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Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9MNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M (Satellite P50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Satellite P50-A – А Есть Ли Смысл Платить Больше?
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent design, build quality, keyboard, and audio. Negative: TFT-display; position of the ventilation grille; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2014
Обзор ноутбука Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M: поработать или все же поиграть?
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; decent touchpad and backlit keyboard; good performance. Negative: Low resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2013

Comment

Model:

The Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M is a traditional old laptop, with a simple design. Textured silver covers the body in a combination of metal and plastic. It may not feel high end, but it’s sturdily built with quality hinges. At 2.2 kg it weighs in on the lighter side for a 15.6 inch machine. While it may not match up to an ultrabook’s ultra-portability, this machine will not be too taxing to carry around when travelling. The backlit keyboard is spacious, making it comfortable for long hours of typing and the touchpad seems like it will be easy to use, and comes with a handy little touch icon on the touchpad to disable it.

The Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M comes with an optical drive, and a standard combination of ports. It really shine in terms of performance. Its Intel Core i7-4500U clocks in at 1.8 GHz and with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz. The power saving combination of an NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2 GB of GDDR3 and Intel HD 4400 will allow for intensive games to be played at medium to low settings. The glossy 1920x1080 TN display of the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M has been tested to have limited viewing angles and lackluster colors. Overall the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M is a decent machine for work, and occasional play.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 2)