Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224 tries very hard to avoid compromise. It’s simultaneously a 2-in-1 and an extremely powerful PC that offers the best processor performance we’ve seen from a dual-core notebook this year. The system also has a good selection of USB ports, a large keyboard, and excellent speakers as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Overall, the Toshiba Satellite Radius is a good take on the flip-and-fold design pioneered by Lenovo. In addition to its multimode versatility, the laptop sports a gorgeous aluminum exterior, a vivid 1080p screen, rich audio, long battery life, and surprisingly powerful internal components for the price. There are some caveats, however.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
With its slim design and excellent performance, the Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224 is one of the best convertible-hybrid systems we've reviewed. Admittedly, the 15-inch size is too big for most people to use as an on-the-go tablet, but for a 15-inch laptop that also offers touch and tablet functionality, it's hard to beat. With superior performance and longer battery life, the Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224 is easy to recommend, making it our Editors' Choice for midrange convertible-hybrid laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Toshiba has a winner on its hands with the Satellite Radius P55W. This attractive multimedia notebook gives solid performance and can go from work to play and back again with the flip of a hinge. You probably won't use this system in tablet mode often, but it's nice to know you can kick back with a touch-screen game or watch a flick without the keyboard getting in the way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Wired Magazine Archive.org version
Toshiba’s new Satellite Radius “2-in-1″ convertible laptop may not revolutionize the category, but if you’re looking for a large-screen laptop that can convert to a full slate, you could do worse than the Radius P55W-B5224, provided you don’t need bleeding-edge performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60.%
The Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W is a 15-inch convertible with enough power to handle most work-related tasks. There are five modes to choose from: traditional laptop, tabletop, tablet, presentation and audience.
It's equipped with a 15.6” screen that supports 10-point multi touch. The FHD 1080p display uses IPS technology. Watching videos on this device will be a joy with the nice viewing angles and color reproduction of the IPS technology together with the high-resolution.
The P55W is powered by a i7-4510U 2.0GHz processor with Intel HD 4400 Graphics accompanied by 8 GB of RAM. The specs are more than enough to run most productivity and work software while being able to play your FHD movies and play some newer games at medium settings. The downside is the 1 TB hard drive which only runs at 5400 rpm. An SSD would have increased performance greatly, but would have also increased the price.
Toshiba claims that the battery can last up to 8 hours of mixed use, which judging from the processor seems to be a pretty fair claim. The convertible weighs about 5 pounds (2.27 kg), which makes it a pretty heavy tablet but it gets the job done.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 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, old laptops with 14-16 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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