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Toshiba Satellite L550 Series

Toshiba Satellite L550-207Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.098kg, 3.2kg
Price: 799, 800 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 83%, display: 82%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

 

Toshiba Satellite L550-113

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L550-113Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L550-113
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite L550-207

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L550-207Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L550-207
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.098kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

83% Review Toshiba Satellite L550-207 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Disguised Game. There is rarely a gamer amongst Toshiba's low-priced laptops. The manufacturer makes an exception with the ATI HD 5165 at a price of 670 euro. The HD 4650 twin even does well in current games and yet doesn't need a strong CPU to do that.
78% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 78% features: 90% display: 94% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 84%
83% Test Toshiba Satellite L550-207 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 77% mobility: 73% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 87%

 

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.

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

» 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.

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.


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.


3.098 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.2 kg:


76%: 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.

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

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T1
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Medion Akoya P8613-MD97524
Core i5 430M, 18.4", 3.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-208
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Medion Akoya P6625/MD97443
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Medion Akoya P8614
Core i3 350M, 18.4", 3.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L505-13V
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus N751JK-T4147H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Aorus X7 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, Core i7 4870HQ
» MSI GS70-2QE16SR51
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus G771JW
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo Y70-80DU000XGE
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Acer Aspire V3-772GTX-747A8G1.12TMAKK
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Packard Bell EasyNote LE69KB-12504G50MNSK
Radeon HD 8240, E-Series E1-2500
» Lenovo Y70-70 80DU003GBM
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U
» Asus N750JK-T4013H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo G710
GeForce 820M, Pentium 3550M
» Acer Aspire E1-771
GeForce 710M, Core i3 3120M
» Asus R752LD-TY057
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4010U
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K750JA
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4700HQ
» Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Inspiron 17-5748
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)