Toshiba Satellite M500, A Stunning and Powerful Hybrid Notebook

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another notebook targeted to mainstream market has been released. Toshiba Satellite M500 combines elegant design with remarkable multimedia features.

First impression spears when you see this gadget is the Flush LCD screen design combined with latest features like system hybrid SSD/HDD, Harman kardon speakers, REGZA-Link, ect.

Covered with bold black color (Premier Black), LCD Satellite M500 cover is made based on Toshiba finishing technique Fusion using IMR (In-Mould-Rolling) technology.

In addition to its chick and fascinating design, Satellite M500 offers edge-to-edge display (Flush Screen) with glass mask, while wheel and switch are made from chrome that beautifies its appearance.

The appearance becomes more perfect with its flat key black button keyboard which turns Satellite M500 into an elegant multimedia device.

Hybrid Performance

With Hybrid SSD system (Solid State Drive) and HDD (Hard Disk Drive), users will get the best two parts of it. First of all is an optimal performance. Notebook PC operation system is stored in SSD with has access five times faster than hard drive.

Second is the storage performance. User data with large capacity will be stored in the hard-drive. And since this notebook is using SSD more frequent, user can also enjoy a better durability from the hard-drive, since the period of storing data on the hard-drive’s head is processed faster. Hybrid storing solution SSD/HDD is available in particular models.

To protect important data in HDD, Satellite M500 is also equipped with hard-drive protection through 3D Motion Sensor built-in which dynamically monitoring vibration, shock and drop-down and quickly keep the drive’s head from any risk that can be occurred.


Satellite M500 is supported by Intel Core2Duo Processor and memory system 2048MB/4096MB (2048MBx2). Hybrid storing system combines 500GB (SATA) HDD and 64GB SSD. Configuration standard 320 GB and 500GB HDD is also available.

For better graphic performance, Satellite M500 has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 up to 1278 MB graphic in total. This version is also equipped with ext 512 MB VRAM HD web camera that powerful in making video recording in large format. With about US$1,500 this fascinating product certainly makes more options in the notebook market.

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