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ToshibaSatellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal)
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable keyboard (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Fast (5)
  • Quality display (5)
  • Long battery life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (6)
    • Music (5)
    • Video (5)
    • Web browsing (4)
    • Word processing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Ken1171

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 3D Vision ready
    • Blu-ray drive
    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet
    • Separate arrow keys

    Cons

    • Battery protudes out
    • No bundled 3D contents
    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

    • 3D Games
    • Graphics
    • Music
    • Video

    Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

    I was hesitant to buy this based on some reviews claiming this was a buggy laptop, but in my personal experience with it, everything worked fine. One of the things I like the most is the keyboard layout, which include separate arrow keys and keypad. Those are some of the keys I use the most, so it's important to me.

    Some reviews also claimed the keyboard was not backlit, but the one I received IS INDEED BACKLIT. Some people complained the boot times were long, but it seems pretty normal to me. Maybe people don't realize that newly installed OS takes longer to boot in the first few times because things need to be installed and initialized. After that the delays are gone.

    The shutter glasses worked fine with the nVidia test demo, but it is really disappointing that we get no actual 3D contents to play with with this package. It is more expensive than average, but we also have to consider this includes a 120Hz 3D display, Blu-Ray drive, and shutter glasses that alone are sold for $200. Nonetheless, it is frustrating that Toshiba didn't include anything to use the 3D glasses with.

    As others claimed, it runs REALLY HOT, but what do you expect with a 4 cores i7 processor and a dedicated video card? Those things naturally run hot when confined inside a small laptop box.

    A couple of things I didn't like was the rather slow 5400RPM hard drive and the battery that protrudes out at the laptop bottom, making it difficult to fit in a case. Screen could be bigger for the price, but I think it was a trade between 3D Vision/Blu-ray and a bigger display to keep the price down.

    People also complained about a short battery life, but I haven't had it for long enough to test it. Just by the specs, an i7 processor, high refresh rate 120Hz display, dedicated video card, and Blu-ray drive are things that naturally draw more power, so I wouldn't be surprised if the battery wouldn't last long when those things are being used. I suspect Toshiba didn't include a bigger battery to make it last longer, but instead to try to make it last as much as a "normal" laptop would last without all those bells and whistles.

    All in all I am quite satisfied with this laptop. I knew what I was getting when I bought this.

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    5.0

    Awsome and would definitely buy again

    By Cleverone

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Long Battery Life
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Music
    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

    Easy to use
    Had to download updated drivers for 3d movie play
    Very fast computer.

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    1.0

    Used for 10 minutes

    By mgbirder

    from Florida

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Came faulty
      • Freezes Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

        Upon starting up the latop i was greeted with a blue screen... it took 10 or more tries to get it running for the first time, thought it was the HDD decompressing... then on the next day.. the same... called Toshiba... told me i have a faulty HDD!! Took it to the costumer service... apparently not the HDD... MotherBoard or Processor!! Toshiba stands for good products... i hope mine was just a glimpse....

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        3.0

        I would recommend this laptop

        By Charbel

        from Beirut, Lebanon

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • gaming
        • Graphics
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

        I'm using this laptop for photos and videos editing beside my everyday office works.
        It has a nice shape for a Sattelite, what I liked most is the illuminated keyboard.

        I would prefer if it has a 500Gb 7200 rpm HDD instead of the 640Gb 5400 rpm which is slowing down its performance.

        As for the battery life, it's not as good as it's stated unless if you use it in the power saving mode, maybe because my battery life indicator is indicating "fair".

        The display is nice however the color can only be accurately represented when viewed straight on, the further away from a perpendicular viewing angle, the color will tend to wash out, which is confusing for photo editing.

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        5.0

        GREAT LAPTOP !

        By Adeel

        from Brewster NY

        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

          Its a beautiful laptop due to its graphics card and 3D capability.Moreover 12 cell battery makes its performance even better.

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          5.0

          Gorgeous machine!!!

          By tonymyc

          from Manaus-Amazonia-Brazil

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

            Super fast processor, comfortable, super high definition screen, blue ray, 3d glasses and a big dedicated video memory. music, videos, Internet, strong works, everything is possible with it. What more would You like to have in your hands?
            In a few words: a highly recommended laptop.
            Hei Brazilians guys don't miss that.
            But listen: New York is a big and big city. So go at B&H and you can't go wrong (They like Brazilians so much)!

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            5.0

            As advertised! A super machine!

            By Bob K

            from Trenton, NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Video
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV 15.6" Notebook Computer (Charcoal):

              Nice and fast with the i7 processor. The function control offers quick environmental adjustments. The keyboard backlighting is very nice. Software loading is quick. Video Quality is very good and the 3D function is a nice addition.

              I like light equipment for a notebook with a decent keyboard. This unit ways a bit over 6 pounds lots of weight attributed to the battery. It's worth the heavier weight because the batter can run for many hours.

              Iwould recommend this unit to anyone.

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