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%

 

Comment

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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» MSI CR610-013UK
Athlon II M300
» MSI CR610
Athlon X2 L310

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP 625-XX893ES
Turion II P540, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP 625-XN837EA
Athlon II P360, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI
Athlon II P360, 15.5", 2.463 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S5175
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP 625-WS832EA
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus K52N-EX035V
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015T-BLK008S
V-Series V105, 10.1", 1.25 kg
» Samsung X125
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542-304G32Bn
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542
Turion II M500, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TJ74
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K51AE-SX049L
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl
Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007
Turion II M520, 18.4", 4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx
Turion II Ultra M620, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx
Turion II M520, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
Turion II M520, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b
Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» HP ProBook 6545b
Turion II M520, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx
Turion II M500, 14.1", 2.5 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM
» Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2720QM
» Asus N61JV-JX361V
GeForce GT 325M, Core i3 370M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)