Toshiba Satellite A500-17X Refurbished reviews and prices: 16" Laptop computer

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7.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite A500-17X Refurbished with Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 2.83 hours of battery See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The design is good, and I like the performance of it. I love the lights that shine, these include the laptop sensor, the volume up and down buttons, and the music and sound button.
Bad points:
My only problem is the error I get with windows 7 sometimes. It is a common problem and has nothing to do with this laptop.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2010

Steve, Harwich Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
THIS IS A BRILLIANT LAPTOP IN ALL WAYS. I wish I had bought a new one instead of refurbished. I really did not want to spend the full amount for a new laptop so thought I would try a refurbished unit. It was in excellent condition on receipt and an absolute dream to use. It was fast in operation, fantastic graphics and Toshiba have some really great features which I have not seen with other manufactures. Unfortunately it all went wrong and I suspect thats why it had been returned before. If you want a first class laptop and are happy to invest in a new machine I would recommend this one every time.
Bad points:
After two weeks I began losing files and in particular the .dll files. The system then started to play up and I contacted tech services. I carried out a reset to factory settings which cured the problems for a short while but they soon returned. The retailer was excellent and replaced the laptop without question. I now have another Toshiba laptop which is less powerful and less money but is still a good purchase and does everything I want.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
When it was working it was fine
Bad points:
We bought this twice. The first one started to freeze fairly early on so I updated drivers, increased virtual memory, went for high performance, this alleviated it a bit but still freezing once or twice a day. The local support team restored the factory settings. Unsurprisingly it froze almost immediately. I returned it and hoping it was just a problem with the one machine I immediately ordered another, which froze on start-up. I don't believe these refurbs are properly tested before being sent out. Very disappointed.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 16
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P7450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.83
Weight (kg) 2.76
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 230M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 38.4
Depth in cm 25.9
Release date 2009-10-28
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