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Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 Touch Ultrabook with Dragon Assistant Specs Review

First officially announced two months ago, the newest Satellite E series ultrabook line up, the Satellite E45T has got new family. After release the E45T-A4200, the newest model of those portable Touch laptop series, named as Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 14 inch laptop has listed in BestBuy and expected will be ready soon in US market for price under $700. Like its sister, this machine also comes with a stylish sleek design and preloaded with the most popular voice command application, the Dragon Assistant.

Yeah, Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 is not the lightest and most affordable 14 inch Touch portable laptop on the market. But, if you looked on the hardware configurations and design, this model is still brings great value for your money. Comes with a high quality aluminum material for casing and brushed finish design with smart silver color for exterior and interior, the E45T-A4300 laptop is feel sturdy, solid and looks more expensive than the actual price. On the bottom of lid, there is also a small Toshiba silver logo. On the palmrest, the Premium raised-tile Toshiba’s “Black” keyboard with rounded touchpad also lacks full numeric keypad, but its still easy and comfortable to use, even for user who have a slightly larger fingers.

Similar to Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4200 laptop, the 4.4 lbs laptop also has dimension in 13.4 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches and bundled with a 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery. Its mean user can easily slip the machine into almost all carry bag with ease and perfect for companion at office, colleague or when on the business travel. Like the predecessor, the company also claimed if the Lithium battery can produces more than 7 hours of battery runtime on single charges.

Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 review
Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 Portable laptop with “Big” power

Not only looks identical, both of Toshiba Satellite E45T series also comes with similar configurations, except the memory space. Powered by 4th generation of Intel Core i5-4200U “Haswell” ULV processor with two cores and clocked around at 1.6GHZ, along with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, this model promises more than enough performance that you will need for daily mobile computing tasks. Backed by Intel Hyperthreading and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the 14 inch Touch laptop provides fast, smooth and seamless multimedia and office multitasks.

For the most demanding multimedia and business applications, the Intel Turbo Boost technology (supports up to 2.6GHZ) ensures user can run those applications with smoothly. Designed for medium to high end user that needs a reliable machine for play and work hard, Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 laptop is shipped with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Its provides more space to store all multimedia and document files, larger than its predecessor that equipped with a 500GB of HDD.


The 14 inch High Definition Touch-screen display with LED backlit technology and combined with Intel HD Graphics 4400 is not a high configurations, but still gives bright, crisp and beautiful color for both video and games. Yeah, HD Graphics 4400 is not the best Intel Haswell graphics card, but Toshiba claims if the graphics card still provides up to 30 percent better performance than the previous Intel HD graphics 3000 that commonly founded on the Ivy Bridge machines. The 14 inch widescreen display also comes with TruBrite technology and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels, which mean you can play 720p video playback with ease.

On the center of 14 inch black bezel, there is a High Definition web camera that integrated with dual array microphones. Combined with Beam Forming technology, the web camera offers very bright, crisp and clear face to face video chats, along with crisp and loud audio chats. Unlike common Satellite laptop’s speakers that located above the keyboard, the stereo speakers on this model that comes with DTS Studio Sound technology is located on the bottom. Of curse, the 14 inch sleek laptop also equipped with a wide range of port interface, including a 3.5mm audio combos jack for headphones and microphone, single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, multimedia card reader slot, RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video playback on external compatible display.

Like common new Satellite E sleek laptop series, the machine also preinstalled with Dragon Assistant for voice commands, along with Norton (anti-virus, PC check, back up), Adobe Reader, Trial version of Microsoft Office and a full range of Toshiba’s software, such as Maintenance Utility, Eco Utility, Media Player and Toshiba App Place that contains thousand of usefully applications that compatible with your laptop. For connectivity, user can use Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connection into networks and Intel Wireless-N 7260 2×2 802.11b/g/n WLAN with supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) for share your multimedia contents.

So, what do you think about new Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 value laptop? Yeah, this is not the most affordable laptop, but with large memory, long battery life and powerful Intel Haswell performance, the $699.99 new Toshiba’s Satellite E45T laptop is still have many strengths that make you should consider buying and worth for your money. If you are on the market for Toshiba’s 15.6 inch touch laptop and preferred with AMD’s performance, we recommend you to take a look at the $680 Toshiba Satellite E55DT-AST2N02. It’s a new 15.6 inch laptop with AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core Processor and integrated with 1TB of SATA HDD for internal storage.

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