Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1D3 reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

11 customer reviews
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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1D3 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5870 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 3.33 hours of battery See full product description
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David, Cambridge, England General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It has a bright, sharp screen.
The wireless networking is fast and reliable.
Bad points:
None that I can think of.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, stability, screen resolution, speed
Bad points:
sound a bit 'tinny', needs more bass
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2010

kit, 'diff General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
it hasent overheated so far, i dont use for the compuer for anything imparticular, but i do a number of things simultaneously (about 20 web browsers, microsoft office, photo manipulation programs, playing DVDs), this computer deals with it very well, doesnt slow down but it serves well for general purpose. The seperate number pad is very usefull,
Bad points:
its quite heavy, not something you want to use on a train, the mouse buttons click quite loudly, and the SD card slot doesnt click in so if you use an adapter you have to carry it around seperately (i left the adapter in on a trip and it ended up pushing in the SD slot... off for repairs at the moment), only has two USB ports so an extension is adviseable.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2010

John, Malmesbury Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great to have a built-in numeric keypad (I do alot of number crunching) and something more than the usual cheap-n-cheeful keyboard. Not overly heavy (unlike some Sony Vaio's I have used). Best display I have come across. Good looking design, and right weight and feel for daily use. Value wise, I haven't come across anything better (this is my 10th machine)...ignoring the fact that newer models are always better spec'd than the ones they replace.
Bad points:
I would worry a little if I was travelling with it alot (mine is mainly desk bound) especially with regard to the durability of the high gloss casework. Fan is not the quiestest I've come across. Some may find the (slightly) raised touchpad takes some getting used to. The space-bar is necessarily a little shorter than ideal.
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: 16 Nov 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5870
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader 4 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.33
Weight (kg) 2.72
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 4500MHD
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 38.3
Depth in cm 25.9
Release date 2009-11-17
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