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Toshiba Portege M500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard. The design is also mentioned favorably, but the touchpad and connectivity get critical comments. Opinions about the value for money and battery are different.

portability, design, keyboard

connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege M500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 7 reviews)

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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...

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Toshiba Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) notebook

 

Toshiba's Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) is a 14in, fully featured notebook that's suitable for business and home users alike. It has a dual-core Core...

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...

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Toshiba Portege M500 review

 

The strong security features and budget-level price tag makes the Toshiba M500 a serious competitor in the corporate space.

Competitively priced; strong security features; spill-proof keyboard; plays music and video discs without booting into Windows; good battery life

Non-swappable optical drive bay; missing S-video port; ExpressCard slot not available; no Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

Despite a few flaws, the Toshiba Portege M500 is a competent performer with strong security features. The competitive pricing is also a major draw for the corporate user with tight purse strings.

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"Worst experience buying TOSHIBA product"

 

Within 3 months of purchasing TOSHIBA Portege M600 Notebook from HCL (under 3 year extended global warranty for which extra money is paid), inner layer of LCD screen broken while doing usual work, without any mishandling.When I contacted service centre...

Sleek, Light weight

Technically defective, Worst after sales service

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"almost perfecto"

 

I am a college student, i live far enough from my campus so i have to get a strength-mobile device (beside PDA's) to full-fill my daily activities. as Toshiba released portege series with core duo processor, I thought they made a mistake (becoz they...

built-in many features, thin and light

quite expensive, battery life is too short (approx. 2:40")

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:11.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:M500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Modem

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

Networking

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)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

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

RAM

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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