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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

Specifications

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: notebookforums.com 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

Specifications

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.

RM-74:

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).


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


4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.5 kg:


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

HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II Ultra M620, 17.3", 3.5 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl-b
Radeon HD 4200, Turion II M520, 17.3", 3.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10M
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-144
GeForce 710M, Core i3 4000M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-115
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13P
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-12W
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S70t-A-108
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-122
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-10w
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-10F
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite C75-A-10P
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-109
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-A-104
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-ABT2G22
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390
GeForce GTX 670M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S875-S7376
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Qosimo X870-143
GeForce GTX 670M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite C875-S7340
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite C870-12F
Radeon HD 7610M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P875-31P
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite S875-S7356
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)