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Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945 (Satellite P505 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 50% mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945

Toshiba Satellite P505
Source: Pricemo English
The problem is that it skimps on performance plus size in favor of more memory plus storage. With a this much price, users can spend just a little bit more to get more in terms of performance for general applications, multimedia or graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40%
Toshiba Satellite P505 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The 18.4" Toshiba Satellite P505 is a massive desktop replacement notebook, capable of gaming, watching HD video, and pumping out rich audio. The harman/kardon speaker system put out some of the best sound we have heard from a notebook in a long time, full of bass and great midrange tones. While most people might not think a machine of this size could have good battery life, we managed to get four and a half hours thanks to the 12-cell battery. The only real negative aspects we noticed were debris between the all-glass covering and display, and a lackluster touchpad. Overall while this notebook might not have been the most lap-friendly system we have tested, its gaming and multimedia performance was excellent for its price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945 18.4-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's Satellite P505-S8945 offers a large performance system at a reduced cost compared to its more expensive and gaming oriented Qosmio X305. The problem is that it skimps on performance and size in favor of more memory and storage. With a $1200 price tag, users can spend just a little bit more to get more in terms of performance for general applications, multimedia or graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy 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.


P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

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


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.5 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


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


60%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)