Toshiba Satellite L650-12P 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 430M, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, DVD SuperMulti Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium)
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- 39.6 cm (15.6 inch) Widescreen offers a TruBrite Crystal Clear Display for clearer brighter images
- Intel Core i5 Processor providing enhanced performance and efficiency with improved battery life and turbo boost technology
- HDMI port allows you to connect your laptop to high definition external devices
- Integrated Web Camera allows you to talk to family and friends online
- DVD Supermulti Drive view all your movies on your laptop
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The Toshiba Satellite L650 features an elegant all-new black glossy finish featuring a patterned inlay. With its subtle yet elegant design the Satellite L650 looks the part at home, school, university, in the office, and out and about. Packed full with smart design and technology such as Toshiba's multi-touch touchpad, facial recognition software, media controller, and LifeSpace suite, the Satellite L650 is an ideal laptop for work and play.
The Satellite L650's touchpad features multi-touch gesture support, providing an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons. The touchpad features an advanced, touch-sensitive interface solution that senses the position of a finger or fingers on its surface and recognises pinching, swiping, and rotating motions performed by simply moving your fingers.
The multi-touch touchpad recognises four different finger gestures. Pinch Gesture--two-finger pinch delivers zooming functionality in many Windows applications. The two-finger pinch zoom can be used to zoom in or out of photos, maps, or documents. Scrolling--two-finger and two-finger reverse scrolling delivers functionality in Windows applications by using two separate fingers in a horizontal or vertical motion anywhere on the touchpad, with the scrolling rate controlled by your finger speed. Momentum Motion--delivers smooth, fast, trackball-like cursor motion. A quick flick of one finger across the touchpad surface can move the cursor across the entire screen and is ideal for use with computer gaming applications. Rotation--rotate photos and other items in 90-degree increments by placing two separated fingers on the touchpad and moving them around in a continuous clockwise or counter-clockwise circular motion.
Connectivity at your Fingertips
The Satellite L650 has an integrated HDMI port for added convenience and enhanced usability. Now you can connect your laptop to an external device and stream high definition content. When using HDMI, audio and visual content are streamed through a single cable, removing the need for multiple connections. Now you only need one cable, making connecting your laptop easier and tidier. Also included are two USB 2.0 ports and a USB 2.0/eSATA port to connect your laptop to external devices and high-speed file transfers to external hard drives. The USB/eSATA port can be used as a normal USB or eSATA port with faster data transfer speeds while saving computer processor resources.
Maximise your experience of Windows 7 and see the Satellite L650 come alive with LifeSpace. A free productivity application suite, LifeSpace gives you a personalised approach to accessing your files, organising daily activities, projects and more. LifeSpace is a unique collection of apps designed by Toshiba to make computing simple, intuitive and fun and is great for work and home across all age groups. Complimenting the Windows 7 operating system, LifeSpace helps you simplify your PC experience through personalisation and quicker access to the things that matter the most to you, thanks to Bulletin Board and ReelTime.
Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use visual organisation tool that allows you to create a personalised space for managing projects, viewing tasks, photos and more. Organise your day, your events, and your life with a virtual pin board. Stick reminders, photos or tasks onto the board to help you organise or to ensure you don't forget an important appointment. Bulletin Board is a simple, intuitive and pleasant experience to handle your daily digital life.
Remember that file you looked at a while back but have no idea where you kept it on your PC? Well with Toshiba's ReelTime, a visual timeline of your file history up to 3 months old is kept so that you can cut through the clutter to find what you are looking for quickly and easily. It sits above the Windows taskbar and the timeline can be easily scrolled through until you find the file you're looking for.
Integrated Web Camera
The Satellite L650 features an integrated web camera with Toshiba Face Recognition. The camera and microphone let you see and hear your contacts online, and can take still pictures, video clips and audio notes. With Toshiba's integrated WebCam communication is made easy--network with friends and family from the comfort of your own home.
Toshiba Face Recognition
Using numerous passwords can complicate things so instead of worrying about remembering all of these or using a single password that can be compromised the Satellite L650 features Toshiba Face Recognition--the fun and easy way to log on to your laptop. Toshiba Face Recognition is a biometric-based identification method and uses the WebCam to automatically detect 14 separate facial feature points to verify your identity and grant you fast and simple access to your data. Once your facial profile has been saved it can be used to access the system with no need to enter additional passwords. Additional users can store their own unique facial recognition profile, allowing your whole family to use the computer securely, and with peace of mind.
Toshiba Media Controller
A new interface to make content streaming easy, Toshiba Media Controller software facilitates media sharing between connected multimedia devices. Media Controller allows you to stream videos, music and pictures from a media library to TVs, laptops, smartphones or media players through a simple drag-and-drop interface. The system allows media sharing on networks under one single unified user interface through Windows 7's "play to" functionality and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) which ensures interoperability of connected devices in a home multimedia network. Toshiba Media Controller makes multimedia file sharing a breeze. Easily display videos captured with a mobile phone via a network connection directly on a laptop and stream movies stored on a laptop to a large HD TV (requires DLNA-certified device) without knowledge about network configuration and with only a few clicks.
Connect to the Internet easily thanks to Toshiba's ConfigFree suite. ConfigFree features Wireless Radar which displays nearby active Wi-Fi access points in a radar-like graphical interface. Draw a line from your computer to easily connect to Wi-Fi access points. Connectivity Doctor analyses your network connection and assists in fixing problems, features easy diagnosis and repair of communication problems, and shows detailed network. Profile Settings allows you to easily switch between network configurations and profiles can be created to capture the settings in different locations and switched automatically or semi-automatically. Finally, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) features a push button config setting to easily setup a secured connection between an access point/router and your laptop.
DVD SuperMulti Drive
View all your movies, use your laptop as a multi-purpose entertainment system and create your own CDs and DVDs with the built-in DVD SuperMulti drive. Not only does it provide great viewing, but the integrated speakers also offer optimum sound quality-perfect for when watching all your favourite movies.
Toshiba Eco Utility
Save laptop power with Eco Utility, a power saving application designed by Toshiba to encourage better energy efficient usage. Accessed via the Windows taskbar, once activated you can monitor and begin saving power consumption immediately. A power consumption chart can be displayed to show the increase and decrease of power consumption when the Eco Mode is active. The utility is designed to offer a graphic view of consumption while using the laptop, as well as a historical record of consumption which can display both power consumption (displayed in WH) and CO2 emissions (displayed in kg). Eco Utility allows the user to work in a power-saving Eco Power Plan. Once Eco mode is activated, the system works accordingly to set Eco-friendly parameters, such as automatically dimming the display brightness, disabling LED and keyboard backlighting, and reducing the time before activating the hard drive sleep mode.
Top Customer Reviews
When I purchased this item in September 2010 it was £420. That was a fantastic deal. It was such a good deal that it was probably a listing error and should have been more. I can't even find a refurbished version for less than £430! I wouldn't have bought this laptop if it was more than £420, as it would have been outside my budget. Luckily for me it wasn't at the time.
I've also upgraded it to 4gb RAM. Much improved as taking advantage of the dual memory!