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Toshiba Satellite L500

Toshiba Satellite L500
alaScore 84

160 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 24 expert reviews and 136 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jun 7, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 447576 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 19, 2014.

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It Crashed with blue screen always


It crashed 4 times now. It did not work for me. I did not use it a lot. Toshiba said. it is a software problem not hardware. It is now a brand new junk to though to the bin. The wireless power is so weak. The location of it is under the laptop towards our body and most of the time if it is on your lap it becomes more weak. Shame on you Toshiba. I had another old Toshiba used for 3 years now. It is the one I'n using now. The new Toshiba made in China is just not recommended at all.

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Toshiba Laptop L510


I like this product. I have had it for one year. I guess it was okay for the price I paid for it. The the speakers could go up louder. They are okay though, they still work fairly good and I don't have any trouble with them. I bought it and it got a white line down down the screen where the pixels or something got damaged. I think that is my fault as I think I accidentally stepped on it once when it was dark and I couldn't see. I should have been more careful. It is only on a very small portion of the screen so it's not that bad. Is pretty good with loading games but sometimes can take a while. Web browsing is good. No problems there. Internet connection and wi-fi work good. I found that when using Movie maker and playing some videos it does not line up the video and audio very well in HD version nor does it play HD versions of files very well. The video seems to lag behind the audio and sometimes it freezes.

Long battery life, Quiet, Comfortable keyboard, Fast, Quality display, Lightweight


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Great laptop, weird with Linux though.


I'd buy it again, but hopefully for $150 less.

Absolutely rock solid performance with Windows 7, great with Ubuntu too

Some ACPI incongruence's, Intel integrated graphics


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good value


I have had 5 Toshiba laptops and loved them all. They are all still going strong after 5-10 years. I needed a new laptop with big memory to run all the programs I work with, and this one had that as well as coming with XP Professional preloaded and...

Fast/High Speed, Memory, value for money

Size & Weight, speakers

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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

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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.

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Toshiba L500-11V review


Toshiba's range of laptops includes full size models for under £500, such as this Toshiba L500-11V.

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.

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Toshiba Satellite L500-11V review


While many manufacturers try to jazz up the designs of their laptops, Toshiba has gone for a more understated and business-like design for its Satellite L500-11V. That's not a bad thing, as we quite like its plain looks and tough build.

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba Satellite L500


alaTest has collected and analysed 103 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

value for money, performance, screen, usability, design

93% of the reviews on 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 L500-19Z 15.6-Inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD DVDSMDL, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64 Bit)Toshiba L500-1DT 15.6-Inch Laptop (Celeron T3000 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVDSMDL, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit)


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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


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


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


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 Storage

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:900/M500/T4300/T6570
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Turion II mobile processor


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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