Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
Source: Expert Reviews
Overall, we're happy with the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50B. It offers good performance and sturdy build in a robust, plain chassis that doesn't stand out from the crowd. It does the basics well and while it may not set the pulse racing, it's good enough for any basic business and home uses. If you want something a little more exciting, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and a dedicated graphics card, yet costs a little less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Toshiba's good ergonomics, reasonable build quality and Core i5 processor make it a solid business notebook, but the R50 does little to stand out. The display is poor, battery life is average, and that Core i5 chip won't handle applications in the same way as the Dell's Core i7. That Dell is a better option if you've got more cash to spend, and the HP Envy 15 x360 is better-looking. Only buy the R50 if you need a mid-range machine and you're content without it turning heads.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews
This laptop isn’t designed to turn heads, and it won't – for all of its good build quality and reasonable dimensions, there’s no denying that it’s a dull-looking system. Toshiba’s latest Satellite Pro is designed as a do-it-all business machine, but it’s mediocre in most departments, from its middling power and battery life to its dull design and poor screen. Middle management rather than executive level.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Model: The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U is a business orientated laptop that is as stylish as capable. Tough it is slim and low-profile, extended typing with it is comfortable. Display on the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U is a 15.6 inch Toshiba HD non-reflective High Brightness panel with LED technology. Users will certainly enjoy the non-reflective panel especially in the bright sun.
The entire chassis comes in discreet black color while still looking modern and professional. There is an option to choose between Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1, both being the 64-bit version. Under the hood is a 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4210U processor clocked at 1.90 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L RAM, Intel HD graphics with shared memory and a 500 GB hard drive. The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U comes ready with a DVD Super Multi drive with read and write capability.
Interfaces on the laptop consist of a HDMI out, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a multi card reader and a webcam. Audio quality is good with the built-in stereo speakers powered by DTS Sound. The Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U comes with a 4-cell Lithium-Ion battery, which ensures an amazing battery life to up to 6 hours.
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.
15-16 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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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