Toshiba Satellite Pro L550-17U reviews and prices: 17.3" Laptop computer

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

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8.3 out of 10 based on 52 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite Pro L550-17U with Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 2.5 hours of battery See full product description
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gary, burton on trent General home user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
feels very cheap
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 3.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2010

Kevin, Manchester General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This a solid enough machine, the keyboard feels good and the screen is crisp. Everything I expect from a toshiba.
Bad points:
The toshiba toolbar and pre-loaded softward is a bit of a nuisance but easy enuogh to deal with.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2010

Andrew, Colchester, Essex Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent all round laptop with good performance and a good graphics card for the price. Confortably handles everything I have thrown at it so far and looks good too.
Bad points:
None that I have come across.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2010

Ashley, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
lovely bright, sharp screen. good desk-top replacement. fast, quiet, stable.
Bad points:
dvd drive is located very close to the usb sockets - ejecting a disk sometimes pulls out the usb cables.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jul 2010

Mo, London Business user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Great Value for money, upgrade the RAM and you've got a pretty powerful machine for not a lot of money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Tidy screen, quick set up and decent package. Battery is decent. Speakers are not too tiny, sound quality okay for iplayer and the like.
Bad points:
I'm not a fan of all the Toshiba updates that seem to be popping up every other day.

Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2010

Paula , Leicester Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lovely big screen for when working on spread sheets.
Quick start up & fast.
Very quiet fan
Great colours quality
Bad points:
Fan vents to the left & I like to use a cordless mouse but I'm left handed so warm air blowing on your hand. But i can easily live with that.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1440 x 900 (WSXGA)
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 T6570
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Card reader 4 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 2.5
Weight (kg) 3
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 41.62
Depth in cm 27.23
Release date 40225
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Manufacturer's Description

17" widescreen, power and multimedia. The Satellite Pro L550 is a reliable desktop replacement laptop and a great choice for home-office or desk based users. The Intel Core2 Duo processor and dedicated graphics ensure great performance while HD-quality multimedia provides a rich user experience. Featuring a striking premium gloss, steel-grey metallic design, the Satellite Pro L550 has a wide-aspect display and wide selection of interfaces, including HDMI for quick connectivity to HD devices such as TVs and a combined eSATA/USB 2.0 port. The integrated numeric pad makes using with spreadsheets easy.


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