Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118Notebook: Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 (Satellite S50 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 70%, features: 75%, display: 50% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118

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%

Comment

Model:

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. 

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.

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

» 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.» 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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65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09- 9 (Update: 2013-09- 9)