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Toshiba NB550D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Toshiba NB550D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The performance and battery also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the glare and memory.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 111 reviews)

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Review Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook

 

Goodbye to Atom? The NB550D is Toshiba's latest flagship netbook, featuring the new AMD C-50 APU along with an AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics unit and high-quality Harman Kardon speakers. Is it the perfect entertainer for €349, even without a matt HD...

Workmanship and colours, Easy to upgrade, Acceptable range of ports, Good touchpad, Smooth HD playback, Efficient cooling system, Harman Kardon loudspeakers, Impressive battery life, The rubberized surfaces, the long battery life and the comfortable...

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 base configuration of 2 GB of RAM, and a better,...

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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 NB550 netbook review: AMD Fusion-powered netbook with HDMI port

 

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...

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

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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

 

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 these days and we'd be impressed. What makes the NB550D...

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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