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Toshiba Satellite U500 Series

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.2kg, 2.25kg, 2.3kg
Price: 700, 750, 800, 900, 1000, 1300 euro
Average Score: 71.43% - average
Average of 37 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 82%, features: 78%, display: 60%
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 72%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 (PSU9NA-00600N) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It may be a tad heavy and have underwhelming standard battery life, but the Satellite Pro U500 has plenty of features, performs well for the most part and it's comfortable to use. We'd like it if a more powerful battery was installed by default and we also hope that Toshiba updates the fingerprint software on all its shipping models. We also wish the fingerprint utility would also work with Firefox.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
66% Toshiba Satellite U500 review
Source: CNet English
Laptops with 13-inch displays are usually decent, as they tend to offer a great blend of performance and portability. But this isn't the case with the configuration of the Toshiba Satellite U500 that we reviewed, the U500-1EX. It's heavy, it's cumbersome and its gimmicky touch-sensitive display spoils the image quality so much you'll think there's something wrong with the laptop
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 66%
75% Toshiba Satellite U500 Ducati Edition
Source: Reg Hardware English
When you think of Italian superbike marques, you think of the colour red - a vigorous, powerful, thrusting hue. Yet Toshiba has chosen to deck its Ducati-themed Satellite U500 out in - dare we say it, slightly feminine - white. Superbike branding does not a super laptop make, though this bulky notebook's performance isn't bad for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Toshiba U500 is about affordable multi-touch. The included Microsoft Touch Pack works smoothly and shows off the responsive touch screen well. But while we’re bullish on Windows 7 touch, there aren’t a lot of apps that make good use of it yet; and the standard notebook design isn’t the best to take advantage of touch.  It’s slightly awkward to reach over the keyboard area to touch the screen in a coordinated manner vs. using a touch screen on  a convertible notebook that folds flat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Toshiba Satellite U505-S2940 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite U505-S2940 features a realtively compact 13.3-inch display, but it is really pushing its portability because of the excessive large battery that bulges from the back hinge area. This does give it long battery life but at the cost of portability. The laptop does provide some unique aspects including a large number of peripheral ports including eSATA and ExpressCard that many 13-inch laptops lack. It is too bad that Toshiba has a less than stellar keyboard otherwise it would be a decent choice for those needing long running time with higher performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop review
Source: It Pro English
It isn't often that IT PRO sees laptops for home users, but with its unashamedly glossy looks and home entertainment features, the Toshiba Satellite U500 could be a superb travelling companion, particularly for those who like to fill long train or plane rides with the odd film. Good for entertainment, but not so hot on battery life or professional credentials.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930
Source: PC Mag English
A full day of classes rarely occurs in one location, so the last thing you want is a laptop that feels like a bigger anchor than your textbooks. The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930 ($800 street) strikes a good balance between weight and having enough screen real estate to keep you from scrolling incessantly. Though made out of plastic, the lid's textures are reminiscent of a fancy leather case and the parts are current enough to get you through several years of school. The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930 doesn't break the bank, and its design and features should satisfy most back-to-schoolers for at least several years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930 (Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Vista Home Premium 64-Bit)
Source: CNet English
We've reviewed a lot of Toshiba laptops lately, mainly because they've released a veritable flood of midrange laptops onto the market over the last few months. Slotting into a range of similar-looking products, the Satellite U505-S2940 looks like an iteration on the compact design of the Satellite M505, focusing on portability while including some higher-end features such as a backlit keyboard and a slot-loading optical drive. The stylish design and high-end feel of the Toshiba U505-S2940 don't make up for mediocre ergonomics and performance that can be had for less in other laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Satellite U500/U505 is a good general-purpose laptop but it has tough competition from other 13-inch notebooks currently on the market. Toshiba clearly listened to some of the criticisms about last year's U405 and made some improvements on this year's model. Unfortunately, Toshiba might have shot themselves in the foot when it comes to the price of their higher-end configurations. I have a hard time believing that most students would be interesting in buying this Toshiba for the full retail price of more than $1,000 when that same student could buy a brand new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro for roughly the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
73% Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 76% mobility: 32% ergonomy: 31%
73% Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 76% mobility: 32% ergonomy: 31%
80% Recensione Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
60% Toshiba Satellite u500-11E
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Textúrázott törperős a Toshibától
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Vörös-fekete-fehér némi textúrával
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 40%
Amiért irigyen néztek: bordó Toshiba laptopot teszteltünk
Source: Terminal.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Exkluzív: Asus UX30 vs. Toshiba U500 bemutató
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
Toshiba Satellite U500
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: emissions: 50%
Toshiba Satellite U500 – dostupný mobilní výkon
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-115

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-115Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-115
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.25kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-11CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-11C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-121

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-121Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-121
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Toshiba Satellite U500-Test - Sub mit Knautschzone
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-10Z

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-10ZNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-10Z
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)
 Satellite U500-10Z (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite U500-10Z review
Source: Techradar English

A terrific mix of style, power and portability from this 13.3-inch laptop. The U500-10Z is the result of a Toshiba Satellite line refresh. This 13.3-inch laptop aims to provide a neat combination of power and portability and, with high-end components onboard, it's a laptop that's easy to use and like. The Satellite U500-10Z impressed us greatly. The keyboard is still a sore point, but the power on offer in such a compact machine is difficult to ignore.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-178

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-178Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-178
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Satellite U500-178 - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There's plenty to like about Toshiba's Satellite U500-178: it's very fast, portable and offers excellent connectivity, both wired and wireless. It also has one or two outstanding features, such as the backlit keyboard and the ability to charge USB devices even when switched off. In use, however, it's ultimately let down by mediocre battery life and a slightly sub-par keyboard, but if you don't mind buying an extra battery then its performance and varied features still warrant it a place on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60%
80% Toshiba Satellite U500-178 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Toshiba’s Satellite U500-178 is a highly portable laptop that’s great for either home use or a life on the move. With a 13.3-inch screen, it’s small enough to slip into most laptop bags, yet also packs in a powerful Nvidia GeForce G 210M graphics card. Although the quality of the keyboard lets it down, the Toshiba Satellite U500-178 is a great machine for those wanting to combine their desktop PC and laptop. It’s easily small enough to take to work with you each day, yet provides outstanding office and multimedia performance. A great all-rounder, and well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-12C

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-12CNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-12C
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Satellite U500-12C review
Source: Techradar English
Style, quality and comfort on offer from this compact laptop We've seen machines from Toshiba's Satellite U500 range before and liked what was on offer. The Satellite U500-12C is the entry-level product and, while it doesn't pack the same punch as some of the more expensive machines, it's still an impressive choice. The Satellite U500-12C can't match the 3D performance of some of the other machines but, that aside, it has a lot to offer. If you're seeking a compact laptop for use on the daily commute, then it's one of the best laptops around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-12J

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-12JNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-12J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86% Arbeiten ... reisen ... kommunizieren ...
Source: Facts - 2/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 64%
90% Andere Dimensionen
Source: Mobile News - 1/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-1EXNotebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

40% Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The U500-1EX is a compact laptop, but it's heavy and suffers from poor battery life. And with the non-touch version available for significantly less, you're paying a hefty premium for the touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX review
Source: Computing English
The U500 laptop range gets a multi-touch screen, but it doesn't come cheap. Toshiba's Satellite U500 series has been around for a while now, but the new U500-1EX is the first to offer a touch-screen display. The U500-1EX is a compact laptop, but it's heavy and suffers from poor battery life. And with the non-touch version available for significantly less, you're paying a hefty premium for the touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
65% Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX touchscreen notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Touchscreen ought to be a killer app for portable computers – look what it did for mobile phones – but here in the Satellite U500-1EX it comes across as just another feature. To really make it worthwhile, Toshiba might have considered designing a built-in stylus for pen input and perhaps installing some more compelling touchscreen software. Without such sparkle to single it out, the product comes across as being merely quite good at quite a few things, which is akin to damnation by faint praise. It's also quite expensive at the suggested £821, although discounted prices are available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
50% Toshiba touch screen Satellite U500-1EX review
Source: It Pro English
We see what Toshiba was trying to do with this laptop, giving it something a bit different to entice the user to its models. Unfortunately as much as the laptop itself is not a bad machine, the extra bit of individuality makes the performance suffer and all in all feels a tad pointless.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX review
Source: Techradar English
Toshiba's Satellite U500 Series is aimed at mobile professionals and previous models have impressed us with their blend of style, comfort and quality. The Satellite U500-1EX comes with an impressive range of features and only a couple of flaws that hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba - Satellite U500-1EX review
Source: IT Reviews English
When you first take the Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX out of the box, you know there's something a little different about this laptop. The Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX has a smart, innovative design, packs a fair bit of power under the bonnet and has a commendable array of multi-touch abilities and peripherals. But it's let down by poor screen quality and relatively low battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 40%
60% The Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX can handle some nifty tricks with its multi-touch capability.
Source: Electricpig English
Toshiba wants to buck the laptop trend with the U500-1EX, eschewing the overall move towards Apple-like looks and super-slim design. Not to mention loading it up with touchscreen tech that some manufacturers just don’t seem too keen on. Does this make it a winner?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX - 13.3in Touchscreen Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We first looked at Toshiba's U500, the company's 13.3in laptop, last year in the form of the Satellite U500-178. We were generally impressed, particularly with the performance of our top-of-the-line model, even if the battery life failed to live up to expectations. Good performance and a generous set of features stand the U500-1EX in good stead, but it's too bulky and cumbersome for genuine mobile use and the touchscreen is largely superfluous.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U500-1D6
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 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%

 

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6Notebook: Toshiba Satellite Pro U500-1E6
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite U500 (Series)

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

 

60% Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The 13.3in Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 looks good, performs well, has plenty of built-in features and is comfortable to use for long periods of time. Unfortunately, it has relatively poor battery life and it ships with fingerprint reader software that needs to be upgraded if you want be able to run Firefox. These issues notwithstanding, the U500 is still a good laptop for business users, but it could be much better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

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).

» 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.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

P8700:

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

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.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

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.


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 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.

2.3 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.


71.43%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)