Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Four SATA III Connectors
The Satellite E45-B is a four SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago only have between two and three SATA III connectors.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the Satellite E45-B is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite E45-B.
The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus UX305FA (£575.00), the Lenovo L450 (£500.00), and the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C is also worth considering.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Satellite E45-B supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite E45-B.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The Toshiba Satellite E45-B has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite E45-B processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 640, and the ProBook 430 (£513.59) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5 is also worth considering.
Portable PCs with a better processor family that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (Intel Core i7-4xxx), or the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (Intel Core i7-4xxx) which is also cheaper.
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite E45-B has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite E45-B is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Satellite E45-B has a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 650.
We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the ProBook 645 G1 (£609.64), or the Probook 650 F1P85ET (£612.00) both from HP.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Toshiba Satellite E45-B does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite E45-B which have a full-size keyboard.
Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad E550.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 5000.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5 (Hybrid-HDD and cheaper).
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The Toshiba Satellite E45-B has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.
Alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C55-B, or the HP ProBook 430 (£513.59).
If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the IdeaPad Z50-70 (2GHz), or the L450 (£515.99) (2GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (£856.80) (2GHz) which is also cheaper.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 6 gigabytes, the Satellite E45-B has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Satellite E45-B does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite E45-B also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Yoga (£748.00); or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B are also worth considering.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite E45-B
Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.
Average Internal Memory
The Toshiba Satellite E45-B has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite E45-B.