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Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125 Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 01/15/2015

Slimmed down. Toshiba is charging about 410 Euros (~$485) for their Satellite C50D-B-125, a simple office computer that runs on an AMD APU. Is the computer worth the cash, when comparable Bay Trail notebooks are available at considerably lower prices?

For the original German review, see here.

We've already reviewed two notebooks from Toshiba's C50 line, the Satellite C50-A-1JU and the Satellite C50D-A-10E. Now we have a third model in our hands: The Satellite C50D-B-125. The "B" in the model name indicates that this is a revised model. At first glance, the "A" and "B" models look very alike. But upon closer inspection, there are a number of differences. Can the C50D-B-125 outshine its predecessor? Read our review to find out.

The Satellite's competition consists of inexpensive 15.6-inch notebooks manufactured by other companies, for instance the HP 355 G2, the Dell Inspiron 15-3531, and the Lenovo B50-45.

Case & Connectivity

The Satellite's entire case is constructed out of matte black plastic. The back side of the lid and the top of the base unit are textured: Dotted parallel lines are stamped in the plastic. Compared to its predecessor models from the C50-A-/C50D-A series, the C50D-B has lost several millimeters of thickness and proves to be substantially slimmer. On the underside of the computer, Toshiba keeps up the practice of slimming down: The maintenance hatch built into the predecessor models has disappeared. Even so, the C50D-B's battery can still be removed. In order to do that, however, the user has to remove two screws. The notebook's stability and manufacturing quality are normal for a device in this price class.

The Satellite is outfitted with today's usual ports and connections -- the computer doesn't have any surprises in store here. Of the three USB ports, only one runs at USB 3.0 speed. A notebook on today's market ought to have at least two USB 3.0 ports. Windows 8.1 (64 bit) serves as the Satellite's operating system. There is no recovery DVD included in the packaging. The computer can also run Windows 7 -- all the necessary drivers are available on Toshiba's website.

The Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125.
The Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125.
The case is thinner than the predecessors'.
The case is thinner than the predecessors'.
The back side of the lid is textured.
The back side of the lid is textured.
Left side: Power connection, Ethernet connection, USB 2.0, Audio combo, DVD burner
Left side: Power connection, Ethernet connection, USB 2.0, Audio combo, DVD burner
Right side: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA output, Kensington lock slot
Right side: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA output, Kensington lock slot
The memory card reader is located on the front side of the notebook.
The memory card reader is located on the front side of the notebook.

Input Devices

Input devices: Satellite C50D-B-125
Input devices: Satellite C50D-B-125

The Satellite is equipped with an unlit chiclet keyboard. The notebook's predecessor models were equipped with block keyboards. The chiclet keyboard's slightly roughened keys have a short travel length and a clear click point. The right side of the keyboard sinks a little during typing, but not enough to be bothersome. All in all, the C50D-B's keyboard is reasonably good. The Satellite's multitouch-capable touchpad measures about 8.1 x 5.4 cm (~3.2 x 2.1 inches). The pad is level with the palm rest, rather than being set slightly lower. Fingers glide easily across the pad, even with its roughened surface. Multitouch gestures don't present any problems for the pad. The two mouse keys have a short travel length and a clear click point.

Display

The Toshiba computer's reflective 15.6-inch display offers a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. At 206 cd/m², the panel's brightness level is normal for a notebook in this price range. The screen's contrast (728:1) and black value (0.32 cd/m²) are above average for their class and can even be described as good.

188
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
196
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 233 cd/m² Average: 206 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 233 cd/m²
Contrast: 728:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.65 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 10.15 | - Ø
48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.32
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Screen
-70%
-12%
-17%
-60%
-34%
-15%
-17%
-16%
-30%
-14%
Brightness
206
213
3%
230
12%
191
-7%
195
-5%
183
-11%
201
-2%
203
-1%
177
-14%
198
-4%
218
6%
Brightness Distribution
80
78
-2%
93
16%
86
8%
81
1%
89
11%
88
10%
85
6%
87
9%
83
4%
85
6%
Black Level *
0.32
1.21
-278%
0.43
-34%
0.37
-16%
1.16
-263%
0.7
-119%
0.33
-3%
0.75
-134%
0.45
-41%
0.54
-69%
0.55
-72%
Contrast
728
174
-76%
553
-24%
519
-29%
189
-74%
271
-63%
618
-15%
295
-59%
418
-43%
344
-53%
435
-40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.65
13.28
-74%
9.96
-30%
11.03
-44%
10.27
-34%
10.18
-33%
11.56
-51%
5.61
27%
8.65
-13%
12.81
-67%
7.57
1%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.15
13.28
-31%
10.33
-2%
11.59
-14%
11.85
-17%
10.62
-5%
13
-28%
6.55
35%
9.63
5%
13.13
-29%
8.82
13%
Gamma
2.32 103%
2.52 95%
2.27 106%
2.3 104%
2.17 111%
2.31 104%
2.78 86%
2.79 86%
2.39 100%
3.32 72%
2.63 91%
CCT
10497 62%
17759 37%
12201 53%
13897 47%
13649 48%
12766 51%
15255 43%
8018 81%
11214 58%
7269 89%
10317 63%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
48
34
-29%
36
-25%
34
-29%
38
-21%
40
-17%
52
8%
42
-12%
50.41
5%
41.3
-14%

* ... smaller is better

Straight out of the factory, the display's average DeltaE 2000 deviation falls at 7.65. This number is a little better than we usually see for displays in this price range (DeltaE: 10 to 12). The target DeltaE deviation is less than 3. Despite its above average result here, the display still has a blue cast.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
The Satellite outdoors (photo taken on an overcast day).
The Satellite outdoors (photo taken on an overcast day).

Toshiba outfitted their Satellite with a TN panel. As a result, the screen content only looks correct from certain angles. The notebook can be used outdoors as long as the environment isn't too bright. If the area is too sunny, the panel's reflective surface and the low display brightness will make it very difficult to see the screen content.

Performance

The Satellite C50D-B-125 is a simple 15.6-inch office notebook. Its performance is sufficient to run all the usual office and internet-related applications. Our test device is currently available for about 410 Euros (~$485). Toshiba also offers a number of versions of the device with different hardware.

Processor

The Satellite runs on an AMD A4-6210 APU (Beema). The APU's processor has four cores and runs at 1.8 GHz. There is no turbo. At a TDP of 15 Watts, the CPU is on par with Intel's Haswell ULV processors, though its Intel counterparts offer considerably better performance. The AMD processor's benchmark results line it up with quad-core Bay Trail processors. The processor completed the Cinebench benchmark tests at full speed (1.8 GHz) in both AC power mode and battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3598
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2882
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1381
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.74 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
14.55 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
14.2 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
127 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
37 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
37 Points ∼19%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼25% +32%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
25 Points ∼13% -32%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
47 Points ∼24% +27%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
39 Points ∼20% +5%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
70 Points ∼36% +89%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
49 Points ∼25% +32%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
37 Points ∼19% 0%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
35 Points ∼18% -5%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
39 Points ∼20% +5%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
127 Points ∼6%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
164 Points ∼8% +29%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
39 Points ∼2% -69%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
148 Points ∼7% +17%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
71 Points ∼3% -44%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
187 Points ∼9% +47%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
165 Points ∼8% +30%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
66 Points ∼3% -48%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
129 Points ∼6% +2%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
144 Points ∼7% +13%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.45 Points ∼20%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼27% +33%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
0.32 Points ∼14% -29%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.55 Points ∼25% +22%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.45 Points ∼20% 0%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.79 Points ∼36% +76%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.6 Points ∼27% +33%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.43 Points ∼19% -4%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.4 Points ∼18% -11%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
0.76 Points ∼34% +69%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
0.61 Points ∼28% +36%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.45 Points ∼20% 0%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.39 Points ∼18% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.74 Points ∼7%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.04 Points ∼9% +17%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
0.52 Points ∼2% -70%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.82 Points ∼8% +5%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.84 Points ∼4% -52%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2.01 Points ∼8% +16%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.01 Points ∼8% +16%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
0.81 Points ∼3% -53%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.4 Points ∼6% -20%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
1.87 Points ∼8% +7%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
1.14 Points ∼5% -34%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.76 Points ∼7% +1%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.49 Points ∼6% -14%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1381 Points ∼16%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1850 Points ∼21% +34%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
983 Points ∼11% -29%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1241 Points ∼14% -10%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1198 Points ∼14% -13%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2548 Points ∼29% +85%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2069 Points ∼23% +50%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1254 Points ∼14% -9%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1215 Points ∼14% -12%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3598 Points ∼7%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5785 Points ∼12% +61%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
1619 Points ∼3% -55%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2356 Points ∼5% -35%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2255 Points ∼5% -37%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
5786 Points ∼12% +61%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
4000 Points ∼8% +11%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4302 Points ∼9% +20%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4120 Points ∼8% +15%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3146 Points ∼10%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3792 Points ∼12% +21%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3183 Points ∼10% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1589 Points ∼5% -49%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3715 Points ∼12% +18%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1557 Points ∼5% -51%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2220 Points ∼7% -29%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2940 Points ∼9% -7%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
991 Points ∼21%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1287 Points ∼28% +30%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1175 Points ∼25% +19%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
928 Points ∼20% -6%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1245 Points ∼27% +26%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
891 Points ∼19% -10%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
1277 Points ∼27% +29%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
918 Points ∼20% -7%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
346.9 ms * ∼9%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
253 ms * ∼6% +27%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
468 ms * ∼12% -35%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
337.9 ms * ∼8% +3%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
339.6 ms * ∼8% +2%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4580 Points ∼9%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6074 Points ∼12% +33%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
8267.9 ms * ∼14%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
6200.1 ms * ∼10% +25%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
868 Points ∼14%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1136 Points ∼18% +31%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system is stable and runs fluidly, though it won't win any awards for speed. The Satellite's score in the PC Mark 7 benchmark is unsurprising. The number is what we'd expect of a computer with this hardware platform and more or less on par with quad-core Bay Trail notebooks. We aren't able to present results from PC Mark 8, due to the fact that the system crashed in the middle of each of the benchmark's tests and forced the PC to reboot. 

PCMark 7 Score
1663 points
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PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1663 Points ∼21%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
1264 Points ∼16% -24%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1417 Points ∼18% -15%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
1484 Points ∼18% -11%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1621 Points ∼20% -3%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2385 Points ∼30% +43%

Storage Devices

One of Toshiba's own hard drives serves as the device's mass storage medium. The drive has a capacity of 500 GB and runs at 5400 RPM. CrystalDiskMark recorded a read speed of 87.24 MB/s. HD Tune registered an average transfer rate of 87.7 MB/s. These are normal numbers for a 5400 RPM hard drive.

Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Transfer Rate Minimum: 48.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 113.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 87.7 MB/s
Access Time: 17.7 ms
Burst Rate: 120.5 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.3 %

Graphics Card

AMD's Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) graphics core is responsible for the system's graphics tasks. The GPU supports DirectX 11.2 and runs at speeds of up to 600 MHz. While the Satellite's processor is on par with quad-core Bay Trail processors in terms of performance, its graphics core is substantially stronger than Bay Trail graphics cores. The results in the 3D Mark benchmarks place the core between Intel's HD Graphics 4200 and HD Graphics 4400 cores. A second working memory module wouldn't improve the system's graphics performance, as the APU's memory controller only supports single-channel mode.

3DMark 06 Standard
4010 points
3DMark 11 Performance
688 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
23939 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2291 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
427 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
688 Points ∼2%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1640 Points ∼6% +138%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
421 Points ∼1% -39%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
753 Points ∼3% +9%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
229 Points ∼1% -67%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
784 Points ∼3% +14%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
831 Points ∼3% +21%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
227 Points ∼1% -67%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
263 Points ∼1% -62%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
782 Points ∼3% +14%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
480 Points ∼2% -30%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
218 Points ∼1% -68%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
427 Points ∼2%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
843 Points ∼4% +97%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
442 Points ∼2% +4%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
479 Points ∼2% +12%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
517 Points ∼2% +21%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
514 Points ∼2% +20%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
300 Points ∼1% -30%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
321 Points ∼1% -25%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1545 Points ∼3%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1780 Points ∼3% +15%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1698 Points ∼3% +10%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
501 Points ∼1% -68%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2244 Points ∼4% +45%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1819 Points ∼3% +18%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
492 Points ∼1% -68%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2291 Points ∼5%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4032 Points ∼8% +76%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2747 Points ∼6% +20%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1215 Points ∼2% -47%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3581 Points ∼7% +56%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2882 Points ∼6% +26%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1196 Points ∼2% -48%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1488 Points ∼3% -35%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
3339 Points ∼7% +46%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2169 Points ∼4% -5%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1272 Points ∼3% -44%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2153 Points ∼4% -6%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
23939 Points ∼2%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
39458 Points ∼4% +65%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
14703 Points ∼1% -39%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
30225 Points ∼3% +26%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
15913 Points ∼1% -34%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
33875 Points ∼3% +42%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
32088 Points ∼3% +34%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
16076 Points ∼1% -33%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
19374 Points ∼2% -19%
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
25080 Points ∼2% +5%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
22077 Points ∼2% -8%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
15802 Points ∼1% -34%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
25710 Points ∼2% +7%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4010 Points ∼10%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5556 Points ∼13% +39%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
2425 Points ∼6% -40%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
3357 Points ∼8% -16%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1792 Points ∼4% -55%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2942 Points ∼7% -27%

Gaming Performance

The APU at work in the Satellite manages to fluidly render some computer games at low resolution and low quality settings. The system should be capable of running older games and games with low hardware demands at higher settings. Overall, for a notebook that costs 410 Euros (~$485), the Satellite's gaming performance isn't extraordinary. The HP 355 G2 costs 40 Euros less (~$45 less) and fluidly renders a considerably wider variety of games. We encourage those who want to play games on a regular basis to look for a notebook that has a GeForce 840M graphics core or better. The HP Pavilion 15-p008ng, for example, is relatively reasonably priced and is equipped with a matte Full HD display. The Pavilion is currently available for about 580 Euros (~$680).

low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 38.724.719.8fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 15.612.15.8fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 43.719.515.5fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 31.715.910.8fps
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) 66.62714.9fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 30.415.513.3fps
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) 18.811.58.1fps
Total War: Rome II (2013) 26.519.215.3fps
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) 32189fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 20.214.710.1fps
X-Plane 10.25 (2013) 17.810.75.1fps
Thief (2014) 9.675.8fps
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 15.513.8fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 10.98fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 55.522.612.5fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 19.911fps
Sims 4 (2014) 70.125.5fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 25.318.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 14.79fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 19.912.3fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 11.47.1fps
F1 2014 (2014) 332417fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 26.89.2fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 85.3fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 13.19.2fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 15.610.4fps
The Crew (2014) 13.610fps
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng
GeForce 840M, 4210U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G50Dnkk
HD Graphics 4400, 4010U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Tomb Raider
87%
-42%
2%
185%
-54%
9%
10%
-54%
-46%
16%
-7%
-62%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
10.8
19.7
82%
11.6
7%
28.1
160%
4.9
-55%
10.5
-3%
11.9
10%
4.9
-55%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
15.9
30.4
91%
9.8
-38%
15.9
0%
52.2
228%
7.6
-52%
18.1
14%
17.8
12%
7.4
-53%
8.1
-49%
18.3
15%
14.3
-10%
6.1
-62%
1024x768 Low Preset
31.7
59.6
88%
17.1
-46%
31.7
0%
85.1
168%
14.7
-54%
36.6
15%
34
7%
14.2
-55%
18
-43%
37.1
17%
30.3
-4%
12
-62%

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

In idle mode, the Satellite's fan sometimes stands still, but it usually runs at a constant and audible speed. Under load, the fan only runs a little faster. Glancing at the case temperatures, it's clear that the system could be considerably more conservative with its fan use in idle mode. Hopefully Toshiba will improve this fan behavior with a future BIOS update.

Noise Level

Idle
33.8 / 33.8 / 33.9 dB(A)
DVD
37.4 / dB(A)
Load
35.4 / 37.6 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Satellite in the stress test.
The Satellite in the stress test.

The Satellite completed our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running simultaneously for at least an hour) in the same way in both AC power mode and battery mode. While the graphics core ran at full speed (600 MHz), the processor went about its work at 1.35 GHz. The computer never grows excessively warm -- even during the stress test, the case remained only about as warm as our hands.

Max. Load
 24.7 °C32.5 °C34.5 °C 
 24.5 °C33.1 °C35 °C 
 25.2 °C24.5 °C31.3 °C 
Maximum: 35 °C
Average: 29.5 °C
30.2 °C31.2 °C24.8 °C
29.6 °C33.6 °C24.4 °C
27.6 °C24 °C24.1 °C
Maximum: 33.6 °C
Average: 27.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44 °C | Room Temperature 23.9 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

Like its predecessor models, the Satellite C50D-B is outfitted with stereo speakers located above the keyboard. The speakers sit beneath a perforated cover and produce a thin sound that lacks bass. For a better sound, we recommend connecting external speakers or headphones.

Power Consumption

The Satellite doesn't consume inordinate amounts of energy. In idle mode, the power consumption rate remains at less than 10 Watts. During the stress test, the notebook's energy usage rose to 25.6 Watts. Comparable Bay Trail notebooks consume similar amounts of energy under full load, even though the Satellite has a considerably stronger graphics core.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.9 / 8.7 / 9.9 Watt
Load midlight 20 / 25.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, which is designed to simulate practical, everyday use, we run a script that automatically loads a new webpage every 40 seconds. We activate the energy-saving profile and set the display brightness to about 150 cd/m². The Satellite ran for 5:38 h in this test -- a good run time.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
5h 38min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
338 min ∼13%
Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
202 min ∼7%
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE)
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E1-6010, Seagate Momentus Thin 320 GB ST320LT012
244 min ∼9%
Asus X551MAV-SX391B
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
244 min ∼9%
Acer Aspire E1-532
HD Graphics (Haswell), 2955U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
270 min ∼10%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
283 min ∼10%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
291 min ∼11%
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2830, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
318 min ∼12%
Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3520, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
351 min ∼13%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
391 min ∼14%
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
397 min ∼15%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-10E
Radeon HD 8330, A4-5000, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
428 min ∼16%

Verdict

The Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125 is a simple 15.6-inch office notebook. The computer's performance is sufficient to run office and internet-related applications. The device hardly warms up at all, but it operates too loudly in idle mode. Toshiba should fix this quickly with a BIOS update. The notebook is outfitted with a reasonably good keyboard and offers a good battery life. The display has a strong contrast ratio but doesn't glow as brightly as we would like. For indoor use, however, the screen brightness is completely sufficient. Unfortunately, unlike its predecessors, the Satellite isn't equipped with a maintenance hatch. As a result, the hard drive can no longer be switched out easily. At 410 Euros (~$485), Toshiba set the Satellite's price very high. There are many notebooks with stronger performance available at lower prices. For example, the HP 355 G2 (A8-6410Radeon R5 M240, Windows 7 Pro + Windows 8.1 Pro) we recently reviewed is currently on the market for 370 Euros (~$435).

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In Review: Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125. Test model courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
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Specifications

Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125 (Satellite C50D Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), Core: 600 MHz, Catalyst Omega 14.12 (14.501.1003.0)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, Single-channel, Two memory banks (one occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LG Philips LP156WH4-TLN2, TN LED, glossy: yes
Storage
Toshiba MQ01ABF050, 500 GB 
, 420 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.6 x 380 x 259.9 ( = 1.05 x 14.96 x 10.23 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 235 g ( = 8.29 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
419 Euro

 

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Links

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Price Comparison

Pros

+Device hardly warms up at all
+High-contrast display
+Good battery life
 

Cons

-Only Fast Ethernet
-Only 1-year warranty

Shortcut

What we like

That the computer hardly warms up at all.

What we'd like to see

A brighter display with a matte surface, and a maintenance hatch.

What surprises us

That Toshiba put such a comparably fat price tag on a very simple office notebook.

The competition

HP 355 G2, Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE), Dell Inspiron 15-3531, Lenovo G50-30, Acer Extensa 2509-C052, Asus X551MAV-SX391B, Lenovo B50-45, HP 15-g005ng, Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4

Rating

Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125 - 01/08/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
64 / 80 → 80%
Weight
62 / 67 → 89%
Battery
89%
Display
72%
Games Performance
52 / 68 → 76%
Application Performance
49 / 92 → 53%
Temperature
92%
Noise
84%
Audio
40%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
67%
75%
Office - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-01-15 (Update: 2015-01-15)