Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-115
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-115
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite Pro S500 is a no-nonsense laptop that's primarily aimed at business users. It has a large, 15.6-inch screen and an impressive range of ports and is available for around £630. It may be large and heavy, but the Toshiba Satellite Pro S500’s performance and impressive range of ports make this 15.6-inch laptop a good option for desk-bound professionals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
An affordable business-orientated laptop offering great battery life if not the last word in speed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 50%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 70% display: 50% workmanship: 50%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» 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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
73.5%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.