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Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5011 Laptop with Intel Pentium Review

The Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5011 laptop has an Intel Pentium processor and a 15.6″ widescreen LCD display.Toshiba Satellite L505 ES5011 Laptop with Intel Pentium Review

The Intel Inside is a dual-core Pentium. The processor has 1 MB of L2 cache and runs at 2.2 GHz. It’s a 64-bit processor with an 800 MHz front-side bus.  This is not the most-recently released i3 processor, and does not have as good of performance as those processors. It still performs well for most tasks however.

The display is a 15.6″ widescreen TruBright LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366×768 resolution. This display will support 720p content. The screen is driven by the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M chip.  The chip has no dedicated graphics memory, but takes dynamically an amount from the main memory (128 MB to 1759 MB). The chip is compatible with Microsoft DirectX 10.

This system has a 250 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive that rotates at 5400 RPM.  This is a decent sized drive for this laptop, but you’ll eventually wish you had more.  The optical drive is a DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats.  For memory the notebook comes installed with 3GB DDR3 800MHz, and can be upgraded later to a maximum of 4 GB.

The integrated memory card reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Mini SD Card, Micro SD Card, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card [shared slot]. For networking the system comes with a standard (RJ-45) 10/100 Ethernet port for wired networking, and an 802.11 b/g wireless adapter for connecting to wifi hotspots or to your home wireless network.

Other ports on this machine include a VGA monitor port, microphone input, headphone output, 3 USB 2.0 ports (2 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo), RJ-11 port for the 56k internal modem.

The keyboard is a standard US keyboard with a 10 key numeric keypad. Pointing device is a TouchPad with multi-touch control.

The system comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Other software includes  Microsoft Windows Media Player, Microsoft Works 9, Microsoft Office Live Essentials including Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail and Writer, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer 8, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Toolbar, Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment,  and WildTangent Orb Game Console.

The 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack (4400 mAh) can power the laptop for almost 3 hours. When you need to charge it use the 65 W auto-sensing AC power adapter (100-240V).  The laptop measures 15.1” x 10.2” x 1.40”/1.55” and weighs in at 6.0 pounds.  Not too bad for portability.

The Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5011 laptop with Intel Pentium processor can be found for around $580.

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