Toshiba Satellite L550-113

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L550-113Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L550-113 (Satellite L550 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L550-113

60% Toshiba Satellite L555 review
Source: Electricpig English
Laptops are going two ways. Super-small or super-size. And there’s absolutely no doubt into which category the Toshiba Satellite L555 falls into. With a monster 17.3-inch screen, it’s desperate for you to move on your desktop and stick it in its place. So is it worth the switch? Read our Toshiba Satellite L555 review now and find out. A decent desktop replacement, but some niggles leave it short of its rivals
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Toshiba Satellite L550-113 review
Source: CNet English
The L550-113 isn't the most expensive model in Toshiba's new range of Satellite desktop-replacement laptops, nor does it have the highest specification. It is, however, the largest and its 17.3-inch screen also offers the highest resolution in the line-up. Its design won't turn many heads, but the Toshiba Satellite L550-113 has a well-rounded specification and a very quick processor. Its one relative weak spot is 3D gaming, but you'll be hard-pressed to find better performance at this size and price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%

Comment

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.

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.


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.

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


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 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


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Aspire 7552G
Phenom II X4 P920
» Asus X70AB-TY029C
Turion X2 RM-74
» Toshiba Satellite L550D-10G
Athlon X2 QL-65
» Acer Aspire 7535G-824G50Mn
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82
» Packard Bell EasyNote LJ65
Pentium Dual Core T4200

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus K70AB
Turion X2 RM-74, 4.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung R580-JT02
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Wortmann Terra Mobile 1546 iP-6000 W7HP
Pentium P6000, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500D-17e
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Polywell PolyNote 714AH
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGNNW250
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» Asus K50AB-SX101V
Turion X2 RM-75, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TJ71-SB-139FR
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony VAIO VGNNW25GF/S
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» AVADirect Clevo W765CUH
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» mySN MB6.a
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.67 kg
» Asus X5DAB-SX028V
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW21ZF/S
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Studio 1558 HD4570
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.84 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-13Z
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF/W
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542G-304G50MN
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 3 kg
» Dell Studio 1557
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DZG
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DG-744G50MN
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.6", 2.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)