Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 review: Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965

Annual power consumption cost
Asus K50IJ-RX05
$5.22 
Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
$5.75 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
$5.86 
Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
$6.59 
Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
$7.14 

The L505D-S5965's six-cell battery only lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, which is significantly lower than we'd like out of a mainstream 15-inch laptop; between 2 and 3 hours is what we'd expect from even a budget 15-inch. Our battery drain test, however, is especially grueling, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use.

The Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 is backed by an industry-standard, one-year warranty. Support is accessible 24-7 via a toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and a Web site with driver downloads.

Note: While this machine comes with Windows Vista, many retailers, including Best Buy, and some hardware manufacturers, are offering a free upgrade to Windows 7 for systems purchased after the end of June.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus K50IJ-RX05
1,035 
Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
1,120 
Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
1,318 
Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
2,741 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
2,814 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
223 
Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
251 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
269 
Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
291 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
225 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
225 
Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
236 
Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
238 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
157 
Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
147 
Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
131 
Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
98 

System configurations:

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
Windows Vista Home Basic SP1; 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 160GB Toshiba 5400rpm

Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 160GB Samsung 5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.1GHz AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-65; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon 3100; 250GB Toshiba 5400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1545-012B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 160GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Asus K50IJ-RX05
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Seagate 5400rpm

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    • Installed Size 3 GB
    • CPU AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 / 2.1 GHz
    • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Color Fusion funish with graphite gray
    • Weight 6 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor ATI Radeon 3100
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