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Toshiba Satellite U405

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U405Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U405
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 88%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U405

80% Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830 is not particularly svelte, but its Fusion finish and affordable price tag make it a must-see.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 80%
Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830
Source: CNet English
With a lineup of perfectly serviceable, but not exactly standout mainstream laptops, Toshiba's Satellite brand has long played second fiddle to the company's excellent Qosmio multimedia systems. Toshiba's thin-and-light Satellite U405 is a sleek alternative to the 13-inch MacBook, but is weighed down by excessive out-of-the-box bloatware.
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/25/2008
74% Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830
Source: CNet English
With a lineup of perfectly serviceable, but not exactly standout mainstream laptops, Toshiba's Satellite brand has long played second fiddle to the company's excellent Qosmio multimedia systems. Toshiba's thin-and-light Satellite U405 is a sleek alternative to the 13-inch MacBook, but is weighed down by excessive out-of-the-box bloatware.
7.4 von 10
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 74%
Toshiba Satellite U405 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
A notebook is more than the sum of its parts. For several years now Toshiba has managed to make solid notebooks but they didn't excite our editorial staff ... until now. In years past Toshiba usually did a fine job "on paper" by delivering laptops with good components, but the "complete package" left something to be desired. Well, Toshiba was paying attention to that criticism and the result is the new Satellite lineup for 2008. The Satellite U405 is quite possibly the best 13-inch consumer budget notebook we've seen to date. Sure, the current configuration doesn't offer dedicated graphics for playing the latest 3D games, but the U405 is the most balanced overall package we've seen in quite a while. The U405 combines attractive styling, a gorgeous screen, a wonderful keyboard and touchpad, good port selection, and solid performance all at a price that rivals anything we've seen from the competition. The entry-level configuration of the U405 is priced at $767.20 compared to the entry-level configuration of the Dell Vostro 1310 priced at $747 ... but the U405 is a far superior laptop.
Mobilität gut, Display sehr gut, Leistung exzellent, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80%
70% Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830
Source: Laptop Mag English
Despite the wonky facial recognition software, the Satellite U405 is a satisfying thin-and-light notebook that offers plenty of style and speed for a reasonable price. It’s a good choice for students as well as travelers, especially when you outfit it with the extra-capacity battery.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.


T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


74.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8300
Medion MD96619
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250
Medion MD96544
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500

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Getac B300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
HP Voodoo ENVY133
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5550, 1.9 kg
Toshiba Portégé M800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5750, 1.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 1.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250, 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T9300, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700, 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.51 kg
Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg
Apple MacBook Air
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Averatec 2700
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Medion S2210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 12.1", 2.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390, 12.1", 1.6 kg
MSI Megabook VR201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 11.1", 1.1 kg
Medion MD96652
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 12.1", 2 kg
Maxdata Belinea o.book 4
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100, 12.1", 2 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-R7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7600, 10.4", 0.9 kg
Acer Aspire 2920
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 12.1", 2 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-T7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8010
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7500, 12.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-05- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)