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Toshiba Satellite M505-S4945

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite M505-S4945Notebook: Toshiba Satellite M505-S4945 (Satellite M505 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite M505-S4945

68% Toshiba's Satellite M505-S4945
Source: CNet English
Positioned as an affordable design-conscious Core 2 Duo laptop for less than $700, Toshiba's Satellite M505-S4945 is better for media than it is for all-day office work. Sitting at the budget level of our round up (a step above entry-level), the Satellite M505-S4945 is positioned as a midrange multimedia laptop designed for affordability and some degree of style. It's in a similar territory to the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 and the Gateway TC7804u, both in specifications and price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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 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.


T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

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


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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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68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

Lenovo ThinkPad SL410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6670
Asus K42F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 540M
Toshiba Satellite E105-S1802
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7450
Toshiba Tecra R10-11J
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SP9300
Sony Vaio VGN-CS390
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Dell Latitude E5400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T7250
Packard Bell Easynote NJ65
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350
Fujitsu LifeBook S7220
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Toshiba Tecra M10-15J
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6570
Toshiba Tecra M10-S3411
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Sony VAIO VGN-CS230J/Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Lenovo IdeaPad Y450
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Asus X82Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5800

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Extensa 5635Z-444G32N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron i1545-4583JBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5738-644G50Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5732Z-4234
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5538G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, , 15.6", 2.8 kg
Asus UL50A-XX004C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite L500-11V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.5", 2.7 kg
Gateway EC5409u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus UL50AG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 3.3 kg
Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Gateway EC5802u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)