Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TECH TIME REVIEW: Toshiba’s newest desktop computer offerings — the DX735 line — yields impressive results

While laptops and even tablets have replaced the desktop computer for most people, they still are a segment of the computer world that many people desire.

People who tend to use the computer in one place at their home, and want a large screen, quality sound and graphics and overall speedy performance are the most likely to fit this category of buyers. For some of these people, the computer might replace their television.

Toshiba, known for its laptops primarily, has now gotten back into this desktop category after a long absence from producing any models — a decade in fact.

I recently tested out the Toshiba DX375-D3201 All-in-One Desktop, the second desktop model line the company has released since returning to the segment earlier this year, and I’ll let you know how it shapes up with the rest of the desktop market.

Overall, I found it to be a solid all-in-one computer, which has its faults but also costs less than some of the competition in this category, and offers similar performance


First, I have to tell you straight up. This sucker is big and bulky. Nothing portable here.

You’re getting a 23-inch screen, with the CPU built into the back of it (hence “all in one”). It’s similar in design style to Apple’s popular iMac models, but the look is a lot different (an all-black design, as opposed to Apple’s shiny silver look.) It might not be quite as pretty as the iMac, but I’m not too concerned with looks. Performance is what counts for me.

Find a place to put this bad boy, and leave it there … it’s not gonna be portable. The minimum weight on the machine is almost 18 pounds. Overall dimensions are 25.6” x 7.50” x 17.3”.

The DX375 comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse.


Perhaps the best use of a screen this size is media viewing. You can watch movies via the Internet through services like Netflix, on a screen that’s pretty much approaching the size of your actual television. No squinting at a netbook screen here. And the native support for full-HD content, due to its 1920x1080 resolution, will make your media viewing that much more enjoyable. Same goes for playing video games – the large size of the screen will enhance your experience.

Oh, and by the way, that 23-inch screen is also a touchscreen, if you’re into that. I did not find myself using it for that feature too often, but it is definitely a cool option to have.


Everybody wants their computer to move fast, whether you’re using it for work or play. The DX375 line of desktops doesn’t disappoint in that area. My review model featured a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-2430M dual-core processor that allowed me to zip through whatever I was doing. More advanced models feature and even faster Core i7 processors – and both the i5 and i7 processors are of the latest Intel chip technology (known as the Sandy Bridge line)

To read the entire review, click here.


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