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We should definitely pay attention to the built-in audio solution, because it uses Harman Kardon speakers located above the keyboard. Thanks to these speakers, Toshiba Satellite A100-906 notebook offers powerful, deep and clear sound quality. However, the sound implementation is, unfortunately, not impeccable. First, you cannot hear the sound if the notebook top panel is closed, and second, the pre-filtering algorithm in the sound tract cannot be disabled although it distorts even the signals sent to external audio devices. Moreover, for some reason there is no built-in mic on Toshiba Satellite A100-906 notebook.

The notebook’s cooling system is relatively quiet despite the pretty powerful components inside. You can hardly hear it when the system is on. The air is sucked in through the only grid at the bottom of Toshiba Satellite A100-906 and then ousted through the holes on the left-hand side of the system.

Toshiba Satellite A100-906 uses Core 2 Duo T5600 processor working at 1.83GHz and featuring 2MB L2 cache memory. In fact, it is analogous to Core 2 Duo T7100 but with lower bus frequency: 667MHz against 800MHz. Therefore, it yields just a little bit to Asus A8Sc notebook on a newer Santa Rosa in most applications.

The slowdown results from the slower memory subsystem that uses 1GB single-channel DDR2-533 SDRAM.

However, in 3D applications Toshiba Satellite A100-906 looks very convincing. The reason is the GeForce Go 7600 with 256MB of 350MHz memory. It works with 128bit bus and works at 450/700MHz (chip/memory). I would like to remind you that this graphics card is based on G73M chip with 8 pixel pipelines and 5 vertex shaders.

Toshiba Satellite A100-906 also features the whole bunch of wireless interfaces. It supports Bluetooth 2.0 as well as Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g.

The notebook battery is of standard 68.4Wh capacity (6 cells), which would be enough to power this system for about 2 hours.

 
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