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Toshiba Satellite P500-1DZ review

A powerful big-screen media centre, but unfortunately flawed against its rivals

By  from What Laptop Issue 140
Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
640 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model
GeForce GT 330M
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Semi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
3.50 Hour
FireWire/i.LINK
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
eSATA/USB Combo
Yes
Product Family
Satellite P500
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Processor Model
i7-720QM
Colour
Precious Black
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Toshiba
Processor Speed
1.60 GHz
Processor Type
Core i7
Screen Size
46.7 cm (18.4")
Screen Resolution
1680 x 945
Standard Memory
4 GB
Weight (Approximate)
4.40 kg
Cache
6 MB
Processor Core
Quad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
ENERGY STAR
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
TruBrite
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
3
Memory Standard
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height
41.5 mm
Width
442.6 mm
Depth
294.2 mm
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
P500
Manufacturer
Toshiba
Product Model
P500-1DZ
Product Name
Satellite P500-1DZ Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Satellite
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
PSPGSE0SY02HEN
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

High definition entertainment. The Satellite P500 is a powerful entertainment laptop delivering performance computing and a high-quality cinematic experience. Ideal for those who want to enjoy HD movies, downloads, music and games it features a large 18.4" wide aspect display combined with Harman Kardon speakers. Powerful performance is provided by Intel processors and the latest nVIDIA graphics. The Satellite P500 features a Blu-ray drive on selected models for Blu-ray playback and recording. Toshiba's unique Resolution+ upscaling technology is also included to upscale standard definition DVDs, downloads and other content to near high definition.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite P500-1DZ Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Remote Control
Limited Warranty
1 Year

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