Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4


Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4Notebook: Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 (Satellite X205 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 45%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4

50% Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Source: Laptop Mag English
At $2,199, the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 offers decent performance, but its scores were so close to the much more affordable Gateway P-6831FX that we’re hard-pressed to recommend it. For $850 less you get comparable gaming scores (better on some tests, worse on others), longer battery life, and a ready-to-play configuration—without updates, downloads, hotfixes, and setting tweaks. The biggest reasons to get this system versus the Gateway are its higher-resolution display and larger hard drive (320GB versus 250GB), which isn’t enough justification in our book.
2.5 von 5, Display gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 50% display: 80%
60% X205
Source: CNet English
We've always appreciated the inexpensive SLI options offered by Toshiba's gaming-oriented X205 series, but it's hard to recommend the X205-SLi4 when other vendors offer better frame rates for almost $1,000 less.
6 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
70% Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Source: PC Mag English
Toshiba doesn't take it slow when it comes to updating the Satellite brand. Ever since the company launched its first gaming laptop—the Satellite P105-S921—in early 2006, the torrential downpour of beastly laptops equipped with powerful graphics cards hasn't ceased. The Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 may not have performance bragging rights, but the reasonable price tag should bring new gaming talent out of the woodwork.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% 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.

» 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.

17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. 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.

4.5 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.

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

60%: 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 from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Qosmio G45
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Asus G2S
Core 2 Duo T7500

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
Core 2 Duo T9300, 3.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
Core 2 Duo T9300, 3.8 kg
» LG R700
Core 2 Duo T8300, 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
Core 2 Duo T8300, 3.9 kg
» Maxdata Belinea 5
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51SU
Core 2 Duo T7700, 3.9 kg
» Dell Vostro 1700
Core 2 Duo T7100, 3.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR590E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 3.8 kg
» MSI Megabook GX700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3.538 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1720
Core 2 Duo T7100, 3.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9500t
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv5t
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
Core 2 Duo T5900, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Zepto Znote 3415W
Core 2 Duo T9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote MB89
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.63 kg
» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GX600
Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 2.71 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Asus C90S
Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 3.3 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)