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Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275 Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martina Osztovits), 02/25/2016

Well-equipped. Toshiba’s multimedia all-rounder Satellite L50-C-275 is priced at just under 750 Euros (~$826). Considering its good features and properties (including a Full HD IPS display, a fast SSD, good battery runtimes and GeForce graphics), the price is fair.

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With the Satellite L50-C-275, we have a new model of the L50 series under review. Compared to its predecessor models (Satellite L50-B), Toshiba has changed many things. A new case is used. In addition, the Radeon graphic of the predecessor has made way for the GeForce 930M GPU and the Broadwell processors have been replaced by Skylake models. Our review will reveal, whether the Satellite has benefited from these changes. The Satellite has many competitors, including the Acer Aspire E5-573G, the HP Pavilion 15, and the Lenovo Z51-70.

Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275 (Satellite L50 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 930M - 2048 MB, Core: 928-941 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64 bit bus, ForceWare 361.75 (10.18.13.6175), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single channel, two RAM slots (one slot used)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF6-SPA1, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX20756 @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUB0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.5 x 380 x 259.9 ( = 0.93 x 14.96 x 10.23 in)
Battery
45 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, 14.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 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
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 265 g ( = 9.35 oz / 0.58 pounds)
Price
949 Euro

 

Case & Connectivity

It is quite obvious that the Satellite L50-C is the successor of the Satellite L50-B. However, the new model is significantly more angular. The entire casing is made of plastic. The top side of the base unit and the lid are uni-colored in "satin gold" as described by Toshiba. In addition, these two parts feature a hairline pattern and a glossy finish. The other parts of the case are mainly from matte, black plastic. However, the sides are an exception since Toshiba has used a high-gloss finish on them.

You can find some small flaws in the build quality: The optical drive is not completely enclosed and the gaps are not absolutely accurate. However, Toshiba should improve the stability. In our opinion, the base unit can be twisted too easily. While the computer lacks a maintenance hatch, it is easy to remove its underside. You do not need to open the case for replacing the battery, since it is connected externally. It is held by two screws instead of clips.

There are no surprises as far as the interfaces are concerned. Two of the three USB ports support the USB 3.0 standard. A video out (HDMI) is available. The interface layout is good. The area beside the palm rest remains free of cables.

The memory card reader is one of the faster ones of its kind. During copying large data blocks, it achieves a maximum transfer rate of 88.1 MB/s. Moving 250 jpg files (5 MB each) is done at 68.7 MB/s. We always use our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II) for testing memory card readers.

Windows 10 Home (64-Bit) is used as the operating system. A recovery DVD is not included. Toshiba offers a one-year warranty for this computer - which is too short for a 750-Euro (~$826) laptop. The warranty can be extended to three years for about 70 Euros (~$77).

left: power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, DVD burner
left: power-in, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, DVD burner
right: card reader, audio combo, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Kensington lock slot
right: card reader, audio combo, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Kensington lock slot

Input Devices

The Satellite comes with an unlit Chiclet keyboard. The flat, slightly roughened keys feature a short travel and a clear pressure point. We liked its crisp resistance, which we did not expect in a device like the Toshiba. The quality of the keyboard is better than the requirements for home use and also allows frequent typing. The multi-touch capable ClickPad has a size of about 10.6 x 6.4 cm (~4.17 x 2.52 in). Therefore, there is ample space for gesture control. The slightly roughened surface does not prevent the fingers from gliding. The touchpad features a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The Satellite comes with a glossy 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Brightness (284.9 cd/m²) and the contrast (1131:1) in particular are pleasing. Unfortunately, the display shows PWM flickering at 50 Hz when the brightness is 30% or lower. This might cause headache or eye problems in many users.

262
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 316 cd/m² Average: 284.9 cd/m² Minimum: 22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 332 cd/m²
Contrast: 1131:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.07 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.25 | - Ø
83% sRGB (Argyll) 54% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.49

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 60 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 1345 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 30860) Hz was measured.

The Satellite's display features a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 5.07. This is not too far from the target range (DeltaE smaller than 3). The display is not bluish.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
21 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (44.2 ms).

Toshiba has equipped the Satellite with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Thus, you can read from the screen from every position. The display can indeed be used outdoors. However, the glossy surface makes this difficult or even impossible in bright sunlight.

Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors

Performance

The Satellite L50-C-275 is a multimedia all-rounder in 15.6-inch format. It brings sufficient performance for all usual application scenarios and can run games smoothly. Our test model costs about 750 Euros (~$826). In addition, Toshiba offers variants with different colors and configurations. At the time of testing, the cheapest model with Pentium N3700 processor, HD display and 1 TB hard drive was priced at 399 Euros (~$439). It does not include a dedicated GeForce graphic.

Processor

The Satellite is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U (Skylake) dual core processor. This CPU is one of  the ULV models and features a TDP of 15 watts. This mid-range processor is powerful enough for most user requirements. The CPU works at a base clock of 2.3 GHz. Thanks to Turbo, the clock rate can increase to 2.7 GHz (both cores) or 2.8 GHz (only one core). The Turbo is used in mains operation and on battery. In our tests, the CPU outperforms its direct Broadwell predecessor (Core i5-5200U) by 10 to 15%. This is due to the improvements in the Skylake architecture and the slightly higher clock rates.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5884
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7776
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4357
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
38.27 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.32 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
41.35 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
282 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
114 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
121 Points ∼54% +6%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
119 Points ∼53% +4%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
116 Points ∼52% +2%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
114 Points ∼51%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
108 Points ∼48% -5%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
108 Points ∼48% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
107 Points ∼48% -6%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
105 Points ∼47% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
74 Points ∼33% -35%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
63 Points ∼28% -45%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
292 Points ∼16% +4%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
287 Points ∼15% +2%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
282 Points ∼15%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
272 Points ∼15% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
261 Points ∼14% -7%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
260 Points ∼14% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
258 Points ∼14% -9%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
250 Points ∼13% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
195 Points ∼10% -31%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
195 Points ∼10% -31%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
1.39 Points ∼63% +5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
1.35 Points ∼61% +2%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
1.32 Points ∼60%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.3 Points ∼59% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.26 Points ∼57% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.26 Points ∼57% -5%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.24 Points ∼56% -6%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.23 Points ∼56% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
0.87 Points ∼40% -34%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.79 Points ∼36% -40%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3.2 Points ∼16% +1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3.18 Points ∼16%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
3.16 Points ∼16% -1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2.92 Points ∼15% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2.8 Points ∼14% -12%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.79 Points ∼14% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.76 Points ∼14% -13%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.73 Points ∼14% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2.34 Points ∼12% -26%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.3 Points ∼12% -28%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
4641 Points ∼61% +7%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
4527 Points ∼59% +4%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4405 Points ∼58% +1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4357 Points ∼57%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4174 Points ∼55% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4137 Points ∼54% -5%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4003 Points ∼52% -8%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3248 Points ∼42% -25%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2325 Points ∼30% -47%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2170 Points ∼28% -50%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
9985 Points ∼25% +28%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
9148 Points ∼23% +18%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
8642 Points ∼21% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8579 Points ∼21% +10%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8500 Points ∼21% +9%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
7806 Points ∼19% 0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
7776 Points ∼19%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6403 Points ∼16% -18%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6385 Points ∼16% -18%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5860 Points ∼19% +5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
5558 Points ∼18%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5312 Points ∼17% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5304 Points ∼17% -5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
5301 Points ∼17% -5%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5009 Points ∼16% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4578 Points ∼15% -18%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4550 Points ∼15% -18%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2753 Points ∼59% +7%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2675 Points ∼57% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2653 Points ∼57% +3%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
2646 Points ∼57% +3%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2577 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2500 Points ∼54% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1944 Points ∼42% -25%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1941 Points ∼42% -25%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
226.1 ms * ∼6% -109%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (Edge 20)
154 ms * ∼4% -42%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
124.7 ms * ∼3% -15%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100 (IE 11)
115.6 ms * ∼3% -7%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
113.7 ms * ∼3% -5%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
113 ms * ∼3% -4%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (IE 11)
110.1 ms * ∼3% -2%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
108.3 ms * ∼3%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
91.7 ms * ∼2% +15%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
192.1 Points ∼1% +6%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
181.3 Points ∼1%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
109.87 Points ∼1% -39%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (Edge 20)
101.32 Points ∼1% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2635 ms * ∼4% -106%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
2577.5 ms * ∼4% -102%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (IE 11)
2577.2 ms * ∼4% -102%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100 (IE 11)
2554 ms * ∼4% -100%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
2321.3 ms * ∼4% -82%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
2266.9 ms * ∼4% -77%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (Edge 20)
2263 ms * ∼4% -77%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
1278.9 ms * ∼2%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
1265.4 ms * ∼2% +1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
28301 Points ∼57% +5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
27029 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
15801 Points ∼32% -42%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (Edge 20)
15276 Points ∼31% -43%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
13750 Points ∼28% -49%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100 (IE 11)
12753 Points ∼26% -53%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (IE 11)
12716 Points ∼26% -53%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
12021 Points ∼24% -56%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
11380 Points ∼23% -58%
Peacekeeper - ---
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
2718 Points ∼44% +3%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU (IE 11)
2698 Points ∼44% +3%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
2630 Points ∼42%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100 (IE 11)
2420 Points ∼39% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive (IE 11)
2397 Points ∼39% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive (Edge 20)
1743 Points ∼28% -34%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
1580 Points ∼26% -40%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A fast SSD and a powerful processor make for a fast and smoothly running system. Problems did not crop up. The PCMark results are very good. Our comparison figure shows that notebooks with weaker AMD graphics core perform rather better than our test model. This is due to the fact that the PCMark 8 benchmarks in particular benefit from AMD GPUs. It is hardly possible to improve the system performance of the Satellite. You could only add a second RAM module.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2961 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3593 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4095 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3377 Points ∼100% +14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
3291 Points ∼97% +11%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3200 Points ∼95% +8%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3130 Points ∼93% +6%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
3069 Points ∼91% +4%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2964 Points ∼88% 0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2961 Points ∼88%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2830 Points ∼84% -4%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2825 Points ∼84% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2485 Points ∼74% -16%
PCMark 7 - Score
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
3923 Points ∼100%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3607 Points ∼92%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3290 Points ∼84%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2736 Points ∼70%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2643 Points ∼67%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2366 Points ∼60%

Storage Device

Toshiba has equipped the Satellite with an SSD from Samsung. It is an M.2 model (2280) with a capacity of 256 GB. About 200 GB of the storage capacity is available to the user. The rest is used by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. The transfer rates of the SSD are very good.

There is a place for a 2.5-inch hard drive inside the Satellite. However, our test model cannot be retrospectively fitted with such a drive since the necessary SATA slot is missing. Apparently, 2.5-inch hard drives are reserved for cheaper Satellite models.

Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
Sequential Read: 490.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 304.1 MB/s
512K Read: 414.6 MB/s
512K Write: 299.6 MB/s
4K Read: 36.82 MB/s
4K Write: 99.47 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 333.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 236.8 MB/s

Graphics Card

The graphics core is very different to that of the Satellite predecessor model's: The Radeon R7 M260 has made way for a GeForce 930M GPU. The latter is a mid-range model, which supports DirectX 12. The GPU clocks at up to 941 MHz, which is significantly lower than the predecessor's (GeForce 830M; 1.150 MHz). However, a bigger shader count (384 vs. 256) makes up for this. As a result, the 930M performs better than its predecessor in the 3DMark benchmarks. Moreover, the Nvidia GPU outperforms the Radeon core used in the Satellite L50-B models.

The GeForce graphic and Intel's HD Graphics 520 GPU form a switchable graphics solution (Optimus). Nvidia's GPU handles demanding applications like computer games, while Intel's graphics core is used in everyday tasks and on battery. The graphics cards are switched automatically. User intervention is possible, yet not necessary.

3DMark 11 Performance
2227 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
45401 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6065 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1314 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2701 Points ∼100% +21%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2539 Points ∼94% +14%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2270 Points ∼84% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2240 Points ∼83% +1%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2227 Points ∼82%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2172 Points ∼80% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
2165 Points ∼80% -3%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
1905 Points ∼71% -14%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1793 Points ∼66% -19%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1723 Points ∼64% -23%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1687 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1499 Points ∼89% +14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
1314 Points ∼78%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1294 Points ∼77% -2%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
1287 Points ∼76% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1169 Points ∼69% -11%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1050 Points ∼62% -20%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1011 Points ∼60% -23%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
946 Points ∼56% -28%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
791 Points ∼47% -40%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5644 Points ∼100% +12%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
5037 Points ∼89%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4962 Points ∼88% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4459 Points ∼79% -11%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3984 Points ∼71% -21%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3768 Points ∼67% -25%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
3740 Points ∼66% -26%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6492 Points ∼100% +7%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
6200 Points ∼96% +2%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
6077 Points ∼94% 0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
6065 Points ∼93%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5261 Points ∼81% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5193 Points ∼80% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4906 Points ∼76% -19%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4377 Points ∼67% -28%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
4307 Points ∼66% -29%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4010 Points ∼62% -34%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
59535 Points ∼100% +31%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
48190 Points ∼81% +6%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
45401 Points ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
44189 Points ∼74% -3%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
41517 Points ∼70% -9%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
39147 Points ∼66% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
39049 Points ∼66% -14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
30990 Points ∼52% -32%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
30669 Points ∼52% -32%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
28314 Points ∼48% -38%

Gaming Performance

Compared to its predecessor, the Satellite's gaming performance has improved significantly. It can run many games smoothly. However, the user usually will have to do with an HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) and low to medium quality settings. The maximum resolution of the display can only be used in a few games. Very demanding games like “Assassin's Creed Syndicate” are not playable at all. You have to select a different notebook for higher gaming performance. GeForce 940M devices are already available from about 600 Euros (~$661). Notebooks with GeForce GTX 950M GPU start from about 900 Euros (~$991).

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 121.458.433.215.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 73.44738.413.4fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 623919.812.7fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 34.32813.912.6fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 2516.49.67.7fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 269.66.23.1fps
Tomb Raider - 1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
74.5 fps ∼100% +28%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
68.3 fps ∼92% +17%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
58.4 fps ∼78%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
58 fps ∼78% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
45.3 fps ∼61% -22%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
43.3 fps ∼58% -26%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
36.7 fps ∼49% -37%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
36.2 fps ∼49% -38%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
26.2 fps ∼35% -55%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
47 fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
44.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
26.1 fps ∼56% -44%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
26 fps ∼55% -45%

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

System noise depending on load / idle
System noise depending on load / idle

The fan usually inactive and the Satellite works silently while idling. The fan does not get too loud under load. During the stress test, we measured a noise level of 36.6 dB(A) - a good value. You might suspect that CPU or GPU throttle - but this is not the case.

Noise Level

Idle
31.3 / 31.3 / 32.2 dB(A)
DVD
38.6 / dB(A)
Load
36.4 / 36.6 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 22 dB(A)

Temperature

the Satellite during the stress test
the Satellite during the stress test

The Satellite behaves the same during the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in mains operation and on battery. The graphics core permanently works at maximum speed (941 MHz), while the processor clocks at 2.7 GHz (mains operated) or 2.5 to 2.6 GHz (on battery). The notebook does not get too warm. It only exceeds 40 °C (~104 °F) in three measurement segments next to the fan.

Max. Load
 28 °C38.8 °C39.6 °C 
 27.5 °C38.1 °C42.5 °C 
 26.3 °C26 °C30 °C 
Maximum: 42.5 °C
Average: 33 °C
46.9 °C34 °C27.5 °C
41.5 °C35.5 °C28.1 °C
26.9 °C26.5 °C27.3 °C
Maximum: 46.9 °C
Average: 32.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  48.9 °C | Room Temperature 22.3 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The stereo speakers of the Satellite are located above the keyboard beneath a perforated cover. The audio system from Skullcandy produces a decent sound, but it could have more bass. You can listen to the speakers for a while without getting an earache.

Power Consumption

The energy consumption of the Satellite is unobtrusive regardless of the load. We measured a power consumption of up to 10.1 watts while idling. During the stress test, it increases to 51 watts - CPU and GPU work at full speed. During everyday gaming the energy consumption is about 36 watts (+/-5 watts). The power adapter is rated at 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.37 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.7 / 9.9 / 10.1 Watt
Load midlight 36 / 51 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our realistic Wi-Fi test simulates web surfing. The profile "balanced" is active and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². The Satellite achieves a battery life of about 5:45 h - a good value.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
5h 45min
Battery Runtime
WiFi
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
min ∼0%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, 4510U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
328 min ∼12%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
min ∼0%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
min ∼0%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
min ∼0%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
min ∼0%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
min ∼0%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
min ∼0%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
min ∼0%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
345 min ∼13%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Radeon R6 M340DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
183 min ∼7%
Acer Aspire E5-573G-5785
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
347 min ∼13%
Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Radeon R7 M360, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
334 min ∼12%
HP Pavilion 15-ab052ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
137 min ∼5%
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, 5200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
337 min ∼12%
Toshiba Satellite P50-C-10G
GeForce 930M, 5500U, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
282 min ∼10%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
GeForce 930M, 6200U, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
398 min ∼15%
Lenovo B50-80
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
213 min ∼8%

Pro

+ contrast-rich IPS display
+ Full HD resolution
+ fast SSD
+ works quietly
+ good keyboard
+ good battery runtimes

Cons

- only 12 months warranty
- glossy display
- PWM flickering @30 % brightness at 50 Hz

Verdict

In review: Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275. Test model provided by Cyberport.de
In review: Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275. Test model provided by Cyberport.de

The Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275 delivers sufficient performance of everyday tasks and can run games smoothly. Most of the time, the computer works quietly and it does not get too warm. A fast SSD makes for a smooth and responsive system. The built-in keyboard is better than what is needed for home use. In addition, the battery runtimes are good. The IPS Full HD display pleases with wide viewing angles and high contrast. Its brightness is also decent. Unfortunately, the manufacturer uses a glossy display. It is unreasonable that Toshiba offers only a one-year warranty for the Satellite. This is unacceptable in view of a price of 750 Euros (~$826).

If you do not mind the glossy surfaces, you will get a balanced multimedia all-rounder in the Satellite, which does not have any serious flaws. However, the short warranty and the PWM flickering (at low brightness) somewhat spoil the overall impression.

Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275 - 02/23/2016 v5
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
77 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
54 / 81 → 67%
Weight
62 / 67 → 89%
Battery
86%
Display
82%
Games Performance
62 / 85 → 73%
Application Performance
82 / 92 → 89%
Temperature
91%
Noise
90 / 95 → 95%
Audio
48%
Camera
52 / 85 → 61%
Average
73%
80%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-02-25 (Update: 2016-03-12)