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Toshiba NB550D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Toshiba NB550D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The battery and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the screen. There are some critical reviews about the glare and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, battery, design, portability

memory, energy, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba NB550D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook


Goodbye to Atom? The NB550D is Toshiba's latest flagship netbook, featuring the new AMD C-50 APU along with an AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics unit and high-quality Harman Kardon speakers. Is it the perfect entertainer for €349, even without a matt HD...

Workmanship and colours, Easy to upgrade, Acceptable range of ports, Good touchpad, Smooth HD playback, Efficient cooling system, Harman Kardon loudspeakers, Impressive battery life, The rubberized surfaces, the long battery life and the comfortable...

Keyboard layout and lettering, Glossy display with standard resolution, Poor contrast and depth of black, Too much pre-installed bloatware, Mediocre office performance (1 GB RAM), Few accessories, A base configuration of 2 GB of RAM, and a better,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mike (

Toshiba NB550D review – a proof AMD netbooks rock!


Had the chance to play with two Toshiba netbooks these last weeks and this post is a review of the Toshiba NB550D. Like I've told you in my review of the Toshiba NB500/NB505, there a bunch of different de...

nice design, good materials used for the casing and solid build quality ; special attention to details and port's layout ; partially full-size keyboard ; amazing speakers ; good performances, especially in multimedia apps and games ; very good battery...

glossy bezel around the screen and glossy display ; trackpad is sometimes unresponsive and unprecisse ; keyboard's layout will take some time to addapt to ; does get a bit hot and noisy ;

For years I've been waiting for the moment AMD will bring a competitive hardware platform on netbooks. And despite the long expectations, they finally did it. The AMD powered Toshiba NB550D manages to gather several important qualities under the same...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Scott (

Toshiba NB550D AMD Fusion Netbook w/ Harman Kardon Speakers Review


The Toshiba NB550D is a strong netbook choice for multimedia with its AMD C-50 Fusion chipset and integrated Harman Kardon Speakers.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: What Laptop (

Toshiba NB550D review


By far the best netbook we've seen in a long time and very easy to recommend

Decent graphics performance ; Build quality ; Good screen ; AMD Fusion ; Storage

Office performance

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (

Toshiba NB550D-10G mini - Pocket-lint


One of the first notebooks with AMD's new “APU” - that's a CPU and discrete GPU combined into one - packed into the case of a netbook that's also crammed

The AMD processor and graphics combination makes for a speedier netbook, battery life is good and the audio quality is excellent for this size of notebook

Slow hard drive and a basic version of Windows cramp the NB550D's style, the speaker placement in the cramped netbook form factor is a little awkward

Like the slow hard drive, getting Windows Starter is an example of the way the NB550 isn't a particularly well balanced system. Putting something more powerful than the Atom into a netbook form factor reveals that there are other disadvantages to the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Toshiba NB550D netbook


Toshiba NB550 netbook review: AMD Fusion-powered netbook with HDMI port

HDMI port, good performance for a netbook, good speakers, good build quality and looks

Battery life not great, video playback was a little choppy on a Full HD television, touchpad texture was a little too rough, very reflective screen

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Toshiba NB550D netbook


Toshiba NB550 netbook review: AMD Fusion-powered netbook with HDMI port

HDMI port, good performance for a netbook, good speakers, good build quality and looks

Battery life not great, video playback was a little choppy on a Full HD television, touchpad texture was a little too rough, very reflective screen

The Toshiba NB550D netbook uses the AMD Fusion platform to supply good overall performance and better-than-usual multimedia features for a netbook. Its HDMI port allows users to connect it directly to a big-screen TV and its Harmon Kardon speakers...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (

Toshiba NB550D review


There's just one important thing to know about Toshiba's NB550D. Forget the lightweight, slimline build and 10 hour battery life. They're good, but find us a netbook that you can't say that about these days and we'd be impressed. What makes the NB550D...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

Toshiba NB550D-10G review


It's been about three years now since the first netbook appeared. In the early days of these mini laptops' popularity, we saw some interesting developments around the idea of a fast booting, small screen laptop, available to buy for just a couple of...

The application of AMD’s new chipset energizes this otherwise conventional 10in netbook. For anyone looking for a relatively affordable 10in laptop with low-resolution screen that can run Windows subjectively decently fast, the Toshiba NB550D-10G would...

Jun, 2011


Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (

Toshiba NB550D


With AMD Fusion innards in an attractive and ergonomic shell, Toshiba's premium yet affordable 10.1in netbook makes for a strong contender.

Great speakers ; Stylish, classy design ; Soft-touch lid and palm rests ; Full HD video and HDMI ; Good build quality

Only 1GB of RAM ; No USB 3.0 ; Slow CPU

Like the NB520, Toshiba's NB550 is very attractive andwell-built. Its AMD Fusion innards give it the ability to handle Full HD videoon and off-line as well as providing an HDMI-output, strengths which put it astep above most budget netbooks. Other...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 6 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD6250M / Radeon HD6250 / Radeon HD6290 / RADEON HD6290M


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.374 / 0.95


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:C-50 / C-60

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes