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Toshiba Satellite L500

Toshiba Satellite L500
alaScore 83

204 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The performance and screen are also appreciated.

value for money, screen, performance, usability, design

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite L500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 109 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, screen, performance, usability, design

93% 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 L500-19Z 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)

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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

 

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.

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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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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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"MARKED AS SPAM BY AKISMET"

 

When bought it was not intended as a gaming laptop but started running a few different MMO types on it and have found it runs them quite smoothly. Have had Everquest2, Skype, teamspeak3 and several web pages going at once and still not had issues,...

Great look and feel

Heating is only issue but easily managed

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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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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

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)
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
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:900/M500/T4300/T6570
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Turion II mobile processor

RAM

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

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