Toshiba L350-21Q

Toshiba L350-21Q

The large frame of the Toshiba L350-21Qs is a great advantage in terms of keyboard. The keyboard is accommodating with large keys and comfortable wrist rest room.

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Our Rating: 67%

Our Toshiba L350-21Q Review

Toshiba L350-21Q

Design and Screen

Dont let the Toshiba L350-21Qs cold, bulky exterior fool you as it does not tell the whole story. We started exploring the Toshiba L350-21Qs design somehow skeptic to how its design reflects its performance. The dark grey Toshiba L350-21Q is free from any colour not even the standard blue LED trackpad outline. This of course contributes to the general bulky exterior that is also evident in its weight. The Toshiba L350-21Q is not a laptop to carry around at an estimated load of 3 kg. The laptops hinges are rigid, and will take some time to ease up and open smoothly.

The Toshiba L350-21Qs screen is bright and sharply contrasted. We found the resolution to be a bit low for a 17-inch screen. The glossy coating of the screen causes reflections both in direct sunlight and indoors when watching a video. However, we werent too troubled by this fact, as most laptops in this price range suffer from the same problem.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The large frame of the Toshiba L350-21Qs is a great advantage in terms of keyboard. The keyboard is accommodating with large keys and comfortable wrist rest room. The keys are generously spaced out and the numerical keypad comes quite handy for users. We loved the keyboard for its design and durable build. The keys are relatively quiet, so you can type away without worrying about all the noise.

Performance and Battery Life

The Toshiba L350-21Qs bulky frame is supported by an Intel Celeron Processor with extended RAM. It delivers steady, powerful performance without overheating or crashing even with multiple applications running in the background. One thing we simply adored about the Toshiba L350-21Qs processor is its quietness, you rarely hear any noise even when loading a game or running a disk scan.

The Toshiba L350-21Qs does not have a dedicated graphics card. This came as a disappointment, as many users would love to use this reliable laptop for gaming. In the multimedia department, we can say that the audio is average. The two speakers below the screen are suitable for casual YouTube viewing but nothing more.

In the connectivity department, the Toshiba L350-21Q is well-versed with Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth. The built-in webcam works great for video conferencing as it does not lag. We loved using the webcam for capturing random photos as they are of good quality similar to the quality youd get out of a 3 megapixel camera phone.

Battery life is not an issue with the Toshiba L350-21Q. Even with the presence of its monster-size screen, the battery continues to pump power for hours nonstop. We loved working outdoors on several tasks without worrying about plugging in the laptop.

What We Liked

We liked the Toshiba L350-21Qs value for money, huge screen, and powerful processor performance.

What We Disliked

We disliked the Toshiba L350-21Qs bulky design and lack of a dedicated graphics card for gaming.

Our Final Verdict

The Toshiba L350-21Q is a performance monster. While we could not overlook its dull, bulky design, we still loved its performance and connectivity features. The weight of the Toshiba L350-21Qs contributes to its slow mobility factor; users with a fast-pace lifestyle wont enjoy lugging this 3 kg laptop around. The lack of a dedicated graphics card was a turn off given that such a powerful processor would be ideal for gaming. Overall, the Toshiba L350-21Q is a wise choice for anyone looking for a durable, powerful laptop. If youre a user that wont judge a book by its cover, the Toshiba L350-21Q is a great choice.

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General

Dimensions 39.8 x 29.2 x 3.53 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Celeron T3000
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
Processor FSB 800 MHz

Memory

RAM 2 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Dual Layer

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Mobile Intel GMA 5400M
Screen Type Widescreen TruBrite® XGA
Screen Size 17.00 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet 10-T/100-TX

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell Li-Ion
Web Cam Yes

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad

Software

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 350

Toshiba L350-21Q Full Specification

General

Dimensions 39.8 x 29.2 x 3.53 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Celeron T3000
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
Processor FSB 800 MHz

Memory

RAM 2 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Dual Layer

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Mobile Intel GMA 5400M
Screen Type Widescreen TruBrite® XGA
Screen Size 17.00 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet 10-T/100-TX

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell Li-Ion
Web Cam Yes

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad

Software

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 350

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