The Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 17.3-inch entertainment laptop has been present on the market for some time and has became one of the best sellers. That’s primarily because it offers high-end specs at an reasonable price of
The P75-A7200 can easily replace your desktop PC not only because it has a fairly big display with full HD 1080p resolution, but also because it doesn’t make any compromises in terms of performance. It comes with the latest 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ “Haswell” quad-core processor, which is among the fastest notebook-use CPUs presently. It runs at 2.4GHz by default and up to whooping 3.4GHz in TurboBoost mode. With help of 6MB of cache and HyperThreading technology (a total of 8 computing threads on 4 cores), the i7-4700MQ is ready to tackle even the most complex PC tasks, like 1080p video editing and conversion, high-res image editing in programs like Photoshop, etc.
Although the CPU itself is a real speed demon, its integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics isn’t going to provide enough oomph for playing the latest game titles on high settings and max resolution, but it brings significant improvements over the old HD 4000-series. The i7-4700MQ is future-proof when it comes to HD video playback. It supports not only 1080p video decoding, but also 4K (resolution roughly 4 x 1080p) playback. Other core components – 8GB of RAM memory and a large 750GB hard drive, contribute to the above-average classification of the notebook.
When it comes to battery life, Toshiba’s P75-A7200 won’t impress you. According to the company, a single charge enables autonomous operation of up to 3 hours and 53 minutes. That’s a short time if you compare it to the standard 15.6-inch notebooks, not to mention ultrabooks. However, it’s not a surprise because of the large display and the quad-core processor, which are both quite power hungry. The CPU consumes 47-Watts of power, whereas the standard voltage laptop processors consume 35W and ultrabook processors consume as low as 15W.
The large 17.3-inch form factor enables enough space for a built-in DVD burner drive and a spacious keyboard with a dedicated numeric pad and big trackpad. The keyboard has LED backlight, which is a nice option to have if you type often in dim light. The laptop obviously isn’t thin nor light. It measures 1.3″ in profile and weighs 6.6 pounds, but these measures are normal for a 17.3″ laptop.
Because of the large size and multimedia orientation of the P75-A7200, one would expect the P75-A7200 to have a built-in subwoofer speaker, but it unfortunately has only a pair of stereo speakers. The laptop has a 720p web camera. Connectivity and networking features are admirable. There are four USB ports, all with the fast 3.0 speed, HDMI output with full HD and 4K video support, VGA out, a multi-format media card reader, Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, and Bluetooth connections, as well as Intel Wi-Di for wireless streaming of videos to HDTVs with help of a separately sold adapter on the TV side.
The compelling look of the P75-A7200 is achieved by using silver-colored aluminum on the lid and palm rests and a simplistic shape.
Overall, the P750-A7200 is a great buying choice for those looking for a home and office desktop replacement laptop. With its specs, this Toshiba model is the best equipped and probably the fastest laptop for
$700 $800. You can order it via Best Buy for the given price, while other retailers sell it for more (i.e. Amazon $850).
Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 Specifications
- Display: 17.3″, 1920×1080-pixel (Full HD 1080p) resolution
- Processor: “Haswell” 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad-core at 2.4GHz-3.4GHz, 6MB L3 cache
- Graphics: Intel HD 4600 integrated
- Memory: 8GB DDR3 at 1,600MHz included, expandable to 32GB, 4 SODIMM slots (2 utilized)
- Storage: 750GB HDD at 5,400 rpm
- Optical drive: DVD±RW/CD-RW
- Webcam: 720p HD
- Audio: Harman/Kardon stereo speakers, DTS Studio Sound
- Network: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di) technology
- Input: Backlight full-size keyboard with chiclet keys, multi-touch touchpad
- Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI with 4K support, 1 x VGA, multi-format card reader
- Battery: Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell), up to 3:53 hours
- Dimensions: 16.5″ x 10.7″ x 1.2″/1.3″ with feet (W x D x H)
- Weight: 6.6 lbs
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year
- Price: $700
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