which is a feature that many budget laptops are beginning to leave out in order to save cost.  Therefore its inclusion adds further to the great value of this notebook.

Summary of the Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304

All in all, the Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7304 is an excellent semi-workstation grade laptop.  It is not a full-fledged workstation laptop as it does not have a very powerful processor and a dedicated graphic card. However, for its price of $360.53, it has an excellent hardware configuration that should give you a lag free experience on basic software.  I would recommend this laptop for office and home use, however, it may not be the most suitable laptop for students due to its size and weight.

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