Toshiba has an enviable reputation when it comes to laptopSo it was a surprise to see the 15.6-inch Satellite Pro C660 come at a bargain price. Our model, C660-17J, is currently being sold by Laptops directly for around £ 345 and you can also get it for £ 295 if you trade your old laptop.
Cheap as a doll
The C660’s looks are disappointing – it looks cheaper than the cast’s The only way is Essex. The entire chassis is made from black plastic and although Toshiba has added a concave vignette to the lid and wrist rest, it still looks stylish like a room full of geographers. Worse yet, the chassis doesn’t feel sturdy, especially around the wrist rest. If you put some pressure on it, it bends quite noticeably.
There’s also not much to be excited about when it comes to computer port lines. In fact, you only get two USB ports, which means even at this price point. Despite having VGA output, there’s no HDMI port – which is becoming the norm on most machines. Even LAN ports are limited to 100Mbps Ethernet, as most laptops today support Gigabit Ethernet.
The keyboard is also a big disappointment. The keys clumped pretty heavy when you typed, so we wouldn’t have a lot of confidence in the keyboard to work well under long-term abuse. The keys also have very little travel so they don’t feel comfortable or responsive.
Better touchpad. It is horizontal to the rest of the wrist and wide enough to allow you to easily scan the pointer around the screen. The two large tubular buttons also feel pretty solid and produce a clear click when you press it.
Glossy overlay on the screen divides comments. On the other hand, they often improve the appearance of colors, making them look more vivid, but on the other hand, they tend to reflect very strongly, which can be annoying if you use them under the light. overhead lighting.
Sadly, the C660’s screen is more reflective than most, and this, combined with its tight vertical viewing angles, means getting a comfortable viewing position can be difficult. However, the 1,366×768-pixel resolution isn’t bad, and the readability of the text in documents and on web pages is good once you have the monitor positioned properly.