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Toshiba NB550D-10G

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-10GNotebook: Toshiba NB550D-10G (NB550D Series)
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 70%, features: 77%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba NB550D-10G

80% Toshiba NB550D-10G review
Source: PC Advisor English
The application of AMD’s new chipset energizes this otherwise conventional 10in netbook. For anyone looking for a relatively affordable 10in laptop with low-resolution screen that can run Windows subjectively decently fast, the Toshiba NB550D-10G would be our choice over an Intel Atom offering. Sadly, Toshiba may have recognised the writing on the wall for netbooks in the face of demand for the iPad, and seems to be running down stocks of this particular model. Look out for the similarly specified Toshiba NB550D-109 which looks to be more plentiful, a black and brown-finished model that lists the same hardware specification.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Toshiba NB550D-10G review
Source: PC Advisor English
The application of AMD’s new chipset energizes this otherwise conventional 10in netbook. For anyone looking for a relatively affordable 10in laptop with low-resolution screen that can run Windows subjectively decently fast, the Toshiba NB550D-10G would be our choice over an Intel Atom offering. Sadly, Toshiba may have recognised the writing on the wall for netbooks in the face of demand for the iPad, and seems to be running down stocks of this particular model. Look out for the similarly specified Toshiba NB550D-109 which looks to be more plentiful, a black and brown-finished model that lists the same hardware specification.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Toshiba NB550D review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Like the NB520, Toshiba's NB550 is very attractive and well-built. Its AMD Fusion innards give it the ability to handle Full HD video on and off-line as well as providing an HDMI-output, strengths which put it a step above most budget netbooks. Other specifications are basic and the screen is still sub-HD, but considering its low price these issues are easy to forgive. Throw in the soft-touch finish, decent battery life and excellent speakers, and you have one of the better entrants in its class – though heavy discounts on older ultraportables make for strong competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
90% Toshiba NB550D review
Source: Techradar English
The NB550D is by far the best mini-laptop we've seen in a long time and Toshiba has proved that the netbook can still be great when done right. Offering great usability, ample features and all-day mobility at a low price, this stylish machine is very easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Toshiba NB550D-10G mini review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Like the slow hard drive, getting Windows Starter is an example of the way the NB550 isn't a particularly well balanced system. Putting something more powerful than the Atom into a netbook form factor reveals that there are other disadvantages to the netbook than the middling performance. The small screen and keyboard are actually a better match for a processor that doesn't encourage you to use more demanding programs; the C-50 processor makes you want to do more and we'd like to see it in something more like a 12-inch ultraportable with a fast hard drive. With this performance and battery life and at this price, the Toshiba N550 is a winner; what's disappointing is that it could be rather more.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/28/2011

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba NB550D-10G – krótki test netbooka z APU Ontario
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
weight, size and speakers good, battery runtime sufficient
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2011

Comment

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


82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire One 722-C58KK
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-60, 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-106
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-30, 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-109
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
Asus Eee PC 1015B
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire One 522-C58kk
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire One 522
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.17 kg
Toshiba NB550D-105
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-10H
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 1.27 kg
Toshiba NB550D
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-30, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.358 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-103
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.464 kg
Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite U920t-10H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Toshiba NB520-11P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB510-10D
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba NB510-119
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba NB520-10P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB550D-11D
Radeon HD 6290, C-Series C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB520-10U
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB520-10H
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N550, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Mini NB505-N508GN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB305-N600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N550, 10.1", 1.2 kg
Toshiba NB500-108
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Mini NB505-N508TQ
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB520-108
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N550, 10.1", 1.278 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)