Toshiba NB550D netbook

Toshiba NB550 netbook review: AMD Fusion-powered netbook with HDMI port

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 3 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 499.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Shotgunfred

4.5

1

Pros
Reliable, Fast for studying, graphics performance not bad, excellent sound quality, highly portable, battery life
Cons
It doesn't support sata3 SSD. I runs but doesn't take advantage of the speed, the Processing speed needs to be slightly quicker, the screen res should be 1024x768 when you could use new features of windows 8 on it! Noise of the fan, although it's unnoticeable most of the time! Needs a better keyboard although you'll soon get used to it
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Scaling does work, look for ATI GPU Scaling Fix v1.1 for Windows 7 by AgentGOD. It'll scale games to full screen

Bernard

5.0

2

Pros
Can use speakers with 3.5 input even when off!
Cons
Nothing!
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I have had one of these since launch... The average 6-7 hours on battery unless it's youtube... (then 2-3) lol Love that I can use my Galaxy S2 smartpgone headphone plug to drive the awesome sounding speakers when the unit is off! One of only a few Netbooks to handle full 1080p video thanks to a Toshiba bios update :) Smashes anything with that dog of an Atom processor in it :)

Jerry

4.5

3

Pros
works out of the box
Cons
1G Ram is too little.
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I had to immediately upgrade my memory to 2G as windows 7 ran like a dog.

Once fixed it all went very smoothly. I took it on holiday in asia and enjoyed the quick wireless access and super low weight.

I never ran out of battery doing typical things like cruising the internet at airports while waiting for flights.

The only place it may be an issue is inflight, but I hate working on a flight and using a touchpad there is bleucch.

One minor issue is that a typical HDMI cable is pretty heavy and pushes the wee thing around a lot.

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