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Toshiba Portege M500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Toshiba Portege M500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The design and durability also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive views about the usability and touchpad.

performance, durability, design, reliability, price

portability, battery, touchpad, usability

On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by : Laptop Views (

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The Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop PC is powered by 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500 with 2-MB L2 Cache, @800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GML Express Chipset Mainboard, 4-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 320-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard disk drive powered...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Francis Yeo (

Toshiba Portege M500 Notebook


Toshiba has been trying to catch up in the wake of its major competitors' successes. Fujitsu's Notebooks screams miniature chic while Lenovo appeal with their rough-and-tumble look. Check out what Toshiba is offering in an effort to find their own...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Toshiba Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) notebook


A 14in Toshiba notebook that feels like a desktop replacement

500GB hard drive, solid performance, plenty of features

Feels heavy, too glossy, poor touchpad, only 3GB of RAM usable, short battery life

Toshiba's Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) isn't a run-of-the-mill 14in notebook. It straddles the line between business notebook and home entertainment machine, offering plenty of features for everyone -- but it could be better. It's a little on the...

Mar, 2010

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This laptop is both reasonable in price and really okay when it comes to quality. Not once, since I purchased it two months ago, that this notebook has bogged down. Ya sure this laptop is new but I really have confidence in this one. It's a Toshiba and...


Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Your on-the-go lifestyle might be hectic. But this Satellite M500 series laptop can smooth out the twists and turns. Powered by a strong, energy-smart Intel dual-core processor, it delivers better mobile multitasking, faster, more reliable and intuitive computing, easier networking and Web browsing, plus more ways to enjoy your entertainment - anywhere. A dazzling finish and features that add an extra touch of class make the Satellite M500 series the "styling" laptop that it is. Experience the streamlined slot-loading DVD player that also simplifies how you play discs, plus an attractive edge-to-edge display for fun, TV-like viewing.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:Canada
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 3x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.83GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2400
Type:Core Duo


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950