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The Toshiba Satellite A500 is a mid-range laptop that is designed for gaming, movies, and other entertainment use.

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good performance

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comfortable keyboard

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very sensitive mousepad

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TruBrite screen........ is sharp and bright but never gives me a headache, like some other laptops.

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Good looking.

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Very reliable and fast.

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Strong, long-lasting keys that don't wear out quickly like those on many laptops.

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Excellent sound quality for this price !

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Lots of ports and connectivity for cards, USB connections, etc.

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Battery lasts around 2:15 hours

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screen looks washed out

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The Toshiba Satellite A500 is a mid-range laptop that is designed for gaming, movies, and other entertainment use.  The laptop has a 16" widescreen LCD display with Toshiba's TruBrite technology and a high definition ATI Radeon graphics card for 3D gaming and HD movies.  It features either an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion X2 processor with 4GB DDR2 SDRAM and an up to 500GB hard drive.  The Satellite A500 is designed with a DVD SuperMulti drive, LED backlit keyboard, and high performance harman/kardon stereo speakers that provide immersive virtual surround sound.  It includes a built-in webcam and microphone and can be configured to include a variety of connectivity options such as HDMI and SPDIF ports.  The laptop operates on Windows Vista Home Premium and is available with a high capacity 12-Cell battery for longer battery life.  The Satellite A500 comes in an onyx black finish and has a 1 year limited warranty. 

  • 16" Widescreen LCD Display
  • TruBrite panel technology
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion II Ultra CPU
  • 4-6 GB RAM
  • Up to 500GB HDD
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive /w LabelFlash
  • Optional Blu-Ray drive
  • harman/kardon stereo speakers with virtual surround
  • Optional LED-backlit keyboard
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • Optional high-capacity 12-cell li-ion battery
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Inputs/Outputs: 3 x USB, 1-eSATA/USB Combo /w Sleep & Charge, 1 x PC Express, SPDIF, HDMI
 Pre-Configuration Models
  • Toshiba 505D-S6958 - MSRP $698
  • Toshiba A505-S6960 - MSRP $719
  • Toshiba A500-ST5601 - MSRP $749
  • Toshiba A505-S6965  - MSRP $859
  • Toshiba A500-ST5602 - MSRP $879
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