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Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX review

A feature-packed touchscreen laptop flawed by a poor keyboard and battery

By  from What Laptop Issue 137
Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
320 GB
Touchscreen
Yes
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Model
HD Graphics
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
3.25 Hour
Solid State Drive Capacity
No
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
eSATA/USB Combo
Yes
Product Family
Satellite U500
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Processor Model
i3-330M
Colour
Luxe Brown
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Toshiba
Processor Speed
2.13 GHz
Processor Type
Core i3
Screen Size
33.8 cm (13.3")
Screen Resolution
1280 x 800
Standard Memory
4 GB
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
ENERGY STAR
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
HM55 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1.71 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
TruBrite
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 2.1
Ethernet Technology
Fast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
1
Memory Standard
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height
38.2 mm
Width
317 mm
Depth
230.6 mm
Screen Mode
WXGA
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
U500
Manufacturer
Toshiba
Product Model
U500-1EX
Product Name
Satellite U500-1EX Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Satellite
Aspect Ratio
16:10
Manufacturer Part Number
PSU9BE-00Q00PEN
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX Notebook is designed for great everyday performance, affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users require.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite U500-1EX Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
1 Year

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