Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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5.9 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX with Intel Core i3 i3-330M 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 3.3 hours of battery See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Touch Screen, Windows 7, Lovely keyboard, good size hard disk.
Bad points:
Low resolution, weight - abit heavy, Poor battery life. Performance dissappointing. My old Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0 Ghz, 2GB RAM is faser at playing games.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
nice designe
Bad points:
hazey and very poor quality screen
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2010

Graham, Carnoustie Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Worked well straight out the box
Bad points:
A little slower on boot than I anticipated but that may be down to the software i am running
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2010

B, West Midlands General home user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
good capabilities.
Bad points:
The graphics is an absolute disaster and very hazy. It just killed all the good aspects of this machine.
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2010

Dennis, Northampton (UK) General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Nice design and good connectivity.
Bad points:
Screen (touch) is dim and looks a bit gritty.

Win 7 64bit. Slugish at startup. (97 processes to load?) Problem with legacy hardware, although this will improve over time
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 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) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i3
Processor number i3-330M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.3
Weight (kg) 2.2
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 16:10
Width in cm 31.7
Depth in cm 23
Release date 2010-02-26

Also known as: Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX

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