Another mainstream laptop from the Satellite S50 series laptop that designed for medium level user who looking for a reliable 15.6 inch machine for hard and play has been released by Toshiba, named Toshiba Satellite S50-BST2GX1. Yeah, like a common Toshiba Satellite laptop on S class, this model is not designed for a budget conscious customer who on the tight budget. But if the design and performance are your big concern, the Satellite S50-BST2GX1 15.6 inch laptop is still one of the best deal in its class and offers great performance for the price.
Yeah, the sub-$800 Toshiba Satellite S50-BST2GX1 laptop is not an affordable machine, but if you are looking inside, this machine really provides a big value for the price. Powered by new Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor that offers a base clock rate at 1.7Ghz and optimized with Intel Turbo Boost technology that provides up to 2.7GHz, this machine provides more than enough power that you will need for hard work and play. Combine the 12GB of DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 as the operating system provides faster and smoother performance for handling multitasks at once, even for demanding modern office, business and multimedia software.
Like common Toshiba Satellite S series, Toshiba S50-BST2GX1 15.6 inch laptop also comes with stylish, portable and premium design. The laptop features an attractive slim design with measures around at 14.96 x 10.2 x 0.93 inch. The 4.85 lbs laptop can fit perfectly in almost all carry bag and feels light, even to hold in on one hand. Similar to Toshiba Satellite S55T-A5156 laptop, this model also made from a brushed aluminum design for the lid cover and palm rest area. Combine the Satin Gold with small Toshiba metallic logo makes this machine looks more solid, robust and exclusive than they are. According to Toshiba, the Lithium Ion battery on this machine will give more than five hours and 30 minutes of battery usage on single charges.
Like the previous model, Toshiba Satellite S50-BST2GX1 laptop also offers decent graphics performance for multimedia and gaming. The AMD Radeon R7 M260 with hybrid graphics and 2GB of video memory provides enough power for playing modern demanding games in low setting. The 15.6 inch High Definition LED-backlit display can produce maximum internal resolution around at 1366 x 768 pixels. Yeah, its meant the Toshiba S50 laptop’s display is not supported for watching 1080p HD playback, but still provides very crisp, bright and stunning color for streaming video and watch 720p video playback.
As a mainstream laptop, Toshiba Satellite S50-BST2GX1 laptop also offers plenty of storage space. Inside the Satellite laptop, the 1TB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 RPM. Its mean you can store all your video, photo and games with ease. There is also a front facing High Definition web camera that built into center of the plastic bezel laptop and internal digital microphone, so you can stay in touch with your family when in the office or when you on the occasional trips. The HDMI port on the right laptop’s side allows users to share and watch their video in bigger HDTV.
For audio, the Harman/kardon laptop’s speakers with DTS Sound support provides very crisp, clear and loud audio reproduction for music and video, especially in a small office room. The Toshiba Frameless TruType laptop’s keyboard that equipped with LED-backlit technology and full numeric keypad promises faster, smoother and more accurate typing experience, even for the dim light room. Other specifications are 3.5mm audio jack, two USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, security lock slot, RJ 45 port, Bluetooth, 10/100 /1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
There are also few essential preinstalled applications, such as TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA Media Player, trial version of Microsoft Office and Norton Internet Security 2013. So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not designed for a budget laptop shopper, but if you really need a reliable machine for multimedia, gaming and work, Toshiba Satellite S50-BST2GX1 laptop is still worth and has many strengths that hard to beat. If you are interesting with touch screen technology, we suggest you to check the sub-$$659 Acer Aspire V3-572PG-50X5 laptop that shipped with NVIDIA Geforce GT 840M dedicated graphics.