Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940Notebook: Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940 (Satellite M505 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 61%, features: 65%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940

74% Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940
Source: PC World English
Toshiba knows a thing or two about squeezing a lot into a little laptop. Has the company succeeded with this student-friendly, $650 (as of 8/11/09) machine? Well, though the M505-S4940 cuts a corner (an obstructed HDMI-out) or two (an integrated GPU, a low-rent CPU), it is a decent deal with some flashy looks--and uninspiring guts. In all seriousness, though, the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940 isn't a horrible laptop--it's just an underpowered portable that could have been so much more. And considering the price, the good multimedia performance isn't enough to make this laptop a clear winner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 61% features: 79%
58% Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940
Source: CNet English
Positioned as a midrange affordable laptop in the budget area of our back-to-school retail roundup, the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940 is a machine that simply looks a little better than it is. In terms of body design and many features, it's very similar to the almost identically-named Toshiba Satellite M505-S4945, which we also reviewed. At $649, the 14-inch S4940 falls into a range already mapped by products such as the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 and the Gateway TC7804u. Equipped with great speakers and a good screen but an inferior processor and keyboard, the Toshiba M505-S4940 just isn't a good enough buy for the money
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 60% features: 50% mobility: 60%

Comment

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.

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.


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. 

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


14.0": 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.


2.4 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.


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.

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66%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

» Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Samsung RV408-A01
Celeron Dual-Core T3500
» HP Compaq 420
Core 2 Duo T6570
» Asus P81IJ
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU
Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Dell Inspiron 1470
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Gateway TC7804u
Core 2 Duo T6400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Novatech V14 743
Celeron M 743, 1.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RV510-A04UK
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP 620-WS843EA
Celeron M 900, 15.3", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9209
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RV510-A08UK
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo G550-2958
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2-XFR
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 12.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron N5030
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L510-PSLF8L
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Samsung R530-JA09
Celeron Dual-Core T3100, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)