Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z review

Stunning performance, but this 3D laptop is not without its flaws

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Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Quad-core (4 Core)

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For

  • Great way to enjoy 3D
  • Staggering performance
  • Stunning screen quality
  • Great range of features

Against

  • Truly awful battery life
  • Lacks a Full HD screen
  • Typing can be awkward

With the resurgence of 3D technology continuing unabated, we've seen a range of 3D-capable laptops released over the past few months. From the polarised screen of the Acer Aspire 5738DZG to the Nvidia 3D Vision technology of the Asus G51JX, the effect has been stunning, with 3D looking stronger than ever before.

Despite 3D's growing popularity, however, surprisingly few of the big names in the laptop market have so far stepped into the 3D laptop arena. While both Sony and HP have 3D screen machines coming in the very near future, Toshiba has beaten both to the punch with the release of the Toshiba Satellite A665-11Z – a 15.6-inch machine that packs an Nvidia 3D Vision-powered screen, active 3D glasses and a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor.

Toshiba satellite a665 11z

As with all current 3D laptops, it lacks the screen size of big-screen media centres such as Toshiba's own Qosmio X500 range, but the Satellite A665-11Z more than compensates with power, style and features.

Toshiba satellite a665 11z

However, the Toshiba is not without its flaws and while the interactive entertainment it delivers is excellent, this is not the best 3D-capable laptop we've seen, with some strong competition close on its heels.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GTS 350M
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilitySemi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time2.16 Hour
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
eSATA/USB ComboYes
Product FamilySatellite A665
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli7-740QM
ColourPrecious Black
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameToshiba
Processor Speed1.73 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.75 kg
Cache6 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedBD-R/RE
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height37.6 mm
Width380 mm
Depth254 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesA665
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelA665-11Z
Product NameSatellite A665-11Z Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineSatellite
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPSAW3E-05K00TEN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Make home movies, watch blockbuster flicks. Update your status on your favorite social media sites, keep up your blog. You can also tackle the family budget. Catch up on work. Build photo albums and playlists. Game away. Or get a great education. You can do it all in style.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite A665-11Z Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit
Limited Warranty1 Year