While many manufacturers try to jazz up the designs of their laptops, Toshiba has gone for a more understated and business-like design for its Satellite L500. That’s not a bad thing, as we quite like its plain looks and tough build.
The quality extends to the large keyboard. Each key is a decent size and provides excellent feedback, so you can type quickly and comfortably with this computer easily. There’s even room for a full-sized numeric keypad, as Toshiba has fitted a half-width Enter key, which we had no problem getting used to.
The responsive touchpad lies flush with the case, but its textured surface makes it easy to find by touch. Its buttons are just as easy to find and have plenty of feedback.
The 160GB hard disk gives you plenty of space for storing all your files. It has everything else that we’d expect to see, including three USB ports and an SDHC card reader.