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Toshiba Portege A605

Specifications

Toshiba Portege A605Notebook: Toshiba Portege A605 (Portege A600 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, , 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege A605

80% Toshiba Portégé A605
Source: Maximum PC English
Neither the R600 nor the A605 are the best-performing ultraportables we’ve tested. That honor goes to HP’s 2530p and Lenovo’s X200s (both also reviewed in August), which featured 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo procs. The R600 overcame this deficit with its near-weightlessness. The less-expensive A605 doesn’t have this special quality. It does, however, have respectable performance, a strong feature set, and a damn good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege A605
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Portege A605 offers good looks and a small form factor, but compromises build quality to achieve its very low weight. The palm rest, keyboard, and screen all exhibit a good amount of flex, which doesn’t bode well for thoughts of durability. Looking past the flexible chassis, the notebook does offer a built-in optical drive, and still keeps the overall weight to just above 3lbs. For a business traveler who only cares about that, this notebook falls right in the weight range of most netbooks. With the current list price of $1,399 it is priced against the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 or about double the price of an HP Pavilion dv2. Overall I think the Portege A605 offers a lot potential for a customer interested in a good looking business notebook, but it has a few areas that could see some improvement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.6 kg
» Asus UL20FT
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X200t 7449-4MM
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 3 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2t
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.1 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T4310
Core 2 Duo T6600, 1.9 kg
» LG S210-G.CB01A9
Core 2 Duo T6400, 1.7 kg
» Asus UL20A
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook T4410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-106
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.72 kg
» Asus U20A
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.9 kg
» Gateway NO20
Core 2 Duo T9550, 2 kg
» Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 1.8 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.4 kg
» Medion S2211
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» MSI Megabook PR201
Core 2 Duo P7350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
» Asus N20A
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)