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Toshiba Satellite Pro U500

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7.0

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500

MobileTechReview.com
18 January 2010
  • Conclusion: The Toshiba U500 is about affordable multi-touch. The included Microsoft Touch Pack works smoothly and shows off the responsive touch screen well. But while we’re bullish on Windows 7 touch, there aren’t a lot of apps that make good use of it yet; and the standard notebook design isn’t the best to take advantage of touch.  It’s slightly awkward to reach over the keyboard area to touch the screen in a coordinated manner vs.
  • Pros: Capacitive touch screen works smoothly. Textured surface gives it a high-end look., Pro: Touch screen works smoothly. Textured surface gives it a high end look.
  • Cons: No SSD option. Screen looks a bit grainy., Con: No SSD option. Screen looks a bit grainy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
11 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The 13.3in Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 looks good, performs well, has plenty of built-in features and is comfortable to use for long periods of time. Unfortunately, it has relatively poor battery life and it ships with fingerprint reader software that needs to be upgraded if you want be able to run Firefox. These issues notwithstanding, the U500 is still a good laptop for business users, but it could be much better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 (PSU9NA-00600N) review: A great little business laptop, but it could use better battery life

Good Gear Guide.au
16 May 2010
  • Summary: The 13.3in Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 looks good, performs well, has plenty of built-in features and is comfortable to use for long periods of time. Unfortunately, it has relatively poor battery life and it ships with fingerprint reader software that needs to be upgraded if you want be able to run Firefox. These issues notwithstanding, the U500 is still a good machine for business users, but it could be much better.
  • Pros: Built-in DVD burner, ExpressCard/54 slot, good keyboard, good office application performance
  • Cons: Relatively poor battery life, fingerprint reader software had to be manually updated in order to use Firefox, sluggish hard drive
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