Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-10E reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on battery life. - It scores poorly on design.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite Pro S500-10E with Intel Core i3 i3-330M 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 250GB Storage on Windows 7 Professional. DVD writer, 4.4 hours of battery See full product description

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Stuart, Newcastle Upon Tyne Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Quick boot up, very stable system, good size hard drive, easy to set up and use. biometric security - I like that a lot. Graphics are good standard. Basically it's a great package that suits me, i want a lap top to work quickly and smoothly and be able to run several programs at the same time, ie Excel, Word and a media player too.
Bad points:
I don't like the switch for wireless on or off, I either prefer it on or I'll set it to off through the environment myself. But I'm being pretty picky !

Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2010

Dom, LONDON Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Not too heavy
Nice screen
Good allround performance
Good WiFi card
Battery life alright
Nice design
Bad points:
The really bad point is the touchpad getting knocked and forever moving the cursor when typing; this includes making the internet browser step back when filling in a form – I would refuse to buy this laptop again on this point alone.

Finger print software is getting more intuitive but it's still failing (taking up to three attempts) but no where near the level it was at first (up to a dozen attempts before recognising it was my finger).
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent performance and features with regard to processor and storage.
I mainly got it to use it for downgrading to XP Pro.
Bad points:
Not too enamoured with the fingerprint reader- never use ot, in fact, I disabled it, as it interfered with some of my software.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2010

Lorraine, Rochester Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The number keypad and the fact that it was suitable for our business server is reason for buying this machine, it meets all the requirements
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2010

Chris, Devizes Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Express card port. Option to install XP Pro in place of Win7 Pro.
Bad points:
After installing programs I found that in Control Panel | Programs | Turn Windows features on and off, the panel was blank. I tried various methods to correct this but eventually threw in the towel and reinstalled Windows 7, taking the PC back to its delivered state and losing all the programs and data I had installed.

Technical data on the sales information is sparse but I decided that this model would provide for my essential requirements. I was pleased to find the Express Card slot was 54mm wide rather than 34mm. I haven't found a full specification for the mini display port and if it supports audio.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Choice of OS, good processor not to much bloatware.
Bad points:
Wireless slightly flaky with WPA2
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2010

Keith, Harrogate, UK General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Speed and battery life are excellent
Bad points:
The cursor sometimes jumps for no apparent reason.
I keep getting a message about an Unhandled Exception related to Microsoft.NET Framework. The details refer to JIT debugging but I have no idea what it is talking about. Can't these things be made more comprehensible to folk like me?
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jul 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Professional
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 250
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i3
Processor number i3-330M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 4.4
Weight (kg) 2.54
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number Intel ® HD GPU
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 37.4
Depth in cm 25.05
Release date 2010-03-02
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