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Toshiba Satellite P50t-10U review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £999
inc VAT

A powerful laptop with great battery life, but its dim display and sub-par image quality disappoint


15.6 in 1,920×1,080 display, 2.6kg, 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 16.00GB RAM, 1,000GB disk, Windows 8

However, the P50t-10U was very comfortable to use for everyday tasks. The full-size keyboard gave a good level of feedback despite the worrying amount of flex in the keyboard tray, and there’s enough room for a numeric keypad as well. The large all-in-one touchpad is also very responsive and we had no trouble at all using it to navigate through files on our desktop.

Toshiba Satellite P50t-10U

As the P50t-10U doesn’t have to concentrate on portability, there’s a plentiful supply of connection ports. There’s a total of four USB ports, two of which are USB3, a VGA output for connecting the laptop to an external display, an HDMI output that supports Ultra HD resolutions, a multiformat card reader, a Gigabit Ethernet port, separate headphone and microphone jacks and a DVD optical drive. The P50t-10U’s has Harmon Kardon integrated speakers. With plenty of bass and volume to be found, they’re certainly above par for laptop speakers, but they won’t replace a dedicated sound system.

Toshiba Satellite P50t-10U

The Toshiba Satellite P50t-10U is a good general-purpose laptop, but at this price we expect the very best performance. With its lacklustre screen and underwhelming processing power, we’d prefer laptops such as the Best Buy-winning MSI CX61, which is more powerful but costs a lot less.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Processor clock speed 2.4GHz
Memory 16.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 16GB
Size 30x377x244mm
Weight 2.6kg
Sound Harman/Kardon
Pointing device touchpad and touchscreen


Viewable size 15.6 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Graphics Processor Nvidia GeForce GT 740M
Graphics/video ports VGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory 2,048MB


Total storage capacity 1,000GB
Optical drive type DVD+/-RW +/-DL, DVD-RAM

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 4
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots N/A
Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
Other ports headphone, microphone


Carrying case No
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included N/A
Optional extras N/A

Buying Information

Warranty one year collect and return
Price £999

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