Excerpt: It may not be the sexiest laptop around, but if you want to carry around the sharpest screen, then Toshiba’s latest Satellite P50t is one machine worth checking out for its attractive 4K display. Featuring four times the detail of a regular Full HD display, the laptop’s 15.6-inch screen is capable of showing off an eye-popping 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That means text is extremely crisp and high-resolution photos are stunningly detailed.
Conclusion: That said, as long as the content drought continues, it's hard to write off the MacBook Pro With Retina Display in favor of the Satellite: The Apple gives you a Thunderbolt port, better scaling of on-screen elements, and triple the battery life. Unless you're a 4K content creator, we think the Mac is worth the extra $200.
Pros: Glorious 3,840x2,160 touch screen, Comfortable backlit keyboard, Four USB 3.0 ports
Cons: Poor battery life, No SSD option available, No Thunderbolt port, Windows can't match OS X's scaling on super-high-res displays
Summary: Silver arrow. Toshiba sent us a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook after we already reviewed two larger 17-inch devices. How does the silver colored aluminum device perform and what can you expect from the Satellite P50-A-11L?
Pros: Noble design and solid build quality, High multimedia performance, Powerful and good sound system, The thin and noble aluminum design and the surprisingly good speakers.
Cons: Dark and glossy display, Limited viewing angles and visible blue cast, Throttling under maximum load, No SSD, Fan exhaust on the right side of the case, A notebook for almost 1,000 Euros (~$1369) should be equipped with a small SSD.
Summary: Toshiba's latest range of laptops sport a smart new look, and the Satellite P50 is no different. It has a well-balanced connectivity feature set but offers quite basic performance. But should it be your next purchase?
Pros: Stylish, metallic look, Well-built for its price, Hard drive space of 750GB, Pleasant audio playback
Contrary to its specific model name, this laptop is anything but a 'B00R', with a 4K screen and fast Core i7 processing making it a very interesting proposition for video work
Good Gear Guide.au
26 November 2013
Summary: Toshiba's Satellite P50t is among the first laptops on the market to make use of a 4K screen, and it's pitched at early adopters of technology, as well as those of you who need to work with 4K video files. It's a good unit overall, though it does have drawbacks.
Pros: 4K screen, Fast Core i7 CPU, Good built-in features
Cons: Touchscreen is reflective, Keys have a very smooth finish, Storage a little slow
Summary: Toshiba's Satellite P50T is no Ultrabook, but if you're looking for a good multimedia laptop to use at home then it's got a lot to offer. Read our Toshiba Satellite P50T (A-125) review to find out more.
A good all-round, home entertainment based notebook, but it does have a few issues
Good Gear Guide.au
26 July 2013
Summary: Toshiba's Satellite P50t is a 15.6in touchscreen laptop aimed at those of you who want a home computer for entertainment purposes. It has good features and it looks nice, but its screen is too glossy and it didn't perform as expected in our benchmarks.
Pros: Stylish, Well featured, Useful for gaming
Cons: Lots of pre-installed software, Screen is very reflective, Configuration didn't perform as expected in our tests