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Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10D. 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 screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The keyboard and battery get less positive views.

price, performance, portability, design, screen

battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Asher Moses (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Despite its extremely affordable price and logical design, the M50 fails to stand out in terms of performance, features or battery life.

Highly affordable ; Attractive chassis design ; Fairly light at 2.4kg ; Convenient multimedia buttons ; Instant-on media playback function ; Impressive Harman Kardon speakers

Extremely poor battery life ; Paltry 256MB of memory ; Comparatively small hard drive ; No Firewire port ; No memory card reader

All in all, it's difficult for us to recommend the M50 purely due to its sub-par battery life. This wouldn't be as much of an issue if the notebook leapt ahead in other areas such as performance or feature-set, but unfortunately this isn't the case. If...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (zdnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Despite its extremely affordable price and logical design, the M50 fails to stand out in terms of performance, features or battery life.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: cammyg (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

had mine for about 2 years, and the battery never lasted more than 60minutes without a power outlet

design, dvd playback looks good, lightweight

BATTERY, and really slow startup and performance

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: jessiepuff (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Great laptop! Except it doesn't have a webcam and when you click the 'Play' button it goes to Windows Media Player when i want it to go to iTunes.

Good speaker, great colour and style, Bluetooth, WLAN

Battery life is terribly bad, useless keys on keyboard, no webcam

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: tim87 (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Laptop seems to be quite powerful. However, I often have problems with it. My M50 is 2 years old now and wow I've had SOO many problems with the cooling fan, the bluetooth module, hard disk..... I guess my problems were due to the inapt technicians at...

Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz) ; 768MB DDR RAM ; ATI MOBILLITY RADEON X600SE (256MB + 128MB ext Video RAM) ; Integrated Bluetooth, 5-in-1 card reader

Absolutely lousy battery life! (Being only 2 years old, it lasts for just 40 minutes!)

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: gregzeng (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Wish I had waited. Very unconventional keyboard.

Light weight

Hate the misplace WINDOWS key (top right corner)

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: anonymous (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

I've had this laptop for a while now and its been very good. Mine came with 512MB of RAM not the 256MB it says that review. I have even gotten it to run Vista Ultimate with the transparent aero theme turned on with the same performance as XP without...

Great Performance for such low specs ; Light wight ; Loud, clear speakers ; Wireless built-in ; Nice look ; Is able to run older games like Halo 1

Extremely poor battery life ; Is not able to run the newer games

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: blacker (cnet.com.au)

"good computer for what i need it for"

 

i personally like it it is a neat setup good for students

speakers at the front, clear screen

to slow for games

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: gremlin0506 (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

Excellent Low-Priced / Entry Level Notebook. It does most of the jobs fairly well.

Excellent Price. (866 AUD) With Folliwing Specs ; 1.4 Celeron-M ; 768 RAM ; 40 GB ; Wi-Fi ; 14" Widescreen (1280 X 768) ; DVD/CD-RW Combo ; Only 2.4 Kg ; ATI X200 Express Chipset ; Good Built Quality ; Loud Speakers for the size and price

I wish it had a card reader and firewire within this price ; I dont know why most of the companies are getting rid of the necessary mic in their notebooks ; Its too cheap

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M50 (14-inch, 1.4GHz)

 

The Best Budget Portable PC

Less than $2,000 ; Loud and Clear Speakers ; 60GB Hard Drive ; Wireless Internet ; High Quality Build ; Clear Screen

You Gotta Be Joking

Aug, 2006
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9

Display

HD type: No
Panel Type:TFT

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459
Processor package size:40

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes