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Toshiba Satellite P500 Series

Toshiba Satellite P500-1JDProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 73.4% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 76%, features: 78%, display: 46%
mobility: 56%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-12D

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-12DNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-12D
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

76% Toshiba Satellite P500 review
Source: CNet English
The Toshiba Satellite P500 is fabulous in most respects, but flawed in some crucial areas. It has an excellent, large, 18.4-inch screen, but its resolution is disappointing. It has a big, attractive chassis, but its keyboard and mouse are poor. Buy it if you're looking for a PC that doubles as a Blu-ray player, but be prepared to compromise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Toshiba Satellite P500-12D - 18.4in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With decent build quality, a good keyboard and touchpad, usable screen and the best speakers on any laptop we’ve tested (plus relatively good battery life to boot), the Satellite P500-12D’s ill-advised glossy insides and lack of a Blu-ray drive are forgivable, especially considering the reasonable price. If you want a desktop replacement for light gaming and entertainment, it’s definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-12E

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-12ENotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-12E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 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%

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-16R

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-16RNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-16R
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Toshiba Satellite P500-16R
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-15E

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-15ENotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-15E
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite P500-15E
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-1CK

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-1CKNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-1CK
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Toshiba Satellite P500-1CK im Test
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P500-1JDNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

» 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.

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.4 kg:


73.4%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Fujitsu LifeBook NH570-MF012DE
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 3.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Novatech Novabook Family
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
Samsung RF710-S05
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-166
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
Samsung RF710-S03UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10V
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10M
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-144
GeForce 710M, Core i3 4000M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-115
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13P
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-12W
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S70t-A-108
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-122
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-10w
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-10F
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-10P
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-109
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-ABT2G22
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390
GeForce GTX 670M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)