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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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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.


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.

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.

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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Fujitsu LifeBook NH570-MF012DE
Core i7 620M, 3.5 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook NH570
Core i5 430M, 3.6 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
Pentium P6100, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01
Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)