Toshiba Satellite P505D Series

Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007Processor: AMD Turion II M520, AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200, ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4kg, 4.5kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 55.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 30%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %


Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930


Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite P505D-S8930 (Model)

Average Score: 61% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)


Toshiba P505D-S8930
Source: English
Taunted as a multimedia portable notebook, this machine performs well and comes packed with attractive gadgets and design in Fusion Finish with Sonic Pattern in Black Onyx. I am not sure about the portability claim, since it is quite heavy to lug around. The 18.4" is clear and offers nice viewing, a bit disappointed with the resolution of 1680x945 and 720p. Good price system for a large screen not-so-portable notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70%
61% Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930
Source: CNet English
It's hard to believe that it's possible to get a laptop with an 18-inch screen for less than $550 and have it be worth buying, too. But here's the Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930: a massive notebook with a large, wide-screen display, AMD dual-core processor, plenty of memory, and a decently large hard drive, wrapped up in a fairly good-looking chassis. Too bad the performance and reasonable battery life are so lacking. The Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930 is perfect if you need a large-screen portable computer, but you're not too much of a multitasker or in need of a long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 61%


Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007


Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007Notebook: Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007
Processor: AMD Turion II M520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite P505D-S8007 (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


50% Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007
Source: CNet English
Big-screen desktop replacement laptops are one of the greatest sources of highway robbery in the entire retail computer-shopping world. It's always tempting to gravitate to a massive 18-inch model flooded with LED lights and dream of a superpowered experience, especially when the price is reasonable. However, buyers beware. The Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007 may look like a sleek big-screen laptop, but underneath it has some seriously hobbled performance compared with its competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%



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

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

ATI Radeon HD 4200: Onboard graphics adapter (RS880M chipset) with UVD2 (PIP support) and DX 10.1 support (compared to the older HD 3200). Beware, possibly no 2D acelleration in Windows XP (as the HD3200).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.


Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).

AMD Turion II:

M520: Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based (partially?) on the K10 core. The performance should be most of the times compareable to a 2.0 Celeron Dual Core / Pentium (sometimes even to a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo).

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.

55.5%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

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Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP 625-XX893ES
Turion II P540, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP 625-XN837EA
Athlon II P360, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EE4J1E/WI
Athlon II P360, 15.5", 2.463 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S5175
Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP 625-WS832EA
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus K52N-EX035V
Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015T-BLK008S
V-Series V105, 10.1", 1.25 kg
» Samsung X125
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba A505D-S6987
Turion II Ultra M600, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542-304G32Bn
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542
Turion II M500, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TJ74
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K51AE-SX049L
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
Athlon II M320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl
Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» MSI CR610-013UK
Athlon II M300, 16.0", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx
Turion II Ultra M620, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx
Turion II M520, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
Turion II M520, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b
Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» HP ProBook 6545b
Turion II M520, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-2045dx
Turion II M500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» MSI CR610
Athlon X2 L310, 16.0", 2.5 kg

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GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3610QM
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GeForce GT 555M, Core i7 2670QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)