Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB550D-105
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
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
Source: ITNews Australia
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
Source: PC Authority
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%
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%
Source: Techreview Source
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%
Source: Good Gear Guide
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%
Source: Computerbild - 9/11
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% features: 83% display: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 97%
Source: Notebookjournal 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.
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.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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