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Toshiba Satellite S50 Series

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5745M, Intel Core i5 4210U, Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Core i7 4510U, Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8550M, AMD Radeon R7 M260, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.2kg, 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 700, 900, 949, 1000 euro
Average Score: 64.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 15 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: AMD Radeon R7 M260
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 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba SATELLITE S50T-B-10H review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H is a well-specified and attractive laptop. Its processor and graphics performance mean it should be a bargain at this price, but build quality issues and a poor screen ultimately make this is a so-so laptop. The Acer Aspire V3-772G is a better alternative, as it combines an impressively powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 750M graphics processor with a more powerful Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor. It’s more expensive than the Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H, but it’s one of our favourite general-purpose laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
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%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12ZNotebook: Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z
Processor: Intel Core i7 4510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)

 

Test: Toshiba Satellite S50-B - v tenkém kovovém těle s grafikou i pořádným displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Stylish metal design; comfortable backlit keyboard; IPS + display. Negative: Stiff touchpad buttons; noisy cooling system under load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2015

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14PNotebook: Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)

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

 

60% Toshiba S50-B-14P review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Overall, we're happy with the Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P. The Full HD screen is well worth the price of swapping out the i7 processor for the i5, although some may be upset by the lack of high capacity storage. Our main gripe with this laptop is build quality, which we feel should be much better at this price. There's no excuse for gaps between panels and loose pieces of plastic, especially in a laptop that's inevitably going to be taken out and about. At this price, the Asus N551JK is a better choice, although it is heavier.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite S50 (Series)

 

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
The configuration includes a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-4210U processor (up to 2.7GHz in boost mode), 4GB of system memory (one memory slot is free, and up to 16GB upgrade is supported), AMD Radeon R9 M260 graphics with 2GB of dedicated memory, as well as classic 750GB SATA hard disk. There is also a modern WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac standard and Bluetooth 4.0 support, which is rarely seen in models of this category. The built-in 4-cell battery provides approximately 3.5-4hrs of average use. Performance is good for multimedia and games; however, this is a model of the middle class. For everyday office work and home users, this laptop is a good choice while the compact dimensions is making this model ideal for those who often have to carry around their machine.
Positive: Elegant design; for a 15.6 "model, very compact size and light weight; good performance; solid autonomy. Negative: No optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2015

 

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.

AMD Radeon R7 M260: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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.

» 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.

4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 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.

Intel Core i5:

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


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 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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.


64.46%: 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.

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

» HP Pavilion 15-058ng
A-Series A10-5745M
» HP Pavilion 15-p011nr
A-Series A10-5745M

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Core i3 4005U, 17.3", 2.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-70JY
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Dell Inspiron 15-7548
Radeon R7 M270, Core i7 5500U
» Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-767P
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C50D-A-145
Radeon HD 8210, E-Series E1-2100
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-39VM
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C09S
HD Graphics (Broadwell), Celeron 3205U
» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10V
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo G50-70-59440028
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U
» HP Envy 15-u203na x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Asus X550JK-XO031D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B551LA-CN169G
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire VN7-571G-54QA
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 5200U
» Acer Aspire VN7-571G-33J0
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4030U
» Acer Aspire E5-551G-83ED
Radeon R7 M265, Kaveri A8-7100
» Medion Akoya E6416
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U
» Schenker XMG A505
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Gigabyte P35K v3
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LN-CJ035H
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» MSI GE62-2QEWi781
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ
» MSI GS60 2QE-262ES
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-13 (Update: 2013-08-13)