When looking for a new laptop one of the things that you are mostly going to be concerned with are battery life, performance, cost, and display. while the Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L Notebook could be the right laptop for some we found that there were a few things that we just could seem to get pass. There are always going to be laptops that some people like while others pass on but we will let you be the judge of this one.
This particular Satellite M50-A-11L model from Toshiba comes with a screen that many may not be to happy with. It is both highly reflective and dim at the same time. We think it could be that when trying to manufacture an inexpensive laptop sometimes you have to cut corners and choosing the right corners makes for a big difference. However for the problems you may have the dim display and it being too reflective you will find that ti performance and battery life are good to go.
The Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L come with the Intel Core i5-4200 1.6GHz with 8GB of RAM and he NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M GPU with 2BG of dedicated memory. This Haswell machine uses a lot less energy than the older Ivy Bridge and still offers better performance. Whether needed it to perform when using video cutting tools or many of the new modern 3D games this processor will keep you going strong.
This is not going to be machine that can keep up with some of the Acer Aspire V5-123-3883 out there but the Satellite M50-A-11L from Toshiba still provides smooth running most of the times. While the notebook can render some of the more recent 3D games this isn’t your gamers laptop. Even with a full load you will barely hear the fan and the temperature of this Satellite M50-A-11L stays comfortable for usage.
The speakers of this laptop from Toshiba are fairly small in size and because of there unusual location the sound goes downwards and bass is just not going to happen simply do to the size of the speakers. The battery life of this M50-A-11L Satellite model is pretty good for the average user as this laptop battery makes the top third tier of all devices. With Wi-Fi expect about 6 hours of life on one charge.
When designing the Satellite M50-A-11L is it clear that Toshiba did not want to miss out on consumer so they tired to do a mass haul. In doing so this machine does not have a target audience like many other laptops on the market. The laptop comes with a 15.6 inch display with a ratio of 16:9 and 1366 x 768 resolution TN LED glossy. This Satellite measures in at 14.86 x 9.8 x 0.83 and weighs in at under 5 pounds.
Some of the features that you will get with this Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L ill be a webcam with 0.9 megapixels, stereo speakers on both side located in the front underneath the chassis, Microsoft Office 365 trial version, and features Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit. The neutral silver color with brushed metal accents look really nice on the Toshiba. The hinges don’t feel as sturdy as they should though and the laptop is prone to fingerprints it that is something that really bothers you.
For your typing and working pleasure you will get a chiclet style keyboard and it’s own separate number pad. The touchpad comes with a grainy surface with makes for excellent grip on a small surface. Many users find that to be a plus and the click pad also works well and give very good accuracy.
For your ports you will get 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, Audio Connections, SD, SDHC, and SDHX. Communication is bought to you by way of Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. This Haswell generation laptop from Toshiba is doesn’t reach the top of the charts as the best of the breed but could be something that is right for the right user. For about $1000 there are a lot of other laptops out there. From the Acer Aspires to the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 you can really turn it up if you are looking to spend that kind of money for a laptop.
The Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11L is not a bad laptop for the price however we feel that there are others on the market that we would go with. Remember also that this M50-A-11L is just one of many laptops in the M50-A series from Toshiba. There are notebooks that range from $683 up to about $1000 USD. Finding the right one to fit your needs may just be harder than selecting prices.