Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV
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%
Source: Expert Reviews
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
15-16 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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