Looking for a new large-screen desktop replacement machine but did not want to spend much money? If you are Toshiba fan and preferred with AMD’s performance, we think you should consider to buying Toshiba Satellite C75D-A7340. Yeah, this is not a high end 17.3 inch multimedia and laptop, but if you only looking for a reliable machine for light multimedia and daily office tasks, the Satellite C75D-A7340 laptop is still provides a smooth and seamless performance.
Like common Toshiba’s budget friendly laptop lineup, Toshiba Satellite C75D-A7340 laptop also comes with a special textured Trax Horizon finish design in the cover and palm rest area, make it looks solid and more premium than they are. The high quality plastic material also use for casing. It’s not only can reduces manufacturing cost, but also help the machine reduces the weight. Inside, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery promises up to 7 hours of battery life on very light usage or around at 4 hours for daily office tasks.
In term of size, the 17.3 inch budget friendly desktop replacement has dimension in 16.3 x 10.6 x 1.3 inch (41.4 x 26.9 x 3.3 cm) and weighs around at 5.9 lb (2.68 kg). Yeah, the Toshiba C75D-A7340 is not a sleek and light machine. This is also not perfect for travel companion, but if you compare with other 17.3 inch laptop on its price range, the Toshiba’s still slightly smaller and lighter. For example, the Pavilion 17-e016dx laptop from HP has dimension in 10.5 x 16.5 x 1.3 inch and weighs around at 6.0 lbs.
Under the hood, the laptop comes with a AMD A6-5200M quad core processor as the heart and clocked around at 2.0GHZ. This is also incorporated with 6GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SRAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics engine provides good power and smooth performance for watch HD video, play casual modern games and light video editing tasks at low resolution. Unlike common budget friendly desktop replacement that equipped with a 500GB HDD, this model gives more space to store all your multimedia files. The 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive claiming can store more than thousand of music files and hundred of video files.
Preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the machine offers stable platform for most modern multimedia and office Windows applications. Yeah, the configurations are already gives a smooth daily computing performance, but if you want to increase loading speed and multitasking performance, you can also expand the memory to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM.
The 17.3 inch High Definition Plus TFT display with LED backlit technology and support a 1600 x 900 pixel native resolution offers crisp, bright and vivid color for both video and games. It also optimized by Toshiba’s TruBrite technology and offers 16:9 aspect ratio, offer stunning 720p HD video playback experience in every angle. On the top of display, the High Definition web camera with internal microphone allows user to keep in touch with friends. On the left side, there is also a DVD-SuperMulti drive with multi formats support. You can play, burn or load applications, music or video from CDs or DVDs cassette.
Of course, like common a desktop replacement laptop, Toshiba Satellite C75D-A7340 laptop also equipped with a comfortable keyboard. The black keyboard also has a full numeric keypad and large Touch pad with multi touch support. Below the display, there are a pair of stereo speakers with DTS Sound technology. Yeah, the machine is not offers stunning audio experience, but still can produces fairly crisp and loud audio in small room. The rest of specifications are two 3.5mm jack for headphone and microphone, USB 3.0 port, dual USB 2.0 port, Security Cable Lock Slot, RJ 45 port, VGA port, HDMI port and 6-in-1 multimedia card reader slot that located on the front side.
There are also a plenty of internet connectivity features, such as 10/100Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless connection. Yeah, the C75D-A7340 laptop’s graphics performance is a bot disappointed and did not support for play 3D modern games in high resolution. But if the price is your big concerned, the $499 Toshiba Satellite C75D-A7340 laptop is still a great choice and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If you are looking for Intel’s 17.3 inch desktop replacement at affordable price, we think you should take a look at Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK laptop. Comes with Intel Core i3-3227U dual core processor and integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine, the Dell’s laptop is now available with a starting price around at $449 and 1 year warranty.