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Toshiba Satellite S50 Review

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The Toshiba company has a new slim notebook Satellite S50. It has a stylish appearance and good performance. Let’s look in more detail at what this device is capable of.

Design

In fact, Toshiba Satellite S50 is built on a Toshiba Satellite L50 laptop, only with metal parts in finishing the exterior and interior. Thus, the cap Toshiba Satellite S50 has an aluminum coating, which not only looks expensive, but also protects it from accidental bumps. Like the other new models, S50 has no unnecessary adornments. The only point in the decorative design of the device is a small logo on the cover.

Interior computer goes well with his conformation, primarily due to the well-matched colors: black and silver. Palm rest is metal, and the keyboard unit and the monitor frame made of glossy plastic, which often have to wipe with a cloth. All items here are quite strong, with the exception of the central part of the keyboard unit, which is a bit of flex under the pressure of the fingers.

Input Devices

Toshiba Satellite S50 has a pretty spacious keyboard with an additional number pad. The keys have a middle course and a good tactile fidbek, which has a positive impact on the work with the text. The layout also has an “island” type keyboard and a rather bright illumination that is certainly a nice bonus.

Instead of the usual S50 is equipped with a touchpad klikpad in a device which has no physical keys. Klikpad area makes it easy to work with different web browsers and user interface of Windows 8. It also has a good sensitivity and accuracy of navigation systems, which facilitates the operation without a optical mouse.

Screen

In terms of assembly panel screen is protected with aluminum plate. When you open the laptop screen does not shake, and it is difficult to bend. But if you talk about the image, there is a little lacking in quality Full HD monitor. At 15 inches diagonal resolution is 1366 X 768 pixels. In principle, this is quite enough to perform various work tasks, as well as to play games and movies. For professional graphics and images this monitor is unlikely to fit.

Performance

At the heart of S50 is a low-voltage processor Intel Core i5-3337U clocked at 1.9 GHz. To date, such a solution is quite effective in saving the stock battery. Thus, the S50 battery will last for a longer period, which makes the laptop more mobile. In addition, the board at the S50 is a discrete graphics card nVidia GeForce GT 740M with 2GB of internal memory, allowing you to extend the range of the objectives of our laptop.

S50 also has a very roomy hard drive 1TB with an optional SSD-drive capacity of 8 GB. Such a solution will speed up loading of Windows 8.

Interfaces

A set of interfaces in the standard S50: it includes USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, optical drive, two 3.5 mm audio jacks for microphone and headphone, HDMI and VGA, Internet RJ-45 jack, AC adapter jack and Kensington lock slot.

Conclusion

Toshiba Satellite S50 is a good solution not only for the home and office, but also for business trips and other travel. However, he has excellent design and a pretty good performance, thanks to which you will be able to work not only in office applications, but also in demanding programs, and run modern video games.

Price: $670

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