Pros

  • 15.6-inch touchscreen display
  • 750GB hard drive
  • Rigid construction

Cons

  • Poor off-axis viewing
  • Weak networking features
  • Uses 1333MHz memory

At A Glance

This mainstream notebook won’t launch you into orbit, but it is a solid value.

Manufacturer’s Description

Offering the perfect mix of style, performance and versatility, the thinner and more elegant 15.6" Satellite L50 touchscreen laptop series is designed for those who want a value-packed PC to stay fully connected, productive and entertained—or to replace their desktop computer. Less than an inch thin, this PC is ideal for taking advantage of the Windows 8 touch experience.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD A6-5200 APU
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 8400
Storage
Drive 1 size 750.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 5400.0 RPM
General Information
UPC Code 022265517079
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 6.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 14.87 inches
Depth 1.12 inches
Height 9.6 inches
Weight 5.6 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 130.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 4:34   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 12.3   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1445.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 1033.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 2030.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 216.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 542.8   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 485.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 547.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 3.7   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.1   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 29797.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 169.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 2490.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 363.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 34.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 14.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 20.4   Frames per second (higher is better)