Review: Toshibas New Gaming Laptop

 
 
By Cisco Cheng  |  Posted 2006-05-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

According to PC Magazine editors, the new Toshiba Satellite P105-S921 is the first gaming notebook from Toshiba, and it blends affordability with very good gaming performance. The laptop may seem pretty boring from the outside, unlike the flaming-crimson

There have been essentially two things missing from Toshibas PC lineup: a desktop line and a gaming PC. Now, I can scratch off the gaming PC because I have, in my hands, the new Toshiba Satellite P105-S921. Its the first gaming notebook from Toshiba, and it blends affordability ($1,999.99 direct) with very good gaming performance. It comes with nVidias GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics chip, a step below the nVidia 7900 GTX found on our Editors Choice, the Dell XPS M1710.
The P105-S921 doesnt wow you with design. In fact, its pretty boring from the outside, unlike the flaming-crimson paint job found on the Dell M1710. The notebook looks like any other Toshiba Satellite, but the experience improves drastically once you flip open the cover.
Inside, youll find a 17-inch TruBrite screen. The blue LEDs surrounding the Harman Kardon speakers particularly look great, especially when you dim the lights, and the notebooks touchpad also lights up in a cool blue hue when tapped, revealing illuminated icons for launching applications and adjusting the volume. Its the same dual-mode touchpad found on the Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600. Read the full story on PCMag.com: Toshiba Satellite P105-S921
 
 
 
 
Cisco Cheng is PC Magazine's lead analyst for laptops and tablet PCs. He is responsible for benchmarking, reviewing, and evaluating all laptops and tablet PCs. Cisco started with PC Magazine in 1999 as a support technician, testing printers, PC components, networking equipment, and software. He became the lead analyst for the laptop team in 2003 and since has written numerous reviews, buyer guides, and feature stories for both PCMag.com and the print magazine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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