Pros

  • Full audio expertly reproduces music and movies
  • Competant speed powers any day-to-day applications

Cons

  • Trackpad and keyboard disappoint
  • Short battery life keeps you tied to an outlet

At A Glance

Don't be fooled by the glossy features and finish. While it’s fast enough for typical business applications, this Satellite cuts corners.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020 Notebook is designed for great everyday performance, it is affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users requires.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSMLBU-001002
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.65 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PSMLBU-001002
UPC Code 883974369690
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Satellite M505-S4020 Notebook
Marketing Information

The Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020 Notebook is designed for great everyday performance, it is affordable but serve up the power, features and portability that even the most demanding home users requires.

Product Model M505-S4020
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Satellite
Product Series M505
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Satellite M505-S4020 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.6"
    Width 13.5"
    Depth 9.1"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i3
    Processor Model i3-330M
    Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM55 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 89.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:46   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 400.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 464.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 267.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 372.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 216.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 28.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 11.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 10.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 14.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 383.0