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Toshiba Satellite A505D-S6008 Laptop with AMD Turion II Ultra

The Toshiba Satellite A505D-S6008 laptop has an AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core processor, Windows 7 and a 16″ LCD display.

Toshiba Satellite A505D S6008 Laptop with AMD Turion II Ultra

Toshiba Satellite A505D-S6008 laptop

The laptop is powered by the AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core processor (model M620).  This is a 64-bit processor running at 2.5 GHz and has 2 MB of L2 cache. The M620 features an integrated memory controller (dual channel for 400MHz DDR2).  The laptop uses the AMD M880G Chipset. This system comes with 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 RAM and supports a maximum of 8 GB.

The display is a 16-inch widescreen TruBrite HD LED-Backlit display not only renders stunning visuals, but it’s more environmentally friendly as it uses less power (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio).  The screen is driven by the ATI® Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics engine with up to 1918 MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. Shared memory means the system could slow down during graphically intensive applications (like games).

For storage you get a 640GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive.  Larger than most hard drives you’ll find on value laptops.  It certainly has plenty of room to grow in. The optical drive is a DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive. Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD-R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD+RW (8x), DVDRAM (5x).

For networking you get the double play of a 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN adapter for connecting WiFi hotspots or your home wireless network, and a 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) port for wired Internet.  This system does not have a modem.

If you want to use this system to rock out you get harman/kardon® stereo speakers. Be sure you turn them down when you’re video chatting with the built-in webcam and microphone or your friends and family won’t be able to hear you.

The integrated memory card reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™,Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Cards. Other external ports include 1-ExpressCard™ Slot, a VGA port for connecting an external monitor, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 shared USB/eSATA port, a headphone jack and a microphone input port.

The system comes installed with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) for the OS.  Other software includes TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA Power-saving eco utility™, Microsoft® Works Version 9.0, TOSHIBA ConfigFree®, TOSHIBA Disc Creator, Microsoft® Silverlight™ , Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (30-day trial), TOSHIBA Face Recognition, WildTangent® Orb™ Games Console, Hard disc (HDD) recovery, TOSHIBA DVD Player, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Ulead Label@Once, TOSHIBA ReelTime™, TOSHIBA Bulletin Board™, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator, and Microsoft® Windows Live Essentials including Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail and Writer.

You get a 6-cell (5200 mAh) battery to provide unplugged power and an auto-sensing 75 W AC adapter for plugged-in power.  The system measures 15.1” x 10.2” x 1.44”/1.61” and weighs in at 6.48 pounds.

The Toshiba Satellite A505D-S6008 laptop can be found for around $768 at time of review.

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