Toshiba Satellite A500-17X
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A500-17X (Satellite A500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 750 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A500-17X
An affordable media laptop, offering a great blend of performance and HD features. Toshiba's Satellite A500-17X is the company's mid-level multimedia machine, offering similar features and performance to its high-end Qosmio range at a more affordable price. 3D and office performance is excellent, and there's also a good range of features on offer. You should look elsewhere if HD playback is a priority, however.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.
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.
P7450: 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.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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