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Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6Notebook: Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6 (Satellite U500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6

60% Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The 13.3in Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 looks good, performs well, has plenty of built-in features and is comfortable to use for long periods of time. Unfortunately, it has relatively poor battery life and it ships with fingerprint reader software that needs to be upgraded if you want be able to run Firefox. These issues notwithstanding, the U500 is still a good laptop for business users, but it could be much better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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.

Toshiba reviews


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Samsung SF310-S02UK
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Samsung SF310
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
Asus U35JC-A1
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M
Lenovo IdeaPad Z360
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M
Samsung Q330-JS03AU
GeForce 310M, Core i3 350M
Samsung Q330-JS01
GeForce 310M, Core i3 350M
Acer TravelMate 8372TG
GeForce 310M, Core i3 350M
Sony Vaio VPCS12V9E/B
GeForce 310M, Core i5 520M
Asus PL30JT-RO030V
GeForce 310M, Core i5 520UM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus U33JC-RX168V
GeForce 310M, Core i3 380M, 1.5 kg
Asus U36JC-B1
GeForce 310M, Core i5 480M, 1.7 kg
Asus U36JC-RX197X
GeForce 310M, Core i5 480M, 1.6 kg
Gateway EC39C
GeForce 310M, Core i5 470UM, 1.7 kg
Asus U36JC-RX108V
GeForce 310M, Core i5 480M, 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)