Toshiba Satellite M500 Series

Toshiba Satellite M500-S403Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 75%
mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCANotebook: Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite M500-S403

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite M500-S403Notebook: Toshiba Satellite M500-S403
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

70% Đánh giá chi tiết Toshiba M500
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 75% mobility: 40%

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

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.

» 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.

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.


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.

14.1: 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.

2.4 kg:


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, 2010-06-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)