Toshiba Satellite S50 Series

Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10HProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-5745M, Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: unknown, AMD Radeon HD 8550M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 700, 900, 949, 1000 euro
Average Score: 65.27% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 75%, features: 68%, display: 59%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 75%

 

Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)
 Satellite S55t-A5277 (Model)

Average Score: 66.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Looking for a desktop replacement notebook for less than a grand? The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 offers category leading performance and a healthy feature set, but the ho-hum design and short battery life keep it from ranking higher.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 may not be as portable as we'd like--it's a little bulky, and the battery life is on the shorter side--but the overall performance leads the competition, making it hard to ignore. The design is a bit drab, and the 720p display left us wanting more, but it does offer a decent set of features, making the Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 worth a good look from anybody in the market for a desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
77% A rare slim gaming laptop, at a mainstream price
Source: CNet English
Why can't I get what I want? It doesn't seem too complicated to me, but I find myself frustrated at every turn by the PC industry.The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
60% Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $989 Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 is a gorgeous powerhouse of a laptop that can not only handle your most intense class work, but also lets you blow off steam with some of the hottest PC games. Unfortunately, its dim, low-resolution display belies its high price, while its anemic battery life makes it less than portable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H

The Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H is an all-round machine built for performance in a compact and portable 15.6 inch body. Due to a mix of plastic and aluminum, the construction is also sturdy with a small amount of flex in some areas. It is a good looking sleek device with a nice backlit keyboard, which is comfortable to use for prolonged periods. The touchpad is responsive and pleasant to use. It sports an impressive Core i7-4700MQ fourth generation Haswell quad core processor with a clock rate of 2.4 GHz and both Intel's HD Graphics 4600 graphics unit and Nvidia's GeForce GT 740M. The Nvidia only kicks in when graphically demanding tasks are running. So, even demanding games can be played on this machine, albeit at medium settings.

The matte 15.6 inch screen with a disappointing resolution of 1366x768 is the biggest disadvantage of the Toshiba S50-A-10H. Brightness and contrast leave much to be desired, which makes it difficult to use outdoors or in very bright environments. The viewing angles are rather dismal. Considering the performance, the screen is not suitable. But, the battery life (4 hours during light web browsing) is decent for a device with that much performance. While the Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H delivers plenty of performance for most tasks, the screen perform most tasks, the screen is disappointing. There are much better options available for this price range.

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10HNotebook: Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 949 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Review Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H Notebook | Notebookcheck
Compact all-rounder. The Satellite S50 wants to be a high-performance all-round laptop for home usage. Toshiba installs a Haswell processor and a GeForce GPU in the laptop and completes the bundle with a high-capacity hard drive. Whether the computer is compelling is revealed in our test report.
Toshiba Satellite S50-A-10H
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: timeless and appealing body; acceptable weight; good workmanship and choice of material
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
70% Leistungsstark, aber mit Display-Schwäche
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: high performance; large port variety
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118

The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 is mid-range model. It is not high-end, yet also not bad. The potentially confusing thing about this particular model is that its specs are virtually identical to the higher-end range, with only a few small exceptions. The price is lower for one. Partly to blame is the 1366x786 resolution touchscreen. The 15 inch touchscreen is responsive, but the colors are a blurry and disappointing. But on a positive note, despite packing 10GB less RAM than the higher end model, it still manages to perform just as well. The Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHZ quad core CPU just blazes through most tasks, and with the GeForce GT740M Graphics it can handle demanding games at surprisingly high settings. The full sized keyboard is laid out well, though the touchpad is a little hit and miss at times.

The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 was not built to look impressive, despite its performance capabilities. The design is simple, and does not really catch the eye. Weighing in at 2.6 kg, this 15 inch machine is not the most portable laptop around. Its battery life is extremely disappointing as well, all of which makes the Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 seem more like a desktop replacement than anything else. Overall, the power of this device is impressive, especially at this price. If display quality or battery life is not a priority, this device would seem like a great choice. 

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)
 Satellite S50t-A-118 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 review
Source: It Pro English
The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 includes a high-end Haswell Core i7 processor and a powerful Nvidia graphics card, but the mid-range price means this machine suffers elsewhere. Battery is poor, the screen is average, and the exterior isn't designed for portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A strong performing laptop with similar performance to peers £200 more expensive, but not without its problems: chiefly the poor screen and its abysmal battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 75% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% emissions: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-AST3GX1

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50-AST3GX1Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S50-AST3GX1
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)
 Satellite S50-AST3GX1 (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Toshiba Satellite S50-AST3GX1
Source: Comp Reviews English
At first glance, the Toshiba Satellite S50-AST3GX1 seems like a very capable systems thanks to its i7 quad core processor and GeForce GT 740M graphics. In fact, it does do very well for general purpose applications. There are two major areas of concern for the system though. This includes a very subpar screen for its class with a lower resolution and poor viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10GNotebook: Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5745M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)
 Satellite S50D-A-10G (Model)

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

 

60% Can quality components make up for this laptop's shortcomings?
Source: Techradar English
The Toshiba has its issues, then, but none of them are deal breakers if you're searching for a budget laptop – rather, they're things that just have to be accepted. If you want a system for general computing and light gaming and you'd rather concentrate on processing power, it's an ideal buy thanks to the combination of an AMD APU and discrete graphics core. If screen quality or battery life are more important, though, look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10HNotebook: Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)
 Satellite S50T-B-10H (Model)

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

 

60% Toshiba Satellite P50t-B 15.6in
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Don't let the good looks fool you. This Toshiba Satellite P50t-B has a poor screen and just isn't great value considering the $1500 price point at which it's offered. For the asking price, it could use a Full HD panel, as well as better storage. It's got a good keyboard, though, and we like that it's a slim and relatively lightweight unit, despite its 15.6in form factor. But we can't get over the screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

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

AMD Radeon HD 8550M:

Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. Equipped with DDR3 VRAM and offers a 64-Bit memory interface.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

AMD A-Series:

A10-5745M: Low-voltage quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8610G graphics card.


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.


2.2 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.

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.


65.27%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-13 (Update: 2013-08-13)