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Toshiba Portege R705-P41 Laptop with Intel Core i5

The Toshiba Portege (Model: R705-P41) laptop features an Intel Core i5 processor, a 13.3″ TFT display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

Toshiba Portege R705 P41 Laptop with Intel Core i5

Toshiba Portege R705-P41 Laptop with Intel Core i5

This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-460M CPU. This  is a dual-core, 64-bit processor with 4 processing threads.  The cores operating at 2.53GHz normally, but can be boosted up to 2.8GHz with TurboBoost technology.  It has 3MB of L3 cache and uses 35W.  The laptop comes with 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB. That’s plenty of memory for all of your multitasking needs. It uses the Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset.

The screen is a 13.3” diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. This screen is LED backlight for lower power consumption, and has native support for 720p HD content.  It features Intel Wireless Display Technology as well.

The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions.

For storage there’s a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM.  That’s a big drive with plenty of space for all your music, digital photos and more. To keep your data safe it’s protected by the Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor. The optical drive is a DVD SuperMulti  drive supporting 11 format.  The memory card reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Mini SD Card, and MultiMedia Card formats.

For networking you get a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port available through the standard RJ-45 port for your wired networking needs.  On the wireless side you get Wi-Fi Wireless networking with an 802.11 a/g/n adapter.  You can use those networking options and the webcam and microphone for video chatting.

Other features include built-in stereo speakers, a premium spill-resistant raised tile keyboard and a TouchPad pointing device with multi-touch control.  External ports include 1 RGB port for connecting an external monitor, 1 HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV, 3 USB v2.0 ports (2 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo port), 1 microphone in and 1 headphone out.

The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Toshiba CrapWare, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Google Chrome, Microsoft Live Essentials, Intuit Quickbooks Financial Center, Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial subscription) and Skype.

The laptop measures 12.44″x8.94″x.72″/1.01″ and weighs 3.2 pounds.  This is a very portable machine.  The 6-cell (66 Wh) Lithium Ion batter pack can provide up to an amazing 8 hours of unplugged power.

You can find the Toshiba Portege R705-P41 laptop for around $900.

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