Toshiba Satellite P505 Series

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4kg, 4.5kg
Price: 750, 800, 1000 euro
Average Score: 61.75% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 63%, features: 80%, display: 50%
mobility: 45%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505-S8945
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite P505-S8945 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite P505-S8980 (Model)

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

67% Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980
Source: CNet English
The Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980 is best suited for those conflicted souls who cannot decide whether to purchase a desktop or a laptop. Though technically a laptop, the Satellite P505, with its 18.4-inch wide-screen display and nearly 9-pound weight, will most likely be found sitting atop a desk rather than your lap. The Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980 boasts a huge display and a good feature set for the price, including a Blu-ray player, but we wish the build quality was a bit better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 30%

 

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010 ($950 street) joins an exclusive group of laptops that have colossal 18.4-inch widescreens—the largest ones on the market. It's also referred to as a media center, which is basically a gigantic laptop that caters to home theater enthusiasts and videophiles. While the processor and graphics duo put on a good performance show, this Satellite configuration failed to deliver a full HD and user experience worthy of the "media center" name.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010
Source: Laptop Mag English
Toshiba’s first 18-inch notebook with Intel’s Core i3 CPU features solid performance, an attractive design, and rich sound at a wallet-friendly price. It’s not a gaming powerhouse by any stretch, but those looking for a rock solid multimedia machine with punchy speakers for an affordable price will enjoy the $949 Toshiba Satellite P505-S8010. In short, shoppers desirous of a big-screen notebook that won’t break the break will find a lot to like.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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.

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

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.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

» 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.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

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.


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 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

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.


61.75%: 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, 2010-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)