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July 09, 2014 —

HP Flash Sales Next Four Days Only

(PRWEB) July 09, 2014

The latest HP Flash Sales are being listed on Bizwaremagic.com, a well-established 12-year-old site which caters to small business owners and online e-commerce marketers. The flash sales run from July 9 to July 12th and on each day new attractive deals are offered to potential customers.

Hewlett-Packard is offering some of the lowest prices ever on top-selling laptops, PCs, and accessories. Customers will have to act quickly if they want to take advantage of these bargains that are only available on the given date.

For the convenience of these HP customers and Bizwaremagic subscribers – listed below are the three deals offered for each date. Keep in mind, these discounts will only appear on the appropriate date and not before.

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Wednesday July 9th Deals:
Save 15% on the HP Pavilion 17z Touch.
Get $100 off the HP 110t desktop PC.
Receive 50% off the HP S6000 black portable mini Bluetooth speaker.

Thursday July 10th Deals:
Save $220 on the HP Pavilion 15t-n200 notebook PC with Windows 7.
Get $170 off the HP ENVY 700qe desktop PC.
Receive 45% off the HP 15.6-inch Premier 3 blue backpack.

Friday July 11th Deals:
Save $250 on the HP ENVY 17-j184nr notebook PC.
Get $300 off the HP ENVY Phoenix 810se desktop PC.
Receive 33% off the HP Wireless Mouse and keyboard combo kit.

Saturday July 12th Deals:
Save $220 on the HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Notebook PC with Windows 7.
Get 20% off the HP ENVY Recline 23-k110 TouchSmart All-in-One desktop PC.
Receive $45 off the HP H7000 black Bluetooth wireless headset.

As an ongoing feature of its Laptop Buyer’s Guide, Bizwaremagic.com regularly lists all the latest online computer deals/coupons for its subscribers and visitors. Potential HP buyers should bookmark this page because they can save money by simply clicking the appropriate link or using the discount coupons at checkout. Customers should also see the official HP site for all terms and conditions.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org. All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014_hp/flash_sales/prweb12005622.htm.


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July 10th, 2014  | Tags:

HP introduceert de Pavilion 15 en 17 en HP Envy 15 Touchsmart devices. De notebooks en phablets zijn verkrijgbaar via de HP store, Mediamarkt, Coolblue, Bol.com, Saturn, MyCom en Dixons.

De zilvergrijze Pavilion 15 is uitgerust met een AMD processor en 12 GB geheugen of een Intel processor en 8 GB werkgeheugen. Deze Windows 8 notebook is voorzien van een 15,6 inch scherm. De HP Pavilion 17 is zowel verkrijgbaar met de Intel Core i7-4510U processor als met de AMD quad-core A8-6410M APU processor. De Intel variant beschikt tevens over Intel HD Graphics 4400 (2 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores).

De zilveren 17,3 inch Pavilion notebook met Intel processor is voorzien van 12 GB werkgeheugen en de Pavilion 17 met AMD processor van 6 GB werkgeheugen. Zowel de HP Pavilion 15 als 17 zijn sinds kort verkrijgbaar in Nederland.

HP Envy 15 Touchsmart
In de winkels is sinds kort ook de HP Envy 15 Touchsmart beschikbaar. De Envy 15 is uitgerust met de Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB werkgeheugen en 256 GB grote SSD. Ook is het device voorzien van HP Control Zone. Dit is een zone aan de linker- en rechterzijde van het touchpad, die het gebruik van Windows 8-functies optimaliseert. Door met de vingers in dit gebied te swipen of klikken worden de Windows 8 applicaties opgeroepen, doorgescrold of aangeklikt. Deze laptop is geschikt voor gebruikers die verlangen naar de nieuwste technische mogelijkheden en een strak design, aldus HP.

Prijs en beschikbaarheid

De HP Pavilion 15 en 17 en HP Envy 15 Touchsmart zijn o.a. . De adviesverkoopprijs is:

HP Pavilion 15 (AMD of Intel) vanaf € 499,-.

HP Pavilion 17 (AMD of Intel) vanaf € 499,-.

HP Envy 15 Touchsmart vanaf € 1.149,-.

Door: Witold Kepinski
 
 

Article source: http://www.dutchitchannel.nl/dic/2/12727/hp_introduceert_pavilion_15_en_17_en_hp_envy_15_touchsmart_devices.html

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July 9th, 2014  | Tags:

HP’s nieuwe Pavilion 15 en 17 notebooks moeten alle voordelen van een desktop PC bieden, in een compact en draagbaar apparaat dat geschikt is voor dagelijks gebruik. Zo wordt voorzien in BeatsAudio en een HD-scherm.

De zilvergrijze Pavilion 15 is uitgerust met een AMD processor en 12 GB geheugen of een Intel processor en 8 GB werkgeheugen. De Windows 8 notebook is voorzien van een 15,6 inch scherm. De Pavilion 17 is zowel verkrijgbaar met de Intel Core i7-4510U processor als de AMD quad-core A8-6410M APU processor. De Intel variant beschikt bovendien over Intel HD Graphics 4400 (2 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores). De zilveren 17,3 inch notebook met Intel processor is voorzien van 12 GB werkgeheugen en de Pavilion 17 met AMD processor van 6 GB RAM. Zowel de Pavilion 15 als 17 zijn inmiddels verkrijgbaar in Nederland.

Ook de HP Envy 15 Touchsmart is inmiddels in Nederland beschikbaar. Deze Envy 15 is uitgerust met de Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB werkgeheugen en een 256 GB grote SSD. Daarnaast is het apparaat voorzien van HP Control Zone. Dit is een zone aan de linker- en rechterzijde van het touchpad, die het gebruik van Windows 8-functies moet optimaliseren. Door met de vingers in dit gebied te swipen of klikken worden de Windows 8 applicaties opgeroepen, doorgescrolld of aangeklikt.

Adviesprijzen:

  • Pavilion 15 (AMD of Intel) vanaf € 499,–.
  • Pavilion 17 (AMD of Intel) vanaf € 499,–.
  • Envy 15 Touchsmart vanaf € 1.149,–.

HP Envy 15 Touchsmart

Article source: http://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/40622/hp-pavilion-15-en-17-en-envy-15-touchsmart-verkrijgbaar-in-nederland

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July 9th, 2014  | Tags:


HP Flash Sales Next Four Days Only

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PRWEB.COM Newswire(PRWEB) July 09, 2014

The latest HP Flash Sales are being listed on Bizwaremagic.com, a well-established 12-year-old site which caters to small business owners and online e-commerce marketers. The flash sales run from July 9 to July 12th and on each day new attractive deals are offered to potential customers.

Hewlett-Packard is offering some of the lowest prices ever on top-selling laptops, PCs, and accessories. Customers will have to act quickly if they want to take advantage of these bargains that are only available on the given date.

For the convenience of these HP customers and Bizwaremagic subscribers – listed below are the three deals offered for each date. Keep in mind, these discounts will only appear on the appropriate date and not before.

Wednesday July 9th Deals:

Save 15% on the HP Pavilion 17z Touch.

Get $100 off the HP 110t desktop PC.

Receive 50% off the HP S6000 black portable mini Bluetooth speaker.

Thursday July 10th Deals:

Save $220 on the HP Pavilion 15t-n200 notebook PC with Windows 7.

Get $170 off the HP ENVY 700qe desktop PC.

Receive 45% off the HP 15.6-inch Premier 3 blue backpack.

Friday July 11th Deals:

Save $250 on the HP ENVY 17-j184nr notebook PC.

Get $300 off the HP ENVY Phoenix 810se desktop PC.

Receive 33% off the HP Wireless Mouse and keyboard combo kit.

Saturday July 12th Deals:

Save $220 on the HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Notebook PC with Windows 7.

Get 20% off the HP ENVY Recline 23-k110 TouchSmart All-in-One desktop PC.

Receive $45 off the HP H7000 black Bluetooth wireless headset.

As an ongoing feature of its Laptop Buyer’s Guide, Bizwaremagic.com regularly lists all the latest online computer deals/coupons for its subscribers and visitors. Potential HP buyers should bookmark this page because they can save money by simply clicking the appropriate link or using the discount coupons at checkout. Customers should also see the official HP site for all terms and conditions.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org. All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

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HP 4th of July Sale

Take advantage of HP’s 4th of July Sale and save up to 65% Storewide.

(PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is offering a whole array of 4th of July discount coupons which the company claims give customers some of the lowest prices ever on HP’s top products. These Independence Day coupons, where potential buyers can save up to 65% storewide, have been recently posted on Bizwaremagic.com, a small business solutions site which has been on the web since 2002.

This current HP sale runs from July 2nd through July 8th, 2014. Free shipping is also offered on most items, but customers are advised to see the official HP Home Home Office Store for all terms and conditions.

Seasoned shoppers or coupon hunters will know online HP coupons are usually divided up into four categories or groups: general, laptop, desktop and printer coupons.

A few of the “General Coupons” includes getting $15 off your online order of $75 or more. Saving $75 instantly on a purchase of $999 or greater and receiving $100 instantly off on the purchase of a configurable HP laptop/desktop PC priced at $1,199 or greater.

Some of the Hewlett-Packard laptop coupons include the following: Get $450 Off the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with leap motion and save $200 on the HP Envy 17t with Touch. In addition, save $200 off both the Envy 15t and the Pavilion 15t-n200.

Sale desktop coupons include the following offers: Receive $200 Off the HP ENVY 700t with Windows 7 and get $150 Off the HP Pavilion 23t Touchsmart all-in-One PC. Plus, save $50 on the Pavilion 500-205t and only $329.99 for the HP 110t desktop PC.

Printer coupons include the following discounts: Save 20% on Laser Printers at $399.99 or greater and get $140 Off the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Printer. In addition, during the 4th of July sale customers can save 15% on all scanners.

As subscribers and patrons of Bizwaremagic’s Laptop Buyer’s Guide will know – purchasing a computer or laptop during major holiday sales such as July 4th, can result in large savings especially if they act swiftly and use the online discount coupons provided.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

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HP 4th of July Sale - Save Up To 65% Storewide

(PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is offering a whole array of 4th of July discount coupons which the company claims give customers some of the lowest prices ever on HP’s top products. These Independence Day coupons, where potential buyers can save up to 65% storewide, have been recently posted on Bizwaremagic.com, a small business solutions site which has been on the web since 2002.

This current HP sale runs from July 2nd through July 8th, 2014. Free shipping is also offered on most items, but customers are advised to see the official HP Home Home Office Store for all terms and conditions.

Seasoned shoppers or coupon hunters will know online HP coupons are usually divided up into four categories or groups: general, laptop, desktop and printer coupons.

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A few of the “General Coupons” includes getting $15 off your online order of $75 or more. Saving $75 instantly on a purchase of $999 or greater and receiving $100 instantly off on the purchase of a configurable HP laptop/desktop PC priced at $1,199 or greater.

Some of the Hewlett-Packard laptop coupons include the following: Get $450 Off the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with leap motion and save $200 on the HP Envy 17t with Touch. In addition, save $200 off both the Envy 15t and the Pavilion 15t-n200.

Sale desktop coupons include the following offers: Receive $200 Off the HP ENVY 700t with Windows 7 and get $150 Off the HP Pavilion 23t Touchsmart all-in-One PC. Plus, save $50 on the Pavilion 500-205t and only $329.99 for the HP 110t desktop PC.

Printer coupons include the following discounts: Save 20% on Laser Printers at $399.99 or greater and get $140 Off the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Printer. In addition, during the 4th of July sale customers can save 15% on all scanners.

As subscribers and patrons of Bizwaremagic’s Laptop Buyer’s Guide will know – purchasing a computer or laptop during major holiday sales such as July 4th, can result in large savings especially if they act swiftly and use the online discount coupons provided.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014_hp/july_4th_sale/prweb11992745.htm.


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July 3rd, 2014  | Tags:

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO

El HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO es un ordenador todo en uno con una pantalla táctil de 23 pulgadas. El panel del equipo de HP utiliza la tecnología IPS para conseguir imágenes brillantes y unos excelentes ángulos de visión de hasta 178 grados. Para aprovechar este panel táctil de diez puntos, el ordenador utiliza el sistema operativo Windows 8.1 y un potente procesador de cuatro núcleos Intel Core i5. Otro de los aspectos destacados de este modelo es una franja metálica en los laterales que se extiende hasta uno de los puntos de apoyo del ordenador. Te contamos todos los detalles sobre el HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO, una de las propuestas más interesantes de HP para la campaña de vuelta al cole.

Los ordenadores todo en uno son uno de los segmentos más en forma del mercado de ordenadores, gracias a su diseño compacto y a su facilidad de instalación. El HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO cuenta con una pantalla táctil de 23 pulgadas con resolución Full HD de 1.920 x 1.080 píxeles. Esta resolución arroja un buen nivel de detalle en los contenidos del equipo. Además, el uso de un panel con tecnología IPS facilita unas imágenes brillantes y unos buenos ángulos de visión de hasta 178 grados tanto en vertical como en horizontal. Esta pantalla se combina con el sistema operativo Windows 8.1. La plataforma de Microsoft utiliza una interfaz principal orientada a los paneles táctiles y una plataforma clásica de escritorio similar a Windows 7. Pese a las críticas recibidas, la compañía estadounidense ha introducido varias mejoras interesantes que potencian el uso de esta plataforma. Con Windows 8.1 Update se potencia el uso del ratón y se mejora la interacción de estas dos plataformas.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO

Para correr, este sistema, contamos con un procesador Intel Core de la última generación de chips Hasswell. El modelo Intel Core i5-4590T cuenta con cuatro núcleos con una potencia de 2 GHz por núcleo. Gracias a la tecnología Turbo Boost 2.0, esta potencia puede llegar hasta los 3 GHz en los momentos en los que se necesite un mayor rendimiento. Este chip se combina con una buena memoria RAM de 8 GB para correr un gran número de procesos. Eso sí, en el campo de los gráficos solo se utilizan los propios gráficos integrados de Intel, una limitación que podremos notar a la hora de jugar a los juegos más avanzados.

Como es habitual en estos modelos de AIO, contamos con un diseño compacto y bastante fino que potencia el atractivo de este ordenador. Pero sobre todo, la gran ventaja está en evitar los líos de cables que suelen estar aparejados al uso de un ordenador de formato clásico. Las medidas del HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23 AIO son de 56 x 8,2 x 40,4 centímetros, mientras que su peso se sitúa en los 8,6 kilos. Para almacenar nuestros archivos, aplicaciones y juegos, HP apuesta por un disco duro tradicional con un tamaño de 1 TB. Aunque se trata de una buena capacidad, se pueden echar en falta las ventajas que ofrecen las tarjetas SSD (más rápidas y fiables).

Las conexiones de este modelo incluyen conectividad WiFi, Bluetooth en su versión 4.0 o WiFi Direct. La conexión a la red se puede realizar también por medio de un puerto Ethernet. También contamos con cuatro puertos USB 2.0 y otros dos puertos USB 3.0. Este protocolo nos permite alcanzar tasas de transferencia diez veces más rápidas que el USB tradicional. En definitiva, estamos ante un ordenador todo en uno que combina una buena pantalla táctil IPS con el sistema Windows 8 y un diseño atractivo.


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July 3rd, 2014  | Tags:


HP 4th of July Sale – Save Up To 65% Storewide

PRWEB.COM Newswire

PRWEB.COM Newswire(PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is offering a whole array of 4th of July discount coupons which the company claims give customers some of the lowest prices ever on HP’s top products. These Independence Day coupons, where potential buyers can save up to 65% storewide, have been recently posted on Bizwaremagic.com, a small business solutions site which has been on the web since 2002.

This current HP sale runs from July 2nd through July 8th, 2014. Free shipping is also offered on most items, but customers are advised to see the official HP Home Home Office Store for all terms and conditions.

Seasoned shoppers or coupon hunters will know online HP coupons are usually divided up into four categories or groups: general, laptop, desktop and printer coupons.

A few of the “General Coupons” includes getting $15 off your online order of $75 or more. Saving $75 instantly on a purchase of $999 or greater and receiving $100 instantly off on the purchase of a configurable HP laptop/desktop PC priced at $1,199 or greater.

Some of the Hewlett-Packard laptop coupons include the following: Get $450 Off the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with leap motion and save $200 on the HP Envy 17t with Touch. In addition, save $200 off both the Envy 15t and the Pavilion 15t-n200.

Sale desktop coupons include the following offers: Receive $200 Off the HP ENVY 700t with Windows 7 and get $150 Off the HP Pavilion 23t Touchsmart all-in-One PC. Plus, save $50 on the Pavilion 500-205t and only $329.99 for the HP 110t desktop PC.

Printer coupons include the following discounts: Save 20% on Laser Printers at $399.99 or greater and get $140 Off the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Printer. In addition, during the 4th of July sale customers can save 15% on all scanners.

As subscribers and patrons of Bizwaremagic’s Laptop Buyer’s Guide will know – purchasing a computer or laptop during major holiday sales such as July 4th, can result in large savings especially if they act swiftly and use the online discount coupons provided.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

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July 3rd, 2014  | Tags:

HP’s 4th of July discount coupons featured on Bizwaremagic.com – receive up to 65% storewide on popular Hewlett-Packard Envy Pavilion systems.

(PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is offering a whole array of 4th of July discount coupons which the company claims give customers some of the lowest prices ever on HP’s top products. These Independence Day coupons, where potential buyers can save up to 65% storewide, have been recently posted on Bizwaremagic.com, a small business solutions site which has been on the web since 2002.

This current HP sale runs from July 2nd through July 8th, 2014. Free shipping is also offered on most items, but customers are advised to see the official HP Home Home Office Store for all terms and conditions.

Seasoned shoppers or coupon hunters will know online HP coupons are usually divided up into four categories or groups: general, laptop, desktop and printer coupons.

A few of the “General Coupons” includes getting $15 off your online order of $75 or more. Saving $75 instantly on a purchase of $999 or greater and receiving $100 instantly off on the purchase of a configurable HP laptop/desktop PC priced at $1,199 or greater.

Some of the Hewlett-Packard laptop coupons include the following: Get $450 Off the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with leap motion and save $200 on the HP Envy 17t with Touch. In addition, save $200 off both the Envy 15t and the Pavilion 15t-n200.

Sale desktop coupons include the following offers: Receive $200 Off the HP ENVY 700t with Windows 7 and get $150 Off the HP Pavilion 23t Touchsmart all-in-One PC. Plus, save $50 on the Pavilion 500-205t and only $329.99 for the HP 110t desktop PC.

Printer coupons include the following discounts: Save 20% on Laser Printers at $399.99 or greater and get $140 Off the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Printer. In addition, during the 4th of July sale customers can save 15% on all scanners.

As subscribers and patrons of Bizwaremagic’s Laptop Buyer’s Guide will know – purchasing a computer or laptop during major holiday sales such as July 4th, can result in large savings especially if they act swiftly and use the online discount coupons provided.

The dedicated Bizwaremagic HP Notebook Coupons Page can be found here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/HP_Notebook_Coupons.htm or download our comprehensive free laptop buying guide here: http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org All products/companies mentioned above are registered trademarks of their respective owners and companies.

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Scores in depth

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Toshiba is a reliable choice if you’re looking for a solid mid-range laptop, and the S50D-A-10G aims to continue that tradition with a tempting price of £480 (around US$820, AUD$870). At this end of the market, there’s an interesting battle going on between Intel and AMD: while many systems still make do with Intel Core-branded chips, more than ever rely on AMD’s APUs.

The S50D is one such machine. It’s powered by an A10-5745M, which is the most potent APU that AMD currently puts inside laptops. It’s got four cores, and each of those uses the Piledriver architecture – the same design that’s found inside AMD’s full-fat desktop processors.

Those four cores run at 2.1GHz, and they’ll hit a peak of 2.9GHz using Turbo mode. APUs usually impress thanks to integrated Radeon graphics cores, but Toshiba has gone one step further with this machine: instead of relying on the Radeon HD 8610G core, it’s fitted an HD 8550M discrete GPU.

AMD sticker
Sticking it to Intel

The discrete chip and the integrated core both have 384 stream processors, with the HD 8550M clocked to 650MHz – a little faster than the 626MHz top speed of the HD 8610G. When more graphics power is needed, both cores can work together to deliver more grunt than the APU provides on its own.

Chipping in

This isn’t the only recent system that’s arrived with an AMD APU inside. The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n070sa used an AMD chip from the ultra-mobile Kabini range, and Toshiba’s own C50D-A-13G also deployed Kabini silicon.

Another Toshiba rival, the M50-A-11C, relies on Intel Core i5 hardware, and a left-field competitor comes from Lenovo: its IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is an affordable hybrid device that uses an Intel Pentium processor.

Power button
The power button’s silver ring is a nice touch

The S50D looks strong with that AMD APU inside, but the rest of its specification isn’t as enticing. 8GB of RAM is what we expect from mid-range machines these days, and the 1TB hard disk has plenty of space – but its 5,400rpm spindle speed suggests poor performance.

The screen’s 15.6-inch diagonal is decent, but the 1,366 x 768 resolution is low – and it’s not a touchscreen, either. At least there’s a DVD writer, which is often omitted from laptops.

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Satellite’s eye-view

Ports and connectivity

There’s little to shout about on the connectivity front. Bluetooth 4.0 is another standard inclusion, but the Ethernet connection isn’t Gigabit, and the 802.11n Wi-Fi is single-band. Around the edges are two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 connection, HDMI and D-SUB outputs, an SDXC card reader and two headphone jacks – a standard load-out.

The exterior is typical Toshiba. It’s mostly plastic, with a thin layer of aluminium used across the wrist-rest and to coat the back of the lid, and glossy black elsewhere – so it can’t be accused of being ugly, but it’s not going to draw any admiring glances either.

Side vent
Venting some steam

Build quality is mixed; the wrist-rest didn’t move much when depressed, but the plastic underside feels weaker – and the middle of the screen is similarly flimsy. We’d advise slipping the S50D inside a case before it leaves the house. The 2.38kg weight and 24mm-thick body aren’t impressive, either; this machine is thicker and heavier than three of its rivals, with only the Toshiba Satellite C50 proving chunkier.

The Scrabble-tile keyboard is made from glossy plastic, and it has a good layout. Toshiba has found room on the wide S50D to fit a numberpad, and most of the keys are large enough, with big backspace and shift keys and a double-height Return button – we’d only quibble about the tiny spacebar.

Quality is serviceable, too. The keys don’t have enough travel, but that’s not a huge problem: they’re heavy and consistent enough to provide solid feedback without feeling too weighty, and the base is strong. We quickly got up to speed – an improvement on most of the other systems mentioned here, which combined low-travel keys with flimsy bases.

Little stands out about the trackpad – its surface is fine and the two buttons are light and clicky, although they feel a little too cheap for our tastes.

Article source: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/toshiba-satellite-s50d-a-10g-1255510/review?src=rss&attr=all

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