Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112
Under-dressed. There are plenty of low-priced office laptops. Toshiba now refreshes its bleak mass of Satellite Pro models with a new and thinner casing. Is taking a look worthwhile or is just old wine in new skins?
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
This no-nonsense business system doesn’t excel in any one area. The keyboard and trackpad are good, build quality is reasonable and its performance is average. This machine is capable of handling basic work tasks, and its sturdy design means it’ll be at home in the office or on the road. Dell’s system is lighter, with better ergonomics and battery life, and isn’t much more expens.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2014
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 78% performance: 50% features: 81% display: 57% ergonomy: 87%
Beautifully simple and familiar; the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112 is a capable package. The full black chassis is reminiscent of older laptop models but looks professional and discreet just as its "Pro" tag suggest. This is a business class laptop with full sized island-style keyboard to ensure typing those long emails and reports a little bit easier. There are two OS variants users can choose from; Windows 7 Professional 64-bit or Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
Hardware on the laptop consists of an Intel Core i5-4210U processor clocked at 1.70 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM and an Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU. The storage space is a 750GB hard drive, which will definitely be enough to store any work related software and content. On board is also a DVD super multi drive capable of reads and burns. Other features on the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112 are 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, a HD webcam, HDMI out port and a multi-format card reader.
Communication capability is very good with Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC adapter and LAN connector. Even though the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112 is aimed at business class usage, audio quality is not compromised with stereo speakers powered by DTS sound technology. Battery life is awesome with a 4-cell Lithium-Ion pack capable of powering the laptop on long commutes.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 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.
67.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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