Toshiba Satellite P50-C186
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P50-C186
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
Model: The Toshiba Satellite P50-C186 is a luxurious laptop that prides itself on premium build quality and hardware. Made to blend seamlessly into the urban surrounding, the device looks professional and weighs in at just 2.2 kg. The metallic silver chassis is offset by a frameless black tile keyboard with good typing ergonomics. There is a large off-center touchpad for easy navigation. Display on the Toshiba Satellite P50-C186 is a 15.6 inch IPS FHD widescreen panel with LED backlight. This display works well even under brightly lit environment due to a brightness of 300 nit.
Audio quality is also impressive with the Harmon/Kardon speakers. The Windows 10 system is Cortana optimized and utilizes the HD webcam with dual array microphones well. On-board is an Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 930M GPU with 2 GB of VRAM, and a 1 TB HDD. The Toshiba Satellite P50-C186 comes with a DVD-SuperMulti Drive, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel WiDi, and various software to increase productivity. Battery life is around 7 hours and is provided by a lithium ion cell rated at 45 Wh.
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.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 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.
40%: This rating is bad and very rare. There are only a few models that are rated so poorly. If the source is reputable, then a purchase is probably not advisable.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.