Toshiba Satellite L505 Series

Toshiba Satellite L505-13VProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg
Price: 400, 500, 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 64.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: - %, display: 61%
mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 51%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, , 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L505-S5966 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966
Source: Laptop Mag English
This budget notebook gets the job done for under $600, as long as you don’t don’t need long battery life. The Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966 should fit most users’ basic needs, and at $549, it represents a pretty good bargain. Some may prefer the $499 Dell Inspiron 15, which lasts an hour longer on a charge. But the L505 delvers a more stylish design and a larger hard drive (320GB vs. 250GB) for just a bit more money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite L505-S5969 is a very low priced offering that can be found for roughly $500 that comes with some nice features. This includes a USB/eSATA combo port that allows one to use extremely fast eSATA hard drives with the system and a full sized keyboard with numeric keypad. The extremely low price does have some frawbacks including the lack of a HDMI port, poor speaker volume and no support for the recently ratified 802.11n wireless. Still, it offers a very compelling package for those on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L505-ES5018 (Model)

Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018
Source: Laptop Mag English
Even for users with basic needs, the Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018 is a little too basic. Yes, it costs just $529 through Best Buy, but for just a bit more you can get the $599 HP G62t or Gateway NV5934u, both of which offer much better performance and battery life. If you like the Toshiba brand, spend the extra $50 to get the Core i3 version of this notebook (the L505-GS6002), which will future-proof your investment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018
Source: CNet English
The Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018 is a thoroughly average budget laptop. At $499, it undercuts two other budget retail-only laptops we've looked at, the Asus K60I-RBBBR05 and the Dell Inspiron i1545-4266IBU by $30, but the price break is the only advantage it has when viewed against its budget brethren. The Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018 is about the cheapest dual-core laptop that you'll find, and it provides a predictably basic feature set, but boasts competitive performance, respectable battery life, and zero bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505-13V

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505-13VNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L505-13V
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Toshiba Satellite L505-13V
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 44% mobility: 39% emissions: 51%
Toshiba Satellite L505
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: price: 80% display: 70% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite L505
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: display: 70% mobility: 40%
Toshiba Satellite L505
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2010
performance: 80%

 

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165: Renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with slightly higher clock speed. Therefore, no DirectX 11 support and only slightly faster than a HD 4650.

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


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

T4400:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Core i3:

330M:

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.


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.

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.


64.29%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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

Devices with the same GPU

» Medion Akoya P8613-MD97524
Core i5 430M, 18.4", 3.8 kg
» Medion Akoya P8614
Core i3 350M, 18.4", 3.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555-11L
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L550-207
Core i3 330M, 17.3", 3.098 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» HP Envy 15-j151sr
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Gigabyte P25X v2
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus G550JK-DS71
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Asus G56JR-CN212H
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus N550JK-CN113H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Eurocom Shark 3
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4940MX
» Acer TravelMate P253-E-20204G50Mnks
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Pentium 2020M
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p-59393383
GeForce GT 755M SLI, Core i7 4700MQ
» Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520
» Toshiba Tecra W50-A-10J
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Gateway NV570P04u
HD Graphics 2500, Pentium 2117U
» AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Fujitsu Celsius H730
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4600M
» Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Asus G56JR-CN141
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GE60-2PE-029UK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
GeForce GT 750M, Core i5 3230M
» HP ZBook 15
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4700MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)