Pros

  • Good all-around A/V experience
  • Slick style

Cons

  • A too-tiny touchpad
  • The HDMI port tease

At A Glance

Though it has awesome audio and decent video, the M505's slick looks won't fool many – it's a budget box.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Pentium Dual-Core T4200
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.1 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Gm45 Express Chipset
General Information
UPC Code 883974249787
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Ports and Connections
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 76.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 3:30:27 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 403.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 403.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 299.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 519.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 611.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 777.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 733.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 243.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 7.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 6.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 6.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 5.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 508.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0