Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3 (Satellite X205 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Overall, the effectiveness of SLI technology is hit or miss. While it has plenty of potential as seen in Quake Wars: Enemy Territory and 3DMark06, the difference simply does not add up on the whole. One-third of the games I tested did not show any gain from enabling SLI and from those that did, only one showed a performance increase matching what Nvidia claims is possible (2X). Other games showed at best a 60 to 70% improvement (which is still impressive). The point is, do not expect an SLI gaming setup to literally double framerates. As I stated at the beginning of the article, Toshiba sells two series of the X205 gaming notebook; one has a single 8700M-GT card and the other series, tested here, has dual 8600M-GTs. A single 8700M-GT is 30 to 40% faster than a single 8600M-GT on average.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2007
The current flood of excellent gaming laptops (Dell's XPS M1730, HP/Voodoo's Envy, and Alienware's m9750) means that PC gamers have plenty of choices when it comes to picking a new mobile rig. To break through the clutter, Toshiba, not exactly the first name that comes to mind when you think of gaming, would have to offer something special. By putting dual SLI Nvidia GeForce 8600M GPUs in its standard 17-inch Satellite chassis for as little as $1,999, the company has done just that. Our slightly upgraded Satellite X205-SLi3 cost a little more at $2,499, but that's still a few hundred dollars less than the cheapest SLI configurations from Alienware or Dell (although they start with the higher-end Nvidia 8700).
7.7 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50%
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed, the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.