Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035


Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 (Satellite L505 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035

60% Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite L505-GS5035 is a mix of new and old features that will have benefits for some but end up making it only an average class of laptop. Performance is good with the Core i3 processor and the eSATA port is a welcome addition. The lack of an HDMI output and the glossy keyboard will detract many others. With a base price of $700, the system stretches the limits of a budget class laptop when most of the competition is $50 to $100 less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035
Source: Laptop Mag English
Improved performance and battery life makes this budget notebook an even better deal than before. The Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 should fit most users’ needs, and at $699 it represents a good balance between power and price. For $50 less you could opt for more screen real estate with the similarly powerful 17-inch Gateway NV7915u, which also includes a better webcam and an HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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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65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)