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Won't a 1080p or at least 1600x900 resolution option be available?

Obviously, in mid-2010, it wouldn't make sense to only offer a low-res 1366x768 screen on a high performance laptop with a 16" screen and Blu-ray player. Blu-ray outputs at 1080p.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, u all are right about the higher or full HD resolution, but there is that thing with 3D Vision. To run 3D Vision on a full HD u need to have a properly graphic card. I have got nVidia GTS 350M, which is not bad at all, but to perform gaming without picture breaking {another great thing which this laptop is suppose to do} even really smooth BD in 3D u would need something like mobile version of GT/GTS 460/470/480 or something like this. This could however increase the price with other - I gess - £300-£400 to it's cca £1300 price {in UK, and equivalent of it ni $ and Euros} and now add still £200-£300 for a better dispaly's physical resolution. How many averrage customers will be ready to pay such money for a laptop? Toshiba's management knows that and won't let their engeneers even start to develop such model of laptop.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
electromula
 - Leeds, WY, UK
answer 2
With 1080p being the standard for BD output, there is really no sense in even producing systems with lower res rates anymore.
answered 4 years ago
by
AceCometh
 - Savannah,GA
answer 3
I guess there are people desperate enough to watch Blu-ray movies on a notebook (say on an airplane), assuming the battery would last, but really for 1600x900 (max you'd want on a potable 16" screen), you're not going to find that kind of machine in the $700-$800 range, which is the sweet spot for the A660 series. For the better screen on a good performance notebook, you really have to look at a larger screen (at least 16.4" like the Sony VAIO F series). There just aren't many choices when it comes to smaller screens and lower prices.
answered 4 years ago
by
Tally-ho
 - Virginia
answer 4
The Toshiba F series has Blu-ray player plus 1920x1200 display.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
the interfairly
 - internet
answer 5
Actually, you can absolutely, definitely tell the difference between 1080p and 720p on a 16". Besides, most people are buying a Blu-ray player on their laptop to watch Blu-rays on their laptop, not to output them to the TV. When people intend to watch Blu-rays on the TV, they buy a standalone Blu-ray player. The whole point of a BD player on a laptop is to watch BD's on that laptop. Additionally, a higher resolution also helps reduce scrolling. Even 1600x900 would have been a nice compromise on a 16". But 1366x768? This laptop looked great. Count me out due to this cost-cutting, head-scratching screen choice.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 6
Well, that's what the HDMI output is for also. So you can take your 1080p content and instead of watching it on a small screen, you can watch it on a big screen. Plus, on such a small screen, it's hard to really tell the difference between 720 and 1080 content!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

how can i get my web cam to come up if i can't find the icon

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
2 answers
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answer 1
go to start, all programs,toshiba,utilities then webcam application
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
go on START gon on all programs then if u dont find it search it but i guarntee u will find it
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
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Do you have any troubles getting used to touch-pad being aligned to left?

The touch-pad in all laptops I used so far was always centered.
I'm just worried that I might get used to this position.
Hope to hear from anyone who already tried it either in this or any other model.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
Zack
on Satellite A660
6 answers
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answer 1
I just put the machine slightly to the right, so the touch-pad is more centered in front of me and the number pad is off a bit to the right--like it is when I use a desktop keyboard. Then the touch-pad is in the right place and so is the number pad. I find the number pad very useful--for me it's a must-have--can type numbers much faster and more accurately.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Jaums
 - US
answer 2
takes adjustment. minor issue. but the keys are a bit too far from each other. which also requires adjustment.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - orlando
answer 3
I never thought about it until this post. Now that I have, if the touch pad was to the right it would actually make more sense, especially once you learn to use the tapping and scolling features.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Sue
 - Ohio
answer 4
I've had mine for a couple of weeks and I find it easier to use a USB trackball (or wireless/bluetooth mouse). However I only really notice the mouse pad's location if I'm trying to type a lot, I usually disable it if I'm going to be typing and won't need the mouse for a little bit.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 5
For me, It took me about 5 minutes to get used to it. Now I am all good, Theres not a very big difference
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Syd
 - Chicago
answer 6
I've had my A665-6070 for a couple weeks, and YES, I am having a LOT of trouble using a touch pad that is off center to my body. I absolutely despise the number pad that was included in this series. No one who uses a laptop computer has any business using a number pad. Get a 10-key and do it right.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
DJ
Question

so its going to have bluetooth

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it will not come standard, on some models, but you could always add it if you really want it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
Both the Satellite A665-3DV and A665-3DV1 come standard with Bluetooth®. It is also available as a configurable option on all three versions of the Satellite A660, sold through ToshibaDirect.com. Check it out:

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c...
Staff Answer
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
Question

i have A665.may i know how to light up keyboard.

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
jay
 - ct
on Satellite A660
1 answer
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answer 1
There is a string of touch controls along the top edge of the keyboard panel. The symbol in the middle that looks like a square with an arrow inside. That will turn off the Eco-mode and turn on the back-light for the keyboard.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
DJ
Question

Whats the difference between this one and a500 laptop

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
1 answer
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answer 1
The A660 series replaces the A500 series. My guess is that when the A660 laptops come out on Sunday, the A500 ones will probably no longer be available... just newer and better!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
png24
Question

Screen resolution?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
1 answer
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answer 1
The screen resolution is in the specs of the sku's. Listed as follows, Display Resolution: 1366x768 (HD), Supports 720p content, 16:9 aspect ratio.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
chadley
 - Orange, CA
Question

does this have a web cam?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
by
chris
 - michigan
on Satellite A660
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes this laptop has a webcam built in with a microphone built in too.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Does the A665 have Blue Ray?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
2 answers
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answer 1
Well mine does I don't know if it was optional as mine was a gift
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bullwhipst
 - Ca
answer 2
Select models of the Satellite A660 series include integrated Blu-Ray. To view them follow the link below:

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/lap...
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
Question

Does the A665 laptop have a DVD burner, if yes, what program runs the DVD burner?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Satellite A660
1 answer
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answer 1
All Satellite A660 models include a DVD burner called a DVD SuperMulti drive, which will burn both DVDs and CDs.

Up to three software programs are included:
1) TOSHIBA Disc Creator for burning DVDs and CDs; 2) TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator for creating Recovery disks, and 3) Corel Label@Once available on Satellite A660 models equipped with LabelFlash drives, this program allows you to burn a custom label on the top side of a LabelFlash compatible disk.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
toshibastaff
 - Irvine, CA
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