Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P50-A-K9M
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
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
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
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