Toshiba Satellite L500D/L505D Series

Toshiba Satellite L500D-17eProcessor: AMD Athlon II M300, AMD Turion II M520, AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Radeon HD 3100, ATI Radeon HD 4100, ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3100
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L505D-S6947 (Model)

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

 

60% Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947 ($599.98 list) is a fairly solid laptop, but users need to understand its limitations. When compared with similarly-priced, $600 budget laptops the Satellite matches up pretty well. But line it up against multimedia laptops, and it's probably not going to make the cut, because it lacks the power run resource-hogging multimedia applications. Still, for the money, it is a pretty good deal. You definitely get what you pay for with the underperforming Toshiba Satellite L505D-S6947.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
Processor: AMD Turion II M520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
Source: PC Mag English
The entry-level Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025 ($829.98 list), sold at Staples, evolves from its predecessor, the Satellite L505D-S5996 ($580.00 list, ), by bringing another 1GB of memory to the party, stepping up the AMD Turion II CPU and accompanying integrated ATI graphics chip a notch (albeit for an extra $250). You can find faster, better designed, and longer running low-cost laptops than the Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500D-144

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500D-144Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500D-144
Processor: AMD Athlon II M300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4100
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500D-144 (Model)

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

73% Große Leistung - kleiner Preis
Source: PC Go - 3/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 90%

 

Toshiba Satellite L500D-17e

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite L500D-17eNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L500D-17e
Processor: AMD Athlon II M300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L500D-17e (Model)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Satellite L500D-17E
Source: PC Praxis - 8/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%

 

Comment

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

ATI Radeon HD 3100: Slower clocked Radeon HD 3200 onboard graphic chip with a reduced feature set (missing HD video decoding features?). Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D acceleration 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).

ATI Radeon HD 4100: The HD 4100 is a stripped down version of the HD 4200. Probably the clock speed of the chip is reduced and therefore also the performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

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


AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.

RM-74:

Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).

AMD Turion II:

M520: Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based (partially?) on the K10 core. The performance should be most of the times compareable to a 2.0 Celeron Dual Core / Pentium (sometimes even to a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo).

AMD Athlon II:

M300:

Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based (partially?) on the K10 core. The performance should be compareable to an old Merom based 1.8 Core 2 Duo. The CPU supports 64 Bit and Virtualization.


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.

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.


2.6 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.

2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


65%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)