Toshiba NB550D Series

Toshiba NB550D-11DProcessor: AMD C-Series C-30, AMD C-Series C-50, AMD C-Series C-60
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250, AMD Radeon HD 6290
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.27kg, 1.3kg
Price: 300, 349, 350, 400 euro
Average Score: 81.05% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 67%, features: 74%, display: 71%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 90%

 

Toshiba NB550D

Specifications

Toshiba NB550DNotebook: Toshiba NB550D
Processor: AMD C-Series C-30
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 83.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

82% Ultra-Nett
Source: Computerbild - 4/12 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 72% features: 82% display: 82% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 99%
80% Toshiba NB550D
Source: PC Go - 3/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fusion statt Atom
Source: PC Magazin - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Duell: Fusion vs. Atom
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
Klein und leicht
Source: c't - 7/11 German
battery runtime very good; bad: performance, 3D-games, display and fan noise
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
主題:強化顯示效能!Toshiba 靚聲 Netbook NB550D
Source: Eprice.com.hk zh-TW→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2011

 

Toshiba NB550D-10H

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-10HNotebook: Toshiba NB550D-10H
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.27kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

85% Review Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook | Notebookcheck
Goodbye to Atom? The NB550D is Toshiba’s latest flagship netbook, featuring the new AMD C-50 APU along with an AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics unit and high-quality Harman Kardon speakers. Is it the perfect entertainer for €349, even without a matt HD display?
83% Toshiba NB550D review
Source: PC Pro English
The first Brazos netbook excels at graphical tasks, and battery life is immense. If only it had arrived last year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 33% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Toshiba NB500, NB520 and NB550D Netbook Preview
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While Toshiba's NB500-series is stylish across the board and the speakers on the higher-end models are certainly impressive, we can't help but think the NB550D's C50 CPU is poorly complemented by a sub-HD Ready screen and only 1GB of RAM (we hope a higher-specced model will be brought out soon). However, if its price remains below £300 it's likely to be a very strong contender, especially considering its premium feel and impressive battery life claims.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2011
Toshiba NB550D AMD Fusion netbook review: First Look
Source: It Pro English
Unlike Toshiba's previous netbooks which came equipped with Intel Atom processors, the NB550D comes with a dual core 1GHz AMD C50 processor. It should not only be faster and more energy efficient than AMD's previous netbook chips, it also has an integrated HD 6250 graphics processor that should be capable of playing high definition video.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2011
Toshiba NB550D review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Toshiba NB550D feels sturdy, looks good, it's light and it has good speed for a netbook. The HDMI port should make it appeal to users who want something small that they can plug into their TVs to watch streaming video or downloads. Note that we did see choppy video on our high-defintion television. We also wish it had better battery life, as its performance in our battery test doesn't stack up well against recent competitors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2011
80% Toshiba NB550D-10H im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 76% features: 79% display: 73% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 84%
86% Toshiba NB550D Test: Fusion-Netbook mit Topsound
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 86% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
84% Test Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 58% display: 68% mobility: 94% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 87%
Toshiba NB550D
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: workmanship, battery runtime, display; negative: fan noise
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2011
Recensione Toshiba NB550D
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
long battery runtime, good performance and speakers
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011
82% Toshiba NB 550D
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Toshiba NB550D-105

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-105Notebook: Toshiba NB550D-105
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Toshiba NB550D-10G

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-10GNotebook: Toshiba NB550D-10G
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB550D-10G (Model)

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Toshiba NB550D-109

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-109Notebook: Toshiba NB550D-109
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB550D-109 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba NB550D Review
Source: Stuff TV English
What holds it back from a full five stars is that while AMD has upstaged its rival and Toshiba has put together a perfect showcase for it, they’re just a little too late. Tablets such as the Asus Transformer or iPad 2 are the place to look for really interesting portable computers at the moment, and laptop prices have fallen so far that you can get a real machine for not a lot more. If you’re after a netbook, this is the one to buy. But that’s by no means a small ‘if’.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba NB550D-109
Source: Chip.de - 6/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2011

 

Toshiba NB550D-106

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-106Notebook: Toshiba NB550D-106
Processor: AMD C-Series C-50
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Le NB550D, un netbook Toshiba équipé de la puce Fusion d'AMD
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba NB550D-11D

Specifications

Toshiba NB550D-11DNotebook: Toshiba NB550D-11D
Processor: AMD C-Series C-60
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6290
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB550D-11D (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba NB550D 11D
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 76% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 85%

 

Comment

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.

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

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.

AMD Radeon HD 6290:

Integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-60) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Compared to the HD 6250, the 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

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


AMD C-Series:

C-30: Single Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. Due to the low clock speed, the CPU should slower than a single core Atom CPU, but offers a faster integrated GPU with HD video support.

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.

C-60:

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.


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.


1.27 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.

1.3 kg:


81.05%: 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.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus X55U-SX008H
C-Series C-60, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 725-C7Skk
C-Series C-70, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk
C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One 725
C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-C68kk
C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-0828
C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» 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
» Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4000M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C75-A-144
GeForce 710M, Core i3 4000M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba CB30-A3120
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-103
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB15t-A1304
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba CB30-102
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-134
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M50T-A-10G
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB15T-A1302
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba CB30-A3120
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.0", 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11Q
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-A3300
Radeon HD 8180, A-Series A4-1200, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U50t-A-10F
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-22 (Update: 2012-07-18)