Toshiba NB550D review – a proof AMD netbooks rock!
8 November 2013
Conclusion: For years I’ve been waiting for the moment AMD will bring a competitive hardware platform on netbooks. And despite the long expectations, they finally did it. The AMD powered Toshiba NB550D manages to gather several important qualities under the same hood: well built and good looking body, good...
Summary: The application of AMD’s new chipset energizes this otherwise conventional 10in netbook. For anyone looking for a relatively affordable 10in laptop with low-resolution screen that can run Windows subjectively decently fast, the Toshiba NB550D-10G would be our choice over an Intel Atom offering.
Excerpt: It’s not often that we get excited over a netbook, but Toshiba’s new NB550D is an exception. It’s the first netbook we’ve seen that uses an AMD Fusion processor, the first real competition for Intel’s Atom.
Excerpt: One of the least exciting areas of computing in recent times has been netbooks, thanks to the strict hardware requirements of the cheap-for-OEM Windows Starter Edition and the glacial pace at which Intel has released new Atom chips. This is already changing with AMD's launch of its Fusion APUs.