This Toshiba model laptop features a 1.73GHz Intel Core i& 740QM processor with 4GB of memory along with its Intel HM55 chipset. Nvidia provides the graphics including blu-ray and it comes with Windows 7 64-bit edition. It weighs about 8 pounds, the screen size is 16 inches with a 1,366x768 pixel resolution and the speakers are indeed awesome.
At the big box electronics store I did the touchy-feely thing and the first thing I liked right off was its pretty sturdy keyboard—I noticed no movement, unlike my antique Lenovo which often feels like I could put a cookie sheet under it. The salesman told me the finish disallowed fingerprints but I wasn’t convinced—just because its finish is of a textured nature doesn’t mean those CSI folks couldn’t get my prints and because I eat when I work on my laptop, I’m sure this statement could be dispelled.
I had to move the screen back at an angle to really enjoy the 3D feature and if I moved the position, everything got fuzzy; it does have a 120Hz display, however. The salesperson mentioned that if I were a gaming type, the screen probably wasn’t large enough.
Because I type more than I browse, I didn’t like how the mouse touch pad was off to the left, but you can disable the touchpad and install a regular mouse if you want. I liked that it came with 4 USB ports, HDMI and VGA ports as well as a media card reader - and if I really wanted to, I could charge my BlackBerry on this machine. I’d buy this laptop, but I’d disconnect the touchpad feature and the price is stiff at almost $1600 bucks.
Image Credit: Toshiba A665-3DV courtesy of Amazon.