Satellite A505-S6035

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Powerhouse Laptop for a Great Price

POSTED BY: Bob J , Orlando, FL
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Fantastic, Quad Intel-i7 720QM, and the dedicated NVIDIA 330M GT graphics are terrific! Don't be put off by the CPU's 1.6ghz base speed because Intel's turbo-boost technology gives me 2.8ghz when needed and I get eight logical cores operating simultaneously with hyper-threading! All that with a power saving 45 watts max TDP. What more could I want? I love this CPU! Great sound from Harman/Kardon speakers. (I prefer H/K speakers in my home theater to any other brands). Sufficient memory for all but most extreme gaming. Very fast PC for my heavy digital photo work. But 10/100 Ethernet only, so I added a Gigabyte Ethernet Express Card for my large digital photo uploads, (typically 50mb+). But the wireless-N is what I will use most. To-be-expected battery life from the supplied 4000 mAh 6 cell, so I added the 12 cell battery. Great to have the full HD 1080p connection. Also, the 4th USB is also combo eSATA which saves time for large file external storage. Beautiful fit and finish, I like the high-gloss and graphics design - images on web don't to it justice. Matching all-white lighting on media panel, logo, mouse and LEDs is classy touch. Solidly built. From my prior experience, Toshiba support is the best. This is one OUTSTANDING PC for the price. I like to tinker with my PCs, so to speed my photo work, I'll probably upgrade with more memory, blue-tooth, dual-band Extreme-N wireless, and maybe SSD. But this machine is a POWERHOUSE! right out of the box.

Powerful; Beautiful

POSTED BY: ooutphzd
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This laptop is a powerhouse. The dedicated Graphics card renders beautifully; I have replaced my desktop completely with this system, the video card can display at any setting i throw at it on an HD monitor. The processor is absolutely amazing at this price point and is well suited to my ADD style of computing. The cooling system is phenominal; the HP laptop systems with similar setups have been reported to run HOT; which I've experienced on several HP laptops. This Laptop has been running for hours on end, running graphics intensive programs and it has yet to go past than 60% on the heat monitor. The only thing I will be improving will be the speed and size of the hard drive and I will be upping the ram to 8 gig. Be warned: the battery life on this Laptop is minimal!!! Even with power-saving turned on the most I've squeezed out of it is 1.5 hours. Again, this doesn't matter to me because I specifically selected this computer to replace my laptop. Buy and Enjoy!

MSRP: $1049.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M
  • 500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive