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Toshiba Satellite U500-115

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-115
Toshiba Satellite U500-115 (Satellite U500 Series)
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 512 MB, Core: 680 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, 8.14.10.0662
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR2 PC2-6400, 2x2048MB
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, Toshiba TruBriteWXGA TFT , glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel GM45
Storage
Toshiba MK3255GSX, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: 5-in-1 Bridge Media Bay (supports SD™ Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick® up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro™ up to 4 GB, MultiMedia Card™ up to 1 GB and xD-Picture Card™ up to 2 GB)
Networking
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth Bluetooth
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GS20F
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 317 x 231 ( = 1.26 x 12.48 x 9.09 in)
Battery
40 Wh, 10.8V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam (1280x800)
Additional features
Toshiba Tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.25 kg ( = 79.37 oz / 4.96 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 82%, features: 69%, display: 57% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U500-115

81% Review Toshiba Satellite U500-115 Notebook | Notebookcheck
CULV? No thanks! Currently, an undaunted trend towards smaller notebooks can be observed. While the devices lose gram by gram, the performance, down to netbooks, constantly decreases as well - even though Nvidia steer in the opposite direction with their Ion platform. The U500 by Toshiba takes a further step here. Despite the compact 13.3" format, the laptop offers a powerful Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and an independent middle-class graphics card by ATI.
73% Privater Profi
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 90%
81% Test Toshiba Satellite U500-115 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 82% display: 70% mobility: 74% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 79%
90% TOSHIBA Satellite U500-115
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

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.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

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


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.25 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.


81.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Asus K50AB
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Asus U80V
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)