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Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6 (Satellite U500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6

Foreign Reviews

78% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80%
90% Kompakt und flott
Source: Mobile News - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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.


430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 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.


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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84%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)