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Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DVNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV (Satellite L50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 50%, features: 65%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV

60% Toshiba's latest is a good looking mid-range notebook
Source: Techradar English
This Toshiba machine initially impressed with good looks and a light, slim construction, but it falls behind the competition in key areas. Its Core i5 chip isn't as fast in applications or in games as competitors, and its ergonomics and battery life aren't great either. Toshiba's AMD-powered S50D has a similarly poor screen, but its better power levels and cheaper price (£480; about $799, AU$860) mean it's a superior option to Toshiba's Intel-equipped L50.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
60% Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Overall, the Toshiba Satellite L50 wasn't as fast as we'd hope it would be. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is the better choice if you can afford it, as it provided better performance and had a superior keyboard and touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV review: slim and light budget laptop offers decent performance
Source: PC Advisor English
It certainly has its flaws, but a healthy price cut means that the L50 looks better value for money. It's not particularly fast but it can handle basic computing work perfectly well, and the slimmer, lighter design of this new model means that the Toshiba L50 is a bit more portable than most of its low-cost rivals. Its larger battery doesn't help its runtime and in benchmark tests it's slower than last year's model despite taking essentially the same components.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model:

Today, young adults never leave home without a gadget or two (and sometimes more). These have become trendy icons of style and fashion. The sleek design of the Toshiba Satellite L50 caters to those who seek to express their love of aesthetics through their laptop. The slim 23.5 mm body and low weight starting from 1.9 kg are ideal for those who are constantly on the go.

However, the lack of sturdiness would mean that it cannot take any heavy trauma or hits. Music and movie lovers would stand to gain from the state of the art stereo speakers, specially tuned by Skullcandy. The Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV would be the best option for outdoor entertainment or work, especially due to its long battery life of up to 6 hours independent usage.

The laptop also features a 15.6" screen with a glossy display that gives better color intensity and contrast. While the laptops lacks a DVD drive, which was removed to save space and weight, it features 3 USB ports, one of which connects with HDMI cables. Additionally, one of its USB ports supports 'Sleep & Charge' technology, which charges any external device even when the laptop is shut down. In essence, the Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV is a medium priced laptop for the young, fashionable and modern executive or entrepreneur who does not want to be cooped up in a stuffy office or cluttered home.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for 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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66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 5 (Update: 2014-06- 5)