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Toshiba Satellite L500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and battery. The sound and portability get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite L500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and price also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite L500-1XL 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron M900 2.2 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, DVD SuperMulti Drive, 6 Cell Battery, WindowsToshiba Satellite L500-1XL 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron M900 2.2 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, DVD SuperMulti Drive, 6 Cell Battery, Windows

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 Review

 

The Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 should fit most users' needs, and at $699 it represents a good balance between power and price. For $50 less you could opt for more screen real estate with the similarly powerful 17-inch Gateway NV7915u, which also...

Good performance, Responsive touchpad and mouse buttons, Good software and utility package, Loud speakers

Keyboard flexes, Screen a bit dim, No HDMI output, Glossy finish attracts smudges

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

We like the Toshiba Satellite L500D, it's amazing value for its price. However, we think it's worth paying the extra AU$200 for the version with the less power hungry GPU.

Toshiba bundles both 64- and 32-bit versions of Vista in the recovery partition, Excellent features for the price

Hot air vent on left-hand side, No gigabit Ethernet or Bluetooth, Battery life is punished due to the Radeon GPU

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba L500-19Z review

 

Toshiba's Satellite L500-19Z has a smart, wavy pinstripe pattern on the glossy lid, and a silver keyboard panel. The 15.6in 16:9 display means there's enough room to squeeze in a numeric keypad next to the keyboard without compromising on the layout of...

The L500's screen is impressive and the numeric keypad's large keys would suit number-crunchers, but there are better value alternatives.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite L500-19Z review

 

The L500's screen is impressive and the numeric keypad's large keys would suit number-crunchers, but there are better value alternatives.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba L500-11V review

 

Despite the budget price, there's a lot of laptop on offer. With the Toshiba L500-11V, Toshiba has elected to use the latest 16:9 aspect ratio version of a 15in screen, actually measuring 15.6in on the diagonal. This leads to a display 12mm wider and...

The Toshiba L500-11V is an affordably priced and well balanced laptop for home and family use, with good speed performance, a large widescreen display, and battery life that means it can even be taken for some light travelling.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite L500-11V review

 

A comfortable laptop to use, but the screen looks slightly washed out and is disappointing, particularly at this price.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

Toshiba bundles both 64- and 32-bit versions of Vista in the recovery partition ; Excellent features for the price

Hot air vent on left-hand side ; No gigabit Ethernet or Bluetooth ; Battery life is punished due to the Radeon GPU

We like the Toshiba Satellite L500D, it's amazing value for its price. However, we think it's worth paying the extra AU$200 for the version with the less power hungry GPU.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (itpro.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 1D6 review

 

Can Toshiba's 15.6in laptop meet the demands of business users? We review the Toshiba Satellite Pro L500 1D6 to find out.

The Toshiba is not a stylish machine, but it is solid, dependable and speedy, which for most companies will be a priority. The downsides are a relatively low screen resolution, and non-Gigabit Ethernet, but if you want an easy to read display, a...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

We like the Toshiba Satellite L500D, it's amazing value for its price. However, we think it's worth paying the extra AU$200 for the version with the less power hungry GPU.

Toshiba bundles both 64- and 32-bit versions of Vista in the recovery partition, Excellent features for the price

Hot air vent on left-hand side, No gigabit Ethernet or Bluetooth, Battery life is punished due to the Radeon GPU

We like the Toshiba Satellite L500D, it's amazing value for its price. However, we think it's worth paying the extra AU$200 for the version with the less power hungry GPU.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Joe Ro (reviewstream.com)

Toshiba Satellite L500-ST5505 laptop

 

This is my second laptop computer. My first computer was a Dell laptop and it lasted me three years until it died. So far this Toshiba laptop has been very reliable. I bought it at Best Buy. It cost 550 dollars, and it

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The Satellite Pro L500 is ideal for office-based and mobile business users. Featuring a striking premium gloss, metallic design, it creates an impact in meetings or in the office, and features a wide selection of interfaces, including a combined eSATA/USB 2.0 port. Intel Core 2 Duo processors and dedicated graphics give great performance. HD-quality multimedia and the 15.6" wide-aspect TruBrite screen ensure a rich user experience.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)/3.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.5in/1.6in
Weight:6lbs
Width:15.1in

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.512 / 1 / 2 / 2.81
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1.243 / 1.34 / 1.407 / 1.471 / 1.696 / 1.759 / 1.791 / 2.298 / 2.303 / 3 / 3.322 / 3.323
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.34 / 1.407
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:L500-01X00Y/L500-EZ1520/L500-EZ1530/L500-ST5505/L500D-ST5506
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Aluminium silver/Fusion finish with breeze pattern in graphite gray/Silver/Steel gray metallic with breeze pattern

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

4G: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Number:900/M500/T4300/T6570
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Turion II mobile processor

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:37006 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 37258 / 40738 / 40739 / 41498 / 42109 / 42841 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663
Processor package size:34 / 35 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 4100/Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD