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While all that's great, the big problem with this laptop is its screen. Apart from the Kira and the more recent Satellite P50t notebooks that we've reviewed, Toshiba laptops don't impress Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B it comes to screens, and the one on the S50t is a let-down of large proportions. A poor display Considering that the screen is your main interface with a laptop, you would want it to be of least very good quality, especially in this price range. Unfortunately, the screen on this laptop is of a poor quality.

Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B BIOS

It has a cramped x resolution, narrow viewing angles, and because it's a touchscreen, reflections off the screen will be cause for frustration; the highest brightness level won't be able to counter them. When moving around in our seat, we constantly had to adjust the tilt of the screen in order to see photos and Web pages properly, and even when we did, the colour quality of the display was pale. It's a big disappointment, mainly because the rest Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B the laptop's design is well thought out to accommodate users who want a mobile notebook that's also thin and light, and comfortable to use for long typing tasks.

The keyboard is full, well laid out, and backlit, and it features a number pad that doesn't crowd around the arrow keys -- there is plenty of space around the left and right arrow keys.


Furthermore, the keys feel soft and they have enough travel to make for an enjoyable typing experience. The only drawback is that the keys have a smooth texture that can sometimes feel slippery. Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B


There is Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B of space to place your hands on the palm rest 90mmand the touchpad is a large one x66mm that not only supports multi-finger gestures, but also Windows 8 swipe-in gestures. It's not the best touchpad we've ever used; we found it to be unreliable at times, with many taps often having to be repeated in order for them to be executed -- two-finger taps to bring up the right-click menu also weren't always executed on the first go. The texture of the pad is slightly rough, but we didn't find this to be annoying. The palm rest has a brushed finish that feels a little slippery if your hands get sweaty while you type, and the lid has the same brushed finish, while the bottom panel has a matte, grippy texture that feels good. Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B held by Phillips-head screws and is removeable.

Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B BIOS Pearltrees

Build quality and design We like the Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B size and weight of the laptop, which is which typically wide mmbut manageable thanks to a weight of 2. It's a thin notebook 20mm that feels reasonably well built, though its hinges could stand to be both smoother in their movement and firmer in their hold of the screen.

It's an easy laptop to carry in a typical 15in backpack, and the power adapter is one of the smallest we've seen for this laptop size 90mm wide, 45mm deep, and 26mm thick. There isn't a whole lot of clutter around the sides. The SD card slot is on the front, and it's not spring-loaded. Getting an SD card out of it can be a chore as Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B have to lift up the chassis to get your fingers around the card properly.

BIOS version for Satellite L5xDx-B/S5xDx-B (PSKU8x/PSKUAx/PSPQJx/PSPQLx)

You won't find an optical Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B in this laptop; instead, there are Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B clean lines along the portions of the chassis that don't have ports, with the only blemish being an air vent on the left side. The laptop doesn't get too warm or loud during general document creation or Web browsing tasks, but the fan does get noticeable from close range and the base gets warmer when the CPU or graphics adapter have to do a lot of work. That's why Toshiba has been able to install it in such a thin chassis. The low-power benefits of the CPU and the extra space of the In our performance tests, the laptop wasn't as fast as we expected, with the Blender 3D rendering result of 45sec being a few seconds slow.

Toshiba Satellite S50t-B 15.6in laptop

CrystalDiskMark's read speed for the hard drive was It should handle older games well enough, though newer ones might struggle unless you reduce quality levels. Battery life was good in our tests, though without a Full HD screen, a large chassis for a bif battery, and a low-voltage CPU, we expected this. In our rundown test, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise screen brightness, and loop a video file, the Satellite S50t-B lasted 5hr 25min. A lower brightness, and refraining from frequenting sites with too many CPU-heavy elements such as Flashmean you could get a little more than this when using the laptop for simple Web browsing and typing tasks. Conclusion It's worth noting that there is a lot of pre-installed software on this laptop that could end up being quite annoying. Then there are the frequent requests from Norton Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B upgrade your anti-virus protection.

For sanity's sake, you might want to uninstall these bits and pieces as soon as you start using this laptop.

Overall, Toshiba has produced Toshiba Satellite S5xDx-B laptop that's easy to slag off due to its poor screen. The Official Toshiba Support Website provides support for version for Satellite L5xDx-B/S5xDx-B (PSKU8x/PSKUAx/PSPQJx/PSPQLx). Fixes: Modified: Made a change to support byte product names. - Updated: EC to version to add a new battery device name.

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