Toshiba NB550D Comes in Weird Colors, Looks Awesome
14 June 2011
Excerpt: The problem with most netbooks is that their lack of power makes it a challenge to use them for anything more processor demanding than a bit of light browsing. Toshiba’s NB550B stands out from the netbook crowd with a dual core 1GHz AMD C50 (Ontario) processor, Radeon HD 6250M graphics chipset,...
Toshiba NB550D review – a proof AMD netbooks rock!
5 April 2011
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: Goodbye to Atom? The NB550D is Toshiba’s latest flagship netbook, featuring the new AMD C-50 APU along with an AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics unit and high-quality Harman Kardon speakers. Is it the perfect entertainer for €349, even without a matt HD display?
Pros: Workmanship and colours, Easy to upgrade, Acceptable range of ports, Good touchpad, Smooth HD playback, Efficient cooling system, Harman Kardon loudspeakers, Impressive battery life, The rubberized surfaces, the long battery life and the comfortable touchpad.
Cons: Keyboard layout and lettering, Glossy display with standard resolution, Poor contrast and depth of black, Too much pre-installed bloatware, Mediocre office performance (1 GB RAM), Few accessories, A base configuration of 2 GB of RAM, and a better, matt, screen.
Summary: There’s just one important thing to know about Toshiba’s NB550D. Forget the lightweight, slimline build and 10 hour battery life. They’re good, but find us a netbook that you can’t say that about these days and we’d be impressed.
Toshiba NB550 netbook review: AMD Fusion-powered netbook with HDMI port
Good Gear Guide.au
1 June 2011
Summary: The Toshiba NB550D netbook uses the AMD Fusion platform to supply good overall performance and better-than-usual multimedia features for a netbook. Its HDMI port allows users to connect it directly to a big-screen TV and its Harmon Kardon speakers produce the best sound we've heard from a netbook to...
Pros: HDMI port, good performance for a netbook, good speakers, good build quality and looks
Cons: Battery life not great, video playback was a little choppy on a Full HD television, touchpad texture was a little too rough, very reflective screen