Toshiba Satellite P500-1DZ reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

39 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite P500-1DZ with Intel Core i7 i7-720QM 1.6 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 640GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 3.58 hours of battery See full product description
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S, Hertfordshire Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good processor, graphics performance good, handles multiple applications with ease, speaker sound quality better than most other laptops on the market.





Bad points:
Touch sensitive buttons on the LHS of the keyboard are far too sensitive and keep activating eco facility, media etc. and the the beeping is annoying, but the beeping can be disabled if desired.

A very minor point, although the design is nice, it's a bit too shiny so if you can't handle seeing fingermarks on anything, this may not be the best laptop for you!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Sep 2010

Rixx, Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing graphics capabilities for all current games at high settings. I.E Mass Effect 2, Resident Evil 5, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 etc etc Speakers are stereo quality and further made better by bundled sound managers.

Excellent keyboard and media control buttons.

Great Camera/Web-Cam

Large Hard drive enough for plenty of music/films/games etc

Design and case is also great, visually and ergonomically suited to both office work or gaming.

Reliable, absolutely no issues, been using this laptop continually and tested lots of software/games etc with no issues. Make sure you have correct graphics driver though.

Screen size, 18.4 inch is amazing, well worth the size if you do not need it to be too portable. Makes so much difference.
Bad points:
Heavy even for a large man but still portable if carried in a large rucksack.

Price - but you get what you pay for.

Screen resolution could be better but for current specs anything more would be just unnecessary, for films and games, perfect in my opinion.

Can't think of any more bad points.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Sep 2010

Kevin , Northumberland Business user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Looks Great
Bad points:
Had the Laptop for five days when the hard drive died lost ALL of my data, Not what you would expect from a Laptop in this class.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2010

k, hessle/hull Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
screen view excellent sound quality very good
Bad points:
getting a suitable carrying case was very difficult still not managed to get one yet
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Design, performance and look
Bad points:
Weight
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2010

Mavis, Bury Lancashire General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This computer lives up to my expectations. I make lots of videos and I have no complaints on the speed and the graphics. Yes I would recomment it.
Bad points:
None at the moment.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2010

Bal, Birmingham Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice screen, Design and colour, HD web cam, Great speakers, Processor is out of this world for performance, Two HDD bays make use of it and fit an SSD for a superquick boot time and move original HDD to the 2nd bay for storage.
Bad points:
Hard drive is disapointing considering the spec of the laptop why cant Toshiba fit a 7200rpm drive like other companies, once I changed the hard drive it is everything you could ask for.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 640
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-720QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.58
Weight (kg) 4.4
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 330M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 44.26
Depth in cm 29.42
Release date 40340

Also known as: Satellite P500-1DZ

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Manufacturer's Description

High definition entertainment. The Satellite P500 is a powerful entertainment laptop delivering performance computing and a high-quality cinematic experience. Ideal for those who want to enjoy HD movies, downloads, music and games it features a large 18.4" wide aspect display combined with Harman Kardon speakers. Powerful performance is provided by Intel processors and the latest nVIDIA graphics. The Satellite P500 features a Blu-ray drive on selected models for Blu-ray playback and recording. Toshiba’s unique Resolution+ upscaling technology is also included to upscale standard definition DVDs, downloads and other content to near high definition.


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