Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop
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Review Toshiba Satellite P50T – VnReview laptop

In addition to the sharp screen, Toshiba's laptop costing 1,799 USD (38.2 million VND) also has the power to handle, edit photos and videos of a workstation in a thin, light chassis of a laptop. usually, common, normal.

It can be said, this is a laptop suitable for creative professionals, but they must accept the disadvantage of its average battery life. Below is a review of the page LaptopMag, by VnReview to translate to introduce readers:

Advantages: Sleek and elegant design; Attractive 4K screen; Powerful performance and graphics

Defect: Poor battery life; Speaker lacks definition; Slow hard drive

Identify: This is the first laptop to have a 4K touchscreen display, Toshiba Satellite P50T offers great images and impressive graphics performance, but the battery life is too bad.

Who needs a Retina screen when a 4K screen is available? In order to overcome the competition, Toshiba introduced the Satellite P50T laptop with a 3840×2160 pixel high resolution screen. This is the first laptop with a Ultra HD resolution screen. However, in addition to the sharp screen, Toshiba's laptop costing 1,799 USD (38.2 million VND) also carries in itself the power to process and edit photos and videos of a workstation in the slim, light chassis of a regular laptop. This is a laptop suitable for creative professionals, but they must accept the disadvantage of its average battery life.


The brushed aluminum finish on the Satellite P50T's exterior, its corners and edges are rounded and soft. That combination creates a beautiful design, while not necessarily impressing all consumers but can also satisfy the majority. The Toshiba chrome logo in the bottom left corner of the motor lid adds an aesthetic to this laptop.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

The interior of the machine is also covered by silver-brushed aluminum with modern, neat curves. The large speaker grid occupies the entire space above the keyboard and the words Harman / Kardon engraved underneath the power button will surely impress the user.

The keyboard tray section is slightly concave compared to the palm rest. All are coated in aluminum with the same color as the lid. Satellite P50T keyboard is very large in size and includes a numeric keypad. A large size touchpad is centered between the G and H keys.

Despite the sleek design, the Toshiba Satellite P50T can lose points because of its weight and size. With a volume of up to 2.36 kg and dimensions of 37.8 x 24.4 x 2.8 cm, the P50T is thicker and heavier than both MacBook Pro 15 Retina (2 kg, 35.8 x 24.6 x 1 , 8 cm) and Dell Precision M3800 (2.1 kg, 37.2 x 25.4 x 0.8 ~ 1.8 cm). However, you need to remember that the P50T is one of the few existing laptops still equipped with an optical drive.


Toshiba equips the P50T with a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. This resolution is even higher than the resolution of 2880×1880 pixels of MacBook Pro Retina and 3200×1800 pixels of the Dell Precision M3800.

Despite the extremely high resolution, the P50T still displays text on, and at the appropriate rate. The details are very sharp and the colors are very vivid on the P50T's 15.6-inch screen.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

The P50T's display can display 96.8% of the colors, only slightly less than the 100% perfect level. It also reached a Delta-E score of 3.3 (ideal score is 0).

Despite the rich color display, the P50T screen is not very bright. The screen brightness is only 208 lux, lower than the average of 265 lux of the same laptop and 324 lux of the MacBook Pro, while Dell's M3800 screen has the highest brightness, 328 lux.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

The 10-point touch screen on the P50T is very responsive and responsive, users can drop the paint on Paint with all 10 fingers at once. Windows 8 gestures and collection / zoom gestures are also made easy.

Chroma Tune

You can adjust the screen color temperature using Toshiba's Chroma Tune software. There are five settings (Technicolor, Cool Warm, Rec. 709 and Full) for you to choose the ideal color for the content displayed on the screen. However, you cannot create your own custom selection.

You can use the Cool Warm setting to reduce saturation. Full setting will make colors more vivid when viewing images of wild animals. Chroma Tune settings can be mapped to specific applications using the App Sync function. Image and video editing experts will get a lot of benefits from this software.

Screen gadget

To help you make the most of the advantages of 4K displays, Toshiba has preinstalled for you the Display Utility control panel. This software provides some useful features including Task Switcher, the tool can display open applications in the big boxes on the right of the screen.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

In Display Utility, there is also Resolution +, an image processor capable of performing image enhancements on video, and Split Screen allows you to create multiple screen areas to see all open applications at the same time. It is really useful when you use it in combination with the Multiple Displays utility, allowing you to set up another screen to create a larger workspace.


Toshiba impresses users by equipping the Satellite P50T with a Harman / Kardon pair of speakers with DTS audio technology. However, the sound emitted by this laptop is not as sharp as we would expect from a multimedia entertainment laptop. The volume of these speakers is enough to fill a small room.

Keyboard and touchpad

The Satellite P50T has an island-style large keyboard with a numeric keypad and a good distance between keys. The longitudinal settlement of the key is 2mm, within the range of providing a comfortable typing experience, 1.5 – 2mm.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

Black flat keys with good elasticity help users to type quickly. In our tests, we were able to type 60 words in a minute on Ten Thumbs Typing with P50T, on average we could only type 55 words per minute. The backlight of the keyboard has modest brightness but enough for users to type in low light conditions.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

The 10.66 x 6.6 cm touchpad has enough space for users to perform gestures, including starting Windows 8's Charm menu and dragging / clicking 3 fingers. The sides of the touchpad seem soft but it is sturdy enough for users to perform a left-click and right-click operation.


While making video and image editing, the Satellite P50T is still very cool. After watching a video within 15 minutes, the temperature at the touchpad is 26 degrees Celsius and the temperature between the G and H keys is 25.5 degrees Celsius.

Below the machine, especially in the ventilation slot on the removable cover in the front right corner, the temperature is 36.6 degrees Celsius. It is a degree of difference compared to 35 degrees Celsius, the temperature is comfortable. standard. However, during the evaluation we used the P50T on the thigh for more than an hour without any discomfort.


Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

While it is not capable of 4K video recording, the Satellite P50T camera has shown great color. In the test image, it captures the exact pink color of the scarf, the ivory color of the outfit and the neon green of the headphones on the character, but the noise of the image is quite high.


The Satellite P50T has a lot of connectivity ports, including two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, headphone jack and microphone, safety lock slot on the right, a 6-in-1 card reader on the front right flank. The left side of this laptop has two USB 3.0 ports, a DVD drive, an Ethernet port and a power port.


Toshiba Satellite P50T is a powerful workstation packed in the form of a regular laptop. Equipped with a powerful 2.4GHz Core i7-4700HQ processor, with 16GB of RAM, this laptop can easily handle powerful tasks.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

Tested with Geekbench 3, the Satellite P50T scored 13,034, well above the average of 8,708 laptops of the same category. The Dell Precision M3800, with Core i7-4702HQ processor clocked at 2.2GHz, scored 11,536. However, both laptops are still poor compared to the 13652 score of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the Core i7 processor clocked at 2.3GHz.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

Satellite P50T HDD 1TB hard drive capacity of 5400 per minute starts Windows 8.1 in 17 seconds, slightly faster than the average of 19 seconds. The M3800's 512GB SSD starts Windows 7 Professional in 32 seconds, while the 256GB drive of the MacBook Pro starts OS X within 14 seconds.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

In the file transfer test, the P50T copied 4.97GB of mixed files at a rate of only 24.5MBps, far below the 87.9MBps average. The MacBook Pro reached 309MBps while the M3800 took the lead with 424.1MBps.


Toshiba equips the Satellite P50T with an AMD Radeon R9 M256X discrete graphics card with 2GB of VRAM to accommodate heavy graphics tasks, such as rendering in CAD. In addition, this laptop also has an integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics card for normal tasks like video transmission.

In the 3DMark IceStorm Extreme test, P50T scored 35,315, lower than the 36,165 average. The Dell Precision M3800 (Nvidia Quadro K1100M discrete graphics and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU) achieved nearly the same score, 35,074 points.

Battery life

Toshiba Satellite P50T has many advantages but the battery life is not among them. In the battery life test (continuous web surfing over WiFi at 100 nit screen brightness (67%)), the P50T only works for 2 hours 38 minutes. Less than half of the average 6 hours and 11 minutes of laptops in the same segment.

The MacBook Pro reached 8 hours 57 minutes, while the M3800 reached 6 hours 54 minutes (continuous web surfing over WiFi at 40% screen brightness).

Software and warranty

Satellite P50T comes pre-installed with a wide range of Toshiba applications and utilities. In it, Media Player focuses all your multimedia content; Password Utility manages passwords for administrators and guests, and Service Station keeps the system up to date with software updates. Toshiba also provides users with eco-utility software to help users control the laptop's power consumption.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

Third-party applications including Evernote Touch, Google Drive, Kindle, Netflix, Hulu Plus, I Heart Radio, eBay, Zinio and digital newsstand Next Issue. The laptop also comes with a one-month trial version of Office 365 and a 30-day trial of Norton Internet Security antivirus software and Norton Anti-Theft anti-theft software.

The most impressive of the software is the free version of Adobe Lightroom 5. Normally this version is sold for $ 79.99 (1.7 million VND).

Toshiba Satellite P50T has a one-year standard warranty.


Toshiba seems to shock the laptop market again. With the first laptop title equipped with a 4K screen, the Satellite P50T displays crisp details and vivid colors. The color temperature settings and the addition of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom will be useful for creative professionals. The P50T incorporates an eye-catching display with high-performance Core i7 processors and AMD's powerful discrete graphics card.

Review Toshiba Satellite P50T laptop

However, the poor battery life is a drawback, so the Toshiba Satellite P50T is not appreciated. In the same price, you can choose the Dell Precision M3800 with a slimmer chassis, the MacBook Pro's stunning screen similar to the Retina, along with good performance, powerful graphics and a battery life of up to 6 hours . The MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina screen also has better durability than the P50T.

Overall, the Satellite P50T is a good choice for consumers looking for a powerful laptop, enough to replace desktop computers with 4K screens in a slim, beautifully designed chassis.

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