Toshiba Satellite A500-19X

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A500-19XNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A500-19X (Satellite A500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A500-19X

80% Toshiba Satellite A500-19X notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Where the last Satellite A500 we reviewed - the A500-11U - lost out due to the same 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, at around £400 cheaper it’s no longer such a consideration for the A500-19X. Sure, the A500 would still benefit from a higher pixel count, but if you're on the lookout for a semi-portable media centre with enough power to play the latest games, then the excellent quality and decent specification make this a difficult machine to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» 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.

Toshiba reviews


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.

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» Asus UL50VF
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» Asus UL50VS
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL80VT-WX007X
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus UL50Vt-XO037V
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50VG
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U500-178
Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus UL80Vt-A1
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus UL80Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Medion P7612 / MD97860
Core 2 Duo T6500, 17.3", 3.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)