There is no doubt about the fact that Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300 is a big laptop. For some people, it might be the perfect sized laptop, but for most of us it’s a heavy desktop replacement machine. It features AMD quad core A8-6410 processor, 6GB memory and 750GB hard drive. This non-touch enabled laptop has 17.3in screen and weighs less than 6lbs. In spite of its large footprint, it doesn’t look too bulky. It is true that Toshiba C75D-B7300 comes with same basic textured design as Satellite C70 or C75 series, however, the company has scaled up the design a bit. This laptop is suitable for everyday use. You can work with word/excel and PowerPoint with ease. Streaming videos on screen and on external display wouldn’t be an issue with this laptop. It comes with standard ports and connectivity features. However, if you are looking for Intel powered 17.3” laptop with similar price and slightly better performance, you can consider HP Pavilion 17-e117dx which comes with Intel core i3-3130M processor that operates with 2.6GHz fixed frequency and has 4GB RAM and 750GB hard drive. Both the laptops offer performance for causal gaming, light media editing and encoding. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300.
Specification and performance of Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300
Under the hood, Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300 comes with AMD A8-6410 processor which works with 2.0 GHz and core frequency can scale up to 2.4GHZ on system demand. It is a quad core processor and has 2MB of L2 cache. It comes with AMD Radeon HD R5 graphics which is not a dedicated graphics but supports casual gaming. Though Radeon R5 (Beema) is not a very powerful graphics, it is able to run low end games smoothly. For instance, you can play Sims 4 and Dead space 3 smoothly on this machine. Some high end games like Dishonored, Call of Duty Ghosts can be played in low resolution and setting. This laptop can run Minecraft as well. If gaming is your priority, you can go for Acer Aspire V3-572G-587W as it comes with NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics with 2GB dedicated video memory and has 8 GB system memory. It gets processing power from Intel core i5-4210u processor which operates with base frequency of 1.7 GHz and can turbo-boost up to 2.7GHz. This laptop will run almost all latest games. Also, if you are looking for better performance for photo editing and video editing tasks, video encoding /decoding then Acer Aspire V3-572G-587W could be a better choice.
Satellite C75D B7300 comes with 6GB DDR3L memory and memory is not user upgradable. Memory speed is 1600GHz. It comes with 750GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm. Windows 8.1 is preloaded on to the hard drive. The 17.3” non-touch LED backlit high definition display of the laptop offers resolution of 1600 X 900 pixels. It can’t support full HD (1080p) playback but it supports up to 900p content, which is almost close to full HD. This is not a convertible laptop and you can’t use it in tablet or stand mode. However, if you are looking for affordable touchscreen convertible laptop, you can take a look at Lenovo Flex 2 15D (59418242). It offers same processor, 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive.
When it comes to ports and connectivity features, Satellite C75D-B7300 offers standard ports and connectivity features. Besides HDMI, it comes with1-USB (3.0) port, 2-USB (2.0) ports, LAN jack, headset, VGA port and SD card reader. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Fast Ethernet. On the other hand, HP Pavilion 17-e117dx offers 2 USB 3.0 ports. Toshiba C75D-B7300 comes with HD webcam and integrated microphone. It comes with DVD driver as well.
6 cell battery of Satellite C75D B7300 offers up to 2-5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300
Inexpensive desktop replacement laptop for everyday use
6GB memory for smooth multitasking
Cons of Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7300
Only one USB 3.0 port