Toshiba Satellite A500-14H
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A500-14H (Satellite A500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A500-14H
Source: PC Pro
With budget laptops offering more and more for ever-diminishing prices, mid-priced models are having to work pretty hard to justify their existence. After all, when you can get a perfectly capable portable for under £400 exc VAT, then there seems little reason to spend more on the likes of the new Toshiba Satellite A500. Toshiba's latest portable boasts all-new design and a keen price, but it's when playing movies and games that it shines.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 89% features: 100% mobility: 22% ergonomy: 44%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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