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Toshiba A505D Series

Toshiba A505D-S6987Processor: AMD Turion II Ultra M600, AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200, ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
price: 30%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba A505D-S6968

Specifications

Toshiba A505D-S6968Notebook: Toshiba A505D-S6968
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba A505D Review: AMD Powered Entertainment
Source: Notebooks.com English
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%

 

Toshiba A505D-S6987

Specifications

Toshiba A505D-S6987Notebook: Toshiba A505D-S6987
Processor: AMD Turion II Ultra M600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba A505D-S6987: A Look at Turion II Ultra M600 Performance
Source: AnandTech English
When dealing with a notebook like Toshiba's A505D-S6987, what we're really looking at is the value proposition. No one builds the perfect notebook and it's always going to be an exercise in compromises. Toshiba lists (or listed) an MSRP of $799 on their site, and that price is very steep when other AMD-based notebooks can be found for less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: price: 30%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

ATI Radeon HD 4200: Onboard graphics adapter (RS880M chipset) with UVD2 (PIP support) and DX 10.1 support (compared to the older HD 3200). Beware, possibly no 2D acelleration in Windows XP (as the HD3200).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.

ZM-84:

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.

AMD Turion II Ultra:

M600:

Middle class dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based (partially?) on the K10 core (desktop Athlon II). The performance should be compareable to a 2.0-2.1GHz Core 2 Duo / Pentium.


16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.9 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

2.9 kg:


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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Radeon HD 4200, Turion II P540
HP 625-XN837EA
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II P360
HP 625-WS832EA
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II P320
Asus K52N-EX035V
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II P320
Acer Aspire 5542-304G32Bn
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M300
Acer Aspire 5542
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II M500
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ74
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M300
Asus K51AE-SX049L
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M320
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M320
MSI CR610-013UK
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M300

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II P360, 15.5", 2.463 kg
HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II M520, 14.1", 2.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Portege Z30-B-111
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro C50D-A-145
Radeon HD 8210, E-Series E1-2100, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1MM
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Celeron 1005M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
Radeon R4 (Beema), A-Series A6-6310, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-177
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17M
Radeon R5 M230, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite C50-B-122
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1M6
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5140
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-11H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)