A 14in Toshiba notebook that feels like a desktop replacement
Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2010
Summary: Toshiba's Satellite M500 (PSMKCA-009007) isn't a run-of-the-mill 14in notebook. It straddles the line between business notebook and home entertainment machine, offering plenty of features for everyone -- but it could be better. It's a little on the heavy side, its touchpad is poor and its battery life is short. On the plus side, it has good speed and pretty much every type of feature you would want to have built into a notebook of this type.
Pros: 500GB hard drive, solid performance, plenty of features
Cons: Feels heavy, too glossy, poor touchpad, only 3GB of RAM usable, short battery life
Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop PC is powered by 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500 with 2-MB L2 Cache, @800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GML Express Chipset Mainboard, 4-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 320-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard disk drive powered by a new 3D Motion Sensor with shock absorber technology to shut it off in case of free fall, and a 8X Super Multi Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.