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Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C (Satellite Pro S500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C

60% Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C review
Source: Channel Web English
Toshiba's Satellite Pro S500-11C looks pretty impressive at first sight. It's reasonably slim (measuring 33mm at the thinnest point and 38mm at the thickest) and has an all-black chassis that's interrupted only by the large silver Toshiba logo on the lid. The Satellite Pro S500-11C benefits from good performance but, considering the price, we were expecting much better in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C review
Source: Computing English
Toshiba's Satellite Pro S500-11C looks pretty impressive at first sight. It's reasonably slim (measuring 33mm at the thinnest point and 38mm at the thickest) and has an all-black chassis that's interrupted only by the large silver Toshiba logo on the lid. The Satellite Pro S500-11C benefits from good performance but, considering the price, we were expecting much better in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Satellite Pro S500-11C benefits from good performance but, considering the price, we were expecting much better in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)