Toshiba Satellite M205


Toshiba Satellite M205Notebook: Toshiba Satellite M205
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M205

60% Toshiba Satellite M205-S7452
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
64% Toshiba Satellite M205-S7452
Source: CNet English
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%
Toshiba Satellite M205 Review
Source: English
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.

» 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.

T5250: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

0.6 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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.

Toshiba reviews

62%: 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 with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.1 kg
» Gateway T-6330U
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.7 kg
» Acer Extensa 4620
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.4 kg
» Averatec 4600
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Tecra M9L-1B7
Core 2 Duo T5670, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7210
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR510E
Core 2 Duo T5750, 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M300
Core 2 Duo T8300, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2915nr
Core 2 Duo T5550, 2.5 kg
» Gateway T-6836
Core 2 Duo T5750, 2.6 kg
» Asus X80LE
Pentium Dual Core T2370, 2.4 kg
» Averatec Voya 6494
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.9 kg
» Gateway T-6828
Core 2 Duo T5550, 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M305
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.4 kg
» Gateway MT6728
Pentium Dual Core T2330, 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9400
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.2 kg
» MSI Megabook PR400
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7211
Pentium Dual Core T2330, 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2660se
Core 2 Duo T5250, 3.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2700t
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAP
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6510
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR120
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.5 kg
» Dell Latitude ATG D630
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420n
Core 2 Duo T5250, 2.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 4720
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2550se
Core 2 Duo T5250, 2.4 kg

Toshiba Satellite M205 on Ciao

Reviews and price comparison on Toshiba Laptops at Ciao

Toshiba Satellite M205
Toshiba Satellite M205
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Satellite M205
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-12-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)