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The Satellite A500-ST56X6 is a high-end laptop from Toshiba released in June, 2010.

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speakers are clear and can get fairly loud when you want them to

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performance is fast and responsive, everything launches and runs quickly

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graphics processing is very good with enough power to run many games well

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multitasks many programs at a time without any lag

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battery life is 2 hours at the most

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keyboard isn't backlit and is pretty hard to see in the dark

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comes with a huge AC adapter that's a burden to carry around

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The Satellite A500-ST56X6 is a high-end laptop from Toshiba released in June, 2010. This model features a 4-core Intel Core i7-720QM processor set at 1.6GHz. The lower-end Satellite A500-ST56E6 integrates an Intel Core 2 Duo running at 2.0GHz. While both models have NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, their memory configurations differ. This Satellite laptop can utilize up to 1790MB of shared video memory compared to the 512MB of memory available on the lower-end model. Both computers include a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, a 16-inch widescreen display, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 500GB hard drive. Other features include HDMI video output, a built-in webcam with microphone and 802.11 b/g/n networking. The Toshiba Satellite A500-ST56X6 comes standard with a 6-cell Li-Ion battery, and the unit weighs a total of 6.48 lbs.

  • Intel Core i7-720QM processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 16” 720p HD display 
  • HDMI video output
  • S/P DIF digital audio output
  • Harman/Kardon stereo speakers
  • Webcam & microphone
  • Touchpad with multi-touch
  • 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 10/100 LAN
  • 3x USB 2.0 / 1x eSATA
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