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Toshiba NB550D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and keyboard are generally positive. The performance and battery also get good opinions. The glare and memory get critical comments.

design, battery, performance, keyboard, durability

screen, memory, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Toshiba NB550D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Review Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook


Goodbye to Atom? The NB550D is Toshiba's latest flagship netbook,

Workmanship and colours; Easy to upgrade; Acceptable range of ports; Good touchpad; Smooth HD playback; Efficient cooling system; Harman Kardon loudspeakers; Impressive battery life

Keyboard layout and lettering; Glossy display with standard resolution; Poor contrast and depth of black; Too much pre-installed bloatware; Mediocre office performance (1 GB RAM); Few accessories

A wide range of netbooks with the Intel Atom N550 CPU, possibly in conjunction with Ion graphics, including the Asus Eee PC 1015PN, the Samsung NF310 or the Acer Aspire One D255. Also, any forthcoming netbooks with the C-50 APU, like the Asus Eee PC...

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Toshiba NB550D review – a proof AMD netbooks rock!


Had the chance to play with two Toshiba netbooks these last weeks and this post is a review of the Toshiba NB550D. Like I've told you in my review of the Toshiba NB500/NB505, there a bunch of different de...

nice design, good materials used for the casing and solid build quality ; special attention to details and port's layout ; partially full-size keyboard ; amazing speakers ; good performances, especially in multimedia apps and games ; very good battery...

glossy bezel around the screen and glossy display ; trackpad is sometimes unresponsive and unprecisse ; keyboard's layout will take some time to addapt to ; does get a bit hot and noisy ;

For years I've been waiting for the moment AMD will bring a competitive hardware platform on netbooks. And despite the long expectations, they finally did it. The AMD powered Toshiba NB550D manages to gather several important qualities under the same...

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Toshiba NB550D AMD Fusion Netbook w/ Harman Kardon Speakers Review


The Toshiba NB550D is a strong netbook choice for multimedia with its AMD C-50 Fusion chipset and integrated Harman Kardon Speakers.

If you are looking for something that is going to excel at video playback and can handle some light gaming, and you need it to be portable, then you shouldn't be looking any further.


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Toshiba NB550D review


By far the best netbook we've seen in a long time and very easy to recommend

Decent graphics performance ; Build quality ; Good screen ; AMD Fusion ; Storage

Office performance

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Toshiba NB550D-10G mini review


One of the first notebooks with AMD's new “APU” - that's a CPU and discrete GPU combined into one - packed into the case of a netbook that's also crammed with extras like Harman Kardon speakers, the Toshiba NB550 mini is a bit different. Is it an...

The AMD processor and graphics combination makes for a speedier netbook, battery life is good and the audio quality is excellent for this size of notebook

Slow hard drive and a basic version of Windows cramp the NB550D's style, the speaker placement in the cramped netbook form factor is a little awkward

You get the benefits of a netbook - portability, price, battery life - but most of the drawbacks too; if a netbook is what you're after, the AMD processor makes this a real competitor

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Toshiba NB550D netbook


The Toshiba NB550D is a netbook unlike many of the netbooks that have come before it. It has a 10.1in glossy screen like most other netbooks on the ma...

HDMI port, good performance for a netbook, good speakers, good build quality and looks

Battery life not great, video playback was a little choppy on a Full HD television, touchpad texture was a little too rough, very reflective screen

The Toshiba NB550D netbook uses the AMD Fusion platform to supply good overall performance and better-than-usual multimedia features for a netbook. Its HDMI port allows users to connect it directly to a big-screen TV and its Harmon Kardon speakers...

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Toshiba NB550D review


The Toshiba NB550D isn't exactly beautiful, but its dual-core AMD processor delivers great performance for a netbook. Add in beefy speakers from Harman Kardon and a good keyboard, and you've got a well-rounded netbook.

Beefy audio from the small speakers ; Great performance by netbook standards ; Good battery life ; Comfortable keyboard

Design could be more appealing

Overall, the Toshiba NB550D is one of the better netbooks currently on the market, thanks largely to its C-50 processor and Harman Kardon speakers. We just wish its exterior looked more appealing.

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Toshiba NB550D-10G review


It's been about three years now since the first netbook appeared. In the early days of these mini laptops' popularity, we saw some interesting developments around the idea of a fast booting, small screen laptop, available to buy for just a couple of...

The application of AMD’s new chipset energizes this otherwise conventional 10in netbook. For anyone looking for a relatively affordable 10in laptop with low-resolution screen that can run Windows subjectively decently fast, the Toshiba NB550D-10G would...

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Toshiba NB550D Review


The only netbook worth buying right now, but quality tablets and cheap laptops are snapping at its heels

There’s just one important thing to know about Toshiba’s NB550D. Forget the lightweight, slimline build and 10 hour battery life. They’re good, but find us a netbook that you can’t say that about thes


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Toshiba NB550D


With AMD Fusion innards in an attractive and ergonomic shell, Toshiba's premium yet affordable 10.1in netbook makes for a strong contender.

Great speakers ; Stylish, classy design ; Soft-touch lid and palm rests ; Full HD video and HDMI ; Good build quality

Only 1GB of RAM ; No USB 3.0 ; Slow CPU

Like the NB520, Toshiba's NB550 is very attractive andwell-built. Its AMD Fusion innards give it the ability to handle Full HD videoon and off-line as well as providing an HDMI-output, strengths which put it astep above most budget netbooks. Other...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 6 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD6250M / Radeon HD6250 / Radeon HD6290 / RADEON HD6290M


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:C-50 / C-60