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The Satellite A205-S5871 from Toshiba is a home-use laptop in their A200 series.

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very portable, well balanced design that's light weight

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display is bright and clear enough to use in a well lit room

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Cons

processor is slower than most laptops, can only handle so much multitasking

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hard drive could potentially fill up fairly quickly if used for multimedia

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comes with a large collection of extra software you won't need

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frequent reported component failures

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battery life is fairly short

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The Satellite A205-S5871 from Toshiba is a home-use laptop in their A200 series.  The A205-S5871 has a 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor T2390, with 2GB of SDRAM and a 160GB hard-drive (5400rpm) like many of the A200 product line models, and also features a Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with 8MB-256MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  Like all A200 models, it also has a DVD SuperMulti drive, built-in Wi-Fi via Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11b/g), and there is also a built-in webcam. Its keyboard has the standard 86 keys, but also an internet quick-launch button, a media button, and CD/DVD player controls (pause, skip, etc.). There are 4 USB 2.0 ports, iLink, a PC Express slot, a 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter. Finished in Onyx Blue Metallic, it weighs 6.05 pounds.

Features
  •  1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor T2390
  • 2GB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
  • 160GB hard-drive (5400 rpm)
  • Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
  • DVD SuperMulti drive
  • Built-in webcam
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • iLink
  • PC Express slot
  • 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
  • 15.4" display (1280x800) with TrueBrite and 720p support
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Weighs 6.05 pounds
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