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Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L


Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L
Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L (Satellite M50 Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1033 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz,, Nvidia Optimus
8 GB 
, 2x 4096 MB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, dual channel
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, Samsung 156AT30-T01, TN LED, glossy: yes
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Line In/Out combi port (3.5mm audio jack), Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-N 7260 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.3 x 377.5 x 249.5 ( = 0.84 x 14.86 x 9.82 in)
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, not user-replaceable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 7 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.9 MP (1280 x 720) with stereo microphone
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (on the sides, near to the front, beneath the chassis), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power adapter, User manual, a number of Toshiba tools, DTS Studio Sound, McAfee LiveSafe trial version, Office 365 trial version
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 289 g ( = 10.19 oz / 0.64 pounds)
700 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 78%, features: 70%, display: 58% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L

76% Review Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L Notebook | Notebookcheck
Sharp new laptop. Toshiba's M50-A series aims at the large consumer market, choosing the right internals ranging from a high-performance Haswell-generation ULV CPU to a dedicated graphics card for gamers. That our test device still doesn't manage to reach one of the top spots when compared to its similarly specced competitors is mostly due to the chassis as well as the display.
88% Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
76% Allround-Laptop mit zu dunklem Display
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 83% performance: 68% features: 78% display: 46% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 83%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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.

80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-11 (Update: 2014-02-11)