Toshiba NB550D-105


Toshiba NB550D-105Notebook: Toshiba NB550D-105 (NB550D Series)
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 75%, features: 65%, display: 56% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Toshiba NB550D-105

Toshiba NB550D Netbook – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
With the NB550D we are witnessing the establishment of netbooks at the lower end of the mobile computing spectrum, with slightly lower specs to justify their ultraportable credentials. .To sum up, the Toshiba NB550D is a very capable netbook, with a spec which – courtesy of its C-50 archiecture and Harman Kardon speakers – elevates the netbook genre to a credible alternative to the notebook. Get one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2011
Toshiba NB550D review – a proof AMD netbooks rock!
Source: Netbooklive English
All these and some others will make the NB550D one of the best 10 inchers on the market right now, placing it up there towards the top of the charts. Thus, if you’re looking for one of the best netbooks you can get these days, this Toshiba should be one of your top options to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2011
Review: Toshiba NB550D
Source: ITNews Australia English
This will ultimately be the main bottleneck in the NB550D, and even doubling it would likely push this straight to the A-List. As it stands we love this little powerhouse, but it could be so much more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2011
83% Toshiba NB550D reviewed: a little powerhouse
Source: PC Authority English
Our only major concern is the very low amount of memory. 1GB may be suitable for a Linux environment, but Windows 7 is at its heart a memory-hungry desktop OS. Once you assign RAM to the integrated graphics, and hand over what Windows demands, there is around 100MB of free RAM to use for applications. This will ultimately be the main bottleneck in the NB550D, and even doubling it would likely push this straight to the A-List. As it stands we love this little powerhouse, but it could be so much more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Toshiba NB550D AMD Fusion Netbook w/ Harman Kardon Speakers Review
Source: Tweaktown English
If you are looking for something that is going to excel at video playback and can handle some light gaming, and you need it to be portable, then you shouldn't be looking any further.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Mini NB505
Source: Techreview Source English
The single-core Intel Atom CPU is definitely the lower-end of the spectrum, but that holds true to the cheap price of this laptop. It does perfectly well for productivity tasks, like word processing and Internet use, but too much multitasking does slow down the laptop, especially since it only has 1GB of memory. The integrated graphics processor is completely unable to play any 3D games and is only adequate enough for online video playback and some light multimedia use. The Toshiba Mini NB505's 6-cell battery lasts an average of 7:00-7:30 hours, which is longer than other similar netbooks by almost an hour.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Toshiba NB550D netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the NB550D feels sturdy, looks good, it's light and it has good speed for a netbook. The fact that it has an HDMI port should make it appeal to users who want something small that they can plug into their TVs to watch streaming videos or downloads. We just wish it had better battery life, as its performance in our battery test just doesn't stack up well against recent competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

82% Starter
Source: Computerbild - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% features: 83% display: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 97%
Toshiba NB550D-105
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%


AMD Radeon HD 6250: Integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-50 and C-30) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

C-50: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. Due to the low clock speed, the CPU should be only as fast as a single core Atom CPU, but offers a faster integrated GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire One 722-C58KK
C-Series C-60, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015BX
C-Series C-30, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-106
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B-WIO185
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17
C-Series C-30, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-109
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab W500
C-Series C-50, 0.97 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897
C-Series C-50, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522-C58kk
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-10G
C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522
C-Series C-50, 1.17 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-10H
C-Series C-50, 1.27 kg
» Toshiba NB550D
C-Series C-30, 1.3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus K53U-SX071V
C-Series C-50, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340
A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» MSI WindPad 110W
Z-Series Z-01, 10.0", 0.9 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ480
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo E125-303522U
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.358 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M
C-Series C-50, 12.1", 1.5 kg

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10Z
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10D
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)