Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 Reviews

Toshiba Satellite P25 LaptopOne great laptop from Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) id the Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 laptop. The Satellite P25 Boosts Home Entertainment and Personal Gaming Experiences with HDTV Component Output and Dolby Digital Surround Sound Capabilities. By combining the functionality of the latest consumer electronic devices and computing power, the Satellite P25-S670 provides consumers, families and video gaming enthusiasts with the right mix of TV, stereo and PC capabilities in one notebook.

Toshiba Satellite P25 Specifications
– Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT Technology, 3.20 GHz
– 17.0-inch diagonal Wide-screen XGA active matrix display
– NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700 graphics processor, 128MB VRAM
– Internal TV Tuner
– TV (S-Video) and component (YPbPr) video out
– Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
– 80GB(b) hard disk drive
– 512MB DDR SDRAM
– DVD Super multi-format drive
– Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11a/g) wireless connectivity(c)
– Integrated V.92/56K modem, 10/100 Ethernet
– Four USB 2.0 ports
– Secure Digital(TM) slot and i.Link(R) (IEEE 1394) port

“People want more functionality from their notebooks. Whether they are on the road watching a DVD or in the office developing a presentation, the notebook has to be able to take on any task,” said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing for the Digital Products Division of Toshiba America Information Systems when the new Toshiba Satellite P25 laptop was launched. “We developed the new Satellite P25-S670 to deliver the multimedia functionality and features that are ready to work hard and play hard, bringing the best of mobile computing and digital entertainment together.”

I think that the Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 launch date was 15 March 2004 (at CeBit).

Now let’s take a look at the reviews available for this laptop.

Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 Reviews

One of the firsts reviews for Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 comes from PC Magazine:

How do you build the ultimate multimedia notebook? Just ask Toshiba. Its latest portable, the Toshiba Satellite P25-S670, is a standout Media Center Edition PC that combines component-out and surround-sound capabilities, a first in such a notebook.

Component out lets you run a DVD movie from your notebook to any high-quality screen (namely an HDTV display), and Dolby Digital-out with surround sound enhances the entertainment experience by giving you the type of sound you’d get in a movie theater.

The high-quality, 17-inch WXGA display, powered by the impressive nVidia GeForce FX Go 5700 with 128MB VRAM, is sharp when playing both 2D and 3D graphics. Its 3DMark 2003 score was quite impressive: 2,061 at 1028-by-768

We played games, watched movies, listened to music, and even did some work on the P25-S670 and never once were we disappointed. If you’re in the market for a multimedia-focused portable, you won’t be either.

Toshiba Satellite P25 Review from PC Magazine

Laptop Magazine also reviewed the new Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 laptop:
“With a superb display, surprisingly good audio, and enough graphics power to keep gamers’ jaws dropped for hours, the Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 laptop is a first-class, all-around entertainer. It’s also got the sexiest design you’ll ever see and a DVD burner that won’t care what kind of disc you throw in it.”

The Toshiba laptop gets 4.5 stars (out of 5)
PROS
• Gorgeous design
• Built-in TV tuner
• Component video outputs
• Multiformat DVD burner
CONS
•TV tuner and battery occupy same bay
For gamers, the P25’s performance is excellent, rivaling the Dell Inspiron 9100. The system uses Nvidia’s awesome GeForce FX Go5700 graphics adapter with 128 MB of video RAM. The bountiful 5,400-rpm, 80GB hard drive doesn’t hurt either.

The Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 may be the perfect portable entertainment computer. And at this price, it’s a steal.

What PC World is thinking about the Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 (review):

The Toshiba Satellite P25-S670 laptop serves both as a powerful notebook and as a one-stop digital media center that could fit into your living room as a TV replacement. Configured to run the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system, this Toshiba laptop includes a TV tuner module that swaps into the front battery bay and a remote control so you can relax and watch the screen up to 10 feet away. It comes with all the equipment you’ll need to connect the Toshiba P25-S670 directly to a TV, including a short coaxial cable. To integrate the notebook into an existing cable-and-VCR setup, you’ll need to buy a splitter. In addition to having top-notch multimedia features, the Satellite P25-S670 notebook from Toshiba makes a fairly good desktop replacement, starting with its having two front modular bays.

The Satellite P25-S670 delivers just about everything that multimedia enthusiasts look for in a desktop replacement notebook.

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