SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba A505D-S6968 (A505D Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Reviews for the Toshiba A505D-S6968
The Toshiba A505D lives up to its billing as an entertainment notebook. It can handle any video we threw at it and even light gaming. If you plan to use the built in keyboard for extended periods of typing you may be disappointed with the spacing, but since it is backlit and provides an OK amount of feedback, it is still better than those found on many similarly priced notebooks. In the end, this is a great notebook for college students or home users looking for an entertainment notebook. If you are looking for a notebook to take with you every day and use on-the-go — or are a picky typer — then this notebook is not for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40%
ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.
Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
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