Toshiba Satellite P500-1F8 reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite P500-1F8 with Intel Core i7 i7-720QM 1.6 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 3.35 hours of battery See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Toshiba Satellite P500-1F8

Most helpful reviews

Tim, Leicestershire. General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Build quality - reliability - performance all extremely good, great all round unit for both business and home use, this is my second Satellite and although I've not had this one for long, i have no doubt it will give the same day in day out performance as my old unit, only changed up because I've started to edit more HD video and needed the extra "oomph" would have gone for the Qosmio-x500 but don't think i could live with the red chrome! great sound from the harman / kardon's
Bad points:
No real bad points as such, although I've marked down size and weight, you don't buy an 18.4" laptop for its compact mobility ! I did however have an initial issue from new, having registered and burnt recovery disks on initial start-up, i.e used it out of the box for about an hour, i closed the lid and went away for ten days, on my returns, totally dead ! fully charged, removed and re fitted battery, nothing, phoned support and was advised on rare occasions a brand new unit that hasn't really been put through its pace's can effectively go into a deep hibernation, odd? did a total power drain (unplug, battery off and hold the power button down for a full minute) and back to life, not a blip since.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
build quality
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Sep 2010

Neil, Accrington General home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
None that really stand out.
Bad points:
I purchased this laptop because it had a second HDD bay. So far I have had great difficulty in obtaining the metal cradle which supports the HDD. I have contacted several Toshiba dealers & even tried contacting Toshiba directl. What is the point of having a second HDD bay when you can use the damn thing. Totally useless. Wouldn't reccommend this laptop. I'm not very impressed.
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I wanted a good spec future proof large screen size laptop, and the Toshiba P500-1F8 certainly delivers the goods!! The performance is excellent, easily running multiple programs. The sound is better than an average laptop, but don't expect it to bowl you over. The overall design is fabulous, and the screen is good quality. Battery life seems good, probably about 2 hours of continual use.
Bad points:
I spent 4 hours uninstalling all the bundled software that was unnecesary, why don't suppliers simply give the software on a disc, so you can load up what you want??
The laptop is heavy, but can be used on your lap for a reasonable length of time. Thats the result of a large screen though, which is why I didn't downmark it for weight.
The mouse pad seems too sensitive, but I plug in an external mouse anyway
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2010

Alex, London Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The design & fusion finish are fabulous
Bad points:
Not enough bass in the speakers
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2010

Colin, Bracknell Berkshire General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The good points are the screen size is excellent the keyboard is well laid out and the great layout in general
Bad points:
I find this the finger pad is a little too sensitive and even on purpose over the battery soon runs down and also it's quiet heavy to transport
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-720QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 3.35
Weight (kg) 4.4
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 330M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Remote control Yes

Also known as: Satellite P500-1F8

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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. Toshibas unique Resolution+ upscaling technology is also included to upscale standard definition DVDs, downloads and other content to near high definition.


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