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Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118


Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118
Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 (Satellite S50 Series)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1000 Euro



Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 70%, features: 75%, display: 50% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118

60% Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 review
Source: It Pro English version
The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 includes a high-end Haswell Core i7 processor and a powerful Nvidia graphics card, but the mid-range price means this machine suffers elsewhere. Battery is poor, the screen is average, and the exterior isn't designed for portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
A strong performing laptop with similar performance to peers £200 more expensive, but not without its problems: chiefly the poor screen and its abysmal battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 75% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% emissions: 70%



The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 is mid-range model. It is not high-end, yet also not bad. The potentially confusing thing about this particular model is that its specs are virtually identical to the higher-end range, with only a few small exceptions. The price is lower for one. Partly to blame is the 1366x786 resolution touchscreen. The 15 inch touchscreen is responsive, but the colors are a blurry and disappointing. But on a positive note, despite packing 10GB less RAM than the higher end model, it still manages to perform just as well. The Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHZ quad core CPU just blazes through most tasks, and with the GeForce GT740M Graphics it can handle demanding games at surprisingly high settings. The full sized keyboard is laid out well, though the touchpad is a little hit and miss at times.

The Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 was not built to look impressive, despite its performance capabilities. The design is simple, and does not really catch the eye. Weighing in at 2.6 kg, this 15 inch machine is not the most portable laptop around. Its battery life is extremely disappointing as well, all of which makes the Toshiba Satellite S50t-A-118 seem more like a desktop replacement than anything else. Overall, the power of this device is impressive, especially at this price. If display quality or battery life is not a priority, this device would seem like a great choice. 

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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.  

4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU 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.

2.6 kg:

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.

65%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-09- 9 (Update: 2013-09- 9)