Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-12E (Satellite P500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 58%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 81% features: 80% display: 77% mobility: 39% workmanship: 83%
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M: The GeForce GT 230M features 48 shader cores as the 9700M GTS but only a 64 bit memory bus. Because of the 40nm process the power consumption is in the region of the GT 130M.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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.
4.4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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.
78.25%: 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.