Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X Laptops Review, Specs and Price

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The Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X is a mid-size laptop launched last year for $1,099. As far as the design is concerned, this model won’t win any awards but even so we like how it looks although that glossy interior is not one of our favorite finishes. This the same design idea that Toshiba has been using for several years and we think that it’s time for a change.

Let’s talk about the hardware specifications of this model and mention that it is powered by a second generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor clocked at 2.30 GHz. Toshiba has equipped this model with 6GB of DDR3 memory running at 1,333 MHz, while for storage it comes with a spacious 640GB hard drive that’s spinning at 5,400 rpm. The chipset is an Intel HM65 while in the graphics department it has been fitted with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 525M and an integrated Intel HD 3000. We should mention that this laptop benefits from the Nvidia Optimus technology.

This Satellite M645-S4118X measures 13.3 x 9 x 1.1 – 1.4 inches and has a curb weight of 5 pounds or 5.8 pounds if we add its AC adapter. It still is a rather bulky laptop even though it has a more compact footprint in comparison to other models from Toshiba’s Satellite Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X

We like how the keyboard feels while you are typing but we don’t enjoy that glossy finish on the keys. We would have appreciated if Toshiba expanded the keyboard edge-to-edge in order to improve the finger room but even so it seems to be quite comfortable to use plus you won’t have any issues using it during the night as it benefits from a backlight. Sitting below is a touchpad that has a matte finish and seems to be responsive most of the times. We should also mention that above the keyboard is a set of touch controls that are LED backlit and handle the volume, Wi-Fi, Eco battery-saving utility and the backlighting.

It features a 15.6-inch glossy display that has a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels which is reasonable for watching 720p content. Even though it manages to be quite crisp, it is not as vivid or bright as we’ve seen on other models from this segment. On the other hand, you will certainly appreciate the impressive Harman Kardon speakers that sound great and are superior to what you can get for the money if you buy another laptop.

As for connectivity, it has VGA out, an HDMI port, headphone/microphone jacks, two USB 2.0 ports (one is a sleep-and-charge), one USB 3.0 port and an SD card slot. For networking you get Bluetooth, an Ethernet port and 802.11n Wi-Fi. We should also mention the much important Blu-ray combo drive. The 6-cell battery of the Toshiba Satellite M645-S4118X is capable of lasting about two and a half hours during a video playback test.

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