Toshiba Satellite P505D SeriesProcessor: 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 of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
mobility: 30%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %
Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8930
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage Toshiba notebook section Satellite P505D-S8930 (Model)
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
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%
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
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite P505D-S8007
Processor: AMD Turion II M520
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage Toshiba notebook section Satellite P505D-S8007 (Model)
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
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).
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).
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This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
55.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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