Toshiba Satellite U500-12C reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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

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7.9 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite U500-12C with Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 3.58 hours of battery See full product description
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Ann, Carmarthen General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Perfect size and looks really neat. I wanted a laptop that was compact but was not happy to sacrifice on performance. This laptop was found after a little bit of research and found to be just perfect !!
Bad points:
None that I have found so far
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Nov 2009

Allan, Scotland (UK) Often on the move

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Stylish and compact design and a decent specification for the money. I find the sleep and charge feature very useful and it has saved the day many times when my mobile phone has been low on battery. The brown textured finish surrounding the keyboard and in the lid give this laptop a quality look and feel not usually found on a machine in this price bracket. Overall good value for the money...
Bad points:
I have a couple of major misgivings about this laptop. The first is the the keyboard while looking good is actually poor quality and flimsy and will flex while you type. Second is the keyboard again! I should have tried this machine in subdued light before buying as I find the keys are nearly impossible to read in anything but normal daylight. I have contacted The manufacturer on a couple of occasions regarding the possibility of purchasing a backlit keyboard for my U500-12c as it seems to be available in other countries but unfortunately they were unable to help. As a result of the option of a backlit keyboard not being available I will unfortunately be forced to replace this laptop with another sooner than later..
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2010

JB, London General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
no light for the keyboard (as Sony & Apple do)
mouse pointer has to be switched off when typing a word file otherwise fingers are touching the mouse panel and the mouse pointer moves everywhere on the page
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2010

Gordon, Crieff Often on the move

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
User friendly and fast.
Bad points:
Battery life could be better.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2009

Val, Oxford General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Clean appearance. Not too heavy. Can play CDs/DVDs. Has Windows 7 installed.
Bad points:
Slippery keyboard, in which typing can jump for no apparent reason mid-sentence.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
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 T6600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.58
Weight (kg) 2.15
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 16:10
Width in cm 31.7
Depth in cm 23.06
Release date 2009-11-03

Also known as: Toshiba U500-12C, Satellite U500-12C

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