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Toshiba Satellite L500 Series

Toshiba Satellite L500-208Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.75kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 550, 600, 700, 750, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 70%, features: 73%, display: 58%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 62%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-128

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-128Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-128
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.75kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

81% Toshiba Satellite L500-128
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90%
Toshiba Satellite L500-128
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Toshiba Satellite L500 villámteszt - evolúció japán módra
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-164

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-164Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-164
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.6 inch, , 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba L500-164
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-11V

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-11VNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-11V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba L500-11V review
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite the budget price, there's a lot of laptop on offer. With the Toshiba L500-11V, Toshiba has elected to use the latest 16:9 aspect ratio version of a 15in screen, actually measuring 15.6in on the diagonal. The Toshiba L500-11V is an affordably priced and well balanced laptop for home and family use, with good speed performance, a large widescreen display, and battery life that means it can even be taken for some light travelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-13Z

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-13ZNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-13Z
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite L500-13Z
Source: Digital Versus English
Toshiba’s L500 range is affordable. According to Toshiba they "deliver solid performance for handling life’s essentials". Which is handy as this is typically the type of machine a lot of us are looking for! The Toshiba L500-13Z is a straight up and down entry level machine. It does what you ask of it and handles internet, office docs and video/photo viewing. Some gaming is also possible.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-R19

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-R19Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-R19
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Toshiba Satellite L500-R19 (PSLS0E-01F01KGR)
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 73% features: 84% display: 82% mobility: 69% workmanship: 79%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-1UU

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-1UUNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-1UU
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

67% Обзор ноутбука Toshiba Satellite L500-1UU
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 59% display: 44% mobility: 44% emissions: 68%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-20X

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-20XNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-20X
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% Toshiba Satellite L500-20X im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 73% features: 77% display: 69% mobility: 61%
75% Toshiba Satellite L500-20X
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 73% features: 77% display: 69% mobility: 61%
87% Test: Toshiba L500-20X
Source: PC Games Hardware - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-1WR

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-1WRNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-1WR
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 61% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

61% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Toshiba Satellite L500-1WR
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 61% display: 41% mobility: 34% emissions: 56%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500-208

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500-208Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-208
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500 (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Toshiba Satellite L500-208
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145: The 5145 is a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with slightly higher clock rates. Therefore it has no DirectX 11 support and a performance between the 4570 and 5470.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165: Renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with slightly higher clock speed. Therefore, no DirectX 11 support and only slightly faster than a HD 4650.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

» 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.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

T4300:

Entry - middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3 kg:


75.33%: 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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Mobility Radeon HD 5165, Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite L550-207
Mobility Radeon HD 5165, Core i3 330M, 17.3", 3.098 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)