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": 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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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

» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M
» Viewsonic VNB141
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Lenovo ThinkPad SL410
Core 2 Duo T6670
» Acer Aspire 4736Z
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Asus K42F
Core i5 540M
» Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Lenovo Lenovo G450
Core 2 Duo T6600
» Toshiba Tecra R10-11J
Core 2 Duo SP9300
» Toshiba Tecra M10-15J
Core 2 Duo T6570
» Acer Aspire 4810T
Core 2 Solo SU3500
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y450
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Acer Aspire 4810T
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» Toshiba Tecra M10-10I
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Tecra M10-10H
Core 2 Duo P8400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Gigabyte M1405
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.7 kg
» MSI X400-225UK
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg
» MSI X400-038UK
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg
» Samsung X420 Aura SU4100
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 1.77 kg
» MSI X400
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)