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Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCANotebook: Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA (Satellite M500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA

70% Toshiba Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Toshiba's Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) isn't a run-of-the-mill 14in notebook. It straddles the line between business notebook and home entertainment machine, offering plenty of features for everyone -- but it could be better. It's a little on the heavy side, its touchpad is poor and its battery life is short. On the plus side, it has good speed and pretty much every type of feature you would want to have built into a notebook of this type.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

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.


T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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.

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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)