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Toshiba Satellite U500-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-11CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-11C (Satellite U500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U500-11C

80% Toshiba Satellite U500-11C
Source: Digital Versus English
In chocolate brown, the Toshiba U500 stands out from the competition with a look that’s both elegant and warm. All the plastics used in the shell are matte-finished and textured, except for the screen bezel, which is gloss black. The finish is fairly good for a machine in this price range. The U500 is a handsome machine, suitable for all uses and with a quality graphics card. It can run all recent games. Overall this is a good multimedia laptop, but unfortunately its somewhat low battery life and glossy LCD panel aren’t up to the quality level of the rest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Satellite U500-11C
Source: Digital Versus English
The U500 is a handsome machine, suitable for all uses and with a quality graphics card. It can run all recent games. Overall this is a good multimedia laptop, but unfortunately its somewhat low battery life and glossy LCD panel aren’t up to the quality level of the rest.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%

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.


P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

» 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.


2.2 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 reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)