Toshiba Satellite P50t - A powerful machine, but has problems
26 January 2014
Excerpt: "This Toshiba is quite a powerful laptop and it has a really good battery life, but there are still some issues such as a dim display and really poor image quality. It uses a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor with a boost clock speed of 3.4GHz if it's not too hot. It has an epic 16GB memory which is probably more then you're ever going to need or use. It has a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 740M graphics processor. This processor together with that ...
Summary: On paper, this notebook brings a lot of bang for the buck. However, trying this out in the store, I have to say it looks and feels cheap. The keyboard feels too mushy, and has a lot of flex. The screen seems too dim and the colours don't 'pop'. I really tried to like this notebook, but I couldn't buy it.
Summary: I bought it yesterday and not happy with the keyboard design with red alphabets, it has English and another language that I don't know on the keyboard which I really don't like it. I don't recall if the display model had the same unknown language on the keyboard or not but all I know is I'd rather to have English only.
Summary: This laptop is one of the better buys, when looking at the higher end of the laptop market. Laptop is very fast. Haven't follow anything that does not run well on this pc. The laptop runs at bit warm due the i7 processor. Battery is about normal for running a high end processor.
Summary: Can't complain about the operation or physical laptop itself, also it was delivered safely and timeously, so not really a John Lewis criticism. BUT, it remains a nightmare trying to successfully use the WIndows 8 installed on it - and also having all sorts of problems doing the basic things I want to do - eg.
Summary: I had this laptop for 2 weeks but finally i decided to give it back to future shop . POSITIVE points: it was incredibly powerful and fast , Very nice keyboard that you enjoy typing with that. LED Display has a very beautiful colors specially in Full HD videos and i think there is no need that i write about Speakers cause when you see the name of Harmon/Kardon ,there is no doubt that it comes always with decent quality. Negative points: BUT !
Summary: Bought this laptop at the start of september, and the back-lit keyboard has stopped working. Sometimes after the computer has loaded from start up, the volume button does not work, and only works if you hold down the function key. The battery is also horrible.
Summary: Battery life does not exceed 3 hours. Battery is also not removable. Everything else is well done. If you're looking for a powerful laptop that you don't need to bring to places w/ no access to power sockets, it's a high-ranking contender for good buy. Otherwise, you really should be looking for other options.
Summary: I bought this laptop because it told me it can last up to 5 hours on battery, great ram and harddrive space, best screen resolution etc. My mouse pad is so confusing to use and it frustrates me with scrolling, and by accident it'll zoom in on the page, it takes a while to get used to. The battery life is complete crap. As a student, I use my laptop on the go all the time, and can't always find a plug.