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Toshiba Satellite S50D 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-5745M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)

  • Model Number: S50D-A-00G
  • WebID: 10257001
(83 ratings)
Toshiba Satellite S50D 15.6" Laptop  - Silver (AMD A10-5745M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)

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The Toshiba 15.6" Satellite S50D laptop offers incredible performance thanks to an AMD A Series Quad-Core Mobile Processor, dedicated AMD Radeon HD graphics, a large 1TB hard drive, and all the connectivity options. Take on tough tasks, enjoy the latest in HD entertainment, and work productively.

More Information

  • AMD A Series Quad-Core Mobile Processor A10-5745M and 8GB memory

  • 15.6-inch TruBrite LED backlight HD display

  • AMD Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics with 1GB dedicated graphics memory

  • 1TB hard drive

  • DVD SuperMulti Drive

  • Webcam and mic

  • HDMI output

  • Dual SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (1 USB 2.0 ports)

  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi

  • Windows 8 operating system

What's in the Box

  • Power Adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Screen Size 15.6 in
Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
LED Backlit Display Yes
Touchscreen Display No
3D Capable Display No
Processor Type AMD A10-5745M
Processor Cores 4
Processor Speed 2.1 GHz
Processor Cache 4 MB L2
Storage & Memory
Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 5400 rpm
RAM Size 8 GB
RAM Speed 1333 MHz
RAM Slots 2 (0 Available)
Optical Drive Dual Layer SuperMulti DVD+/-R
Built-in Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Reader-Compatible Memory Types SD; SDHC; SDXC; MMC; Mini SD; Micro SD
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 8570M Dual
Video Memory Configuration Dedicated
Dedicated Video Memory Size 1 GB
Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable No
Speaker Wattage 1.5 W
Integrated Microphone Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Digital Audio Output No
Hardware Volume Control Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Webcam Yes
Keyboard Language Bilingual
Numeric Keypad Yes
Backlit Keyboard No
Type of Pointing Device Clickpad
Number of Touchpad Buttons 0
Type of Modem Not Applicable
USB 2.0 Ports 1
USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Output Yes
HDMI Output Yes
HDCP Compliant No
IEEE 1394 Input/Output No
eSATA Port No
ExpressCard/34 Input No
ExpressCard/54 Input No
IR Receiver No
Other Input or Output Ports None
Ethernet Port 10/100
Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Integrated Bluetooth No
Approximate Battery Life Up To 4 Hours
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Prismatic)
Battery - Number of Cells 4
Battery - Capacity 2960 mAh
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 8
Operating System Language Bilingual
Loaded Software TOSHIBA Value Added Software; Intel App Up Center; Amazon; Evernote; Skype; Norton Internet Security (Trial); Norton Studio (Trial); WildTangent; Microsoft Office (Trial)
Physical Features
Colour Silver
Laptop Thickness (closed) 2.38 cm
Laptop Depth 24.4 cm
Laptop Width 37.8 cm
Laptop Thickness (closed) (Inches) 0.9 in
Laptop Depth (Inches) 9.6 in
Laptop Width (Inches) 14.9 in
Laptop Weight (including battery) 2.38 kg
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

61 Customer Reviews for Toshiba Satellite S50D 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-5745M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)

Average Overall rating

3.6 / 5
Based on 83 ratings
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

80% Positive

67 Reviews

19% Critical

16 Reviews

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  • J man
  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Mar 22, 2014


love it love it sometimes does not pick up keyboard typing but overall awesome don't download games of don't get this computer slows it down a lot

  • Lori
  • from Moncton, NB
  • Mar 17, 2014

Overall not a bad laptop but

Graphics are a huge disappointment . When I get some time, I will have to see if I can tweek it. Left click (as another reviewer said) is hard to manouver. I find the keyboard is easy to use. USB loads quickly and laptop boots up quickly. Loading YouTube videos was fine. It is lightweight. Doesn't feel cheap like some laptops. I'm NOT going to write what I think of windows 8 because it has nothing to do with the laptop lol. I only gave it a 3 because of the graphics. Graphics looked pretty good in the store.

  • Martin
  • from Nanaimo, BC
  • Mar 14, 2014

Not impressed

Bought this laptop last week as my other Win 7 Acer Aspire kept getting files system errors / corrupted. I use it as a multi purpose business machine / entertainment unit, as I travel often away from home. I like the large hard drive, the light weight, optical drive, price and its decent style. But otherwise this is my least favorite laptop I have ever owned, having owned at least one since 1998, including 4 Toshibas. Your key stroke need to be precise, has the keys are "hard" to push down, if not, your writing is missing one or two letters per sentences. The touch pad on the other hand is super sensitive, and hokeeey. There is no defined right or left click buttons, so your always fighting with clicking, and trying to keep the pointer on the area you are trying to click on. I thought Windows 7 was good for me, it was easy to navigate modern and familiar, uncomplicated. Well, Windows 8.1 pre-installed is a total mess. Completely un-intutive, and designed for Microsoft's benefit, not the users. Win 8 seems designed to run on a tablet, which this laptop is not nor does it have the touch screen. Note to microsoft, i already have a tablet, and its not running Windows. All I need is a simple computer to run productive programs so I can get stuff done in my day. Another thing, not sure what the computer does, but its always hanging / lagging, not long, but just enough for you to notice and lose your momentum while doing something. With all the updated hardware on this machine, you would think that running the software I've been running for years would be faster - well you'd be wrong. Not impressed over all with either Toshiba's or Microsoft's work on this one.

  • John Maher
  • from St. John's, NL
  • Mar 10, 2014

fully functional system

Have this system for 2 weeks. Everything runs smoothly for word processing and internet explorer which is all I use the machine for. The only down side is the windows 8.1 which I am not a fan off. Given 8.1 is now standard for an OS there isn't much that can be done about it. Overall, I am impressed with the system performance and would recommend it.

  • Nighowl2000
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Mar 10, 2014

Good laptop for the price

Got this laptop as a open box special for [PRICE] . Been working great so far (had it 4 weeks now). Pro's: - quadcore CPU @2ghz -2.8Ghz turbo - dedicated GPU (HD8570M 1Gig) **note: this can be crossfired with APU processor - CD/DVD ROM **note: you can remove this and buy a hard drive tray to have 2 hard drives, see link - Has software that will cache windows hard drive files to ram ( this can be set to 512 meg to 2 gigabytes) - trackpad is good (recessed so you don't touch it accidentally as much) - aluminum display cover and palm rest - 2 USB 3.0 ports Cons: - Dull 720P display - speakers are awful (does not bother me as its a work laptop) - 1 terabyte hard drive is slow (will be replaced with a hybrid drive) - battery is built into the laptop (have to take the back cover off to get at it!) **note: if the laptop crashes to the point you do have to reset the battery, there is a pin hole on the under side of the laptop next to the sd card slot to reset the laptop - metal palm rest heats up when laptop is under load. other notes: Some people had issues after they upgraded to windows 8.1. I did not have any issues. You have to update all the Toshiba drivers and software after the OS upgrade. Toshiba has an update utility that will do this for you automaticaly