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Toshiba Satellite M505D-S4930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M505D-S4930. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. The durability and keyboard get negative opinions, and there are mixed views on the portability and usability.

performance, screen, price, image quality, design

battery, reliability, keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M505D-S4930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite M505D-S4930 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The performance and screen also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the keyboard and durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, screen, performance, image quality, battery

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Mobile Satellite M505D-S4930 14.0-Inch Laptop - Black/GreyToshiba Mobile Satellite M505D-S4930 14.0-Inch Laptop - Black/Grey

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

pure JUNK


I got this laptop, went through 4 models due to freeze ups, battery catching fire on 3, and to say the least it's JUNK!!!!!

Hated It

Freezes Up, Heavy, Poorly Designed Keyboard, Short Battery Life, Slow, Too Hot

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Good for home use


The computer is grate but on a fully charger battery it ill only last you about 1 hour to an hour 30 min.

Comfortable Keyboard, Fast, Lightweight, Quality Display, Quiet

Short Battery Life, Too Hot

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

The Satellite M500 offers also a touchpad with multi-touch control, which gives you more freedom than ever - the ability to pinch, swipe, rotate or scroll through images on the display with a brush of your fingers. That's convenience! The Satellite M500 laptop series features a unique LED keyboard with backlighting that lets you keep typing in low lighting conditions - like on an airplane or dim coffee shops. With support for full 1080p high-definition video and sound, the HDMI-CEC connection on these laptops lets you scale up your movies, music and games by tapping into a home theater and run the show with just a single remote control. So get the big-screen, big-speaker entertainment you've always wanted.


Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:3700
Battery performance:3700
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.919


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800


Color:Fusion finish with sonic pattern in black onyx


Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1.0G
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:AMD M780G
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Motherboard chipset:AMD M780G
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:RM-74
Processor Number:RM-74
System bus data transfer rate:3.6
System bus rate:3.6
Type:Turion X2 mobile processor


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sunset, Underwater
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009\nMicrosoft Office Home & Student 2007 Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 3100

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.32
Height (rear):1.55