Toshiba Satellite M645 Review

Yesterday, Laptop MAGAZINE reviewed Toshiba’s new notebook, the Satellite M645. The 14-inch thin-and-light notebook provided the best sound quality for its class.

The Satellite M645 features a stylish design, composed of a classy black exterior, and a Fusion X2 matte-finish covered interior. Toshiba’s Fusion X2 finish resists fingerprints that plague many other laptops.

Laptop MAGAZINE noted that the keyboard has just the right amount of spacing between the keys, making typing a breeze. The touchpad, which features Toshiba’s Fusion X2 finish, offers smooth and accurate desktop navigation.

The thing that sets the Satellite M645 apart from other thin-and-light notebooks is the premium sound quality, courtesy of the integrated Harmon / Kardon speakers which are powered by Dolby Advanced Audio. Laptop MAGAZINE goes so far as to say that the Satellite M645 “produced the best audio we’ve ever heard from a mainstream notebook.” Even at maximum volume, there was no distortion or tininess.

However, these strengths don’t change the fact that the Satellite M645 is mildly expensive, starting at around $980. Also, images taken using the built-in webcam were “murky” and the notebook experienced relatively short battery life, when compared to the category average.

Toshiba Satellite M645 Specs:

  • 14-inch LCD display (1366×768 resolution)
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-450M processor
  • Up to 8GB RAM (4GB standard)
  • 500GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT330M with 1GB VRAM
  • NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • Windows 7 Home Premium

Check out Laptop MAGAZINE’s full review of the Toshiba Satellite M645, which is currently available from many online retailers.


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