Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H is a perfect blend of power and design. The laptop comes with some premium features like silver brushed aluminum case, backlit keyboard and full high definition display etc. Equipped with Intel Core i7 4700MQ quad core processor and 8GB RAM, it not only supports gaming but also furnishes CPU intensive tasks like video editing and 3D designing. If you are a beginner to CAD, you can consider this laptop. There is no dedicated video or graphics card available with this laptop but that is not going to limit your gaming experience much as the integrated Intel HD 4600 offers performance equivalent to any entry level dedicated gaming cards. You can still play games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost in low to medium details. Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H is not a thin laptop and weighs 2.4 Kg. It comes with double layer DVD Drive. Only drawback of P50-A-05H is that it is not a touch screen laptop. The Boxing Day price of this laptop is $750. Here is a brief review about this laptop.
Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H specification and performance
Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H is powered by Intel core i7 4700MQ processor which is a quad core processor. Each core operates with 2.4GHz frequency and, due to Turboboost technology, the clock speed of some of the cores can rise up to 3.4 GHz. The processor comes with large 6MB of cache. Intel HD 4600 graphics is integrated with the processor. The graphics supports DirectX11.1. Not delving deep into its architecture, it can be said that the graphics supports gaming. However, level of gaming depends upon the type of processor and available memory. Also, faster hard drive or SSD would influence the gaming performance up to certain extent. User can play current games as well, but in low to medium details. Again, less GPU intensive games like Fifa, StarCraft II etc can be played smoothly. Toshiba P50-A-05H offers performance for video editing and 3D designing. For your CAD requirements, it can be considered as beginner’s laptop. .
Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H comes with 8GB memory, arranged in two slots. Thus, none of the slots are empty. The laptop comes with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive which comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.
The 15.6” non-touch LED backlit HD display offers 1920 X 1080p resolution which indicates it supports full high definition video playback.
There are 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Besides USB ports, HDMI, VGA ports and RJ connector are also available with the laptop.
It comes with 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Integrated Bluetooth for network connectivity.
Toshiba P50-A-05H offers average battery backup with its 4 cell lithium ion battery.
Pros of Toshiba Satellite P50-A-05H
Affordable laptop with powerful processor
Full high definition playback
Cons of P50-A-05H
Not a touch screen laptop
Average battery life