Toshiba Satellite L50-C-15C
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L50-C-15C
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Let’s talk more about the hardware, though. The Core i7-5500U CPU paired with GeForce 930M are a great combination for everyday usage, multimedia experience and light gaming. Basically, as we said earlier, it’s a well-balanced mid-ranger. Nevertheless, we would like to address our concerns about the heat management as the CPU reached dangerously high temperatures, but we like to believe that this occurred due to the use of an engineering sample for the writing of this review. And last, but not least, the battery life. It could have been improved if the battery capacity was bigger because the hardware inside isn’t so demanding.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2015
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design with a sleek, lightweight chassis; great keyboard and touchpad; quality FHD IPS display; better hardware than most competitors. Negative: Impractical placement of the ports; mediocre battery life; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2015
Model: The Toshiba Satellite L50-C-15C is a perfect mid-range laptop for users looking for capability with a moderate cost. To some, its design might feel old-school with the glossy satin gold finish and a hairline pattern all over. The chassis is mostly solid, but feels a little plastic. It is definitely is weight friendly at 2.2 kg. There is a simple looking glossy lid and a full-sized chiclet-style keyboard with black keys contrasting to its lighter colored surrounding. The Toshiba Satellite L50-C-15C does not come with a pre-installed OS, which can potentially save on cost if the user decides to use a free OS platform.
The 15.6 inch Toshiba TruBrite Full HD TFT panel delivers good brightness and contrast. There is an Intel Core i7-5500U processor on-board, which can be coupled with up to 16 GB of RAM. Graphics is driven by an Nvidia GeForce 930M with 2 GB dedicated VRAM. Storage on the laptop is a 1 TB HDD and there is a DVD Super Multi drive. Other features consist of a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI-out and an HD webcam. The Toshiba Satellite L50-C-15C sports a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery enabling up to 7 hours of usage.
NVIDIA GeForce 930M: Maxwell based lower mid-range graphics card. The card is based on the GeForce 840M with 384 shaders but reduced core clock speed.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.