Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020
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Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020
Source: PC World
Take a standard, zippy laptop, slather on a thick layer of gloss--almost literally--and you've got the $999 Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020. This midrange portable smoothly handles Microsoft Office, online tools, media playback, and other general-purpose applications. Don't be fooled by the glossy features and finish. While it’s fast enough for typical business applications, this Satellite cuts corners.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 63% features: 77%
Source: Computer Shopper
If you thought spending $999.99 on a thin-and-light laptop meant having to make compromises, the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020 might force you to re-evaluate your assumptions. One of the best-performing under-$1,000 laptops we’ve seen, this Satellite comes with loads of extras, including a touch screen and HDMI and eSATA ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
CommentIntel 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.
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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 is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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