Summary: Enduring and quiet. The Satellite C50-A-1JU is a basic office laptop based on a Bay Trail Pentium. The laptop for around 400 Euros (~$545) promises long battery runtimes, and good emission rates owing to the energy-efficient quad-core processor. Our test report reveals whether this is achieved in practical use.
Pros: Always operates quietly, Good battery runtimes, 24 month warranty, Low power consumption, The good battery runtimes, the two-year warranty, and the low operating noise.
Cons: Fast Ethernet only, Yielding plastic casing, Speakers' poor sound, Screen with bluish cast and low viewing angle stability, A stiffer casing and a brighter, matte screen.
Excerpt: Windows 8 has given rise to an unexpected breed of computing devices that had probably never been envisaged when the new OS was being designed. While ideally fit for tablets, we are seeing an increasing number of laptops with touchscreens cropping up with some of them sporting screens exceeding 15". Toshiba had recently launched a huge line-up of laptops to replenish its rather dormant product segment in India.
Pros: Large responsive touchscreen; Ergonomic keyboard; Price.