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Toshiba Satellite A500-17X

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A500-17XNotebook: 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
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 750 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A500-17X

80% Toshiba Satellite A500-17X review
Source: Techradar English
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%

Comment

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.

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.


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.


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.


2.8 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.

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80%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg
HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 620M, 18.4", 4 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3165ef
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg
GeForce GT 230M, Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3180us
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
GeForce GT 230M, Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P500-12D
GeForce GT 230M, Core 2 Duo P7450, 18.4", 4.4 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3085dx
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3080us
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
HP Pavilion dv8
GeForce GT 230M, Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg

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Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
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Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-10F
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Toshiba Satellite C75-A-10P
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Toshiba Satellite P70-A-109
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Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C
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Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
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Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)