Toshiba Satellite M205
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M205
Source: Laptop Mag
One of the better thin-and-light notebooks you’ll find for under $1,000—provided you bring along the charger. Mobility doesn’t come cheap, so at just $899, the 14.1-inch Toshiba Satellite M205-S7452 seems like a bargain. If you’re concerned about endurance, we’d suggest looking toward Acer’s Windows XP-powered TravelMate 6292, which manages nearly 6.5 hours of battery life but costs about $200 more. But if every penny counts and you want to run Vista, the M205 is a decent bargain.
3 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 40%
The good: Typically attractive Toshiba design in a handy 14-inch format; decent specs, including 160GB hard drive. The bad: Doesn't include features found in other, only slightly higher-end Satellite laptops, including 802.11n Wi-Fi, Harman Kardon speakers, and LabelFlash optical drive; only 1GB of RAM; not customizable. The bottom line: The Toshiba Satellite M205 strips out most of the typical Satellite series extras, but comes at a reasonable price and boasts an attractive design as well as a useful, versatile 14-inch chassis.
6.4 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 80%
The Toshiba M205 is an impressive 14-inch budget notebook that is handicapped by a few minor issues. The quality 14.1" glossy display, thin and light lines, sizable hard drive,and a good selection of ports help provide a solid foundation for a portable powerhouse. The Core 2 Duo processor and plenty of available RAM likewise give the system an impressive backbone for performance. However, integrated graphics, limited selection of processors, and too much bloatware prevent the M200 and M205 notebooks from offering jaw-dropping performance. The keyboard and touchpad issues also make the notebook feel less refined than it could be.
Bottom line, the Toshiba Satellite M200/M205 is an excellent notebook in the 14.1" display class. Although it lacks the horsepower for serious gaming and might not have the best keyboard and touchpad it is one of the nicer 14-inch notebooks of 2007.
Display gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung durchschnittlich, Verarbeitung gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2007
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
T5250: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
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.
62%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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