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Toshiba Satellite L500

Toshiba Satellite L500
alaScore 83

207 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 207 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The performance and screen also get good ratings.

price, screen, performance, usability, battery

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptop Computers the Toshiba Satellite L500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 207 reviews)

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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.

price, 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)

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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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"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

Consumer review by:

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

As this was my first ever laptop purchased, I am amazed how comfortable I feel using this laptop. I've never had any problems with it and would recommend it to others. Very satisfied client :)

Looks great, performance excellent for the price, very satisfied

Vents get very warm

Consumer review by:

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

I find it to be great....not only does it play most game out it keeps me warm in winter

Its great computer play most games and runs Win7 64 bit

gets very hot and battery sucks when not near a pwer point

Consumer review by:

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

I have had my Laptop for 8 months and i am already impressed on its performance. Taking the 1GB Radeon with the Dual 2.5GHz Core, makes it a real gaming computer, the battery life last about 3 hours on a Low Performance mode.

Excellent Performance, Price & Battery

No Firewire & Hot Vent

Consumer review by:

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

Great little laptop works like a charm,Has heat issues found it extremley hot when using it on my lap for some time and im not fond of the trackpad feel either,I put Windows 7 OS on it and its a lot quicker than the Vista OS.Great lappy for anyone whos...

Value For Money

Heat Issues,Mouse Track Pad

Consumer review by:

Toshiba Satellite L500D

 

it just gets too hot in few mins, battery is ok, price was really good, got it from walmart sale for $400 160GB harddrive and 4GB ram, play starcraft on it and im surprised that it works with any problem, just the graphic is too big, but what do u...

Everything Else

VENT gets Really HOT

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.2hour(s)/2.4hour(s)/2.7hour(s)/3.3hour(s)/3.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:25.9cm
Height:3.9cm/39.3cm
Weight:2.7kg/2.9kg
Width:38.3cm

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
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:L500-11N/L500-11V/L500-128/L500-13N/L500-13V/L500-1TX/L500-1XC/L500-1XJ/L500D-11R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Colour:Aluminium silver/Silver snow / Steel grey/Steel grey / Silver snow

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional/Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows 7/Windows 7 / Windows XP/Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bits)

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.9GHz/2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I3-330M/RM-74/T3100/T4200/T6500
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core i3/Pentium/Turion X2 mobile processor

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145/ATI Radeon HD 3200/Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel HD Graphics