Toshiba Satellite A500-1GL reviews and prices: 16" Laptop computer

287 customer reviews

+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 287 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite A500-1GL with Intel Core i3 i3-330M 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 2.25 hours of battery See full product description

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George, Edinburgh Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great for gaming and streaming and above average sound quality
Bad points:
bit heavy to carry about
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2010

Bob, Manchester General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's a high quality product - excellent finish and flwless performance - typical of Toshiba. My last laptop was a Toshiba (now used by my missus) and this is a step up the ladder for me . . . I'm really impressed!
Bad points:
A little bit chunky if anything but then again its not a problem to me and it's excellent for the price.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2010

Mark, Northern Ireland Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This computer has amazing performance and you can play games like world of warcraft at full graphics with no latency! The speed of the processor is amazing. The buttons for quick links to music is a must have
Bad points:
the only bad point is the battery,i wish it would last longer at full graphics power but i suppose im being too fussy
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Sep 2010

lee, luton Music, gaming or video fan

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
see bad points
Bad points:
the whole machine is great, the battery doesnt last to long, but is acceptable, the problem is confused when trying to adjust screen brightness its all in reverse, brighter slider makes it darker and darker slider brightens it up, its very frustrating
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
AVOID PLEASE.SERIOUS MANUFACTURE PROBLEM WITH IT.SCREEN GOES BLANK SUDDENLY AND YOU LOOSE EVERY THING.TOSHIBA SHOULD RECALL THIS MODEL.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser Student (projects)

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Provides a good level of performance for the length of battery life it gives and provides a good range of useful / interesting built-in utilities
Bad points:
None that I have noticed sufficiently to mention
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2010

edgaras, london games, bussines, general home

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I like this computer.. bad points below.
Bad points:
Since new strat crashing screen because NVDIA graphic card when updated start geting better now is a 3 month since I had it still crashing but very rearly don`t bother me anyway. Some problems with headphone exit very sensible to any touch and set up for headphones wasn`t very smooth maybe for me only. No more probles at this moment.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 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 i3
Processor number i3-330M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.25
Weight (kg) 2.76
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GEF GT330M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 38.4
Depth in cm 25.9
Release date 2010-01-27

Also known as: Toshiba A500-1GL, Satellite A500-1GL

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Manufacturer's Description

Product Features – 40.6cm (16") Widescreen – offers an LED backlit display for clearer brighter images – Intel Core i3 Processor – providing better performance and efficiency with improved battery life – DVD Supermulti Drive – view all your movies on your laptop – Integrated Harmon Kardon Speakers – premium branded speakers for optimum sound quality – Dedicated nVidia Graphics – perfect for watching movies and playing games


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