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Toshiba Satellite Pro S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Toshiba Satellite Pro S500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and reliability get negative comments.

usability, screen, performance, portability, design

keyboard, sound, energy, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite Pro S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite Pro S500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the sound and durability.

design, screen, portability, image quality

durability, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15W - Core i3 370M / 2.4 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 250 ...Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15W - Core i3 370M / 2.4 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 250 ...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500 review


Strong Intel Core performance and great features from this business laptop

Performance ; Features ; Usability

Design ; Portability

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-10E review


Toshiba's Satellite Pro S500-10E is a well made business laptop with a great screen and keyboard.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500 review


An affordable business-orientated laptop offering great battery life if not the last word in speed.

But perhaps out-and-out speed doesn’t matter: an executive is more likely to be concerned with battery life, and here the Satellite Pro shines. With its whopping 5,100mAh battery, it lasted more than five hours in our light-use test, and even under...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-11C review


A decent laptop with plenty of storage and a good display

Decent performance; plenty of storage; large and bright display

Poor battery life; glossy screen attracts reflections; chassis feels cheap

The Satellite Pro S500-11C benefits from good performance but, considering the price, we were expecting much better in terms of battery life.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Malcolm (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15W


Good design, well-made, nice keyboard. Fast with I3 processor. Like the fingerprint reader.

Touch pad is maddeningly inconsistent. Had to go and buy a mouse to save my sanity!

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15W


Nice and light, sensible case finish, easy to handle.

Very disappointed. Perhaps I expected too much. Chose this machine over a Fujitsu with slightly better specs at lower cost, because the Fujitsu' screen was said to have wishywashy colours and "insultingly" tinny sound. This machine's screen has to be...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15W


Very fast, lovely to use

Should come with a reasonable word processing programme rather than having to spend another £80 on MS office

May, 2011

Consumer review by: William (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15C


brilliant graphics for a laptop

seems quite heavy

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-159


Good sized screen. Good weight.

The integrated mouse is placed just where a user rests the base of their thumb, so as they type the base of the user's hand can brush the mouse pad and cause the cursor to appear in a "random" part of the screen. Continued typing then causes errors and...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Laurence (

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-15C


- Full size keyboard - Excellent Display - sharp and bright - Quite robust - 4 USB Ports - Battery Life - I don't use the battery very often and the score reflects my limited usage of it and can only assume it does what it says on the box ! - This is...

- The 2 right hand USB ports are towards the front of the machine and if in use, get in the way of the mouse. No problem if you are left handed.

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.228 / 1.288 / 1.696 / 3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


4G: No


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
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:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:33916 / 43529 / 43537 / 47663 / 49020 / 50179
Processor package size:34 / 35


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes