Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980Notebook: Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 (Satellite A505 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980

77% Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Source: CNet English
You can't argue with a large-screen, value-priced laptop when it delivers good performance, and looks nice to boot. We appreciated the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960 when we reviewed it in our 2009 back-to-school retail round cup, liking its affordability, large screen, strong battery life, and excellent-sounding speakers. Just a few months later, we find ourselves with a nearly identical model in the Satellite A505-S6980. Good design and some really nice-sounding speakers round out the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980, a very affordable mainstream laptop with excellent battery life for its size.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 90%

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.


T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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.

Toshiba reviews


77%: 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.

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

» HP Pavilion G60-438nr
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Toshiba Satellite A350-12J
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Acer Aspire 6930
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6925
Core 2 Duo T6400
» HP Compaq G60t
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Satellite A350-11N
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Medion E6210
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Gateway MC7801u
Core 2 Duo T5800
» Gateway MC-7803u
Core 2 Duo T5800

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude Z600
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 2 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung R540-JA06
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI CR620-691US
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte Q1105
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)