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Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 12/19/2014

Now with SSD. The Satellite offers everything that an all-round multimedia notebook should: Alongside a Core i7 processor, the device is equipped with a graphics core powerful enough to render games and a fast solid state drive. An IPS display with stable viewing angles also joins the ranks. But at almost 900 Euros (~$1100), this is no budget device.

For the original German review, see here.

We wrote a comprehensive review of the Satellite L50-B just a few months ago. Toshiba's all-round multimedia notebook was able to secure a "Good" (80%) in our tests. Now we get to examine a new model -- the Satellite L50-B-1TD. This device is outfitted with a somewhat quicker Core i7 processor and a solid state drive. When all is said and done, is the Satellite L50-B worth buying? Read our review to find out.

In essence, all 15.6-inch all-round multimedia notebooks count as the Satellite's competitors. Examples include the Dell Inspiron 15-5547, the HP Pavilion 15-p008ng, the Acer Aspire V5-573G and the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70.

Because the two Satellite models are structurally identical, we won't cover the case, connectivity, input devices or speakers in this article. Information on these subjects is available in our review of the Satellite L50-B-182.

Display

Like its sister model, the L50-B-182, the Satellite L50-B-1TD is equipped with a glossy Full HD display. The screen's brightness (299 cd/m²) is good. Its contrast (554:1) and black value (0.54 cd/m²) are decent. Even so, the L50-B-182 trumps our test device's panel in all three of these areas (brightness: 340.2 cd/m²; contrast: 1024:1; black value: 0.31 cd/m²).

328
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 336 cd/m² Average: 299 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 299 cd/m²
Contrast: 554:1 (Black: 0.54 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.96 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 5.52 | - Ø
51% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.29
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Screen
36%
-72%
-29%
-27%
-45%
16%
-12%
-29%
Brightness299340
14%
184
-38%
250
-16%
192
-36%
329
10%
306
2%
178
-40%
219
-27%
Brightness Distribution7784
9%
92
19%
85
10%
78
1%
87
13%
87
13%
86
12%
89
16%
Black Level *0.540.31
43%
2.2
-307%
0.63
-17%
0.37
31%
1.02
-89%
0.56
-4%
0.25
54%
0.49
9%
Contrast5541042
88%
86
-84%
403
-27%
546
-1%
336
-39%
582
5%
764
38%
471
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *5.964
33%
7.77
-30%
9.71
-63%
10.23
-72%
10.9
-83%
3.2
46%
8.94
-50%
10.14
-70%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *5.522.24
59%
8.82
-60%
10.4
-88%
10.04
-82%
12.09
-119%
3.65
34%
9.43
-71%
10.76
-95%
Gamma *2.292.462.432.372.22.012.292.462.32
CCT5831 111%6353 102%9275 70%11978 54%10347 63%10388 63%6685 97%11093 59%12928 50%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)5154
6%
48
-6%
50
-2%
35
-31%
46.1
-10%
58
14%
37.16
-27%
39
-24%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the factory, the display's average DeltaE 2000 deviation is 5.96 -- a good number. A deviation of less than 3 is ideal.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
The Satellite in outdoor use.
The Satellite in outdoor use.

Toshiba outfitted their Satellite with an IPS panel. One of the hallmark characteristics of displays of this type is their stable viewing angles. The screen content is visible from every direction. However, the Satellite isn't really cut out for outdoor use. In general, the highly reflective display makes reading the screen under the bright sunlight very difficult.

Performance

The Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD is a 15.6-inch all-round multimedia notebook. For everyday use, the computer's performance is more than sufficient. Current 3D games are also playable on this machine, to a limited extent. Our test device is available right now for just under 900 Euros (~$1100). Within the Satellite L50-B line, Toshiba also offers innumerable versions with a diversity of hardware.

Processor

Thanks to its Core i7-4510U dual-core processor, the Satellite isn't lacking in computational power. The CPU runs at a base clock speed of 2 GHz. Using turbo, the speed can be increased to up to 2.8 GHz (both cores) or 3.1 GHz (only one core). This energy-efficient ULV processor has a TDP of 15 Watts. In AC power mode, the CPU is able to utilize its full performance capacity. The processor completed the Cinebench benchmark's multi-thread tests at 2.6 to 2.8 GHz, and the single-thread tests at 2.8 to 3.1 GHz. The latter was true in battery mode as well. The CPU completed the multi-thread tests at 2.2 to 2.3 GHz in battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9148
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6098
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4527
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.35 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
35.17 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
33.81 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
272 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
119 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
119 Points ∼65%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
116 Points ∼64% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
103 Points ∼57% -13%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
96 Points ∼53% -19%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
103 Points ∼57% -13%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
103 Points ∼57% -13%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
83 Points ∼46% -30%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
56 Points ∼31% -53%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
272 Points ∼18%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
248 Points ∼16% -9%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
235 Points ∼15% -14%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
228 Points ∼15% -16%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
226 Points ∼15% -17%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
235 Points ∼15% -14%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
236 Points ∼15% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
169 Points ∼11% -38%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
1.35 Points ∼0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1.29 Points ∼0% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.37 Points ∼0% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1.03 Points ∼0% -24%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.13 Points ∼0% -16%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.17 Points ∼0% -13%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.18 Points ∼0% -13%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.13 Points ∼0% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.68 Points ∼0% -50%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2.92 Points ∼0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2.75 Points ∼0% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.89 Points ∼0% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2.11 Points ∼0% -28%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.48 Points ∼0% -15%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.41 Points ∼0% -17%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.59 Points ∼0% -11%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.54 Points ∼0% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.89 Points ∼0% -35%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
4527 Points ∼64%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4385 Points ∼62% -3%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3712 Points ∼53% -18%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3831 Points ∼54% -15%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1943 Points ∼28% -57%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
9148 Points ∼26%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
8615 Points ∼25% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
7614 Points ∼22% -17%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
7730 Points ∼22% -16%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5369 Points ∼15% -41%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
5301 Points ∼32%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4533 Points ∼28% -14%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4993 Points ∼31% -6%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4597 Points ∼28% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4085 Points ∼25% -23%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2646 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2351 Points ∼50% -11%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2604 Points ∼56% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2348 Points ∼50% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1760 Points ∼38% -33%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
113.7 ms * ∼3%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 (IE 11)
126 ms * ∼3% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
176.9 ms * ∼4% -56%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
13750 Points ∼30%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
8302 Points ∼18% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
2321.3 ms * ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
4430.4 ms * ∼7% -91%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
2698 Points ∼44%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A quick solid state drive and a potent Core i7 processor make for a fast and stable system. Windows starts up quickly. The results in the PCMark benchmark are very good.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3291 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3879 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4670 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
3291 Points ∼58%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2457 Points ∼43% -25%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2674 Points ∼47% -19%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2685 Points ∼47% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2909 Points ∼51% -12%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2945 Points ∼52% -11%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3046 Points ∼54% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3340 Points ∼59% +1%

Storage Devices

Toshiba outfitted our test device with their own solid state drive. The SSD has a capacity of 256 GB. The drive's sequential transfer rates are as good as you'll find anywhere today. The 4K write and read speeds, however, are significantly slower than those of a top model like the Samsung 840 Evo SSD.

Note: In the table below, there are notebooks that don't form a part of the Satellite's competition. These devices are listed to help draw comparisons between solid state drives.

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
Sequential Read: 527.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 470.5 MB/s
512K Read: 424 MB/s
512K Write: 444 MB/s
4K Read: 23.25 MB/s
4K Write: 92.66 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 378.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 159.3 MB/s
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
Asus Z97 Deluxe Desktop i7-4790K, R9 290X
Radeon R9 290X, 4790K, Intel SSD 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
Clevo P150SM-A
GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ, Crucial MX100 256 GB
Bullman C-Klasse S i7 15FHD Dirtbook
HD Graphics 4600, 4810MQ, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
AS SSD
-50%
7%
24%
40%
Access Time Write *0.0690.24
-248%
0.058
16%
0.053
23%
0.029
58%
Access Time Read *0.150.2
-33%
0.082
45%
0.053
65%
0.06
60%
4K-64 Write132.93126
-5%
199.08
50%
270.29
103%
231.33
74%
4K-64 Read361.72184
-49%
357.98
-1%
339.09
-6%
335.21
-7%
4K Write79.8499
24%
61.28
-23%
93.35
17%
120.03
50%
4K Read21.4718.3
-15%
27.14
26%
25.25
18%
39.16
82%
Seq Write466.15155
-67%
229.1
-51%
326.37
-30%
496.61
7%
Seq Read514.06474
-8%
482.43
-6%
522.8
2%
505.86
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

Together, the HD Graphics 4400 and Radeon R7 M260 graphics cores form a switchable graphics solution (Enduro). Intel's integrated GPU is responsible for everyday tasks and all functions in battery mode, while AMD's Radeon chip takes care of programs that have higher performance demands, like computer games. As a general rule, the system switches between graphics cores automatically. On occasion, the user has to make manual adjustments here.

The Radeon R7 M260 GPU hails from the lower mid-range class of graphics cores. It supports DirectX 11.2 and runs at speeds of up to 940 MHz. The results in the 3D Mark benchmark are more or less on par with those of similarly outfitted computers, like the notebook's sister model, the Satellite L50-B-182. In terms of performance, the results rank the core between the GeForce 825M and GeForce 830M.

3DMark 11 Performance
1905 points
3DMark (2013) Ice Storm Standard Score
30990 points
3DMark (2013) Cloud Gate Standard Score
4307 points
3DMark (2013) Fire Strike Standard Score
946 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
1905 Points ∼9%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1963 Points ∼9% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2373 Points ∼11% +25%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1934 Points ∼9% +2%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2354 Points ∼11% +24%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3834 Points ∼18% +101%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2316 Points ∼11% +22%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2327 Points ∼11% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1899 Points ∼9% 0%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
1854 Points ∼9% -3%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1831 Points ∼9% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1383 Points ∼7% -27%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
1995 Points ∼9% +5%
3DMark (2013)
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
946 Points ∼4%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
940 Points ∼4% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1312 Points ∼6% +39%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
908 Points ∼4% -4%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1361 Points ∼6% +44%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2506 Points ∼11% +165%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1346 Points ∼6% +42%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1350 Points ∼6% +43%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1207 Points ∼5% +28%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
1169 Points ∼5% +24%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1043 Points ∼4% +10%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
843 Points ∼4% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
1210 Points ∼5% +28%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
3740 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5109 Points ∼14% +37%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8018 Points ∼22% +114%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4976 Points ∼13% +33%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5069 Points ∼14% +36%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4117 Points ∼11% +10%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2987 Points ∼8% -20%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
4386 Points ∼12% +17%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
4307 Points ∼13%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4404 Points ∼14% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5934 Points ∼18% +38%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
4013 Points ∼12% -7%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5530 Points ∼17% +28%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
7761 Points ∼24% +80%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5477 Points ∼17% +27%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5634 Points ∼17% +31%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4561 Points ∼14% +6%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
5610 Points ∼17% +30%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5142 Points ∼16% +19%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4594 Points ∼14% +7%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
4817 Points ∼15% +12%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
30990 Points ∼17%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
44395 Points ∼24% +43%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
30674 Points ∼17% -1%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
51395 Points ∼28% +66%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
45226 Points ∼24% +46%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
45583 Points ∼25% +47%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59788 Points ∼32% +93%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
35590 Points ∼19% +15%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
39068 Points ∼21% +26%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
55345 Points ∼30% +79%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
52303 Points ∼28% +69%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
45538 Points ∼25% +47%

Gaming Performance

The Satellite is capable of rendering computer games fluidly. As a general rule, the notebook is only able to run current games from the second half of 2014 at low resolution and low quality settings. When it comes to older games or games with only moderate hardware demands, more is possible. Even so, the display's Full HD resolution can only be used for a few games. While the results the Radeon R7 M260 graphics core delivered in the 3DMark benchmark tests rank it between the GeForce 825M and GeForce 830M cores, in practice, the GPU sometimes has a harder time rendering games than the GeForce 820M.

All in all, the device's gaming performance is rather feeble for a 900-Euro notebook (~$1100). There are certainly machines that offer better performance in this price range. For example, the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro is equipped with a GeForce GTX 850M core, and it starts at just 800 Euros (~$978). But notebooks with better gaming performance are available for considerably less, too. The HP Pavilion 15-p008ng, for instance, is outfitted with a GeForce 840M graphics core and a matte, Full HD display -- currently at a starting price of 580 Euros (~$709).

low med. high ultra
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 78.728.213.6fps
Diablo III (2012) 86.761.248.929.2fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 76.842.436.821.5fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 68.736.221.310.9fps
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) 184.154.828.110.9fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 4331.620.36.7fps
Need for Speed: Rivals (2013) 3024.218.8fps
X-Plane 10.25 (2013) 5430.713.511.8fps
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 38.235.317.5fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 26.6198.3fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 73.147.420.6fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 25.917.39.7fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 25.419.912.4fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 2616.47.7fps
The Evil Within (2014) 25.81815.2fps
F1 2014 (2014) 91613521fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 29.321.715fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 19.2127.8fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 29.120.69.4fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 3422.57.7fps
The Crew (2014) 25.520.210.3fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
21.3 fps ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
28.7 fps ∼6% +35%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
21.1 fps ∼4% -1%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
33.1 fps ∼7% +55%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
62.4 fps ∼12% +193%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
28.1 fps ∼6% +32%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
29.5 fps ∼6% +38%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
30.7 fps ∼6% +44%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
24.6 fps ∼5% +15%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
24.2 fps ∼5% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
28.3 fps ∼6% +33%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
36.2 fps ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
58.8 fps ∼10% +62%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
34.2 fps ∼6% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
61.6 fps ∼11% +70%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
112.6 fps ∼20% +211%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
52.2 fps ∼9% +44%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59.9 fps ∼11% +65%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
45.2 fps ∼8% +25%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
40 fps ∼7% +10%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
43.2 fps ∼8% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
53.5 fps ∼9% +48%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
68.7 fps ∼11%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
123.3 fps ∼20% +79%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
68.6 fps ∼11% 0%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
128.6 fps ∼21% +87%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
181.1 fps ∼29% +164%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
85.1 fps ∼14% +24%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
125.2 fps ∼20% +82%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
69 fps ∼11% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
74.8 fps ∼12% +9%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
90 fps ∼14% +31%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
110.1 fps ∼18% +60%
Far Cry 4
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
9.4 fps ∼8%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
20.6 fps ∼14%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
29.1 fps ∼20%
F1 2014
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
35 fps ∼26%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
23 fps ∼17% -34%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
38 fps ∼29% +9%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
61 fps ∼46%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
27 fps ∼20% -56%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
65 fps ∼49% +7%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
91 fps ∼67%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
33 fps ∼24% -64%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
90 fps ∼67% -1%
The Evil Within
1920x1080 High / Enabled AA:SM (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
15.2 fps ∼17%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
7.7 fps ∼9% -49%
1366x768 Medium / Enabled AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
18 fps ∼13%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
13.4 fps ∼10% -26%
1024x768 Low / Disabled (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
25.8 fps ∼17%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
18.3 fps ∼12% -29%
Ryse: Son of Rome
1920x1080 High Texture Res. + High Graphics Quality (Rest Off/Disabled) AF:8x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
7.7 fps ∼7%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
9.4 fps ∼8% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
9.9 fps ∼9% +29%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5.8 fps ∼5% -25%
1366x768 Medium Texture Res. + Normal Graphics Quality (Rest Off/Disabled) AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
16.4 fps ∼13%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
19.3 fps ∼16% +18%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
19.8 fps ∼16% +21%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
11.9 fps ∼10% -27%
1024x768 Low Texture Res. + Low Graphics Quality (Rest Off/Disabled) AF:2x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
26 fps ∼19%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31 fps ∼23% +19%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
28.3 fps ∼21% +9%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
18.3 fps ∼13% -30%
Alien: Isolation
1920x1080 High, On, Shadow Map 1536, Standard SSAO AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
12.4 fps ∼4%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
20.7 fps ∼7% +67%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
17.6 fps ∼6% +42%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
14.4 fps ∼5% +16%
1366x768 Medium, On (AA & SSAO Off), Shadow Map 1024 AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
19.9 fps ∼7%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
43.4 fps ∼16% +118%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
28.3 fps ∼10% +42%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
27.7 fps ∼10% +39%
1024x768 (Very) Low, Off, Shadow Map 512 AF:1x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
25.4 fps ∼9%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
64.8 fps ∼22% +155%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
33.6 fps ∼11% +32%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
42.3 fps ∼14% +67%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
9.7 fps ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
11.9 fps ∼6% +23%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
8.6 fps ∼5% -11%
1344x756 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
17.3 fps ∼8%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
24.1 fps ∼12% +39%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
16.8 fps ∼8% -3%
1280x720 Lowest Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
25.9 fps ∼10%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
31.3 fps ∼12% +21%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
26.3 fps ∼10% +2%
The Crew
1920x1080 High Video Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
10.3 fps ∼17%
1366x768 Medium Video Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
20.2 fps ∼34%
1280x720 Low Video Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
25.5 fps ∼43%
Dragon Age: Inquisition
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
7.7 fps ∼5%
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
22.5 fps ∼12%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
34 fps ∼12%
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
1920x1080 Ultra / Extreme AA:on (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
10.9 fps ∼6%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
29.9 fps ∼17% +174%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
14.3 fps ∼8% +31%
1366x768 High AA:on (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
28.1 fps ∼16%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
54.9 fps ∼32% +95%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
41 fps ∼24% +46%
1366x768 Medium (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
54.8 fps ∼34%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
63.5 fps ∼39% +16%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
56.7 fps ∼35% +3%
1024x768 Low (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
184.1 fps ∼48%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
127.2 fps ∼33% -31%
Diablo III
1920x1080 High AA:on (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
29.2 fps ∼11%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
27.6 fps ∼11% -5%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
34.4 fps ∼13% +18%
1366x768 High AA:on (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
48.9 fps ∼17%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
45.1 fps ∼16% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
55 fps ∼19% +12%
1366x768 Medium / low (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
61.2 fps ∼21%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
51.3 fps ∼18% -16%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
67.1 fps ∼24% +10%
1024x768 Low / off (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
86.7 fps ∼25%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
82.4 fps ∼24% -5%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
100.6 fps ∼30% +16%
Battlefield 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (Mantle)
6.7 fps ∼4%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
18.9 fps ∼11% +182%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
9.5 fps ∼5% +42%
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (Mantle)
20.3 fps ∼10%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
45.2 fps ∼23% +123%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
24.7 fps ∼12% +22%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
25.6 fps ∼13% +26%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (Mantle)
31.6 fps ∼16%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
59.9 fps ∼30% +90%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
34.7 fps ∼17% +10%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
36.8 fps ∼18% +16%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (Mantle)
43 fps ∼22%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
78 fps ∼39% +81%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
51.2 fps ∼26% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
54.3 fps ∼27% +26%
Fifa 15
1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
20.6 fps ∼7%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
27.1 fps ∼9% +32%
1366x768 High Preset AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
47.4 fps ∼13%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
47.9 fps ∼13% +1%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
73.1 fps ∼16%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
57.4 fps ∼13% -21%
Wolfenstein: The New Order
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
17.5 fps ∼29%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
18.5 fps ∼31% +6%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
33.5 fps ∼56% +91%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
11 fps ∼18% -37%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
14.1 fps ∼24% -19%
1280x720 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
35.3 fps ∼59%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
39.8 fps ∼66% +13%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
56.4 fps ∼94% +60%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
32 fps ∼53% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
32.3 fps ∼54% -8%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
38.2 fps ∼64%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
46.3 fps ∼77% +21%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
56.3 fps ∼94% +47%
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
33.6 fps ∼56% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
35.1 fps ∼59% -8%

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

In idle mode, the Satellite doesn't make a peep. The fan stands still. As soon as the computer is under load, the fan starts up. It generates a sound pressure level of up to 41.7 dB (stress test). This is a normal number for an all-round multimedia notebook. The fan only produces a constant whirring sound -- no bothersome chirping, whistling or buzzing sounds here.

Noise Level

Idle
29.6 / 29.6 / 29.6 dB(A)
DVD
37.6 / dB(A)
Load
37.7 / 41.7 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Satellite in the stress test.
The Satellite in the stress test.

The Satellite completed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running simultaneously for at least an hour) in the same way in both AC power mode and battery mode. The processor ran at between 2.5 and 2.6 GHz, while the graphics core started the test at full speed (940 MHz). After about 20 to 30 minutes, the GPU's speed began to fluctuate between 870 and 940 MHz. During the stress test, the Satellite warmed up substantially in the area of the cooling element. We measured a temperature of over 50 °C (122 °F) in one spot on the underside of the device. As a result, the notebook should not rest on your lap under this level of load. In normal, everyday use, however, the machine hardly warms up at all.

Max. Load
 24.8 °C38.6 °C42.3 °C 
 24.5 °C39.6 °C45.4 °C 
 24.2 °C26.6 °C25.7 °C 
Maximum: 45.4 °C
Average: 32.4 °C
57.7 °C30.3 °C24.5 °C
48.2 °C36 °C25 °C
24.9 °C24.2 °C23.8 °C
Maximum: 57.7 °C
Average: 32.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  53 °C | Room Temperature 22.2 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Power Consumption

In terms of energy consumption, the Satellite behaves as we would expect. In idle mode, the computer's power usage remains under 10 Watts. The same is true of most Haswell ULV notebooks. Under load, the Toshiba computer's energy consumption rate rises to up to 56.4 Watts -- also a normal number for a notebook outfitted with this hardware. Competitors like the Dell Inspiron 15-5547 and the HP Pavilion 15-p008ng are more or less on par with our review device in this discipline. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4 / 8.4 / 9.4 Watt
Load midlight 42.4 / 56.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, which is designed to simulate practical, everyday use, a script automatically loads a new webpage every 40 seconds. The energy-saving profile is active, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Satellite ran for 5:28 h in this test. This is a good runtime for an all-round multimedia notebook.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
5h 28min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
328 min ∼12%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Radeon R7 M260, 4500U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
207 min ∼8%
Asus X555LN-XO112H
GeForce 840M, 4210U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
256 min ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW
Radeon R7 M265, FX-7500, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
272 min ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59427656)
GeForce 840M, 4510U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
281 min ∼10%
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
285 min ∼11%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
GeForce GTX 850M, 4210U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
346 min ∼13%
Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Radeon R7 M265, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
373 min ∼14%
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M
GeForce 840M, 4200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
482 min ∼18%

Verdict

The Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD offers very good application performance and can render many computer games fluidly -- though not current titles. This isn't a computer for serious gamers. The quick solid state drive makes for a fast system. Additionally, the notebook usually runs quietly and its battery life is good. A bright Full HD IPS display completes the package. But at almost 900 Euros (~$1100), the Satellite isn't exactly a budget device. The Core i7 processor and solid state drive jack up the price. If you can live without those two luxuries, a version of the notebook with a Core i5 processor and a 1 TB hard drive is available at a price starting at 600 Euros (~$733) without a Windows operating system. But in the 600-Euro (~$733) price range, there are other devices with better performance. Once again, if you're in the market for a similar notebook, we recommend taking a look at the HP Pavilion 15-p008ng with its GeForce 840M graphics core and matte Full HD display. It costs about 580 Euros (~$709), including Windows 8.1, and it offers better gaming performance than the Satellite.

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Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M260 - 2048 MB, Core: 600-940 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, Catalyst Omega 14.12 (14.501.1003.0), Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, Single-channel, Two memory banks (one occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF4-SPJ1, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU, 256 GB 
, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.5 x 380 x 259.9 ( = 0.93 x 14.96 x 10.23 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Media Story, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 240.5 g ( = 8.48 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

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Price Comparison

Pro

+Bright Full HD IPS display with stable viewing angles
+Quick solid state disk
+Silent operation in idle mode
+Good battery life
 

Cons

-Reflective screen
-Limited gaming performance

Shortcut

What we like

The IPS display, the good battery life, and the silent operation in idle mode.

What we'd like to see

A stronger graphics core.

What surprises us

Toshiba is asking a pretty penny for the notebook. Subtract 100 to 200 Euros (~$122 to ~$244) and the price would be more appropriate.

The competition

Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M, Dell Inspiron 15-5547, HP Pavilion 15-p008ng, Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75, Asus X555LN-XO112H, Acer Aspire V5-573G, Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW.

Rating

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD - 12/15/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
65 / 81 → 80%
Weight
62 / 67 → 89%
Battery
88%
Display
79%
Games Performance
71 / 85 → 84%
Application Performance
81 / 92 → 88%
Temperature
86%
Noise
91 / 95 → 96%
Audio
80%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
75%
80%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2014-12-19 (Update: 2014-12-20)