Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent design, build quality, keyboard, and audio. Negative: TFT-display; position of the ventilation grille; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2014
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Metal case; decent touchpad and backlit keyboard; good performance. Negative: Low resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2013
The Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M is a traditional old laptop, with a simple design. Textured silver covers the body in a combination of metal and plastic. It may not feel high end, but it’s sturdily built with quality hinges. At 2.2 kg it weighs in on the lighter side for a 15.6 inch machine. While it may not match up to an ultrabook’s ultra-portability, this machine will not be too taxing to carry around when travelling. The backlit keyboard is spacious, making it comfortable for long hours of typing and the touchpad seems like it will be easy to use, and comes with a handy little touch icon on the touchpad to disable it.
The Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M comes with an optical drive, and a standard combination of ports. It really shine in terms of performance. Its Intel Core i7-4500U clocks in at 1.8 GHz and with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz. The power saving combination of an NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2 GB of GDDR3 and Intel HD 4400 will allow for intensive games to be played at medium to low settings. The glossy 1920x1080 TN display of the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M has been tested to have limited viewing angles and lackluster colors. Overall the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M is a decent machine for work, and occasional play.
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.
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.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.
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