On the outside, the A660 looks painfully last-gen, but under the hood dwells a multimedia
monster. Essentially a desktop replacement, the A660 handles whatever task you can think of throwing at it with ease. The bit we were interested in, though,
was its 3D gaming shenanigans. Bundling a 3D transmitter and glasses to go with, the whole setup worked exceptionally well. Notebooks this large and multimedia-hungry usually let you down with their abysmal battery life, but the Satellite doesn"t disappoint.
One thing that bothered us was that our review sample's HOD seemed highly sensitive to the slightest motion when placed on the lap. Hard-drive motion detection pop-ups almost constantly interrupting anything we were working on, but the problem ceased instantly when the A660 was plonked onto a desk.
On the software side, the 32-bit Windows 7 OS works seamlessly with the hardware and even gives you the option to use a recovery partition for Windows 7 64-bit. The large, backlit keyboard is delightfully responsive, and as plastic as the whole device may seem, it certainly is exceptionally shiny. An all-in-one device that aims its 3D focus more on the gaming aspect of your media than anything else, the A660 performs brilliantly. If you can blind yourself to its sub-par looks and purely enjoy the machine for its rock*solid performance, the A660 is just the right notebook for you.
SCREEN SIZE 15.6 in STORAGE 500GB
CPU Intel Core i5-560M
RAM 4GB OOR3
GRAPHICS NVIOIA GeForce GT5 350M WEIGHT 2.9 kg