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Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970 Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo

The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970 laptop features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 13.3″ TFT display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Toshiba Satellite U505 S2970 Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970 Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo

The Intel inside is the Intel Centrino 2 (model: P7450).  This is a 64-bit, dual-core processor running at 2.13 GHz.  The CPU has 3MB of L2 cache and is built on a 45nm process. The board uses the Mobile Intel® PM45 Express chipset. The laptop comes with 4GB  DDR2 memory running.  It can handle a maximum of 8GB of memory.

The display on this laptop is a 13.3” diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display at 1280×800 native resolution. This gives you native support for 720p content. The display is driven by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which uses dynamically allocated shared video memory. The card supports Microsoft DirectX 10 for gaming though with shared memory you probably won’t get great performance on the latest ones.

For storage you get a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM. That’s plenty of room for all your digital photos, music, games, apps and more. The optical drive is a DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash® supporting 11 formats.  If you need that little extra bit of storage or want to transfer pictures from your digital camera you can use the memory card reader which supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card [shared slot] formats.

Wired networking comes in the form of an RJ-45 port which will connect you to the 10/100 Ethernet adapter built-in to the laptop.  For wireless you can use the integrated Realtek 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN adapter.  Alternatively, you can use the antiquated modem if you live in the hills of West Virginia.

Ports on this computer are 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 x eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep andCharge), 1 HDMI, 1 RGB monitor port, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone out and an ExpressCard™ slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54). In addition you also get a webcam and microphone mounted in the bezel for all your video chatting needs.

The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition. Other software includes a bunch of Toshiba junk and Microsoft® Windows Media Player, Microsoft® Works 9, Internet Explorer 8, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, Google™ Toolbar, Dolby® Sound Room®, Corel® DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA, Sun® Java™ 2 Runtime Environment, WildTangent® Orb™ Game Console, Norton Internet Security™ 2009, 30-day trial, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition, 60-day trial.

The laptop measures 12.5″x9.08″x1.16″/1.5″ and weighs 4.74 pounds.  The 6 cell (4800mAH) Lithium ion battery pack can give you up to 4 hours of unplugged power.  The 65W auto-sensing AC adapter can give you unlimited power as long as you pay your electric bill.

You can find the Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970 laptop for around $700, but you’re better off finding a newer upgraded model.

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