Toshiba Satellite A500-15H

Specifications

Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A500-15H (Satellite A500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.17kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 75.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 82%, features: 84%, display: 64% mobility: 46%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A500-15H

74% Review Toshiba A500-15H Multimedia Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia Notebook with Gaming Ambitions. The Toshiba A500-15H is especially aiming at movie fans with its 165 inch HD-display in a cinematic-friendly 16:9 format and its over dimensional Harman/Kardon loudspeakers. The A500-15H promises a good gaming performance at the same time, as it's been fitted with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650. Read in this comprehensive review if this straddle can be achieved.
80% Toshiba Satellite A500 (PSAM3A-03P00E) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Toshiba's Satellite A500 (PSAM3A-03P00E) is packed with features that not only make it a suitable desktop replacement notebook but also a credible home entertainment hub. The Toshiba Satellite A500 (PSAM3A-03P00E) is a fully featured notebook that's perfect as a desktop replacement, and even as a media hub for your lounge room. It's big, so you won't want to lug it around with you, but it's stylish, so you will want to show it to your friends.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

66% Toshiba Satellite A500-15H
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 89% mobility: 10% ergonomy: 31%
81% Toshiba A500-15H
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 86% display: 70% mobility: 64% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 81%

Comment

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


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.


P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.0": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.17 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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


75.25%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)