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Toshiba Satellite P500-12E

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-12ENotebook: 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
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 77%, features: 77%, display: 54% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P500-12E

Foreign Reviews

58% Qosmischer Satellit
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 58%
75% Toshiba Satellite P500-12E (PSPG8E-01L009GR) - Multimedia-Schwergewicht mit Gaming-Qualitäten
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
90% P500-12E: Toshibas erstes Blu-ray-Notebook im Test
Source: Onlinekosten.de German 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%
90% Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%

Comment

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.

» 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.


P8700:

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.

Toshiba reviews


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.

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

» HP Pavilion dv8-1190ee
Core i7 720QM
» HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea
Core i7 620M
» Toshiba Satellite P500-12D
Core 2 Duo P7450
» HP Pavilion dv8
Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPCCW1LFX/B
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3165ef
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2130eg
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2190US
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3170eg
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-17X
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3180us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3085dx
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-2090eg
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6999
Core 2 Duo P7450, 16.0", 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3080us
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CW1S1E
Core 2 Duo P7450, 14.0", 2.29 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus K95VM-YZ001V
GeForce 610M, Core i7 3610QM
» Asus A95VM-YZ030V
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3610QM
» Asus K93SM-YZ085V
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 2670QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-167
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-01R
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-12N
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 740QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-14W
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 740QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)